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Magical birthday at Disney Magic Kingdom, Orlando #1

And I am blessed...

A few days ago, I celebrated my 38th birthday.
It's been an amazing life thus far.
With so much to be blessful for.

Those who have been reading this blog may know that I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2014 and I have been undergoing various procedures and treatment ever since. Last year, a few days after my birthday, I had my mastectomy. That's my birthday gift to myself.. Getting rid of all those cancerous cells from my right breast.

So now, after around a year, I decided to take a leave and have a roadtrip. 
A birthday roadtrip.

I have shared some of our trips, mostly photos, here in this blog. We stopped at Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Orlando.  

And right on the day, we celebrated my birthday in Disney Magic Kingdom Park Orlando!

How lucky I am ;).

It was a magical day indeed.
Like a dream come true to me.
Although tiring ;).
As we were there since the morning.
We just don't wanna miss all the fun :), 

Since the first time you entered Walt Disney World Resort you know exactly that it is a huge complex.   

Well, here in Walt Disney World Resort Orlando, there are 4 parks.
Yes, 4.
I remembered the ones in Paris are only two when I visited them yaers ago.
But here, we have 4.
Disney Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom.
But wait.. We still have Disney Water Park and Downtown Disney that are also packed with entertainment.
So many to choose indeed and I want to see all of them ;).

But considering that we only have 1 day and Florida's sun is scorching hot, we decided to get the ticket for the Magic Kingdom and made the most of it ;).

our ticket for endless fun :)
Before coming here, I have set up the account at My Disney Experience  and and download the app, My Disney Experience. 

The app..very complete and handy :)
The app is super it has all my planned itinerary, Fastpass , as well as the interactive map of all the attractions complete with the waiting time. How cool is that! It also shows you the dining places, restrooms as well as the entertainment schedule. 

Don't forget that you can have up to 3 Fastpass for a speedy line in 3 attractions for free by getting them in the FP kiosk or through the app. Once you have used them, you can line up to have another 3 attractions. All for free :). We used 6 of them at least.

So, after parking the park, taking the tram and the monorail, there we were. 
At the world of magic and adventure for everyone :).

We had our breakfast from the Bakery in the Main Street and ready to go.

one croissant and one Frozen cupcake please :)

Again, even the Magic Kingdom is huge with 6 big areas with specific themes, namely Main Street USA, Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Liberty Square, Frontierland and Adventureland.

We started our adventure in Fantasyland. Here's where you have all those beautiful houses from the kids story books and characters that we are so familiar with. You name it..Disney's Princesses like Cinderella, Belle, Aurora, Ariel, Mulan .. Also the classic ones like Peter Pan, Dumbo, Pinocchio and the Friars ;).

First ride was Prince Charming Regal Carousel, one of Obi's favorite.

the first ride

Then we lined up to meet Elsa et Anna of Frozen at the Princess Fairytale Hall ;).

the Princess Hall :)

Look who's finally meet Queen Elsa :)
She was super excited to meet these two favorite characters of hers.
We even got them signed Bo et Obi story book :).  
Don't be surprised is the line ca be very loooong here. We took the FP and waited for about 20 minutes to have this photo session :).   

We also took Peter Pan's Flight and watched 3-D Mickey's PhilharMagic Orchestra :).Belle 
Later that day, we came back here and tried Under the Sea journey with Ariel, Enchanted Tales with Belle and the famous It's a Small World.

Fantasyland Disney Orlando
always love Fantasyland...

It was super fun indeed, especially the Enchanted tales with Belle, as the kids can join the play and become one of the characters in the story. Bo was Maurice, Belle's father, while Obi was the little cup :).

From here, we were heading to Tomorrowland as Bo wanted to see Buzz Lightyear and friends :). And rode those rollercoasters.

I'll get back with more stories on that.
Who's your favorite Disney's Princess, btw?

Have you watched Cinderella?

Have you watched Cinderella?
Yes, the happily ever after telltale that seems to bewitch us since childhod, at least in my case :). Beautiful dresses, grand ball,  sad tears, prince charming and happily ever after ending...

Despite the classic version in cartoons and some more 'loose' interpretation that have been produced before (remember Ever After starred by Drew Barrymore?), Cinderella has her charms for girls of all ages, including me. And I am a biiiig fan of Disney as well :)

So we decided to watch it together with Bo et Obi :).  
Last weekend, I have an additional meeting on Sunday morning (yes, Sunday morning, lucky me :) ) and I promised to spend some times with Bo et Obi as well. Then since my meeting was not too long, we planned to join some friends and watched Cinderella in one of the movie theaters near my office. 

After a lovely lunch with friends, we hurried to the theater and got on the line. But before that, we managed to take pictures as well :) Obi brought her Cinderella doll and voilaaa...Cinderella was watching Cinderella as well :).. 

Story's the same old plot. 
Beautiful life with mom and dad shattered as mom passed away and dad remarried with two step sisters coming along. As dad was lost on the sea, Ella started her new life with the horrible step mom and step sisters. But again, Ella, who got her nickname Cinderella after sleeping by the hearth and had cinder on her face, always remembered her lovely mom's be kind and have courage. know the rest, right... 
Bad treatments in the house, mice became best friends, met the Prince coincidently, and there were the Ball...Here stepped in the Fairy Godmother, the midnight curfew, the hunt for the owner of the glass shoes and the happily-ever after wedding :).

No surprises, I guess...

But I guess it is still enjoyable. Looking at cute Lily James walked dreamily to the Palace, or hearing the evil laugh of Cate Blanchet playing a horrendous step mother and blushing over the cute conversation between the Prince and  Cinderella.

One funny remarks made by Obi was when Cinderella, for a hundreth times, cried. 
And Obi just loudly said "agaiiiin"...and we just cracked hearing her saying that :). Looks like Obi doesn't fall for a weak, teary girl.

So, don't miss it..
It wil be an enjoyable move for sure...and your daughters will certainly enjoy it. Many good messages are reflected in this movie :).

The costume department is awesome as well. 
Terutama kostum untuk sang ibu tiri dan dua saudara perempuan tiri Cinderella yang keren abis walaupun agak sedikit 'heboh' (baca : norak-norak bergembira) untuk Anastasia dn Drizella. Cate Blanchet was brilliant...dan bajunya itu lhoo, kereeen semuaaa hahahaha #salahfokus :)

Kostum sang pangeran yang diperankan oleh Richard Madden, si ganteng Rob Stark dari serial TV The Game of Thrones, juga keren bangeet, terutama yang royal blue. I love it!.

Jadi jangan ketinggalan yaaaa :)..
Have you watched Cinderella?