Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas at Disney!

The Rahns Do Disney - Our pre-Christmas adventure!!

After months of planning and counting down - this mini-vacation finally arrived! I was finally going to get to experience Christmas at Disney - a bucket list item for me. Don was fully supporting this adventure to Disney World during one of the busiest weeks of the year!! I love him so much for doing Disney in December - he gets the husband of the year award!! As it turns out - it was no worse than our summer weeks and the temperatures were about 20 degrees cooler - still in the 80s during the day and 60s after dark.  Soooo much fun!!


We are finally here!!!

They vacation so well together!! Love to see them getting along...

 Animal Kingdom

floating mountains in Pandora land

Katie dragged her on!

Hollywood Studios

ready for Star Tours - we rode it 3x

a selfie with Chewie

Chewie's is bigger! ;)

got to meet Star Lord and Groot!!

Katie's favorites!!

found a way to meet up with Trey and Abby (our flower girl and Don's cousin from PA)

Magic Kingdom - Mickey's Christmas Party

Finally got to Be Our Guest restaurant for dinner!

We had the Grey stuff!

It was delicious!!

Monorail Tour of Resorts

Grand Floridian lobby!

Life size Gingerbread house - all edible at Grand Floridian

Contemporary Resort - Cinderella's castle all made of gingerbread


Love the decorations in World Showcase!

girls were both so excited to meet Joy and Sadness from Inside Out!

 The Epcot Holiday storytellers were awesome!! Each country had someone come out and tell stories and traditions from that country!!

Pere Noel in France

La Befana in Italy - the Christmas witch (good witch gives presents to kids while she is looking for Baby Jesus)

Norway - telling the story of the mischievous Barn Santa and how he leaves presents for kids

Frozen ride in Norway really wasn't scary - just a big dip and we were worried we were going to get wet :)

Wilderness Lodge

Love the decorations in the Wilderness Lodge!

Hollywood Studios - part 2

we ate dinner at Hollywood and Vine with the characters in their Christmas outfits

ready for Buzz Lightyear ride

Sunset Blvd light show - projected onto Tower of Terror! Very cool!!

Look who we found:

It was very crowded and we knew lots of Loudoun County would be there - and we didn't expect to see them!!! It shows what a small world it is after all!! :)

random run-in with Katie's friend Hannah and her family at Epcot

random run in with Carleigh's friend Celine and her family

sort of random meet up with Paula - one of Laura's colleagues from LCPS


It was an awesome adventure!! Lots of fun memories and a bucket list item crossed off! Christmas at Disney! Check!!

Till we meet again:

We will be back, and not until this wall is down and Star Wars land is alive! 2019 and beyond!! Can't wait!!