Friday, September 23, 2011

Mini Life List -- Florida Edition

I wrote my Lovely Life List a year ago and so many amazing things have happened -- so I figured I needed to write a mini version so that I can make the most of my time in Florida. Type A in the house -- I do love my lists.

So here is what I have on the agenda for my Orlando stint:

1. Ride every ride in all four Disney parks at least once
2. Visit all four parks in one day
3. Ride Dumbo during the MK fireworks
4. Get my picture taken with Mickey (how can I never have done this in more than a dozen trips?)
5. Go to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in costume
6. Visit Gatorland
7. Mail my holiday cards from Christmas, FL
8. See the Candlelight Processional
9. Watch the cheesiest Eat to the Beat concert
10. Eat at a Waffle House
11. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of a Disney park
12. Check out the Festival of the Masters at Downtown Disney
13. Take a swim in Stormalong Bay
14. See the Magic Kingdom Christmas parade taping
15. Check out the Cinderella Castle suite (note: I have no idea how I am going to do this)
16. Take my mom to EPCOT's Food and Wine Festival
17. Go to the beach! (again, so many trips yet I've never been to a Florida beach)
18. Watch the fake swirling snow in Celebration
19. Buy gingerbread from the life-size gingerbread house in the Grand Floridian
20. Decorate my car with cheesy Disney doo-dads
21. Take an air boat ride -- another fun non-Disney thing I've always wanted to do
22. Be a part of Disney Marathon weekend -- not sure if I will be a competitor, volunteer, or spectator, but I will be there!
23. Take a solo ride on the Tower of Terror (and buy the picture!)
24. See ICE at Gaylord Palms
25. Take Audrey the Dog to the South Beach Wiener Dog Festival

I've officially been in Florida for three weeks, and a lot of that time has been spent taking care of practical matters and trying to get myself settled. Time for some fun!


  1. What a great list!!

    #2 - I think I've only done it once but it was super fun.
    #3 - again I think I've only done it once and it was so cool (pure accident) and every other time I've tried to time it right hasn't worked out.
    #5 - I'm doing that this year!! I went a few years ago and was informed by a little girl that I was not wearing a costume while waiting in line for something (I thought my tiara and boa were a good costume, apparently not). So I am wearing a real costume this time. Or what I think is a real costume.
    #8 - LOVE!! I stumbled across this last year and loved it!
    #15 - let me know if you figure out how to do that! :)

  2. Thanks! Not sure that I will get it all done but I will certainly have fun trying!

    I'd say a tiara and boa are certainly a cosstume, but I guess little girls are the experts on these matters ;) I kinda sorta snuck into a MNSSHP last year and I definitely felt sad that I didn't have a costume. I want to do something with crazy glittery makeup!