Merry Christmas everyone. This week, we’re taking a stroll through Epcot and the Holidays Around the World.

Welcome to Epcot!
Welcome to Epcot!
Character topiaries are at the entrance to the park as always.
Character topiaries are at the entrance to the park as always.

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Long lines for all attractions being the week of Christmas.
Long lines for all attractions this busy holiday week of Christmas.

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Mission: Space has a new standby/FP strategy with FP being on the left...
Mission: Space has a new standby/FP strategy with FP being on the left…
...and standby on the right.
…and standby on the right.
LONG lines for Test Track.
LONG lines for Test Track.

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The Epcot tree is my favorite of the 4 parks.
The Epcot tree is my favorite of the 4 parks.

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The New Year's Eve port-potty is all set up.
The New Year’s Eve port-potty is all set up.

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Special foods at World Showcase Promenade for the holidays.
Special foods at World Showcase Promenade for the holidays.
Canadian Moose.
Canadian Moose.

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Didn't take long for a musical act to be back on the Canada stage.
Didn’t take long for a musical act to be back on the Canada stage.

There were some fall colors in the park, which is super rare, so I took some photos including them.

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Some holiday tea?
Some holiday tea?
France has peppermints on all the light posts.
France has peppermints on all the light posts.

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These beautiful ornaments are also here again this year.
These beautiful ornaments are also here again this year.

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This chocolate orange Christmas Log from the French bakery is delicious.
This chocolate orange Christmas Log from the French bakery is delicious.

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Morocco - A National Treasure
Morocco – A National Treasure

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Japan's Christmas offering.
Japan’s Christmas offering.

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Even during the busiest times, if you rope drop World Showcase, you'll get emptiness.
Even during the busiest times, if you rope drop World Showcase, you’ll get emptiness.

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Special snacks at the American Adventure.
Special snacks at the American Adventure.

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Gingerbread Capitol!
Gingerbread Capitol!

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Italian holiday decor.
Italian holiday decor.

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Nutcracker in Germany.
Nutcracker in Germany.

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Norway's Christmas cart.
Norway’s Christmas cart.

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Still weird not seeing Maelstrom here.
Still weird not seeing Maelstrom here.

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Mexico has some pretty decorations outside the pavilion.
Mexico has some pretty decorations outside the pavilion.

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That's it for this week!
That’s it for this week!

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  • Ken Goldenberg

    Great photos as always Cory! Merry Christmas !

  • Big D

    Thanks for the awesome photos!!! I love the parks at Christmastime!

  • Skimbob

    Great photos. I will definately miss Maelstrom while I am there in January.

  • martinjbell1986

    Great update as always!

  • martinjbell1986

    Did two weeks there in Orlando earlier this month. The whole family had a great time. We had a blast and left feeling great about the current status of all four parks and excited about the future offerings coming in the future. Cast members were all exceptional on this trip.

  • JiminyCricketFan

    It is amazing to me that in all those photos and all those countries you did not see the word “Christmas” once. Merry Christmas to everyone.

  • Algernon

    Thanks for the “Merry Christmas.” I think I’ve seen it the most this year of any year, in a long, long time.