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 2017

For downtown tree lighting this year, we parked where we will one day live, at Stanton Estates, and walked into town; good dinner at Tasting Room┬áthen joined the many other people for the countdown to tree lighting – and watched the City Hall video projection for a while too. I made a short Apple Memories video:

If you prefer photos, here’s a selection: