Walt Disney World Resort Pictures
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10:23am - Arriving at Epcot to start my day.
This morning the plan was to take a relaxing walk around World Showcase starting in France.
The posted wait for Ratatouille
A team was working on the Harmonious infrastructure as usual.
Some wet paint this morning in Morocco.
The Olaf quest is back. As we walked around we spotted several of them. Here is one near the restrooms in Morocco.
A crane was up in World Celebration, we never saw what they were lifting.
The walkways around World Showcase are being renovated/replaced. Here is a look at Japan.
A look around this quiet morning.
Found another Olaf
Daymound John is the guest narrator this evening.
Can you spot Olaf at the American Adventure Christmas Tree?
Art for sale outside today.
A somewhat misleading sign. It is closed for renovation and the opening date keeps getting pushed. Seeing temporarily closed makes you think it may reopen today.
There is a Candlelight dining package at the Regal Eagle
Heading toward Italy. More pavement work in progress here.
First another Olaf.
Some new pavement still roped off.
Old walkway prepared to be removed soon.
Taking a look around Italy at the Christmas decorations.
A few more walkway pictures as we headed toward Germany.
We circled back at this point to catch the Voices of Liberty
There are three display cases with gingerbread in the American Adventure lobby.
The Lincoln Memorial
The American Adventure building
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
The attraction is closed for renovation and you can hear crews working in the hall of flags.
A crowd gathering for the Voices of Liberty
Video: The Voices of Liberty Dickens Carolers performing (note their is construction noise in the background that they referred to as Disney Magic).
The slow-roasted turkey plate at the American Holiday table.
More pavement work near China
Another Olaf in Norway
Santa was looking for his reindeer.
You can meet Santa in the Odyssey this year. Here is the photo backdrop and sleigh.
12:17pm - Stopped by the Connections Eatery for lunch.
The dining area with the windows was roped off and cast members would let you in if you had a tray of food.
Walked around the Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind area.
The Treasures of Xandar store was not open during the preview in May so this was my first opportunity to take a look inside.
The area that was extended queue my last visit now has some seating and a few umbrellas.
Just before 1pm and a healthy wait for Spaceship Earth
We were heading for the Monorail
Artificial turf is showing up throughout Walt Disney World in more spots too. Here is some under the Monorail station.
The parking lot trams have not returned yet.
Looking toward the construction from the Monorail station
1:10pm - Our monorail is arriving.
The Epcot parking entrance recently had the sails/decorative elements removed.
1:29pm - Returning to Epcot.. passing by the station.
The work near guest relations seems to be moving at a very slow pace.
The Cool Wash is being renovated, looks to be cleared down to the dirt.
A look at the World Celebration work from the Monorail
Communicore Hall and Plaza are taking shape and due to open in late 2023
As we pass through World Nature you can see the Journey of Water inspired by Moana. Some of the rockwork looks complete.
Notice the tarp covering something on the right, that is the Te Fiti statue
The new walkway is taking shape.
A check at some ticket options and prices
Prices vary by park starting today.
1:47pm - 15 minute wait posted for Living with the Land, it was just under that for us.
The Land is celebrating the holidays with Glimmering Greenhouses.
A Monorail passing
A look at the World Celebration work from ground level.
3:00pm - The app is welcoming us to Walt Disney World. We never received an alert that our room was ready, but around 2pm I checked the app and it had a room number.
Olaf's Holiday Tradition Expedition game board and prizes
The game board does not provide many hints.
Joyful is performing on a stage near World Showcase Lagoon again and this stage is left up, obstructing Harmonious views in the evening.
The Epcot Christmas Tree
Spotted another Olaf near Mexico
3:50pm - On my way back to the Boardwalk to see our room.
We had a standard view room on the 5th floor this visit overlooking the front of the resort.