Once we disembarked in Port Canaveral, we received a warm welcome from my cousin and his partner, who showed us around Orlando a little.
They had some other guests at their house, so they spoiled us even further by reserving us a room at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. For those who have not been there, it is a resort themed on the music of the different decades, from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. Apart from the music, it also features the popular trends of each of those decades.
Probably the most memorable is the bowling pin shaped swimming pool in the middle of the resort.
After checking into the resort, we headed over to the Hollywood Studios theme park, in time to see the street parade. In the picture below is my favourite ride, the Hollywood Tower Hotel. We then headed over to Magic Kingdom to enjoy some of the rides and see the fireworks show the evening.
Unfortunately we only had the one night to spend in Orlando, as our trip continued the next day, and we did not get to see half of the things there is to see. After a quick brunch in Celebration, my cousin took us to the airport.
We drove past the welcome sign to Walt Disney World Resort one more time, and I was sad that we had to leave so soon. As the welcome sign promises, it was the place where dreams really do come true, and one day, my ultimate dream will come true when I see this sign again as a Disney Cast Member.