Day 3 – Illuminate The Possibilities [Dine Around Disney 2014] (Part 4)

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Downtown Disney; Cape May Cafe (Character Breakfast); Kouzzina by Cat Cora (Dinner); Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

Dine Around Disney 2014 Trip Report Index! (And here is the Pre-Trip Report!)
All the photos for this day are on my Flickr. Full Florida 2014 collection of photos here!


August 16th, 2014
…Continued from Part 3…

As we were having dinner, the sun began to set, so Steve nipped outside to take a panoramic shot on his phone – how beautiful does it look? The Boardwalk really comes to life when the sun goes down.

Disney Boardwalk Panoramic

Disney Boardwalk at Night

Disney Boardwalk at Night

Disney Boardwalk at Night

Following dinner, we decided to get the Friendship Boat over to Epcot to catch Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. So glad we did, as we didn’t get a chance to go and watch it any other time during our trip! *kicks self*

Illuminations Reflections of Earth

Illuminations Reflections of Earth

We walked into World Showcase just as the drums began to play and hurried to find somewhere to watch the fireworks from. As luck would have it, we found a great spot, which I think was just by The Rose and Crown in the UK Pavilion – don’t think we’ve ever had such a good view!

Illuminations Reflections of Earth

Illuminations Reflections of Earth

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth are a stunning firework and laser display, I don’t think I could ever get tired of watching this, and the cheers from the crowd when they end is always so loud!

Illuminations Reflections of Earth

For fireworks (because I don’t know the proper settings!) I tend to use burst mode, and I managed to make these two animations of them all together :D

Illuminations Reflections of Earth Fireworks Animated Gif

Illuminations Reflections of Earth Fireworks Animated Gif

Epcot World Showcase

With the fireworks over, we decided to take a slow stroll out to catch a bus *shudders* back to Old Key West. Thankfully, by the time we got to the bus stop, we didn’t have to wait too long. Along the way, I took photos of one of my favourite things at Walt Disney World – Spaceship Earth (or the giant golf ball for the untrained!). It is such a marvellous structure during the day, but at night, all lit up, it just comes alive!

Epcot World Showcase

Epcot Spaceship Earth at Night

Epcot Spaceship Earth at Night

Epcot Spaceship Earth at Night

Epcot Spaceship Earth at NightEpcot Spaceship Earth at Night

Epcot Spaceship Earth at Night

Epcot Spaceship Earth Panoramic

Back at home, we fell into bed, with me being a little bit too excited for picking up a hire car!


Read about the day before:
Day 2 – Practically Perfect In Every Way:
Magic Kingdom; The Crystal Palace (Character Breakfast); Columbia Harbour House (Counter Service Lunch); Narcoossee’s (Signature Dining); Wishes

Read about the day after:
Day 4 – Let It Go:
Hollywood Studios; Chef Mickey’s (Character Breakfast); Flying Fish Cafe (Signature Dining)

Read ALL the days!

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