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From Morning ’til Night

December 14, 2021

One month ago, it was the most busy day of our WDW trip, thanks to several events that were part of the podcast meetup for Disney Dish. Setting an alarm was necessary, as we had to be at the entrance of Epcot earlier than we’d been anywhere else the whole trip so far. It was worth it, as we got to have brunch in one of the corporate lounges inside the park. It was a perspective I’ve never seen Epcot from before, so that was worth it in itself. There was a presentation as well; I’m sorry to say I don’t remember much of that other than I wished there was more of an opportunity to listen to the music that was playing … it was all written for Epcot pavilions but never used and can’t be found on the internet either.

View of Epcot from a private lounge with Spaceship Earth and the former Universe of Energy building

 

We had enough time to do a few attractions at Epcot before we had to leave for the next event, a podcast taping plus Q&A session at the conference center attached to the Contemporary (another place we’d never been at Disney before). There were snacks, too, both savory and sweet, including Mickey ice cream bars and rainbow sprinkle cupcakes.

White cupcake with white frosting and rainbow sprinkles in the cake and atop the frosting

 

The sun was setting when we went out to our car after the podcast taping to change clothes for the evening event, and I could not resist taking many many photos of that.

Sunset over the Grand Floridian

 

We made our way over to Magic Kingdom via a stop at the Grand Floridian to see the gingerbread cottage in the lobby (larger than the tiny houses that are all the rage these days). We were able to see the regular fireworks at the park before the Very Merriest After Hours event started. That had its own fireworks show later, along with a parade and some snacks included in the price. There were a few podcast events during the evening; we chose to go to only a couple of them, spending the rest of the time enjoying the short lines for attractions. It felt like the old days, when you could just show up at the park and wander around and ride pretty much whatever you wanted without waiting forever.

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Cinderella Castle at WDW with Christmas projection on it

 
By the time we got back to our car after the party, we’d been on Disney property for about 16 hours. That’s a long, long day.

Gallery with photos from Days 10 through 14 is here.

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On this date in 2020: Monday Off
2019: Environmental Impact
2018: Road Tripping
2017: Throwback Thursday: 1968
2016: Pouty Face Felt Girl
2015: Wintery
2014: Quilt Show Flashback
2013: No entry
2012: I Can’t Even
2011: Minimal Effort
2010: Spicy Random
2009: Star of Light
2008: Dinner and a Show
2007: WDW 5: Not Quite the Final Frontier & Holiday Spirit
2006: Textile Thursday
2005: Trash into Something
2004: Skiing, Snickers, and Stuff
2003: Thumbs Up for Snow
2002: Zoo Baby Quilt




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