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Published: December 19th 2013
"Salagadoola mechicka boola bibbidi-bobbidi-boo, Put 'em together and what have you got bibbidi-bobbidi boo (Cinderlla)
So our princess storytelling lunch was pretty cool overall despite that "other thing"...
We were treated like princesses at the Royal Akershus Hall in Norway
in the World's Showcase at Epcot. The girls were all dressed up & looked so adorable! They all had their autograph books and upon entering the Royal Hall, we had a photo opt with Belle. The pictures that were professionally taken are pretty stunning. We were told by the time our lunch was over our pics would be delivered in a frame to our table.
Lunch consisted of a 3 entree meal; appetizers from a buffet which included smoked salmon, shrimp, fresh salmon, salad bar, deli meat & antipasto bar, with cheese etc. I was surprised at the amount of adult food there was for us adults to choose from.
For the main meal I had a pan-seared salmon with a potato bacon celery hash with a salmon bacon gastrique (fancy word for a flavored sauce) & grilled asparagus. Linda had Norwegian meatballs served with mashed potatoes, gravy and lingonberry sauce. Kids had pasta,
pizza etc. and Lara enjoyed a really nice gluten free lunch with dinner rolls (a rarity!)
Dessert was a Chef's dessert, which consisted of a chocolate mousse, rice pudding, carrot cake...all very good and tasty. Better than I expected to be honest.
After we took in more of Epcot, and Al and Lara decided to stay on at Epcot to take in the fireworks show again. They wandered around seeing all the countries & courtyards and it truly is a magical experience how they have designed every country around a huge lagoon. There are boats available to take you from one side of the lake to the other, taking a few steps off your weary feet. Each country sells its own souvenirs and "goods" so it's cool to see what is made where. Guess what's the first thing you see going into the Canadian shop? Yeah, Tim Horton's. A good history lesson for kids (eye rolling begins). Hollywood Studios
We circled back to Hollywood Studios on Tuesday to take in it all once again. We strolled Hollywood Boulevard, Sunset Boulevard, and took in stunt shows and rides. We saw this spectacular stunt show with cars &
motorbikes. Wow,you get to witness uniquely designed cars that perform high-speed chases packed with precise, split-second spins & misses. Just like in the movies. It's really thrilling and hard to believe they can perform these feats without accidents! You'll even feel the heat from fiery explosions & see stunt men fall from 5 story buildings. Wowwwww.
We ended the night with Fantasmic.
This show should come with a warning label; it's truly an unbelievable jaw dropping outdoor magical spectacle that any theme park would be hard pressed to outdo. Set in an outdoor 8,200 seat ampitheatre, the production uses lasers, & images projected on a shroud of mist, fireworks and lighting effects & music in combination to give you such a stunning adventure that there are times you just can hardly believe what the heck is happening around you. (OK take a breath...ahhhhh, now that's better)
It's a very powerful show about good versus evil, and ahem, I guess we know that "good" wins out here! 😊 At every fireworks show at Disney, you rarely witness kids being scared which is a juggling act of providing wow without the "POW". If you go, get there early; unless you
have Linda and Martha who will hold your seats (thank you guys!)
Well no room for Fantasmic pics here; you'll just have to wait till the next one. Here's a mish-mash of pics to look at!
Wednesday we filled the day at Epcot in the morning & Magic Kingdom for a spectacular evening. Christmas here rocks; but as nice as it is, it's not home. I'm a little homesick this time of the year. xoxo
Thanks for the comments; when you're away from home it's always nice to hear from you all.
Signing off from the big "D"
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