This morning I awoke at 6.30am feeling somewhat more refreshed. By 8am we were out the door and on our way to EPCOT.
Our first ride was Spaceship Earth, which opened just after we entered the park. We always enjoy this.
Especially making our own futures at the end. Afterward the kids played a quick “power the city” game.
Then it was onto Mission Space.
I opted out of this one (having ridden before) but the others reported that even the Orange version seemed much tamer than before.
Then it was fastpass time for Test Track (which was reporting a 70min wait).
The kids programmed up their cars (Christy’s ended up being the best performer).
Fun times and messy hair
We visited the Mousegears Shop (one of my favs)
on our way to Starbucks as Kevin was really wanting a coffee. However the line was too long, but on our way to Ellen’s Universe of Energy (which we’d planned to skip but Athena really wanted to do) he came across this.
Kevin enjoyed it but didn’t realize it cost him of US$12 !!!!
Universe of Energy was just as I remembered – rather outdated now and since we’ve seen it so many times now, not even very funny.
Time for our lunch reservation at the Rose & Crown.
We have dined here EVERY trip and always love it.
I ordered the Vegetarian Cottage Pie which was delicious.
Kevin got Bangers & Mash, Athena had the kids steak & chips and Christy got Mashed Potatoes (shaped in a Mickey head) and 2 yorkshire puddings. Everyone LOVED their lunch.
Athena also got this awesome looking triffle with the kids meal.
We then wandered through the UK shops, where Kevin actually dozed off in this chair (waiting while Athena did some colouring).
We made a few purchases in the Tea Shop (including a new wallet for myself), then it was on to France.
Of course, Kevin was most excited to finally get the crepes he had been talking about all trip.
I also got some to share with Athena but neither of us were all that impressed and gave most of ours to Kevin. They definitely weren’t as nice as before because they were reheated and not freshly made like they used to be.
Last stop for today was Japan. Anyone who knows EPCOT will realize we missed Canada and Morocco, but we’ll visit them on one of other trips to EPCOT.
Christy has been so excited to visit the store here to see all the Anime stuff but didn’t actually buy anything. I, however, bought some more bowls and plates (I still love the ones I got on our last trip).
Last “ride” of the day was the friendship boats. Haven’t been on these since our first trip in 1999 and know I remember why. Very slow to ride and quick trip across the lagoon. Definitely much quicker to walk but it was nice to give the feet a little rest.
As you can see some clouds were rolling in but we never got any rain.
Time to head out and back to the apartment for a rest.
My feet were VERY sore by this stage but was it was nice to head down to the lazy river and float around in the water for a while. It wasn’t as warm as the pool the other night but was really perfect for a refreshing, relaxing swim.
After doing a few rounds we headed back to our room where I put my feet up and worked on catching up on blog posts.
Shortly after 6pm I heated up some more Amy’s dinners and, after we ate, set off in search on the nearest Super Walmart. But before we’d left the carpark we saw some fireworks going off. Not sure where they were (possibly the Magic Kingdom) but they were lovely.
We had a fun time in Walmart and were there for over 2 hours. However all came out with VERY sore feet.
It was after 10pm by the time we arrived back and got the groceries put away. I made a cup of tea and enjoyed that while blogging. Then it was off to bed, where I read for a bit (not feeling all that tired) before I finally went off to sleep around 11.30pm.