Day 7: Epcot
We began our time at Walt Disney World by visiting Epcot. As we had done at Disneyland six years ago, we relied on Ridemax to get us through the park in the most efficient way.
Each evening I would generate the next day's plan by entering the attractions we wanted to visit and our planned breaks. Then I would take a photo of the screen so I could have the plan on my phone. (Yes, I could've accessed the Ridemax website from my phone, but since I couldn't always get online in the parks, I used this method.)
|Out of all the representations of human history, |
Gutenberg's printing press got my attention, of course.
|Casa Dub circa 2030|
|From the comfort of our clamobile, we saw some old friends.|
|Wandering around the aquarium, we met some new friends.|
|Turtle Talk with Crush! We had missed this at California|
Adventure, so we were glad we finally got to visit Crush.
Astounding technology on display here.
|More souvenir pennies!|
When the rain came, we abandoned our touring plan and boarded a boat to cross over to Germany.
Hoping to ride out the deluge, we found the Biergarten German buffet. We had planned to find a quick-service restaurant for lunch, but this place gave us a nice, long respite from the storm AND excellent food!
|We stuck around long enough to watch the show.|
|(Click for bigger panorama.)|
|What could get us on the dance floor? |
Only the chicken dance!
|Outside the Biergarten|
As we made our way around the world, we watched the American Adventure show and listened to the Voices of Liberty acapella group. (Serious chills there!) Later, we saw O Canada! and rode Maelstrom in Norway.
|In the UK section, I found a Flake!|
|(That's the candy bar, not the blonde!) I remembered|
this candy from my trip to Europe in 1985.
|Brett with Alice|
and POOH and PIGLET! Ryan and Katie's nurseries and even our kids' bathroom were decorated with Pooh in our old house.
|Piglet was hilarious! He kept trying to steal our girl!|
After "circling the globe," we experienced Captain EO (What a flashback!) and Mission: Space (What a trip! With those G-forces, I felt like I was getting a facelift!). We also checked out Club Cool:
Sponsored by Coca-Cola, Club Cool offers free samples of soft drinks from around the world.
The whole park was just so interesting to see. We hope to get back someday to revisit some attractions and hit the ones we missed this time around, such as Test Track that is being renovated and all the countries we didn't have time to explore.