Sunday, December 30, 2007

Disney World After Dark: Italy

We've finished our Becks and it is time to continue our journey around the World Showcase. We stop for a moment to watch the miniature trains and try to find that Hidden Mickey in the village. Then it is on to Italy.

"A re-creation of the Venetian campanile of St. Mark's proclaims the presence of the Italy pavilion. A love to letter to Venice, the Italy pavilion also features an exacting replica of the Doge's Palace, and its waterfront along the World Showcase Lagoon is dressed with playful gondolas and their festive, barber-striped moorings."

from Since the World Began by Jeff Kurtti, pg. 109

I took my grandmother to Walt Disney World in the early 90s and she loved EPCOT Center, and Italy in particular. I am not sure what her reason was, but she did. It may have something to do with the dinner she had at L'Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante. She enjoyed the food and the decor. Her visit is another story for another time.

For now, spend a few moments to take in the splendor and history of Italy.

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