Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Disney for the day

by MealsAndMiles on December 11, 2013

Big news: I’m back in Florida!

Thanks to bad weather, I was stuck in San Diego a day more than planned (with the possibility of being stuck longer). Luckily our second round of flights were only delayed,  not cancelled. We made it home late last night and I was never more happy to sleep in my own bed.

At least if you’re going to be stuck somewhere, San Diego wasn’t the worst place.

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Wait, why did I want to leave again? Oh yeah, I had plans with this guy:
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Who refuses to take a serious photo.
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Derek and I planned months ago to take a random day off in December and check out all the Holiday decorations at Walt Disney World. My goal was to see every tree. Though we didn’t see absolutely everything,  we did see a lot for one day of goofing off.

First up, Hollywood Studios.
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I asked a stranger to take our photo in front of the tree and got this
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Eh. Close enough. 😉

We walked right on Tower of Terror and Rockin Roller Coaster, then headed to Epcot for lunch.
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Tree #2
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We also picked up some anniversary buttons. I know we’re a couple of weeks early, but I wasn’t sure we would be back before the 5th. 
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I will admit it was fun wearing the button.  We had so many well wishes from Disney cast members and complete strangers. I even had a sweet message on my Starbucks cup.
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Still can’t believe it’s almost been a year. Weren’t we just planning the wedding yesterday?!

Anyway, we ate at my favorite restaurant on Disney property on Epcot: Via Napoli.
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I had a white sangria and we split the large prosciutto pizza.
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The crust was amazing, as always.  Very thin and buttery – it practically melts in your mouth. Yum.
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We continued walking around the world after lunch and checked out the gingerbread village in The Land.
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From Epcot, we headed to Animal Kingdom.
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Christmas tree #3
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We then regretted going on Primeval Whirl…
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(Too much spinning for our old stomachs)

Before checking out the Jingle Jungle Parade.
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Our last stop was Magic Kingdom for the castle lighting ceremony.
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The fourth (and final) tree!
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Before…
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After…
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The Fairy Godmother did a great job!
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Now I’m pooped and writing this post on my phone on the drive home (please excuse any formatting issues).

It’s back to the office tomorrow with only 14 days until Christmas!  Yikes, I have some shopping to do!

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