Welcome to those of you joining me from A World View and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the Final stop on our Magical Blogorail.
This month our topic is "Dreaming of a Disney Christmas." There are plenty of Disney touches in a Growing Up Disney Christmas. Our favorite characters appear on Christmas jammies, as ornaments, lights and stockings, and of course in gifts under the tree. But recently we had the chance to experience a little Disney Parks Christmas.
We timed our fall vacation this year to give us both a taste of the Food and Wine Festival and a glimpse at the splendor of Disney's holiday finery. In mid-November the parks were already decked out. In a previous year, our vacation included Halloween and the poinsettias started going into flower beds on November 1.
Magic Kingdom has to be fully ready first since the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party was held this year on November 9. Thanks to DisneyDad for these lovely images of Christmas decor on Main Street during the day. Classic red and green look amazing with the nostalgic street.
I've shared pictures of the Castle Dream Lights before but it's just too beautiful not to mention again.
I really like this tree as you enter World Showcase at Epcot. It just seems to rise up forever. Thanks to Ridge for these images.
Somehow three of the five adults in our group travel with "fancy cameras" and none of us managed to get a picture of the huge tree outside Animal Kingdom. Guess we were all too excited to get to eat with Mickey at Tusker House to stop (or in my case too frustrated with the tram....just walk.) Disney Dad did get this shot of Goofy from Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade.
The highlight of the Christmas fun for our family was the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. I don't see how you could go through this display of about 5 million lights and not enjoy yourself. We danced and giggled, reached for "snow" and sang along with the songs. I love traveling with my own PhotoPass crew. Other than a couple of quick shots with the iPhone, my good camera stayed in the bag and I just enjoyed the time with my family. (Disney Dad took these and more and Ridge got some really great shots. Click here for Ridge's post full of images and video from the Osborne Lights!)
The Growing Up Disney family wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Red this month. We will be back Friday, January 18th with an all new theme. Keep checking in with our blogs in between loops to keep up to date with our Disney info, photos and stories. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs, as well as all our previous loops.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ My Dreams Of Disney
2nd Stop ~ Disney Donna Kay
3rd Stop ~ Pursuing the Magic
4th Stop ~ A World View
Final Stop ~ Growing Up Disney