It has become a tradition in my family to go to Walt Disney World one weekend in December to kickoff the Holiday season.
This weekend we drove the four hours north to Orlando, for the experience of the sights and sounds of the season. We were hoping for cooler weather but no luck. The Miami weather fallowed us to central Florida.
This year for the first time, we attended the Candlelight Processional at EPCOT. This event retells the story of Christmas with a special celebrity narrator, accompany by a live orchestra and a mass choir. Last year we tried to go but the lines were impossible, this year we purchased a package with dinner at an EPCOT restaurant and tickets to the show, it was worth every penny. The celebrity narrator for the weekend was fellow Cuban American actor Andy Garcia; he is my wife’s favorite actor.
If you are going to be in Disney during the holidays, I strongly recommend this show, if it doesn’t get you into the Christmas spirit, nothing will. (Sorry no pictures, I left the camera in the hotel)
Another reason we go this time of the year is for the decorations, specially the flowers. This year I was a little disappointed, it looked like Disney skimped on decorations and especially real flowers, it must be the economy.
All in all we had a great time, but most important we had quality family time together.