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My sister and I woke up at six o’clock on the morning of our first day in Orlando after a sleepless night. Our first choice was to see Epcot Park, one of the numerous theme parks that make up Disney World. We were amazed to experience a World’s Fair atmosphere with pavilions of countries representing nations from around the globe, as well as attractions featuring state of the art technology.
There was a lot of diverse entertainment such as rides for kids with Disney characters, flying in the sky and space-flying simulator, a huge selection of restaurants, and beautiful tropical gardens with sweet fragranced flowers all centered on a glistening lagoon. At the end of the day, we saw a spectacular show on the World Showcase Lagoon with all the Disney characters. It seemed like people were celebrating Christmas, but even something more important. My sister and I celebrated feeling like kids again, with no worries, only unlimited happiness.
On the second day, we decided to see Magic Kingdom, in which many people say “the true spirit of Disney magic can be experienced simply by stepping foot inside it”. There was music from Disney cartoons playing all around. “Don’t you feel like you are a part of a fairy-tale? ” my sister asked with a smile. I felt like I had become a seven-year-old girl, wandering around and trying to find new adventures, like Alice from “Alice in Wonderland” when she felt into the rabbit’s hole.
Cinderella’s Castle, the main entrance to Fantasyland, looked magical like it was just taken out of a fairy-tale; it was one of the most unforgettable places in the Magic Kingdom for me. By the time we got to the restaurant at the Castle, the sun was at its peak, and it felt as if it was hot enough to fry an egg in the middle of the street. The dining room was surprisingly small and intimate with tapestries, high ceilings, warm wood trim and leaded glass windows overlooking Fantasyland. We felt like royalty while we were enjoying our heese tortellini with julienne vegetables for dinner and raspberry sorbet for the desert at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Finally, we saw Mickey Mouse on the third day. Most kids believe Mickey Mouse is real; however, when my sister and I came closer to him to take pictures, we were nervous, as if he were real. After that, my sister and I decided to go on the scariest attraction at Walt Disney World – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. When we entered the lobby, we saw that everything was covered with dust and cobwebs.
From there, we were directed to the Library and before the door closed and the lights dimmed, we looked around and it seemed to me that my heart stopped beating. On top of the bookcases, we saw some props from Twilight Zone episodes. The door opened, and we entered the “Twilight Zone”, where we were in the boiler room of the hotel waiting to board a 1917 service elevator. “I’m not going! ” my sister said. I looked at her and saw fear in her eyes. “We’ll be fine,” it was the last thing I could manage to say. We fastened our seat belts, the doors closed, and the elevator headed up followed by loud scary music. Scream! ” I shouted to my sister, but neither one of us could scream because we were too terrified. At the first stop, the doors opened and we saw a very cool optical illusion of ghosts hanging in the air. The doors closed again and at the next stop, we moved forward, but we didn’t know that this ride would get even more frightening; you never know how many times you’ll go up and down, and up and down. After that attraction, my sister and I didn’t talk for ten minutes. We were just glad to be alive and on the ground.
Unfortunately, our vacation to Orlando was too short, but my impressions are very colorful still. It was very informative to see many innovations in Epcot Park. It was great to see Mickey Mouse and have dinner at Cinderella’s Castle like a princess, and it was fantastic to spend some time with my sister. It was an incredible experience in The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, especially since I know that I won’t go on that ride again. All the shows and rides were unforgettable and reminded my sister and me of our childhood, forgetting that we were adults for a while.