Happy Independence Day one day early! We are looking forward to enjoying part of our 4th of July holiday at Walt Disney World again, including with Ben Franklin at Epcot. This has been a Independence day tradition for us for the last 3 years and he never disappoints (below, left). He removed his hat while we recorded a fun greeting (below, right). We especially love this mention of the “Captain of the Americas”!
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We decided a couple of days before “One More Disney Day” at the Magic Kingdom (below, left) that we’d attend for at least a few hours in the evening. We arrived at about 8pm, figuring we’d stay until 2am or so. It turned out, we stayed all night! Friends of ours had been there since 6am, and received free commemorative Mickey Ears (limited to the first 3000 guests) and all guests received One More Disney Day buttons (below, right).
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I was able to join Denise from Mousesteps as she was invited to the Magic Kingdom “Let The Memories Begin” press event and the Disney Dream Christening Cruise! It was very exciting, to be part of both events. We checked into the Polynesian Resort, where check-in for the cruise was in the Tangaroa Terrace (below, left). We both have memories as children and teenagers of the restaurant, were our families stayed each year. The day was beautiful, there was perfect weather when Disney needed it (below, right).
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Orlando has been in a deep freeze this week, with temperatures as low as the mid-20’s (maybe not a deep freeze, but very cold nonetheless!) Around the parks and resorts, you can see flowers, plants and trees covered up from the cold – often making it look like even more of a winter wonderland (below, left at Epcot and below, right at the Polynesian Resort).
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I’ve had a great time visiting Walt Disney World for my first Christmas as a Florida resident! There is so much to see and do, I’ve not been able to see everything – but I’ve tried! I finally was able to see my first (and second) Candlelight Processional for 2009, it was actually very easy to get in the theater without a dinner package. We had great seats both performances! Trumpet players begin the show (below, left) and actor Brian Dennehy fronted the choir, reading the Christmas story from the Bible for several days (below, right).
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