I'm not going to lie, one perk of choosing a graduate school program in Florida is the proximity to Orlando, specifically Disney World. I grew up in the Golden Age of Disney Animation, watching and listening to the soundtracks of Beauty and the Beast, Lion King, Pocahontas and Little Mermaid.
I still remember details from our first Disney trip when I was in Kindergarten, like my Ariel doll that say next to me and Grandmom on the monorail. We've always been a Disney family, and I'm fully embracing that side now that I'm back in Florida and an Annual Passholder. From eating and drinking our way through EPCOT, spending time with the animals in Animal Kingdom and taking time to go to the special events in Magic Kingdom during the holidays, the pass is well worth the cost and the 1.5 hour drive to get there. I'm going to share more detailed Disney posts in the future, but for now, here are a few fun pictures below!
(P.S. slowly but surely I'm convincing more people to come to Disney. Our program is very Disney (and Harry Potter) friendly, and more and more of us are getting passes!)
1st Year at the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival, the start of a new tradition!
EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival Year 2! This year, we brought more family to eat with!
Magic Moments with Disney, some people aren't as impressed
Day trip to see Disney dressed up for Christmas. Giant Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian
We cope with graduate school by going to the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts with friends!