Saturday, February 15, 2014

EPCOT Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of our day at EPCOT.  You can read about the first part of our day here.

After an afternoon of swimming at the hotel pool, we got back on the bus for an evening at EPCOT.  We thought that this part of EPCOT really would be more about the adults on the trip.  We were going to explore the World Showcase area and there aren't really many rides in that part.

We started out seeing Duffy the Disney Bear.  We didn't do a meet since we had a mission to see Snow White and S didn't really know who he was until our first night at the hotel.  While we were waiting on our luggage, we saw a little show about Duffy on tv.

Our objective was to see Snow White.  The My Disney App said she would be there until 6 and at 5:55 we were stuck at China due to the drawbridge. But, we got to see the Chinese acrobats (not sure their real name) and that was pretty cool.  I re-looked at the up-dated app at 6, and saw that Snow White had another meet & greet at 6:20.  Yay!!!

Chinese acrobats

Snow White in Germany

After visiting with Snow, we decided to grab dinner.  S had a hot dog from Germany and I went in search of something else.  Our goal was to eat at a few different countries.   After passing on China, I ran down to Norway.  I didn't have a goal of eating there, but wanted to catch a glimpse of Anna and Elsa from "Frozen."  The line to meet them was 2 hours, so I didn't even tell S.  They are inside, but I noticed when you finish the meet & greet you are deposited into a gift shop.  So, I went into the gift shop and was able to grab a quick pic of them through the curtains.

Anna, mystery girl, and Elsa

I made my way back to The Professor and S and we went on to Japan.  While at the Katsura Grill, we shared the chicken cutlet curry and a slice of green tea cheesecake.  One of the Cast Members also gave S this origami swan.

origami swan

We passed through Morocco (and stopped for a potty break) before heading to France.  There we sampled a chocolate crepe.  We went inside one of the stores and S colored a Perry the Platypus coloring page while I looked around.  Princess Aurora was there doing a meet & greet, but we had seen her at the Magic Kingdom the day before.


Marie merchandise in France

We walked through the United Kingdom and then into Canada.  When we were in Canada we stopped to get a cronut (a croissant/donut hybrid).  S and I liked it, but The Professor didn't.  Oh well, more for us.

not my picture (source)

That completed our World Showcase, but since we had been in a hurry to see Snow White, we passed Mexico.  We headed back that way to ride The Grand Fiesta Tour starring The Three Caballeros.  It was a cute ride that S really enjoyed.

After leaving World Showcase, we stopped at Club Cool to sample some Coke products from other countries.  S doesn't normally drink sodas, but we let her sample.  There is one there from Italy that is very bitter (Beverly).  We steered her away from that one.

Next to Club Cool is the EPCOT Character Spot.  There was a 5 minute wait to see Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy!!  Perfect timing.




We didn't stay to watch the fireworks, but we saw a few while on the bus headed back to the hotel.

Spaceship Earth at night

Join me next time as I talk about our hotel-Pop Century.

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