November 27 – December 5, 2010

Ange and I are making a special trip to WDW for the holiday season.  I have a special surprise for her (half a Christmas gift for her, half something I want to do), that I can’t reveal here, just in case.  But the plan as known:

Sunday, November 28: Fly down from Hartford, and take Magical Express to Pop Century.  Then head over to Hollywood Studios for the afternoon and evening.  Ange is very excited about seeing the new Lotso meet-and-greet, from Toy Story 3.  And of course we have to see the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights.
Monday, November 29: Epcot in the morning.  After hitting all the big attractions, we’ll walk out the International Gateway and tour the Epcot-area resorts to look at the holiday decorations.  We’re especially interested in seeing the Gingerbread carousel at Beach Club.  Then back to Epcot for the evening to see some story tellers, have dinner at Le Cellier, and enjoy the Candlelight Processional.  The evening ends with IllumiNations with the special holiday tag.
Tuesday, November 30: Magic Kingdom in the morning.  After hitting all the big attractions, we’ll do the monorail loop of the MK-area hotels.  Of special interest here is the Gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian.  Then perhaps we’ll take water launches to see how Fort Wilderness and Wilderness Lodge decorate for Christmas.  Then back to the MK that afternoon to see the Muppets pre-parade, and in the evening for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.
Wednesday, December 1: Animal Kingdom.  We have to make sure we see the Mickey’s Jingle Jungle parade.  After the park closes, we’re going over to Animal Kingdom Lodge to see the decorations there and to have dinner at Boma.
Thursday, December 2: I have to fly back in the morning, as I actually have to work a half day when I get home (0 vacation hours left…).  I don’t know what Ange will be doing that day, but she’ll fly back home later in the evening.

UPDATE This trip has been extended for 3 days, due to my having a floating holiday for Christmas this year. So I’m taking Friday December 3 off, and we have a new 3-night reservation at All Star Movies. We have pretty much nothing planned for these extra three nights, we’re just going to take them as they come.