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Saturday, June 29, 2013

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot

At night Epcot puts on a 12 minute long nightly show called IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.
The show includes music, fireworks, water effects, a massive globe,
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A 350,000 pound globe comes out over the water.
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 IMG_2238For those of you wondering if parts of this show can be seen from outside of Epcot, the answer is yes. If you are out in the boardwalk area you will see a lot of the fireworks.
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Monday, June 24, 2013

Enchanted Tales with Belle at Disney World

Have you heard about the new guest experience at Disney World?
Enchanted Tales with Belle is a new attraction in Fantasyland that is best described as a guest experience, because it isn't a ride, but it's not a regular character encounter either. To be honest until I went and actually experienced it my self I didn't really "get it".

You start out in line outside of the house Belle grew up in. Then you go inside for a "tour". Someone points out random stuff in the room and if your like me, you will wonder, "Is this it?". Finally they start telling you about this special mirror given to Belle from Beast. As they explain it the mirror begins to transform into a magical doorway into Beasts castle.
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Once inside you are greeted by Madam Wardrobe. She explains that we are going to surprise Belle by acting out the story of how she fell in love with the Beast. At this point about 10 guests are picked to act out different parts of the story.

Lumiere greets us in the next room and calls out to Belle. When she comes in, we surprise her with the story. My son was picked to play Beast and it was adorable. My husband got picked to play Maurice, which was hilarious, but I promised no public pictures of this.
Afterwards there was time to get photos of them with Belle. Everyone left with a bookmark from her.
If your child is dressed up in a Storybook Belle Costume then they will get a ton of attention from Belle and remember if you are going to have your child dress up, consider buying the costumes before going into the park. It will save you tons of money.

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