Returning to Epcot after a year away

This year, with moving house and with the fact that the Disney parks are ever more busy and ever more expensive, we didn’t renew our passes – so we’ve not been to Disney since November last year (our recent visit to Disney Springs doesn’t really count, as that doesn’t require a pass to get in!)

But we recently bought passes once again and for the first time this year returned to Disney Epcot to see the Christmas decorations – of which there was surprisingly little really, other than Mickey & Minnie at the entrance, and the huge tree at the start of World Showcase.

We did our traditional rides on Soaring, NEMO, and Living With The Land – which was quite nicely decorated and the first time we’ve ever traveled through the greenhouses at night! Here’s an assortment of photos …


Winter Garden tree lighting 2015

Unlike last year, we headed to Winter Garden downtown early this year, got parked and had dinner before the tree lighting – smart move because it’s popular and busy! When we arrived, we were greeted with a big sign and lighted trees (but not the big one, yet):

There’s quite a few people already, with more than an hour to go; the tree is decorated, but not yet lit:

After dinner, and sunset, it’s tree lighting time!


Perhaps more impressive, Winter Garden City Hall had a projection system set up to give beautiful changing images:

It’s a nice town we live in 🙂