Thursday, April 29, 2010

Grand Finale

Our 2-week vacation at Walt Disney World has come to an end.  This morning we will be pulling out of here and heading north into Georgia.  It has been a great trip, but I'm glad we are now ready to leave.  We have made so many other plans for our trek back to Washington and we are anxious to get started now.

We did get the chance to enjoy the special Dessert Buffet and reserved viewing of the fireworks show over the Cinderella Castle last Sunday evening.  It was a little iffy there for a while as a big thunderstorm, with lots of lightning, rolled in.  We had wisely taken our umbrellas with us to the Magic Kingdom when we went over there around 4:00 pm.  We had dinner at the Liberty Tree Tavern and then did some rides and attractions until 9:00 pm when it was time to go to the area for the Dessert Buffet.  Main Street was all ablaze with brilliant white lights.

There were a lot of desserts at the long buffet tables.  Typical of Disney chefs, they are made very small so that you can sample several different types.  They were sooooooo good.  There were probably 25 tables filled with guests.  Prior reservations were required.  The four of us enjoyed good conversation and those incredible desserts and some coffee. 

The rain kept right on raining but the lightning had finally stopped.  They delayed the start of the scheduled 10:00 pm fireworks to make sure the weather would cooperate and they finally got underway around 10:20.  I took several photos, but since my camera is fairly simple they weren't the best.  I am posting some of them anyway....because it is all I have.  In the evening hours the castle is lit up and it changes colors about every 10 minutes.

The fireworks could have been a little better because there were still a lot of storm clouds above WDW.  Still, they were fun to watch.  It brought back memories of our trips to Disneyland with our kids when we would stay until the nightly fireworks were over. 

I still have a few WDW photos left over, and I may just stick a few in from time to time.  In the meanwhile, it is time to move on to bigger and better things.  I hope you all enjoyed our trip to Disney World.

Until next long for now! 



I think all your night photos were totally great & give a true meaning to the term....Magic Kingdom. Nice way to end a nice couple of weeks in a really nice magical place for sure. Two thumbs up for WDW:))

Margie M. said...

Thanks for the compliment, Al. Coming from you that is high praise and I appreciate it. I've read your suggestions for taking pics on your blog and try to think about them when I'm ready to click that button!

Kimberly and Jerry Peterson said...

I am still practicing getting my night and fireworks photos to turn out as well...yours were good.

BTW - Your in debth writing and your photos are always really good, look forward to reading your blog.

Jerry and Suzy said...

Great fireworks shots, Margie! That's a skill I once learned, and the next morning forgot, so I'm glad to see you did a good job on them!

We'll follow you back across country and watch to see what's fun and beautiful out there!

Carol K said...

I have enjoyed visiting WDW through your blog, and now I look forward to seeing where you (and I) will travel next.

Rick and Paulette said...

Great night pics of WDW and the fireworks, Margie, they turned out fantastic! Thanks again for taking us all to DisneyWorld again!!

Gypsy said...

I wish more restaurants would feature miniature everything, so you could sample more items. That is a great idea about the desserts. Glad you enjoyed your trip to WDW - you really saw a lot and traveled the world several times over.

Wild Blue Yonder said...

Thanks for sharing, I felt as though we were there again.
I can't wait to go back and visit "mickey and the crew" once again.
Such a magical place.

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Thank you so much for all your in depth posts on WDW... we sure enjoyed touring along with you. You showed us so much more than you see in brochures or on tv.

Karen and Steve
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