Where I can stay in a princess suite AND go on Star Tours

After hanging out at Harry Potter World, we did several other fun things at Universal, including playing with dino DNA at the Jurassic Park Discovery Center and getting our picture taken with Rogue and Storm (I was so thrilled they had female superheroes!).

Then we moved on to Disney.

Now, some people are “Disney people” and some people are not.  I am definitely a Disney person.  And I am trying to convert my husband.

His first time at Disney was four years ago, when we toured all 4 parks in Orlando.  This time we only did Hollywood Studios (to ride Star Tours because it was closed for its upgrade last time) and EPCOT (because it’s my favorite).

Staying on the Disney property is a treat for me because growing up we always just drove over for the day.  Last time B and I were there we had a pirate-themed room, and this time we had a Royal Room in the Port Orleans resort.

And this is one of the reasons I love Disney: where else do I get to live like a princess one minute and then hop on a ship to Hoth and Naboo the next?  I dragged my husband to the Frozen sing-along show, and then we were blown away by the Indiana Jones stunt show.  I can revel in Science in EPCOT’s Future World, then eat ichigo daifuku in Japan.  I feel like so many parts of me come together at Disney, and it’s magic.

wp_20141218_22_31_23_proBEST: Did you know that at the Art of Animation area in Hollywood Studios you can take a drawing class?  We learned to draw Stitch; here’s my effort on the left.  Also, I got a cute Star Wars shirt.


WORST: B once again beat me on the Toy Story Mania ride.  By at least 10,000 lol.  And the line was too long to ride again.





Here’s a short tour of the hidden gems in our room:

6 thoughts on “Where I can stay in a princess suite AND go on Star Tours

  1. starwarsanon December 19, 2014 / 2:08 pm

    Whoa I missed out when I went! I’ve got to stay where those rooms are. They look AWESOME. How did you like Star Tours? I can’t believe it made me sick. How many times did you ride it?

    I wish there was a Frozen singalong when I was there! Alas, I went pre-Frozen. But I would have so loved that and sung every word as well 🙂

    And for some reason I didn’t like the Indiana Jones show that much. I think I’m the only one…


    • Mei-Mei December 19, 2014 / 10:24 pm

      Port Orleans Riverside–it’s a nice moderate resort, you should check in out if you get back there 🙂

      We only went on Star Tours once, sadly. I dislike that they made it 3D now, and honestly it was a little bouncier than I remember. I can see why it gets some people. But I was thrilled that we got Hoth–I was like “Harpoons and tow cables! Go for the legs!” I was always so bad at that in the N64 Rogue Squadron game.

      I’m really hoping that Disney’s going to get more Star Wars stuff now. And I bet Universal will expand Harry Potter stuff too; it’s still super popular.


  2. mk December 19, 2014 / 11:15 pm

    That’s a total immersion room! I like the magic lantern faucet.

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  3. bookshelfbattle December 23, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    I’m a fan of the Animal Kingdom Lodge myself, though I also like staying anywhere they have multiple transportation options, like the monorail or the boats, so you don’t have to crowd in with 10,000 bozos that just saw the fireworks show.


    • Mei-Mei December 23, 2014 / 9:55 pm

      I have really wanted to stay in Animal Kingdom Lodge. It and Grand Floridian are on my list…someday 🙂
      You are so right about the transportation. Just a little strategy goes a long way at Disney. That, and not having kids lol


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