Holidays at Epcot

We reserved the 5 P.M. Candlelight Processional and a 2:20 P.M. meal time at Tokyo Dining. The restaurants at the Epcot Japan pavilion are among my family’s favorites. My wife and I always look forward to our salads there with ginger dressing. Here is our party outside the restaurant next to the koi fish pond. My wife Vickie took the photo; I’m on the left side next to my son Steven and friend Amy (on the right). Vickie’s mother is sitting.

Steve and Friends

After lunch, we took in a show by Sergio in the Italy pavilion. He’s a clown mime and an accomplished juggler. We smiled and laughed throughout the entire show.

Sergio in Italy

In the Candlelight Processional show, Isabella Rossellini read the Christmas story, accompanied by beautiful music from the first-class orchestra and huge choir.

Candlelight Processional

While in World Showcase, I checked out two bush classic Mickeys that have been admirably maintained by the landscaping folks for a long time. The first bush image is in the miniature train exhibit at the side of the Germany pavilion.

Germany Hidden Mickey

The second one is in the parterre (patterned hedge) garden at the front of the France pavilion.

France Hidden Mickey

It’s hard to top Walt Disney World during the holidays!

blue line

Read more about Steve’s Hidden Mickey finds on

Steve maintains a Catalog of Hidden Mickeys on the Hidden Mickeys Guide.

Steve Barrett is a doctor and Disney nut whose favorite Walt Disney World memory is strolling through the Magic Kingdom with his young son on his shoulders. Not surprisingly, his favorite spot in the World is anywhere there's a Hidden Mickey. He suggests that all visitors take some time to chat with cast members, especially when looking for Hidden Mickeys, as they can enrich your Disney experience and make it even more magical.

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