BC: The Grand Floridian 12-19-09
FC: December 18 & 19, 2009
1: At Epcot on Dec. 18, 2009 | We were tired but looking forward to another wonderful day. It was a little cloudy with a chance of rain.
2: By Spaceship Earth, The topiaries were amazing
3: Epcot is Walt Disney's vision of what our future would be like. It has two parts, Future World and The World showcase. Spaceship Earth is the centerpiece of Future World and Epcot
4: Alexis, Aria, Jeff & Brenda
5: The girls were already having a fun day.! Happy Holidays from Epcot
6: Sisterly Love, Alexis & Aria | My favorite picture
9: Spaceship Earth was our first ride of the day, Aria and I were together and I was able to get these pictures of our future!
10: our next stop was Epcot's Character Spot! We didn't know who we would see, but the line wasn't long. Mickey was our first Character and was a lot of fun for us all! | Mickey Mouse
13: Minnie just loves to hug Aria! and Aria loves it too!
14: With Donald Duck, Then Goofin with Goofy!
16: Epcot's Future World and World showcase
18: "Finding Nemo"
19: It was fun to ride in a clamshell, and go into the seas with Nemo and friends
20: In the Living Seas Pavilion looking at all the fish and coral | Aria likes fish, Alexis loves fish!
21: In the shark exhibit | "Hello"
22: Crush the Turtle answered questions from the audience.
23: This ride shows what the future in farming may be.
24: plants will hang upside down to grow, fish will be farm raised. It will be in a controlled envirerment.
25: The future of growing our food.
26: The girls with the "Imagination" building in the background. We didn't have time to go in their b/c we needed to get over to Italy for our 4pm dinner reservations.
27: Beautiful flowers Alexis took pictures of near "Canada"
28: In "Canada" and "The "United Kingdom" Such beautiful reproductions of famous landmarks.
29: Our first taste of rain. The characters were outside then it began to sprinkle so we went into a store to take pictures. With "Mary Poppins"
31: With Alice from "Alice in Wonderland" Aria held up a Alice dress but didn't want to purchase it!
32: Father Christmas told a story then posed for pictures. I love the old fashioned Santa.
33: Japan | France
34: In front of the "American Adventure" building
35: Inside the "American Adventure" building listening to Christmas carols being sung | Looking across the lake at "Showplace Plaza" the big tree was lit in Blue!
37: The Smith Family
38: In "Italy" at the "Tutto Italian Ristorante" for dinner.
40: Along with dinner we were able to sit down and see Epcot's "Candlelight Processional with Whoopie Goldburg Narrating the Nativity story.
41: The High School Choir prossesing in and joining the Walt Disney World Choir.
43: The singing was absolutly amazing! Whoopie did a great job with the Nativity Story
44: A Christmas To Remember...
45: A Gingerbread House at Epcot, you could buy goodies out of it
46: By the tree at The American Pavilion. The tree was so beautiful!
47: Then we went to the Norway Pavilion and rode the Morlstrom ride. Norway is one of my favorite countries.
49: The show was Absolutely Amazing!
50: Going on the ride in the Mexico Pavilion
51: I actually went on this ride with Jeff and the girls! It was a lot of fun! Aria really enjoyed it. It made Alexis want her drivers license!
52: We called it a day at about 11:30pm, Aria said " I don't want to be up as late as last night! We were only 1/2 hour short of last evening! We saw a lot and had a very enjoyable day! | Even the ground tiles light up! Epcot is just as Magical as the Magic Kingdom!
53: I couldn't resist having our picture taken again at night in front of the topiaries and Epcot's earth!
55: The towel design the made for us, with Midnight again! | 12-18-09
56: Blizzard Beach 12-19-09
57: It was our first really cool day, but this is what we had planned! The employees were in ski jackets!
58: We put on our bathing suits and went to explore the place, then we picked which rides to get wet on! We did this ride twice!
59: It was about 62 degrees out! Brr! Their were only three or four families there! We shivered though the rides, then the girls went in the pool and Jeff & I rode the ski lift up to take some pictures and video. We stayed about 1 1/2 hours.
60: Pictures I took while I was on the chair lift, then we had to walk down b/c we had the camera's
61: Jeff found a Geico and brought it back for Alexis, she had been looking for them since we arrived! It was the only one we saw the whole trip. We had a great time seeing Blizzard beach, but it did feel like a Blizzard had happened in Florida! | Afterwards we went back to the hotel, showered , got some lunch then went to the Magic Kingdom
62: The Magic kingdom
65: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | Watching the afternoon parade, it was the same as the parade we saw at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. If I had known that we wouldn't have come back this afternoon
69: The parade was really nice and it was fun to see it in the daytime, but it sure was crowded! We got lucky to be able to see the parade. It was Saturday and the people were starting to pour in to Walt Disney World!
70: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
72: After the parade we went to see the Fairies in hopes that there would be different ones from the other day, We were in luck!! | Tinker Bell
74: Pixie Hollow
78: Then we went to show Jeff Mickey's house b/c he was waiting in line for us the other day and missed the decorations
80: Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom December 19, 2009
82: I loved having our pictures taken by the Disney Photopass Photographers! The pictures turned out wonderful.
83: The view towards tthe entrance/exit. Now we are off to see some resorts decorations!
85: We got so lucky to see Pluto and Goofy at the Polynesian Resort., and they were dressed in winter clothes!
86: They had really nice Christmas decorations, and it was neat showing my mom around a place we had been to before.
89: Our next stop was The Grand Floridian Resort. | The decorations were so amazing. The tree in the lobby was three stories tall, but still looked regular size in their huge lobby!
92: The huge Gingerbread House at The Grand Floridian
95: The gingerbread house was amazing, it even had a store inside it, we bought cookies and Aria got truffles! The view from above was amazing. But as big as it is, it looked small compared to the lobby of The Grand Floridian | The Grand Christmas Tree in The Grand Floridian!, This is the tree we had our picture taken in front of. The lobby and shops are so amazing there. This is one of the highlights and a must see of our trip!
96: Out in front of The Grand Floridian. The decorations were so pretty. | Me with the cookie I bought at the gingerbread house shop.
97: Aria with the cookie she bought the other night from the smaller gingerbread house shop at Epcot. | The beautiful carriage at The Grand Floridian. | We had another very fun day! We ate dinner at our resort, and turned in semi early. Off to Hollywood Studios tomorrow!