Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December '14 Walt Disney World Trip Report : Part 4

By Nick

Tuesday, December 9th

Barbie, me, Jill, Josh and Nicole

We started our day early at Epcot, having breakfast at Sunshine Seasons, and a ride on Soarin', before taking the Behind the Seeds tour.

This tour at the Land Pavilion takes you backstage to see their pest control and Biotech Labs, before walking through the various greenhouses seen from the Living With the Land attraction.

The tour lasts a little over an hour and is a pretty good bargain at $20 for adults and $16 for children.

We headed over to World Showcase for a visit with Father Christmas at the United Kingdom Pavilion, followed by a visit with Winnie the Pooh and Rabbit.

Our friend Jill LOVES Tigger. A LOT. So Barbie and I went off to see Santa and Mrs. Claus at The American Adventure Pavilion...

...while Jill, Josh and Nicole stayed in the UK waiting for the arrival of the one and only Tigger.

See, I told you Jill LOVES Tigger.

We all met up in Germany for a late lunch at Biergarten. I'll have a more complete review of this great buffet in the future.

Afterwards, we stopped at the Italy Pavilion just in time to watch their holiday storyteller, La Befana, one of my favorites. Please stop back on Christmas day for a more in depth look at some of World Showcases storytellers.

We then made our way to the America Garden Theater for the 5pm Candlelight Processional. We'd booked the Candlelight Processional Package, so we had reserved seating.

The line started forming early, and at 430pm, it was past Japan!

We got in, and had pretty good seats, despite being so far back.

Our speaker that evening was LeVar Burton. As we are Reading Rainbow and Star Trek the Next Generation fans, this was truly amazing.

If you are in Walt Disney World during the holidays, this is highly recommended. It is a wonderful and moving event.

Next stop- Norway to see Julenissen and Sigrid, the funniest of the storytellers.

On to Mexico, and a photo with Donald.

Once inside, Nicole and I had a shot of Tequila at La Cava Del Tequila and then took a Gran Fiesta Tour.

We headed into Future World, and rode Nemo. We'd intended on riding Imagination, but it was closed at 8pm, apparently.

We got one last photo, before Barbie and I called it a night, while Nicole, Jill and Josh stayed to watch Illuminations.

You can find the first three parts of the Trip Report Here(1), Here(2), and Here(3)


  1. You got to meet Rabbit!!!!! I have never seen him before, how lucky are you.

    What an amazing day.

    1. It was great, and I know, RABBIT!

    2. I actually said how great it was to finally meet him, lol!

    3. That was me when I met Jiminy Cricket . . . totally fan spaz moment!


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