Living with the Land… “Festive Style”

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to take a quick Christmas trip to the World, and it was the perfect way to get into the spirit of the season. I didn’t realize this on previous December trips, but Epcot seems to be the best park when it comes to the abundance of decorations, performances and music piped throughout the park. While each park has unique holiday experiences, I noticed in the other parks, there were some areas that didn’t have decorations or music. With that being said, I focused most of my time in Epcot during my 2.5 day visit.

To my surprise, Living the Land was decked out with little festive enhancements throughout the journey. I actually rode the attraction 3 times because it was so cute and enjoyable. Again this proves one of the Second Star Sisters’ core philosophies that no matter how many times we go, there’s always something new to encounter. This attention to detail is also what sets Walt Disney World apart from all other theme parks. Enjoy the photo slideshow below of Living with the Land….”Festive Style,” and most importantly, Happy Holidays from the Second Star Sisters!

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A Most Magical Christmas Present


Even though we’ve visited the parks countless times since the early 80’s, up until 2008 I had never experienced the magic of Christmas at Walt Disney World. When we were kids, we always visited in the summers, and even as we started visiting more often as adults, I never managed  to take a trip to see the holiday decorations.

Once Mama Darling and Emily Styles moved to Florida in 2006, I was determined to see the Christmas decorations. The trouble is, I am a teacher, and the only time I could manage a holiday visit to WDW (before I moved to FL) was during the crowded vacation weeks. I typically do everything I can to avoid the crowds!  I normally visited Mama Darling during my winter break. For a Christmas present in 2008, she bought me a one day park hopper so that I could finally experience all the lovely decorations at Walt Disney World. She was a seasonal passholder and was blacked out the day we planned to visit, so she also bought herself a one day park hopper so I wouldn’t have to go alone!

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