Disney Pandora- The World of Avatar Preview

This past Monday, my family attended a special Disney passholder preview of the newest addition to Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora- The World of Avatar!

It was truly an amazing sight! Words just cannot describe how beautiful it is.

Just like in the movie Avatar, there are floating mountains and beautiful, exotic plants.

This is my favorite flower! ❤

The best Disney ride ever is now the Avatar Flight of Passage! It is a 3-D simulator where you “fly” a Banshee.

Because they were only allowing wait in the fastpass line, we were allowed to explore the stand-by line.

And let me just say, it is pretty incredible!

The best part?

Definitely this! It looks just like how it does in the movie!

We are very lucky to have photos with no crowds of people.

There is also the Na’vi River Journey.

Photos do not give this ride justice, because it is absolutely incredible in there!

It is a slow boat ride that is very relaxing…and breathtaking!

Pandora officially opens May 27, 2017. If you have Disney passes, I definitely recommend visiting The World of Avatar!

We definitely had a wonderful time!

If you haven’t seen the movie Avatar yet, you need to see it. It is fantastic!

I hope you enjoyed viewing my photos from Pandora just as much as I enjoyed taking them!

‘Til next time,


FLL State Invitational Tournament

Last weekend, the Lightning Botz competed in the First Lego League (FLL) State Invitational Tournament at the Polk State College in Winter Haven.

There was a total of 48 teams competing at this tournament.

This was the Lightning Botz’s first year of competition. Because of their hardwork and efforts, they were invited to the State Tournament, which was their last one this year.

They won first place in Gracious Professionalism at State!

They also received a robotics kit!

Congratulations to the Lightning Botz!


All of the teams had to program a robot to complete challenges. They also had to come up with a research project related to this year’s theme.


This year’s theme was Animal Allies. The teams’ project goals were to come up with a solution for a real-world problem.

Lightning Botz’s research project was based on saving the manatees.

There’s always a dance party at the end, which is definitely the best part (aside from the awards ceremony)!

Once again, congratulations to the Lightning Botz!


Hello Everyone!

Hi! I am quite glad you happened to stop by The Nerd Notebook.

My name’s Hope. I am a 15 year old nerd who loves reading, photography, books, my fandoms (too many to list!), writing, music, singing, theatre, blogging and many other things.

I have been reading other blogger’s personal blogs, such as Let’s Be Lost, and after about a year of seeing how well they are doing and how much fun I have reading them, I decided to start my own!

I’m excited to start sharing parts of my nerdy lifestyle with you all; from Disney field trips to robotics competitions and ramblings about my fandoms (and many other things of course!).

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy my ramblings! 😀