Monday, February 9, 2015

January 2015 Walt Disney World Trip Highlights : Part 4 of 4

By Nick


Right off the bat, the biggest highlight after a couple of overcast days and a rainy previous evening, was the weather. It was on the cool side, but beautiful. We spent quite a bit of time in Epcot's World Showcase in the morning just taking photos.

We made our way to Mouse Gear in Future World where we were spotted by a Cast Member who remembered us from years earlier, Trinh, and we spent time just chatting.

Barbie was coming down with a cold, and I suggested that a shot of Tequila from La Cava del Tequila at the Mexico Pavilion would knock that right out. Makes sense right? To my surprise, she agreed! Barbie doesn't drink, so to see this was a highlight to me!

We made our way back to Future World to meet with our friends Kandi and John, along with their kids. A friend we met at Walt Disney World a few years ago, Kelly, saw us getting a PhotoPass pic, and came over to say hello.

This was just the first of many friend sightings/planned get togethers on this day, which Kandi  and John dubbed "Disney Musings Day."

We meet up with and spent a bit of time walking around and having lunch with Laurie and Angelo.

Right after Laurie, Angelo, and I got a few adult beverages at Rose and Crown, we happened to be in the right spot at exactly the right time to have a really incredible character encounter, which I will be recounting tomorrow, so please stop back!

 Heading back to Future World for Soarin' FastPasses, we ran into more friends, Beverly...

...and Barbara and Al!

Later, heading back to World Showcase for margaritas...

Me and Kandi

...Alan and Joe, Facebook friends, and fans of the blog (thank you again, you really don't know how much I appreciate it), saw us and took a selfie!

Joe, Alan, Barbie and me - Photo courtesy of Alan

We were also met by friends we met years ago on our Disney Cruise to Alaska, Marilyn and Peter, but it was dark, and I didn't take a photo, but, as always, it was wonderful seeing them!

Finally, on the way back to our room, I contacted a Facebook friend, Jennifer, who we had managed to miss on 2 previous trips, despite being fairly close, and met up on the Boardwalk. As a bonus, I got to meet another friend, Rene.' 

Rene,' Jennifer, and us

To everyone that we saw, thank you for making it a really wonderful day!

Saturday- 1/17

Our last day was another lovely one, and we started off in Disney's Hollywood Studios, where we saw the extended Cinderella preview, which was just terrific.

We took a slow walk over to Epcot, had Fish and Chips in the United Kingdom Pavilion, and just sat and enjoyed the weather, watching the boats go back and forth across the lagoon, which prompted us to do something we never really had done, which is actually take the boats back and forth across the lagoon!

We chose outdoor seats and rode back and forth on both boats taking pics of the World Showcase pavilions.

For dinner that evening, we ate at the newly opened Trattoria at Forno on the Boardwalk, enjoying a really fine meal!

Like so many of the highlights of the trip I've shared in Parts 1, 2 and 3, I will be posting a more in depth look at this experience in the future.


  1. Love your posts Nick, and just started listening to your podcasts too - getting me excited for our August cruise and WDW combo!

  2. We were so glad we got to spend time with you and Angelo, Lori!


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