Disney Bucket List: Celebrating Christmas at WDW!

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Orange Loop. Today we are sharing our Disney Bucket Lists and what you should add to yours.


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When it comes to bucket lists, especially Disney bucket lists, it seems like everyone has at least one.  For me, I probably have a 100 or so bucket lists, each one different from the last.  However, at the top of my bucket list — my ultimate Disney bucket list — is celebrating Christmas at Walt Disney World!

When you start talking about things to do at Walt Disney World for Christmas, there are five main things that I want to tackle when I’m able to go with my family.  This list is in no particular order of importance to me, I want to experience all of these.

Magic Kingdom

First and foremost, I want to experience the splendor that is Main Street, U.S.A. in it’s Christmas finest.  Seeing the exquisite building lit up and decorated, catching the magical feeling that you have on Main Street, and hearing the songs from the performers, I can only imagine what it is like.  Additionally, I want to experience the different changes that the Cast Members employ on the various attractions.  An example of this is the Jingle Cruise.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Another thing that I want to experience when I’m celebrating Christmas is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.  This party is something that I absolutely want to do one time.  From what I understand, most people feel like experiencing it once is all you need, because this separate ticket experience is kind of pricey.  But for someone who’s never been there before, I definitely feel like it is something we need to experience.

Epcot’s Candlelight Processional

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Every year at the Epcot theme park, Walt Disney World unveils the incredible Candlelight Processional.  Located at the amphitheater outside of the American Adventure Pavilion, the Candlelight Processional is a special event that involves a guest narrator and special musical performers to tell the story of Jesus’ birth.  For this reason alone, I absolutely have it in my list of things I need to experience at Walt Disney World.

Holidays around the World

Coupled with the Candlelight Processional is the Holidays around the World exhibits at each of the Pavilions.  These special festivals tell the holiday traditions that you can encounter at each country.  Unique and charming, I believe that hearing these different variations on Christmas will leave a lasting impression with me, and would you also.

Resort Hopping

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One of the last things I want to experience at Christmas is an in-depth look at how the different resorts get setup for Christmas.  Pictured above, the Wilderness Lodge Christmas Tree is a striking example that I really want to see in person.  Additionally, taking a look at the Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian and the Carousel at the Beach and Yacht Clubs really catches my attention.

The little things at Walt Disney World are what make it the premier vacation destination in the World in my opinion.  Tell me, how did I do on my list?  What have I left off that should be included?  Please let me know in the comments, and thanks for following along on one of our dreams!

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Delicious Dining at ‘Ohana with Lilo & Stitch!

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Green Loop. Today we are sharing some of the best breakfast spots at Disney.


On the opposite side of the Seven Seas Lagoon, almost directly across from the Magic Kingdom, is Disney’s Polynesian Resort.  This resort is the home of many things, but one thing that stands out for us almost as brightly as the resort is the delicious dining experience we have had at ‘Ohana for their Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo & Stitch.

When most people think of the delicious dining at ‘Ohana, they think of the wonderful cuisine they encounter for their dinner menu.  For me, though, I’ve always been a fan of character dining — I am to this day — so when we ate here, we scheduled a late breakfast so that we could enjoy a hearty breakfast, along with some fantastic character interactions!

Most Walt Disney World character breakfasts are the same — Mickey Waffles, eggs, fruit, potatoes, etc — and in some regards, ‘Ohana is very similar.  But what sets this delicious dining experience apart, in my opinion, were the Pua’a (Pork) and the Uala Kahiki (Fried Potatoes).  I even had some of the Hua Paka, and if you ask my wife, you’ll learn that I am not a big fan of eggs!  The sausage was served as links, and they were sweet and savory, and just a hint of spice to them.  The bacon is, as always, good, because everything’s better with bacon, you know, and the fried potatoes, well, they were incredible, to say the least.

In addition to the good food, of course, were the character interactions.  Along with Lilo and Stitch, we were also met by Mickey and Pluto, and some of the interactions between them and Sophie are among my favorite memories from Walt Disney World.

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Stitch Startles Sophie

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Eyes for Mickey

Pluto leans in for a picture!

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Sophie enjoyed her breakfast!

When considering where to take your kids for some great character interactions, give ‘Ohana a lot of consideration.  I think you will enjoy it as much as we did!  Have you eaten at ‘Ohana for breakfast?  If so, what did you think?  Let us know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!  Make sure you check out some of the other great places to eat by my Blogorail teammates!

 

 

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