We board our deluxe motorcoach traveling south through Tennessee and Georgia before entering the Sunshine State of Florida. Accommodations await us for our frst night at Lake City, Floida.
It’s a short drive today to the Orlando, Florida area to where we spend the next three nights in one of the Disney Resorts. While here the choice is yours to make, you can visit all four Disney Parks or spend your time at one or all.
Christmas time at Disney World is a very special part of the year. The parks become a merry and bright place to celebrate the season, with yuletide touches everywhere you look. Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom gets in on the action too, with Elsa from Frozen using her powers each evening to transform it into a winter palace replete with dancing icicle lights. Even the Jungle Cruise ride gets a bit of a makeover, becoming the aptly named Jingle Cruise. Be sure to check out the giant Christmas trees put up at all four parks. Each one has unique ornaments suited to its respective park.
Walt Disney World’s most popular park – The Magic Kingdom with seven enchant- ing lands to explore full of fun and excitement. The Magic Kingdom is glittering with Christmas Decorations everywhere in the Park. Maybe you prefer to explore Epcot Center instead. Epcot, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, opened in 1982. Epcot consists of two themed areas, Future World and World Showcase. Future World features attractions that focus on energy, communication, the land and our environment, the ocean, imagination, transportation and spaceexploration. Centered around a beautiful reflective lagoon is Epcot’sWorld Showcase. Each country features entertainment, dining, and shopping unique to their culture: Mexico, Italy, France, Norway, United States, United Kingdom, China, Japan, Canada, Germany and Morocco. At Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Behold the Magic of Nature with Rare Animals and World-Class Entertainment. Fly on the back of a mountain banshee during an exhilarating, 3-D ride above this vast moon, only at Pandora – The World of Avatar. Behold A Land That’s Beyond Belief! Walk about through the Valley of Mo’ara and get ready to discover a world like no other! Located within the Valley of Mo’ara, Na’vi River Journey offers explorers an experience that has to be seen—and heard—to be believed! Journey deep into a bioluminescent rainforest in search of the Na’vi Shaman of Songs. The adventure comes to a conclusion as the Shaman demonstrates her deep connection to the life force of Pandora—and sends positive energy out into the forest through the power of her music! The Tree of Life Awakenings as you witness the majestic centerpiece of Disney’s Animal Kingdom park come to life at night. A feast for the eyes, each revelation celebrates the eternal balance and harmony that exists in all living things, big or small, and is sure to inspire and delight all.
Last but not least is Disney’s Hollywood Studios. See all Star Wars Experiences at Hollywood Studios. Venture to a place where legendary Star Wars stories come to life—and put you into the action. Blast through space on a 3-D, motion-simulated flight to iconic StarWarsdestinations. ExploreToyStoryLandasyouhopaboardSlinky Dog for a wild ride as he twists, curves and springs across Andy’s back yard. Experience the joy, excitement and music of the season as Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! raises holiday spirit to awe-inspiring new heights! Watch in wonder as buildings and rooftops come to life—and be im- mersed in beloved scenes from Mickey’s Christmas Carol, Beauty and the Beast, Pluto’s Christmas Tree, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas and more. We the early evening we depart for our return trip to Lake City for our last night of the tour.
Our journey today takes us home through Georgia, and back into Tennessee arriving in Knoxville in the early evening ending our delightful Holiday Excursion to the Sunshine State of Florida.