Friday, May 27, 2011

Epcot

We were worn out by our last day but that's ok because we were able to just go through the park at a laid back pace.


It's not a good one, but we were finally able to get a picture of all 3 of us.


We started with Spaceship Earth and then moved on to Innoventions. I was hopeful that this would be fun for Marlie but the activities/displays were a little over her head.
The Seas With Nemo & Friends was our next stop. We went on a clamobile ride and participated in Turtle Talk with Crush, an interactive show. It was a funny show but Marlie was very upset that Crush never called on her when he was letting the kids ask him questions!


At the Land Pavillion, we got Fast Pass tickets for Soarin' which is one of the most popular attractions at Epcot. We weren't quite what the ride was but we wanted to find out. While there, we also watched Circle of Life which isn't much more than a basic 'save the earth' video. Living With The Land what a very interesting boat ride where we got to see "how innovative technologies permit food growth while preserving the environment."
We probably could have done without visiting Imagination Pavillion. We rode Journey into Imagination with Figment and then walked through Imageworks. The last thing we did there was watch Captain EO. Unless you're a huge fan of Michael Jackson or 1986, don't waste your time here. That's all we considered the video to be.
After taking a quick lunch break, we got in line for Marlie to meet the fairies, Rosetta and Vidia. The line for Tinkerbell was over an hour long so luckily Marlie was just as content to meet 2 fairies instead of her. They were very much in character and Marlie wasn't sure what to think about Vidia's sarcastic personality.


After standing in line for a few minutes to see the fairies we were hot and sweaty so we stepped into Club Cool. It's like a mini World of Coke where you get to sample soft drinks from all around the world.
Epcot's International Flower & Garden Festival was taking place while we were there so these fun character topiaries we all over the park. This Cars one was at the entrance to the World Showcase.


We moved pretty quickly through the World Showcase. We rode the Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico and Maelstrom in Norway. We stopped for some snacks along the way and Bryan & I reminisced about our time living in Germany and traveling around Europe. Marlie enjoyed a Mickey Mouse shaped ice cream while Bryan got some German beer and a turkey leg!



Our last stop of the day was the much anticipated ride Soarin'. Marlie barely made the height requirement and after reading the description Bryan was nervous about whether or not she would enjoy it. I'm glad I talked him into letting her ride it, because we all thought Soarin' was a lot of fun!
Marlie must have had all the fun she could take because in the short walk from the park to our car she fell asleep in the stroller. Once Bryan got her in the car, she grabbed her new princess mouse ear hat, put it on and passed out again.


The next day we made the long drive back to Georgia. I think Marlie enjoyed not having to get up and go straight to the park because we found her in our bed with a bag of Munchkins from Dunkin' Donuts and a glass of milk watching Disney.


Overall it was a great trip and as I said before, we are so thankful to Warrior Vacations for giving us the opportunity to to enjoy Disney this year.

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