Friday, December 21, 2012

THE MERRIEST PLACE ON EARTH

 
The T-shirt I bought!
 
I had the most amazing time in Orlando at Disney World. This post is a little long but I think you will enjoy it. Going to the Mickey's Christmas Party was definitely worth the extra costs. The evening was very crowded but I will say this, if you want to plan a trip to Disney World the week immediately following Thanksgiving is a great time to plan it. The Christmas festivities have began yet The Magic Kingdom during the day was somewhat empty and basically you could get on the rides with very little wait if any at all. I did talk with several park employees and they said it is one of their down weeks. (FYI) Pretty much after that it just keeps getting busier and busier!
 
We stayed at the Marriott World Resort
They were working on the Gingerbread House
It smelled incredible!
Ate at the steak house our first night.
 
Remember to click to enlarge....
A few favorites to share
 
The rides....I loved them all!
 
A few views in black and white...
 
Mickey's Christmas Pary
 
 These two videos are long but I am sharing them especially
for your children to watch. The next one is the fireworks!

 
 Firework display....excellent!

 
My day at Epcot....

I also had a fine dinner in Japan. Also what I noticed is that many of
the people working in these countries are actually from the countries! 
 
 Santa from France and a few characters....
 
 "The Candlelight Processional"
I would not have seen this if is wasn't for my blog friend Sonya from
A Day in the life...  Thank you Sonya.
I had the opportunity to see Neil Patrick Harris who
narrated this performance.
I waited in line for over 2 hours to see this.
I would do it again in an instant!
I am putting up a few videos for you to view.
It will give you an idea of how wonderful it was. 
They are not too long but a bit shaky :)
 
Oh Holy Night
 
Silent Night


Joy to the World
 
 My day with my family in Palm Harbor, FL
I didn't get a picture of everyone :(
We off course had pizza and meet at my sister's house.
 
It was a fantastic week! 
 
 
 There is a new post at Debby's Tree today....

22 comments:

Trennia Hedges said...

Everything looks so magical!I love Donald Duck hedged out!...I will have to show my children the Castle when they all wake up...and of course the family photo's are priceless.May you and your family have a very Blessed Christmas day.

LynnMarie said...

Wow What a great place to be. Love all the photos and video and of course the family photos! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Woo hoo Debbie...so glad you enjoyed. We love Disney...it really is a happy place

Life in a Small Town said...

So glad you had a good time! CH went to DisneyWorld with his family for New Year's right before we got married. I've heard Halloween is pretty awesome, too!

Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

Amazing pictures Debby. Looks like so much fun. One day I would love to take my kids there.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That does sound like a great time of year to go. You got so many amazing pictures!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh wow what beautiful pictures and a magical time! I love the candlelight processional that is so beautiful. Reminds me of the Singing Christmas Tree my Church puts on.

Cathy said...

Love it all! The videos were awesome. Can't wait to see the castle dressed up for Christmas someday. Thanks for sharing!

Trisha Larson said...

What a wonderful trip. So glad you were able to do that and see your adorable Father.

Merry Christmas!

Hugs,
Trisha

nancygrayce said...

Disney T Christmas is simply stunning!

Sonya said...

I still want to see the Castle with all the icicle lights! They didn't do that when I was there during Christmas. Magic Kingdom fireworks are still my favorite fireworks of all time. I'm so very happy that you saw the Candlelight Processional! Wasn't it amazing! I got chills just listening to your videos. I'm so glad you captured the monologue before Joy to the World. That is my absolute favorite part of the whole performance. You also got a great narrator and you had great seats! Did you find the CD of it anywhere?

Chatty Crone said...

You sure did have a great time. I don't know if I could do all that myself. Nice videos too. I think having the fast pass is the way to go. We have been there - but we didn't get to do all this. I am so glad you had fun. sandie

Deb said...

A amazing trip..so happy you shared it with us

Unknown Mami said...

I'm lovin' your life and adventures.

Joyce said...

I love Disney World! Such a happy escape from a sometimes cruel world. Glad you had such a wonderful time!

Mrs. Doran said...

What fun! So glad to see you had such a wonderful time! <3

Mrs. Doran said...

What fun! So glad to see you had such a wonderful time! <3

The Lovely One said...

How beautiful! I've never been to Disney at Christmastime... definitely something I's like to do someday!

Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Michell @Prowess and Pearls said...

OH WHAT FUN! Disney World brings out the kid in all of us! Looks like you all had such a good time. I know you were exhausted, but I'm sure it was soooo worth it! Dropping by from SITS Sharefest! Have a blessed weekend and a Blessed Christmas! :-)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love the bright lights and magic of Disney! So glad you've been enjoying yourself.

Secret Agent Woman said...

Reading this made me realize it's been a while since I've been to Disney World. 35 or so years, in fact! Glad you had a great time.

Debbie said...

Really like these pictures, especially of the choir and Harris. I'm sure it was spectacular! What a great way to celebrate Christmas!

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