Epcot at Christmastime

Sunday, January 11, 2015
We spent two evenings at Epcot during our trip. The first evening we ate dinner at Garden Grill and meandered around the world showcase. Epcot was all dressed up for Christmas too. With holiday themed topiaries and a giant international tree.

Garden Grill for dinner was great. It was fun seeing the restaurant rotate and the food was really good. It is served family style, so you don't have to get up or move around at all. Just sit back and relax and let food be brought to you. We got beef, turkey and fish and a whole bunch of sides to share. P's kids meal had chicken and mac and cheese (with goldfish crackers sprinkled on it?).

While we ate we got to meet farmer mickey, chip, dale and pluto. The restaurant must not be that huge, because the characters made their rounds three times while we ate so we got lots of interaction time. So fun.

We also got to take a spin on the Nemo ride that first night because it had no wait.

The other Epcot night we got to visit with the classic characters, ate dinner at Marrakesh, went to the Candlelight Processional and rode Soarin' and spaceship earth (well I did).

We had a great time meeting Mickey, Pluto and Minnie Mouse. Perry loved Minnie the best. He thinks she is just awesome. We let Minnie put P's mouse ears on and he immediately rolled his eyes. Like "really?" It was cute and the photopass photographer busted out laughing. But then Perry embraced them and was all smiles with his favorite female mouse.

Seeing the Candlelight Processional was a big bucket list thing. It is essentially a famous person narrating the Christian Christmas story with a full orchestra and choir in the background singing. While we were there the narrator was Steven Curtis Chapman. It was spectacular.

The other notable experience at Epcot was the consumption of the infamous croissant doughnut (or "cronut"). It was so yummy.

We never got to see Illuminations with it's special holiday tag at the end. But it was at 10:30 each night and that was just too late to be out in the parks with Perry.  Just too much to do, and too little time.

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