On 22 November we arrived in Orlando. For this we had been
firstly in California. Just pick up the rental car and then direction hotel.
This was at the International
Drive, de Quality Plaza Inn hotel. But yes the drive we had found very quickly,
but now still the hotel. Firstly east of the drive the problem was you can never
see the numbers. Therefore now the other side of the drive and yes we found the
right side. In 2000, we have been in Orlando also, but it changed a lot in 6
years. After check in, we went to the room, this was at the 6 flour, but
fortunately there was a lift.
following morning we went to Magic Kingdom. It was not far to drive,
approximately 10 minutes. It was deliciously, such a 24° C and that by the end
of November. We had pick up our Magic your Way passes at the entrance.
had ordered in the
Netherlands. A 10 days Hopper pass with 6 fun visits, for example the
water parks and Disney Quest. Firstly we had to go with the boat or the monorail to
the entrance of the park. We took the boat, because there went so much with the
monorail. Your ticket must with a finger impression through the control. So they
can check if the ticket is yours. We are looking where we go and makes
some photos. First of all to the castle. You can not go inside the castle. Here belongs
Cinderella. Further to
Mickey's PhilharMagic a 3D film. Afterwards to It's a Small World. To look if
this was also beautiful decorated with Christmas decoration, like in Disneyland.
But no, here and there what decoration. It was already food time, so we
looked up for something. Here after we went to
ToonTown. We have made the most
pictures from the house of Mickey Mouse, which we had not done in Disneyland. At
15.00 hour started the parade.
We went direction the castle and saw that there
several people. It was fortunately nice weather, therefore you could sit on
the pavement. The parade always starts 5 or 10 minutes to late.
The Disney Dreams Comes
True Parade was also in Christmas environment. If these had finished, we
only had to twist our self and we could see the next show. It was for the castle
where the Dream Along With Mickey
was given. We saw the show from 16.35 hour. Hereafter
we will changed our clothes for long trousers and a
waistcoat. Because this evening became the
an evening parade with millions of lights and after that we want to see Wishes a fire work show. And the
evenings became fresher.
This time was
Epcot to the turn. This exist from two parts, as it happens, Future
World and World Showcase. We took firstly Future World and will first hold a
fast pass for
Track. In 1 hour we could come back to this attraction.
you saw everywhere entertainment and we drink some thing in the meantime, then it was time for
the fast pass. Test Track is a fantastic attraction, which you must see definitely.
Furthermore to The living Seas where real fish swims in a huge aquarium,
Journey Into Imagination with Figment the dragon what let you hear, sees and
smelling, Living with the Land, where you goes with a boat through the vegetable
gardens. And of course Soarin', where you goes with the low-powered aircraft
above California, this attraction you cannot mist that. You must do this
attraction. Now to World Showcase with the countries Mexico where you make a boat ride
with a small boat, Norway here too by boat to the Viking area, China with 360°
film during 14 minutes and outside acrobats, Germany no attractions but you can
enjoy the beer and wine, Italy with the San Marco Square in Venice
with pastas, America with 30 minutes show The American Adventure
an Inspirational Story of America and its people, also a singing acapella group
inside the building, Japan had show
with a geisha, Morocco here you walk through the kashba, France with the Eiffeltower and 20
minutes lasting film concerning rural France, United Kingdom with his pubs, outside actions and
don't forget the red phone cells and finally
Canada here also a 360° film to see of approximately 22 minutes.
Pictures of these countries.
In the evening we would remain for the
Illuminations: Reflection of Earth.
This fire work show starts at 21.00 hour. For that time we had to eat and
changed our clothes again. There stood a cold wind this evening. We will eat in
Germany sauerkraut with bratwurst (acid cabbage with fry sausage). That
tasted perfectly and no we drink no beer. At 19.30 hour we saw that several
people was seating for the fire work. We found a bank
where we could see it well. It was worth the effort of waiting.
The next day
was Sunday and we would go to Kennedy Space park .
Today was Animal Kingdom to the turn. Animal
Kingdom have been divided in 7
countries know Oasis, Discovery Island, Camp Minnie and Mickey, Africa, Rafiki's
Planet Watch, Asia, DinoLand U.S.A. it was the first time that it a raining, but the temperature was very well. No sun. At the beginning
we made what
pictures made of the entry.
First we took Oasis. In the Oasis Exhibits you
make a walk along several animals. Furthermore to Discovery Island. Here
centrally stand the Tree or Live, where you can walk around and the attraction
It's Tough to be a Bug. A 3D show with Flik and Hopper, some creepy-crawly
moments in the dark. Afterwards we went to Camp Minnie-Mickey where we saw the
Pocahontas and her Forest Friend show. Something further was the Festival of the Lion King, a show with music,
dance and speciality performances, plus sing along with the characters from the Lion King film was. Very beautiful. The sun
came slowly by, in the meanwhile was it lunch time. We went to Africa for eating
something. In Africa you find
Kilimanjaro Safaris, where you
ride in an open air safari through
the African savannah's. You see there among other things giraffes, gazelles,
elephants, lions and rhinoceroses roam freely. And the Pagini Forest Exploration Trail where
you sees especially birds and fish during this walking tour. It started what to rain.
At three o'clock the
Mickey's Jasmine Jungle Parade started therefore we search for a place to see this parade. In Africa
just before the
bridge we could sit exactly on a little wall. The rain stopped and the sun came.
It looks immediately nicer.
