DIS Dad #257
- Nov 10, 2008
I think we ended up in the same place by the time our trip was over.Tonight we were finally going to Epcot, arguably my favourite park. Although I think the idea of Epcot is my favourite park.
I've used that phrase a lot!In the interest of cost cutting, we decided to skip it this trip.
I'll have a story for you about this a little later.I sheepishly admitted to the CM that today wasn’t actually her birthday, it was a week ago, but we were bending the truth a little. She just laughed and said people come in all the time saying their birthday was 6 months ago but wanted a button anyway.
That is one of the weirdest chandeliers I've ever seen.
Oh, that's a total Frozen crush, right there!(My wife does seem to be enjoying it more than the rest of us, although she just said it was "OK". You may often notice this discrepancy in ride pictures. The camera doesn't lie. My dear wife sometimes does, at least when it comes to her perceived enjoyment of said ride.)
Fight! Fight!Anna was very bubbly as you would expect, and kept telling Katie that sisters with two braids are better than sisters with one braid
I've seen people commit far worse violations.I know Katie is probably not supposed to be sitting on the window ledge, but I thought it looked very artistic and chic, so I played ignorant parent and just took her picture.
Ew.The strawberry and chocolate ice cream was good, but if you happen to get salted caramel, be warned it is very salty, to the point where we all tried to eat some but ended up throwing it away.
Truth.But the thing is, with the silly Epcot tiers (or is it tears? – I kind of understood it until they added Character Spot), once you’ve done Frozen or Soarin’ or Test Track, there isn’t much else.
Wow, looks like somebody was doing some machine gun practice.We had a lovely time thanking the Phoenicians, smelling Rome burn, and trying to figure out what happened to my face on the ride picture.
I have never tried orange, for fear of leaving something orange on the floor. But I've always enjoyed the green side. And yes, the tiers suck.None of us had any interest in orange side. I don’t enjoy the Puke Cups or Primeval Hurl, I certainly don’t need to experience 3.8 Gs or whatever it is. I think G is a measurement for Gross, and I wasn’t feeling it. However, I did I want to give the green side another try because I heard the video had changed. At this time of night, nobody was really in the mood for it, so we scrapped the idea. If you’re keeping track, out of three FP, we used one. Epcot tiers suck.
The photo does the job!Of course I would show evidence of this but I am an old man who doesn’t know how to attach a video, so this screen capture from the video of the moment the taste registered with them will have to suffice.
I always mind waiting that long for anything! I hate having to camp out just to see a show.The only problem is that you need to be there close to an hour ahead to get a place. We arrived about 45 minutes from show time, but managed to squeeze in. I don’t mind waiting that long if it means getting a decent spot.
Nice timing!I was snapping a couple of the Canada pavilion when a bolt of lightning flashed behind it. Although I didn’t get the bolt itself, I did catch the white glow behind the pavilion. Not that spectacular, but I know it’s lightening and I think it’s cool.
This is where foodie culture drives me nuts. Sometimes you just want a simple, basic comfort food. No dressing-up required.Anyway, I was almost at the front of the popcorn cart line now, to the point where I could read the sign. Son of a Beverly!?!…Maple Popcorn?
Darn right!I know you’re probably thinking I should look at my map. Well, I don’t use maps. It’s all in my head. I know where I’m going. Guys don’t need directions.
There was a very chipper CM at a souvenir cart who told me they had very tasty maple popcorn in Canada.
Dejected, I lumbered on my sore tired feet back to the bridge by Mexico sans popcorn (that’s French for %$@#&$^ popcorn).
Right there with you. I love the music, the spinning globe part takes way too long, but the giant pyrotechnic fire barge makes up for it.I’ve always enjoyed it and I would cautiously say it’s my favourite nighttime show, mostly for the music. Of course the fireworks are good too, and yes I know there's a boring part in the middle with the globe sailing around the lagoon, but despite that, I really enjoy the soundtrack.
All's well that ends well.On the way out, we did wander past that little popcorn cart by Spaceship Earth, and I did get my little girl her butter popcorn after all.
I'll say Slinky this time.1. We’re off to Hollywood Studios again. We have a FP for one of the rides in Toy Story Land. Which ride?
No idea. Some kinda frappuccino thingy?2. I get a snack at the Trolley Car Cafe. What snack?
50's Prime Time Cafe?3. There has been something on my “to do” list for a very long time, something I have never done before at DHS. I finally tick this off my list. What is it?