Thursday, December 18, 2008

Our Trip to Disney - Day 3

Saturday morning we had a photo session scheduled at the Grand Floridian Resort for 10:00 am. Andrew and I haven't had any professional pictures taken of us since our wedding, almost 5 years ago. Disney offers Prof. Photo Sessions at several of their resorts, so when we found out we were going to Disney, I made an appointment for us. The Grand Floridian is a beautiful resort, and I hope to be able to stay there one day.

We got up at about 8:00 am again, and headed over to the Resort early so we could eat Breakfast. The photo session was supposed to last 30 minutes, but the photographer we had, asked if we wanted to go a little longer. We said sure, and it ended up lasting about 45 minutes. He was a great photographer, and we got almost 100pictures. It was a lot of fun too. Being able to spend some alone time with Andrew was really nice. Here are just a few pictures from our session.

After the photo session, we went to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Andrew wanted to see the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show. We have never seen it, and it was great! Very exciting! We had a fast pass for Tower of Terror, so we went and did that. That is my least favorite ride, but Andrew loves it, so I tolerate it.
The tree in front of the Studios
We had made arrangements to meet up with the family at 3:00 at Epcot for a late lunch at the Mexican Restaurant. So, we headed that way. We didn't end up getting seated in the restaurant till 4:00 pm. All of the food was very good.

After our late lunch, it was almost time for the Candlelight Processional. We had tickets for the 6:45 show, but people start lining up an hour before. We went and got in line, and they started letting people in at 6:15. The Candlelight Processional is a moving presentation of the Christmas story in readings by a celebrity narrator and music by a Mass choir and 50-piece orchestra. The celebrity narrator for our show was Monique Coleman. She is in the High School Musical Movies. Anyway, the Candlelight Processional was very good and I am impressed that Disney does something like this. They read the Christmas story right from the Bible. After that, we hung around Epcot to see the fireworks display -"IllumiNations Reflections of Earth." Fireworks are one thing that Disney definitely knows how to do right. They are incredible. After the fireworks, we went back to the resort and went to bed. It was a full day, but a fun day. We crammed a lot into one day, but we enjoyed every minute of it.
Up Next - Day 4 - Going Home


Hawklady said...

Love the pictures and the candlelight processional sounds great!

Jessica said...

The professional pictures were beautiful! I think my favorite is the one on the hammock.

We ate at that Mexican restaurant. It has such a great atmosphere. Did you ride the little ride in there?