We’re still on our December vacation and the 11th is a two page spread. I took the photo of the Italy pavilion in EPCOT. It was a full moon and even though you can’t see it, you can see the light it emits in the clouds. The “magical moments” 4×6 card is from the December Daily main kit. The stamp is from a Kelly Purkey stamp that is no longer available. The gold label from the main kit was cut in half and I date stamped on it. The acrylic “december” and the “magic” ticket are both from the main kit, which I adhered onto the photo before slipping into the page protector.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios was our destination for today. Had tons of fun riding the Tower of Terror with Kenny, especially now that the one in Disneyland isn’t Twighlight Zone based. We shared lunch and laughs at the 50’s Prime Time Diner, where Tracy earned a “BRAT” hat for putting her elbows on the table one too many times. In the evening, we checked out the Abracadabrabar, which has a totally cool vibe. ❤ MAGIC
For the 12th, my story of the day was the performance we watched of the Candlelight Processional. The 6×8 paper is from the Jasmine Jones mini kit (digital kit linked as the physical kit is sold out). All my photos from the performance either didn’t turn out or weren’t saved (stupid phone), so I found a stock one on the internet. I saved the ticket that got us into the preferred seating section of the auditorium and it fit right into a 3×4 pocket. I adhered the “falala” acrylic word outside the pockets with redline tape. I slipped a gold foil messy circle with the title of one of the songs we heard directly into the pocket. The 3×4 journal card is from the December Daily Overlays Combo Pack vol. 3 and I used the rokkitt font for the journaling.
Christmastime, more than any other holiday, is a time for singing and special music. The only holiday with it’s own soundtrack. One of the highlights of our holiday tour of Walt Disney World was the Candlelight Processional. Dawn had been telling me about it for years, knowing my musical background and love of Christmas songs. The shows sell out daily, and for good reason. There is an orchestra, a celebrity narrator, and a huge choir. The arrangements of the pieces had the typical “Disney” flair to them, but also in true Disney fashion, were performed flawlessly. Our narrator was Robbie Benson, voice of The Beast. The performance included Christmas classics like “Joy to the World,” but also some lesser known hymns, which was a wonderful addition. I was hoping they would close the performance with the Alleluia chorus from Handel’s Messiah, wondering at the same time if the audience would know the musical tradition to stand. I had a huge smile as I heard those first few familiar notes and stood with the rest of the audience, doubly delighted. I sang along quietly, pretending to be part of the making of music magic once again.