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A trip to Orlando to visit any of the Disney theme parks is always a treat. This year we did Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom. Touring the parks with grandchildren makes it all extra special. We stayed at the Pop Century resort where you can find a larger than life size fuss ball game, bowling pins and big wheel.

POP CENTURY RESORTCINDERELLA'S CASTLE

 One of the most magical sights at Disney World is when they light up Cinderella’s castle during the holidays.

CINDERELLA'S CASTLE

 The castle looks like it is covered in ice cycles.

CINDERELLA'S CASTLE

Also, at night, all the shops on Main Street are outlined in lights and garlands of lights and wreaths are hung above the street.

MAIN STREET

One morning, in the Contemporary Hotel, we went to a character breakfast. As the characters made their way to our table one of the grandkids got a kiss from Pluto while another danced with Donald Duck. After the many times of going through the Contemporary, on the monorail, it was a treat to be inside it and watch it go through the hotel.

MONORAIL ENTERING CONTEMPORARY HOTEL

After breakfast we rode the monorail to the Polynesian Village Resort

POLYNESIAN VILLAGE

where we were greeted with Aloha and a flower leis. Then on to the Grand Floridian Resort

GRAND FLORDIAN RESORT

 to view and smell the playhouse size gingerbread house.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE

Dinner at Boma, Flavors of Africa at the Animal Kingdom Lodge was very good. Here was an elaborate buffet where you could sample different African foods. We found foods we didn’t know we would like. After dinner we walked out to the back of the hotel where you can try and spot the animals. We were told that after 9 you are able to use night vision glasses to see the animals that you would see during the day on the safari ride.

Another night we had dinner at an Irish restaurant in Downtown Disney. The restaurant and the whole area was absolutely packed. It is a fun restaurant with live music and Irish dancers. At one point we felt like we were back under the big oak tree on Sea Pines. The musicians were singing the unicorn song with the dancers doing the hand motions just like we have heard Greg Russell do so many times in the past.

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