Saturday, November 28, 2009

332/365 Christmas at Epcot

What a day. It began with car trouble for my father. A couple of hundred of dollars in repair later - it was solved. As if that wasn't enough of a hassle, due to the repairs taking way too long, we were late for our lunch reservation at Epcot and had to travel there in separate cars. There was a very quick run through the park by David and Matt to make sure we got the table they were holding for us and Dad didn't get there for another hour still, but finally we all made it.

Luckily we had chosen to have lunch at the German restaurant Biergarten and it was buffet style. So we had plenty of time for everyone to have some delicious food. The Christmas show was wonderful too!

Epcot Germany

Then it was off to the Candlelight Processional. Our guest speaker was Isabella Rossellini

Candlelight processional

Then we wandered around the worlds, enjoyed some hot chocolate and listened to the story tellers.

Here's the family in France.

Family in France

We even got to meet Father Christmas in England.

Father Christmas with Us

Father Christmas with Mom & Dad

Us in the UK

Then we played around in the gift stores.

Matt as Santa Mickey

Mickey Santa Matt

Mom in front of the pretty trees

Mom at Epcot

Us in front of the pretty trees

Us at Epcot

I love how pretty the Christmas ornaments are

Disney ornaments

They are so creative too!

Disney Ornaments

Here are some pictures while we were waiting for the fireworks show to start

Epcot Tree

Epcot Tree

Epcot Tree

(Side note: After the show, we saw a young couple get in engaged in front of that tree!)

Finally it was time to get ready for my FAVORITE Disney Fireworks show - Illuminations! I love it so much, especially the holiday version with Walter Cronkite. Of course, it was the first show since his death this summer and I cried in remembrance.

One of my favorite pictures from the show

Epcot Illuminations

I love how dramatic the opening is!

Epcot Illuminations

Epcot Illuminations

Epcot Mosaic

Peace on Earth everyone.

Epcot Illuminations