After ending th parade we went further
in Animal Kingdom. In Rafiki's Planet Watch are 4 know
attractions Wildlife Express train, a non stop rustic express train, we went in small station in
open train, which leave each 7 minutes, the first stop was Habitat Habit from where you can
go to the Conservation station and Affection section. In Asia Flights of Wonders
you watch amazing birds enthral you with incredible flights, Maharajah Jungle Trek, where you walk
through the ruin of an old palace to be able see
exotic animals. Also to see tapirs and tigers, Kai River Rapids, a water
attraction on the Chakranadi River, you will becomes soaked in any case, Expedition
Everest - Legend of Forbidden Mountain. these had been closed unfortunately closed
when we were there. Dinoland U.S.A. we did not do that, because it is mainly a
playground. There are a couple attractions, but that we found not nicely.
We returned to Magic Kingdom for
therefore we had reserved tickets for Monday evening . In the afternoon we got a
bracelet, so that they could see that we pay for the
party, which started at 19.00 hour.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parade
"Holiday Wishes" Celebrate the Spirit of the Season
Mickey's "Twas the Night Before Christmas" Show
"Celebrate the Season" Show
Character Dance Parties
Meet Santa Claus
Free hot chocolate and cookies
Firstly we wanted still somewhere
buy what food, but
a lot of restaurants had been closed already, because the park closed at 18.30
hour for the
There was nevertheless considerably checked if you had your bracelet. Firstly a
hot chocolate with cookies. Afterwards we search a spot
at the castle for the
Merry Christmas Parade which would come at 20.15 hour.
Almost the same time started a
show for the castle also. It was still busy. After the parade we went to the
Galaxy Palace theatre in Tomorrow land where
Mickey's 'T was the Night before Christmas show
came. This was almost the same as
the show Paris. When the show had finished the fire work Holiday
Wishes-Celebrate the Spirit or the Season started a little while ago. We hold
another hot chocolate and then to the next show.
"Celebrate the Season Show". We saw
the last show at 23.40. There was also still on 2 spots the Character dance
party. At the City Hall you could on the photograph with Santa Claus. Around
twelve hours we went direction the car and go to the hotel..
The next day was the fourth and last park to the turn, Disney's MGM studios. The
again well, but we were exactly on the parking place and there it started to rain,
so we had to wait in the car till the most
was concerning. But nevertheless take along with us the rain jackets. There was
enough to see for making pictures.
The first attraction was the
Great Movie Ride in Hollywood boulevard, where you
see the traditional films, we went then to Animation Courtyard to see
the Voyage of the Little Mermaid, unfortunately we had no pictures of this show
which lasted 17 minutes. The Magic or Disney Animation a 15
minutes lasting show, where you can see how your animated favourites comes to
live. Playhouse Disney
is a Live interactive stage show special for small children. It was time for the
Disney Stars and Motor Cars
almost a quarter for three and was still not busy. But later the people came and
stand along the side road. We took hereafter the
Disney MGM Studios Backlot Tour, a tram along the different attributes of the film. We were suddenly in Streets or America, I think
we take the wrong way, there
we saw first the Muppet Vision 3D. Afterwards the
Motors Action Extreem Stunt Show. Almost
the same as the show in Paris, only here no
visitors of the platform participate to the show. But it remains a fantastic
Back to the car and in the evening to
Downtown Disney. We were there already a couple
of times and now will we really buy the things to take with us. We went firstly
to our hotel and eat and afterwards we went to Downtown Disney.
This day go we to MGM studios. We had not yet seen everything. We had the time
strolled through Echo Lakes. Here we took
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, 30
minutes lasting live show with many stunts from the equal film. We take also the Sounds Dangerous in which Drew Carey all kinds of sounds
from the films and sometimes are complete in the darkness.
Now we go to the
Mickey Avenue. There we had see still 2 attractions, known Journey into Narnia and
Walt Disney - One Man's Dream. This is a
self guided tour of the beginning of
Walt Disney until the park in Disneyland Resort Paris. Full with pictures and
scale models of the several castles of the parks and the new countries in the
parks. At the end there is a film concerning Walt Disney's live. Street entertainment
finds you everywhere and is generally very nicely. Now we will go to the Sunset boulevard
for the Musical Beauty and the Beast in the
covered live on Stage.
It is already rapidly full. The musical
lasts 30 minutes and is in Broadway Style. A super show.
We saw the show at
15.45 hour. After this we went firstly to drink a cola, we walk slowly to the
entrance to pick up a rain jacket, because we continued this evening to see Fantasmic and it
looks that the rain is coming soon.
We returned and eat firstly what food at
Rosie's All American Cafe. Hereafter we walked back to the Streets of America
for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Which
started at 18.00 hour .
Where millions lights dance synchronously on Holiday music in the Streets of
America accompanied with a magical snowfall.
The houses are all covered with lights.
It was time to walk back to the Sunset boulevard for Fantasmic. The show started
at 19.00 hour. There was announced that the show still be could
postponed because of, weather the sky looks very dark, but it remained dry.
evening show with lasers, lifts and water fountains and special effects with
Mickey and the other Disney characters. Unfortunately the pictures are not beautiful, perhaps the next time. On
our way out we made still some pictures of parking shields and
drive then to Downtown Disney.
The next day we would go to shop in the Outlet
We wanted also go to the larger ware houses such as Macy's
to look around. But in the evening we went to Disney Board Walk. First we go to
Downtown Disney from there we took to bus to the hotel. I think in the summer
time is is nicer than this time. There were not many people over there. But we
have seen it. The 10 days were over in Orlando, but yes 2 days you
lost already by travelling. We had a marvellous time and at home you see than
always, oh there we have not been, but must remain for next the time.
When that ever will be. Saturday at 09.30 hour we left to the airport and fly to
the Netherlands and arrived Sunday at 07.00 on Schiphol.