- Jun 21, 2017
2 hours of basketball on Wed.
The holiday stuff makes me want to be in WDW in Dec from now on. My daughter missed HEA, though, so we'd have to make sure we include that in the schedule should we travel at the same time another year. The decorations in every park and in DS are gorgeous, but my favorites were in AK. I love the use of natural materials and cultural items in the decorations there.We went once the first week of December, and the holiday stuff was so fun.
Thanks! We did try some Christmas treats. At the Holiday Wishes and Jingle Bell Jingle Bam parties, we had smaller versions of the in-park treat offerings. I can say without a doubt, stay away from the Scrooge McDuck eggnog custard in MK. Ugh! That was gross,and I usually really like eggnog. The eggnog dessert we had at Minnie's Holiday Dine was so much better. The yule log at MK was delicious but super rich. I could only eat a couple of bites. The peppermint crunch cookie they handed out at MVMCP was my favorite of the cookies. One of our Minnie Van drivers said the Wreck it Ralph cupcake (which is gigantic!) was a bit too peppermint flavored for him, but we saw a lot of people with them. My favorite treat came from the Jingle Bell Jingle Bam dessert party. It was the gingerbread martini. I could marry that thing. It was crazy good. I must figure out how to recreate that at home. I tried the hot chocolate martini, too, but it's not nearly as good, in my opinion. Supposedly there's a very similar gingerbread drink at one of the quick service locations in HS.TwilightSparkle, loving the TR!! Have you had any Christmas treats?
Happy to indulge with the mini-trip reporting! Glad you don't mind. I thought it went along with the loose holiday theme. It was a great trip - just too short, as usual. CP with NPH was wonderful, but I really think it would have been wonderful no matter the narrator. It's a beautiful show. The choir and orchestra are the true stars. The Voices of Liberty were the featured vocalists, and deservedly so. As someone who likes to sing, their first soprano is inspiring. Life goals! NPH was a nice extra geeking out factor because I love him in whatever he's in, but I would have been just as excited to see Jodi Benson, Auli'i Cravalho, Whoopi, John Stamos, Chita Rivera, etc. CP would be a must do for me from now on.
Lol! So sorry I didn't return with an update before today. We were just go, go, go all week, trying to cram 2 weeks' worth of touring into 5 days. We still didn't get to do everything we wanted but we focused on being happy with what we were able to accomplish. It was a fabulous time spent with my sweet, growing-up-too-quickly daughter. One accomplishment we are super proud of was fitting in all three Toy Story Land rides in a relatively short period of time. We couldn't get a FP for Slinky, so we thought that was a lost cause. We did have a FP for Midway Mania pre-booked and did it as our last original FP that day. Then we were able to get a bonus FP for Alien Swirling Saucers and did that. When we got off of that, the wait for Slinky had dropped to 55 minutes, so we booked it over there and rode it just after dark which is exactly when I wanted to ride it. So we did all three rides in less than 90 minutes. It was incredible luck.As I'm sitting at my desk I shall live vicariously through you seeing your in Disney lol. Be sure to update us again when you can and HAVE FUN!
Here are some of mine:I'll share my favorite Disney Christmas ornament that I have, and if anyone else wants to share any photos or stories of favorite ornaments, please do!
Beautiful ornaments!Here are some of mine:
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Most don't have real "stories" - just the ornament we liked on a particular trip. (We tend to buy one from each vacation.)
The bell one is special, though, because it was from DS's first time at WDW. - He was only a year and a half, and we were visiting relatives in Florida, but took him to MK for a day.
The 100 Years of Magic one was the year of Walt's 100th birthday, and the Chip & Dale set is the newest addition.