Sunday, November 30, 2014

Elsa Ices Cinderella's Castle

So we just returned from a trip down to the World, our first ever during the holiday season.  The Christmas decorations were up, and Main Street in particular looked magical.  

On our first night there, we attended Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and it was wonderful, although I will say - it was COLD!!!

Although the party officially began at 7:00 p.m., we were allowed in beginning at 4:00 p.m.  We took some time to take pictures in front of Cinderella's castle, then meandered through a little bit of the park, taking in the decorations and getting into the spirit.  

At 6:15 p.m., we made our way over to the Castle, as we knew that Queen Elsa would be freezing it.  We stood over to the left side by the bridge leading to Adventure Land to take it all in.  

It did NOT disappoint in the least! 

Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff make their way to the front of the castle, taking in the decorations, when Anna realizes they have been joined by, as Queen Elsa calls us, the "townsfolk of this lovely land".  Elsa proceeds to welcome everyone and introduces her sister, Princess Anna, who, in turn, introduces us to "her" Kristoff and to Olaf, who is nowhere to be seen.  

But, Olaf, being the star that he is, didn't make us wait too long for him - he quickly appears on the Castle balcony much to everyone's delight.  

It's amazing how that little snowman can make everyone smile...

Elsa invites Olaf to join them, and he quickly (and amusingly) makes his way to the front of the Castle.  They soon start discussing the winter season, when Kristoff points out that there's no snow or ice here, and they lament that it doesn't feel much like winter...

After some prompting from Anna, Kristoff, and Olaf, not to mention the crowd, and chants of "ice and snow", Elsa finally gives in and begins to ice the Castle with everyone's help. 

Elsa spins her magic, and the castle begins to light up, taking on a frozen appearance.  It is nothing short of spectacular, as the musical sequence from "Let It Go" begins to swell and everyone's breath begins to catch as snowflakes flurry across the Castle.  

And then comes the huge sigh from the crowd when the Castle becomes completely frozen, its icicles glistening, and the fireworks exploding overhead.  

It is truly spectacular and breathtaking.  

If you've never been to Disney World during the Christmas season, I strongly encourage you to make plans to do so.  

The Castle transformation alone is worth it!

Until next time, remember to keep the Mouse in your house.


There's a Mouse In Our House! Mickey Visits Our Home For The Christmas Season...

12/24/14 -

Merry Christmas from The Mouse In Our House!

12/23/14 -

I feel you buddy! I need some too!

12/20/14 -

Caught trying to get into the cookie jar.

12/18/14 -

He's helping us count down...

12/17/14 -

So it looks like Mickey was banished to the barn these past several days after

being caught with Barbie...

12/11/14 -

Mickey!!!! could you???? You rat! What about Minnie???

12/11/14 -

So Mickey didn't want to move yesterday either....

12/09/14 -

Move over Anna, looks like Mickey's found the next Disney Princess!

12/09/14 -

On Monday, Mickey refused to leave Minnie...

12/07/14 -

Mickey found his girl...

12/06/14 -

I think he's trying to tell me the stockings are a little empty...

12/05/14 -

Looks like he's still hanging around this morning. He must like that spot.

12/04/14 -

Oh great! Now he thinks he's Tarzan... Hang in there Mickey. You may have too 

stay put another day. That's life!

12/03/14 - 

Hmmm... He's either hamming it up or he's wrangled our Christmas ham...

12/02/14 - 

I think he wants some breakfast!

12/01/14 - 

I think he's trying to tell us something... May be time to decorate the tree?..

11/30/14 - 

All that wine yesterday has Mickey swinging from the chandelier! LOL...

11/29/14 - 

Uh-oh Mickey! Already in need of wine??? I know it's been a rough couple of shopping days...

11/28/14 - 

There's a Mouse In Our House! He must have stowed away in our luggage. 

Now that Thanksgiving's over, he's counting down to Christmas... 

Let's see what mischief he gets himself into...

I guess until Christmas is over, we've got a special houseguest. 

I hope he offers to do the dishes occasionally... Just sayin'...