Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SeaWorld Christmas Pictures

SeaWorld added plenty of new lights this year. There are plenty great shows and live entertainment. The SeaGarden has red Christmas trees this year, they don't dance but very nice when lit at night. Shamus happy harbor also looks fantastic at night, this is where you can meet Shamu Santa.

The ice skating show Winter Wonderland On Ice, Sesame Street Christmas, Countdown to Christmas with Clyde and Seamore, Polar Express Experience, Sea of Trees and Shamus Christmas Miracles all back again this year.


The Christmas Market sells kettle corn, s'mores, funnel cake fries, burgers, turkey legs... It is also where you will find live entertainment and a great place to see the Sea of Trees

Monday, November 28, 2011

Epcot Resorts holiday lobby displays

Checkout the displays at the Yacht, Beach and Boardwalk lobby for the holidays. A gingerbread carousel, a snowy train village and a gazebo with Stitch.









Chocolate Display at Disney's Swan Hotel.




More of SeaWorld Christmas tomorrow!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shamu Christmas Miracles 2011

Shamu's Christmas Miracle's returns for SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Diveded into 4 segemtns of the show. Or scroll below to watch the full show.









Watch the full show here:





Also from last year the Sea of Trees. The view from the Christmas Market




SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration O Wondrous Night

A new show at Seaworld Orlando. O Wondrous Night - The Greatest story never told. Choir, life sized puppets and live animals tell the Christmas story in a unique way. Performed at the Nautilus Theater during SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration. Here is a clip of the finale of the 35 min show.





Holiday Reflections fireworks from the Bayside Stadium.






Uploading more videos from SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration check back soon!


Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday's Around The World Epcot

Yesterday, Epcot kicked off with it's Holidays Around the World celebration. Storyteller from the countries at World Showcase talk about holiday traditions.(click to enlarge)

Canada: Nowell, a Canadian lumberjack as he tells of his journey to find Santa at Christmastime.


 China: Watch the agile Monkey King weave his tall tale twists and turns celebrating Chinese New Year!



France: Find Piere Noel as he shares a letter from a little girl that recreates the magic of Christmas through the eyes of a child.


Germany: Listen as Helga tells the story of the Christmas tree and the tale of her first Nutcracker.



Italy: Visit with Italy's good Christmas witch, La Befana, as she 
remembers the Epiphany and her first Christmas 2,000 years ago!



Japan (above): Hear the fascinating story of the Daruma doll and the Japanese customs of New Year!



Kwanza (below): Experience the spirit of Kwanzaa, a celebration of family, creativity and community.




Mexico: Celebrate with Los Tres Reyes Magos. The three kings as they tell of their journey to the Posada and traditions today.





Morocco: (above) Drum with Taarji, as he celebrates the customs of Ramadan and Ashura.

Norway: (below) Meet the storyteller Sigrid who will tell you the mischievous Christmas Gnome Julenissen.







Santa: (above) Whisper your Christmas wish to Santa and Mrs Clause will be there too!


United Kingdom: ( below) Spend a moment with jolly Father Christmas, as he makes traditions from Christmas past just as fun today!




End the night with Illuminations Reflections of earth with a Holiday finale.




Sunday, November 20, 2011

Osborne Dancing Lights 2011

The Osborne lights only dance to a few tunes, here are a couple of them. Check out the new canopy lights while the lights dance.


The light come on at dusk and dance periodically.
There are 40 snow machines and 16,000 gallons of snow fluid are used.
There are 40 Hidden Micey's in the display
The canopy of lights has over 21,000 color changing LED lights
100 Angels flying overhead
The entire display has over 5 million lights.
















Saturday, November 19, 2011

Disney's Contemporary Resort Christmas

 Christmas tree at the front of the Contemporary Hotel
The large Mickey wreath has been placed on the Magic Kingdom side of the building.

The Grand Floridian has a gingerbread house, while the Contemporary has a gingerbread tree.
The tree is located on the same floor as Chef Mickey's. They also sell similar baked goods like the Grand Floridian.





Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade

Last week Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade was switched up for Christmas and now called the Jingle Jungle Parade. The parade jeeps and characters are the same, but dressed up for the Holidays. The parade is preformed at 3:45 pm daily and starts in Africa by Kilimanjaro safaris and goes around the tree of life.


Minnie's safari jeep smells like marshmallows / hot cocoa, and checkout the naughty and nice list on the side of Santa Goofy's jeep.

If you are in no rush but want to see the parade a great viewing spot is in Africa. The parade comes back to Africa once it circles the tree. By this time (around 4:15) most of the crowds would have followed the parade to get to the exit.







Here is the regular version of the parade.





Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Grand Floridian 2011 Gingerbread House


The 2011 Gingerbread House at Diseny's Grand Flordian Hotel is now open. The house opened on Monday the 14th.






Price list below (click to enlarge)



* made from classic "gingerbread" lebkuchen recipe
















Epcot / Epcot Resort Updates

Now that the Food and Wine Festival is over Epcot is more peaceful again, for a couple of days at least.... Christmas decorations have been going up since taking out the booths for F&W.
American Gardens theater setting up for the Candlelight Processional which start 11.25


The line-up celebrity guest narrators for the Candlelight Processional  (CLICK TO ENLARGE)




The lobby at the Boardwalk has been cleared of most of it's furniture to make room for Christmas decorations
Stitch at the front of Epcot with Christmas lights in hand.
The Christmas tree at the American Adventure at Epcot has moved over to the side this year. If I remember correctly it was front and center last year.
A stage has been set-up near the Fountain of Nations perhaps for the gospel choir group from the previous years?

Goofy and Donald at the front of Epcot.

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