I love, love, love Mickey's Boo to You Parade. It starts off with the Headless Horseman riding down the parade route, that is a really neat site to see. Most of the characters have Halloween costumes on and it is super cute. One of my favorite parts of the parade is the Haunted Mansion section. They have the guy with the lantern and the dog and then some gravediggers. The gravediggers do the coolest thing, they take their shovels and scrape the ground in a circle so they spark, it is so cool.
They have a bunch of trick or treat trails so you make out with lots of candy. The quality of the candy is so much better this year than it has been in the past. Brisa had fun trick or treating after she learned what you do. She thought it was the coolest thing to be able to hold out a bag, say trick or treat and then have people put candy in your bag. We got the best candy when we left, Werther's Mousse candies. If you thought Werther's Originals were good, wait till you try this. A think chocolate shell with caramel mousse inside. They are delectable, we went to all the people who were passing those out so we could get quite a few.
This year I actually spent some time and money and enjoyed Epcot's International Food and Wine festival. I had never tried any of the samples. I don't know why I never did because they were so good! I tried baklava for the first time, delicious! Food is good and even better when you sample different countries.
Another super cool thing in Epcot is in the Germany Pavilion they just opened the most divine shop ever, Karamel Kuche (Caramel Kitchen) It is partnered with Werther's and oh my goodness, so good and bad for you! I won't even begin to mention the delicious goodies inside so as not to torture anyone!
We had a great time and like everything good, it must come to an end. Getting home was quite the adventure! We flew standby because Irving works for USAirways and we could fly cheaper. We left for the airport at 5am to try and make the 7am nonstop back home. Emilie and Irving barely made that flight and the rest of us would had a family (Carly and I now curse their name j/k) not barely made it through security and ran to the gate, grrr. Oh well we got on to the next flight to Charlotte to connect to a flight to phx sometime that day. As we waited the hour for our flight we met this guy. He was a very happy newsstand dude. Every time someone bought something he sang them this awesome song or some variation of it.
I love the guy's reaction to the dude singing to him, it was like, did that really just happen? Thanks to Carly for sneakily recording that on her phone as it would be much needed the rest of the day.