We took a trip over to see James and Rachel and celebrate their birthdays. They had come to celebrate their first anniversary and see the new Fantasyland.
It was a great start, because when we arrived at Downtown Disney There was a huge double rainbow. We got it from this angle, James took a fantastic picture of the whole bow over the entire area as they came over from Port Orleans by boat.
James stopping to answer a birthday call as 12/12/12 was actually his birthday!
After shopping and a great dinner at Rainforest Cafe we went to the Grand Floridian
to see the decorations.
The Gingerbread house was life size!
And we found some hidden Micky's (can you spot them?).....
.....as we hung out in the lobby.
The next morning as James and Rachel went to the Magic Kingdom, Bill and I visited resorts. This is quite a thrifty way to enjoy Disney without the price tag. Each resort is open to visitors to come and visit even if you are not a guest. You can absorb the atmosphere and wander through their beautiful gardens at your leisure without all the hustle and bustle of staying and rushing off to the parks.
Here is a quick preview of the day. It was chilly and rainy but we really enjoyed seeing the fabulous Disney Decor. Later, I'll do a post on each resort.
Here is the Gingerbread house at The Boardwalk
I never knew this place existed. More details in another post later.
We took the water taxi around to the Yacht Club
And to the Dolphin Resort
Where the decorations were blue, white and silver
And windows filled with Christmas tree ornaments.
It was a wonderful two days!