Disney World 2018!

magic kingdom castle

We are back from our Disney World 2018 trip!

Somehow we hit all four parks during our stay and survived. It’s a busy time of year in Disney but I never go with the mindset of needing to see and do it all. We are happy to walk around and keep things light rather than stress over fast passes and wait times for rides. We have been to Disney so many times, especially this time of year, that it’s quite okay with us if we miss something!

I didn’t miss the picture of Cinderella’s Castle though. In fact, I don’t think you can go to Magic Kingdom and not stop for a picture of the Castle.

magic kingdom castle

Always one of my first stops in Disney is for my chocolate covered apple with chocolate marshmallow Mickey Mouse ears.

mickey apple

I made them cut the apple for me so I could easily eat it while walking around Main Street.

apple cut up

One night we went to Hollywood Studios. Only picture worth sharing is my pizza.


We hadn’t done Animal Kingdom since 2011 so it was time. The safari ride is actually pretty cool.


We saw a ton of different animals including the above giraffe and below hippopotamus.


Love to see the elephants.


We had lunch at the Rainforest Cafe in Animal Kingdom. I remembered how much I liked their onion rings so we had to order them.

onion rings

The veggie burger was very good.

veggie burger

Epcot at night.


I made dinner reservations in advance for Via Napoli in Italy. It was delicious! We ordered the garlic focaccia bread plus a salad. And my pizza.

pizza Epcot

We spent one day solely at the hotel. I went for a massage in the Waldorf Spa (it was amazing!) and we sat by the pool people watching. Oh, and we had lunch by the pool too.



Regarding the hotel, we stayed at the Hilton Bonnet Creek once again. I believe this was our fourth stay here! I really do love this hotel. It shares the property with the Waldorf, has a lazy river and water slide, good food, a nice gym, is located inside Disney and offers the shuttle buses to all of the parks.


I love the walking path between the Hilton and Waldorf.



And the breakfast buffet is our favorite! While I’m a bit of a waste at a breakfast buffet since I don’t take advantage of all of the foods offered, I do appreciate the unlimited oatmeal and their toppings, various yogurts, fruits, and little muffins, croissants, cinnamon rolls, and scones.



This year they had different types of juices. I really liked the green juice.


I also took advantage of the candy bins at the hotel. I made a few candy bags during our stay, mostly of Hershey’s Kisses, M & M’s, and Reeses Pieces.

candy candy

When you are in Disney, you think you need everything. LIKE MINNIE MOUSE EARS. I really wanted to get them while in the parks but realized how not necessary they are, especially once you get home. Unless you are going to play dress up.

Instead, I played with Snapchat which gave me my ears for free. 🙂


In case you missed our other Disney Trips, here are those recaps below. I’ll include my hotel gym workouts in Sunday’s workout recap!

Disney World 2016

Disney World 2014

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How was your holiday? Are you off this week or back to work?

Have you been to Disney World? What is your favorite thing to do/eat there?

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

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