Tuesday, October 16, 2012
We went to Epcot on Monday, October 8. It was a pretty dreary day out, and it even started raining when we got to the World Showcase but we still had fun. It was a group of 11 of us so we did all of the rides first, and then went to the World Showcase once we were done. It must be uncommon to have a large group that wants to stay together at Disney, because every time a ride attendant would ask us how many, and we’d say 11, they’d do a double take, or ask us again. My Uncle even made up a cheer about the number 11 so he’d remember how many we had with us, ha. One of the coolest things about Epcot is the big ball, of course.
Travis got a really awesome close-up picture of the ball so you can see all of the triangles. It is now the wallpaper on my laptop. I never would have thought about taking a picture like that.
When we finally hit up the World Showcase, our first stop was at Mexico where Travis and I ran to the first Margarita place we could find. I got a Wild Berry Margarita and Travis got a beer. For some reason, I didn’t think about getting a straw, so it took me a long time to get this sucker down before I finally grabbed a straw. We tried to sneak our drinks onto the boat ride in Mexico, but we failed. So Travis and I stayed back while the rest of the family went on, and then they held our drinks while we went on. Weirdest ride ever, by the way…
My brother was sick for most of the trip, but he did manage to drink a beer with Travis in Norway, where we discovered that they sell souvenir mugs for a few dollars more. Travis ended up with a Germany & a Norway mug, we didn’t know about them back in Mexico and the UK didn’t have any.
At China, while the rest of the family went inside, we hung out on a bench so Travis and my brother could drink their beers. See that guy in the yellow? Looks like a typical tourist, but that’s my Dad leading the pack.
Here is the big ball from the other side of the park. No blue sky in sight though. Thankfully, this was the only dreary day we had while in Florida, besides the night we arrived.
& here is Germany, even though I didn’t have a chance to go into any of the buildings.
Travis and I in front of the ball while in Germany. Two beers in hand, of course.
Just relaxing in Italy, while Travis finishes his beer from Germany.
Delicious ice cream in Italy, which is already melting as I grabbed this shot.
We were going to watch the fireworks show, but about a half hour before it started Travis had to use the bathroom and we were hungry, so we got out of our seats, and headed for the restrooms. The line was super long, so Travis didn’t come back out for at least ten minutes, and then we stood in line for food for another ten minutes. When we walked back to where our family was, we couldn’t get thru the crazy crowd. There was people EVERYWHERE & we just couldn’t navigate thru to even find them, so we started to walk away from the crowd. While doing this, I was holding a beer, and a woman out of no where comes running with her child in hand, and crashes right into me. The beer went flying in the air, did a couple flips and then crashed right into the pavement. The woman didn’t even stop to apologize for running right into me, she just kept running. So after that, we waited for the fireworks to end and the crowd to disperse and then we met up with the rest of the gang before heading out. I grabbed this shot right before we left.
I’d love to go back to Epcot. I really wanted to buy a drink in Italy and go in more shops, but there is only so much time in a day. Hopefully we’ll go back again soon. Tomorrow I’ll bring you Universal Studios: Islands of Adventure.