One of my favorite things to do at Disney is to make or take part in magical moments. This desire extends beyond the guests I interact with; it also includes fellow cast members, family, and friends. So when I found out my best friend was coming down to visit me, I knew I had to give her the biggest magical moment of all: her very FIRST visit into Walt Disney World.
Part One: Animal Kingdom
After some maingate hiccups, we started out at my home park, Animal Kingdom. I of course made her become a Wilderness Explorer! I really enjoyed showing her my favorite parts, introducing her to my friends and coworkers, and teaching her about the animals, scenery, and theming. I think Petty's favorite part was the safari. I most enjoyed seeing her reactions to the park and its grandness, as it reminded of what it is like for a first-timer. Plus, it was subtle reminder to not take the magic and wonder of Disney for granted. =)
Part Two: Epcot!
Because it was Petty's first visit to WDW, I wanted to go BIG. I planned on visiting all four parks (which is also on my bucket list!), but unfortunately MK was blocked out. So instead, I crammed in the remaining parks in our one very Disney filled day. After DAK, we drove over to Epcot to see the world showcase (which I correctly predicted Petty would LOVE) and the Flower and Garden festival. =)
We even made a little insta video expressing our adoration. Enjoy. =D
Part Four: The End
Petty really loved Fantasmic, and I think overall had a really fun-filled and slightly exhausting time. I have taken on the three-parks-in-one-day challenge before, but this was even better because: 1) it was with my soul mate/BFF, and 2) it was her first visit. Here is to more Disney vacation in the future with my one and only and best friend forever! =)