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  • Disney's Toy Story Land: A Playground in the Parks | Her Life in Ruins

    Disney’s Toy Story Land: A Playground in the Parks

    Toy Story Land is the newest addition to Walt Disney World! When I wrote my guide on Hollywood Studios, this area of the park wasn’t yet open. Thankfully, I was able return recently and visit Toy Story Land. I was absolutely blown away! Toy Story Land is unlike any current area of the Walt Disney World parks and is a welcome expansion to Hollywood Studios. Plus, it’s opening comes at…

  • Mickey's Not So Scary: Disney's Spookiest Party | Her Life in Ruins

    Mickey’s Not So Scary: Disney’s Spookiest Party

    Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is an annual event at Walt Disney World in Florida. From August to October, the park closes early to throw the spookiest party of the year! At Mickey’s Not So Scary, you can trick or treat, ride some of your favorite Magic Kingdom rides, see special performances, and visit with characters dressed in their Halloween best (some of which normally don’t appear in the…

  • A Twentysomething's Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot | Her Life in Ruins

    A Twentysomething’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot

    Loving my posts (like this one on Epcot!)? Follow my blog with Bloglovin! Walt Disney World is a truly magical place, but going as a twentysomething can be intimidating. Luckily for you, I’ve created a 4-part series to surviving Walt Disney World in your 20s. In this guide, I provide you with all the tips and tricks you need to make it through a day at Epcot. Epcot opened in…

  • The Essential Guide to Universal Studios Orlando | Her Life in Ruins

    The Essential Guide to Universal Studios Orlando

    Living in Florida has come with many perks, like being located near Orlando and purchasing annual passes to some of my favorite Florida theme parks. Y’all know about my Harry Potter obsession, but you might not know that I love the non-HP parts of Universal Studios Orlando, too! In this guide, I will tell you everything you need to know about vacationing like you mean it at this epic Orlando destination.…

  • A Twentysomething's Guide to Walt Disney World: Hollywood Studios | Her Life in Ruins

    A Twentysomething’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Hollywood Studios

    Walt Disney World is a truly magical place, but going as a twentysomething can be intimidating. Luckily for you, I’ve created a 4-part series to surviving Walt Disney World in your 20s. Follow this guide to ensure your experience in Hollywood Studios is as dazzling as possible. Disney’s Hollywood Studios originally opened in 1989 as MGM Studios. Over the years, Hollywood Studios has made a name for itself because of the…

  • A Twentysomething's Guide to Walt Disney World: Animal Kingdom | Her Life in Ruins

    A Twentysomething’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Animal Kingdom

    Walt Disney World is a truly magical place, but going as a twentysomething can feel a bit overwhelming. Fret not, for I’ve developed a 4-part series for surviving Disney in your twenties. Follow this guide to have the wildest experience possible at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Disney’s Animal Kingdom Walking into Disney’s Animal Kingdom feels like you’re in the middle of forest. Everything is lush and vibrant and you can hear…

  • A Muggle's Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter | Her Life in Ruins

    A Muggle’s Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

    “DID YOU JUST SEE THAT?!” I scream as I walk into Diagon Alley for the first time and see the dragon breathing fire over the sea of people below. This is just one of many “fangirl” moments I’ve experienced while visiting the most wonderful place in Orlando, FL: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. At the Wizarding World, JK Rowling’s world of Harry Potter comes to life…

  • A Twentysomething's Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom | Her Life in Ruins

    A Twentysomething’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom

    You might think Walt Disney World is for kids, but you are totally wrong. Disney is a magical place for all ages, but can be a bit much when going as a twentysomething. Fret not, I have created a 4 part series on surviving Walt Disney World in your twenties! Here, I present the perfect guide for to ensure your trip to Magic Kingdom is truly magic. Disney’s Magic Kingdom Ahh…