For the second year in a row, I spent the Thanksgiving holiday at Walt Disney World. This time, I brought my parents along for the ride.

We arrived on Friday, November 24th, and immediately went to the Magic Kingdom. After a few busy (and wet) days, we spent the morning of Tuesday, November 28th again at the Magic Kingdom, before heading back to the airport.

The pages below will highlight some of the places we visited, but I wanted to mention some restaurants we enjoyed as well. The first is the California Grill -- this was my fourth visit -- which was amazing as usual. Another great place was Fulton's Crab House (at Pleasure Island). You're going to have to wait, but it's well worth it -- especially if you like lobster or crab. Another nice surprise was Restaurant Akershus, in the Norway pavilion at EPCOT. You may shy away from it since it seems "weird", but it's actually pretty good.

One of the coolest things I did took place before we returned to the airport. Using my "Flex Feature", I rented a Watermouse for free for 30 minutes. A Watermouse is a small speedboat, which you can rent at a few WDW resorts, including the Wilderness Lodge. After a brief lesson on how to use the Watermouse, I was off. I went all over Bay Lake and the Seven Seas Lagoon, passing River Country, the old Discovery Island, Ft. Wilderness, the Magic Kingdom, and the Grand Floridian, Polynesian, and Contemporary Resorts. It was a blast!

All of these photos were shot with the Fuji FinePix 4900 Zoom digital camera, in "normal" mode. For more information on digital cameras, visit my Digital Camera Resource Page. Please note that the large versions of my photos are upwards of 600k! Also, some of these photos have been retouched to make them a bit nicer on the eyes.

Since I've already taken so many photos of WDW during the day (see trip photos from 1997, Jan. 1999, Nov. 1999), this time, I concentrated on night shots. I think you'll enjoy the results!

All photos are ©2000 Jeff Keller and may not be reused for commercial purposes.

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All photos are ©2000 Jeff Keller and may not be reused for commercial purposes.