|Epcot World Showcase Tree|
|Santa and Mrs Claus, U.S.A. Pavilion|
We left Disney World in the afternoon and headed for Universal Studios. They also offer discounted annual passes for Florida residents, and they are much less expensive than the Disney passes. Even if you don't go into one of the 2 parks there, you get free parking for the City Walk section at the entrance. This area has movies, restaurants, nightclubs, and the Blue Man Group theater. We had tickets for the Blue Man Group show Friday night, so that's where we were headed. This show was unique and excellent. I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it, but will only say it was loads of fun and worth the price. Just don't sit in the front center section the first time you see it.
Best of all, the drive home after the show was only about an hour and a half. The Villages are located so that it is very easy to enjoy all the entertainment options of the Orlando area, and still make it home at a reasonable hour.