When we visited Walt Disney World we only had 2 days for a visit. We decided to split one of the days between EPCOT and the Magic Kingdom.
We tried to catch the monorail over to the park but it broke down. So we switched plans. We had to drive to the Magic Kingdom parking lot then we took the ferry over the Seven Seas Lagoon to get there. In hind site, had we known that the travel time was going to be nearly an hour by itself, we may have rethought our visit.
A close-up picture of Cinderella’s castle – the icon of the park.
By the time we got here it was starting to get dark so we got in a few classic picture poses before it turned too dark to do so. Even if we had a short time here it was a very happy time.
We started our visit at Tomorrowland.
Having gone to Disneyland LOTS of times we were comparing the two parks during our visit. The Carousel of Progress is no longer at Disneyland so it was nice to see it again after several years.
One of the other differences was Space Mountain. This was a little disappointing. While it was still fun, the ride at Disneyland was much better.
Once it got dark the lights came on and Disney knows how to do lights.
Cinderella’s castle was absolutely gorgeous all lit up for the holidays. They turned off the lights for the fireworks show which was stunning. We were in for a treat afterwards. We decided to stay put and let the crowds thin-out before heading out. We noticed quite a few people gathering in front of the castle instead of leaving. Upon asking one of those people we found out that there was going to be an animation show shortly. We stayed and thoroughly enjoyed it. We did not get any pictures, but if they have this event we highly recommend it. The castle walls become the screen to a host of animation characters and song.
The worst part about going to Walt Disney World is leaving. But fortunately the memories will last forever.
There is a reason that this is called “The Happiest Place on Earth”. It is expensive but what price do you put on memories? Just do lots of homework before you travel. The more you know up front the more enjoyable your visit can be.
For more information there are dozens of sites that will help but here is the official one: