Started off the morning waking up just before 8am and was out waiting for a bus shortly after 8. Arrived at the Magic Kingdom around 8:30 and had a few minute wait for the opening celebration. Watched the show then joined the masses moving up Main Street. Some of my group walked ahead to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and waited only a couple minutes to ride. I roamed around Main Street, the hub, and into Fantasyland to rejoin them. Then we all walked over to Frontierland. They walked onto Big Thunder and I played the Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom then we took the Disneyland Railroad to Storybook Circus. Walked around there then strolled through Fantasyland and around the Castle. I paid a visit to the Swiss Family Tree House and then Pirates which had a 10 minute wait. Made my way back to Main Street and watched the Trolley show at a couple of stops then met a friend at the bus stop and we walked over to the Contemporary. Took some pictures of the Christmas tree and then then of the Christmas decorations inside before grabbing lunch with our extended group at the Contempo Café. Some hung around there to go fishing and I set off for the Polynesian to see the new to me lobby and other projects. Walked out by the Bungalows and then along the water to the Grand Floridian. Strolled through the villas and into the lobby. Took my fill of pictures then boarded a monorail back to the Magic Kingdom. Wandered up Main Street USA and into Liberty Square. Stopped at another Sorcerers kiosk then found a spot to watch the Festival of Fantasy Parade near the Diamond Horseshoe. After the parade walked through Adventureland and then the shops on Main Street to exit the park. Hopped on a Monorail to the Contemporary to find the rest of my group. Then some of use took a launch to the Wilderness Lodge, others Fort Wilderness. Walked through the lobby of the Wilderness Lodge and up to the 5th floor for some pictures then back to the boat dock to catch one to Fort Wilderness. Joined everyone else for dinner at Trails End. After dinner took the bus to the Studios. Walked by the Launch Bay and Dance Party then joined the mob to see the Osborne Lights. Wandered around the lights then made our way out of the park. The Friendship line was back to the Christmas tree so walked to Epcot. Made my way to the FastPass+ viewing area and waited about 30 minutes for Illuminations. After the show strolled back through World Showcase to the International gateway and the Beach Club to call it a night.
Steps – 31,254
Miles – 11.8
Moderate Pace walking steps – 22,608
Moderate Pace time – 197
Images from today:
Here is an archive/listing of the live pictures posted to the blog today. Be sure to follow along for more pictures in the coming days. Below are a selection of the highlights. Once I return home I will be posting full picture sets.