Epcot and Magic Kingdom

As well as looking at property to buy during our recent trip to Florida, we still found time to visit Epcot and Magic Kingdom – but so did the rest of the world, apparently!

Epcot is as fabulous as ever; the updated “The Seas” now features Nemo and friends from the animated movie – these gulls cheerfully call “Mine” ๐Ÿ™‚


Our trip to Magic Kingdom was the only day when the weather wasn’t perfect, sunny and 80s – instead it rained on and off throughout the day and evening (but it was still about 70!) … being New Years Eve, it was probably the busiest day of the year for the park!ย There were long queues everywhere – some rides had queues of more than 1-1/2 hours – we chose to do things that didn’t involve so much queueing, like riding the railroad.
We did get a “fast pass” for Splash Mountain – we spent a couple of hours elsewhere in the park till our fast pass time came, but that shortened the actual queueing time to maybe 15 minutes …

 

We watched a (wet) parade, Mickey’s Once Upon A ChristmasTime Parade:

 

We also stayed for the 8pm fireworks (no pics of them due to camera limitations) … afterwards, we joined many others exiting the park (but even more people stayed till 2am, through the second (New Years) fireworks) …

 

Winter Summer Land

Margaret and I are spending time between Christmas and New Years down in Florida, near Walt Disney World. A lot of time is being spent driving around … but this afternoon we had time to play Mini Golf, and I took Margaret to Disney’s Winter Summer Land (that I’d seen when here for Mickey & MINI)
There are two identical “course” layouts, one themed in summertime, and one in winter – of course, playing the winter course with mock snow & ice, when it’s hot hot hot, is the better choice ๐Ÿ™‚

 

The 2008 NorthAmericanMotoring calendar

Did you get yours yet?

Another fine calendar, although unlike last year I didn’t recognize any cars ๐Ÿ˜‰

As well as the June picture above (and note the list of events on the right!), other great pics include January (view from inside a MINI on the track), September (trees & MINI) and December (snowed MINI badge).
Thanks, NorthAmericanMotoring (head over to their store if you want to order one)