Wednesday, November 15, 2017

anniversary trip day five: epcot and magic kingdom

epcot
We started Day #5 at EPCOT and I MAY have used the Passholder Entrance (no line!!) while Jacob had to wait in the regular line.  In my defense, I did it so that I could get in the PhotoPass line so we both ended up waiting in line, but we maximized our time!

jammitors
When we go with the kids we're always very Go-Go-Go and we don't always take the time to watch the street performers but we made sure to stop for shows on this trip and we were thoroughly impressed with the JAMMitors!

jammitors two.mp4
- JAMMitors -

epcot snacks
One of my fave things about EPCOT is the ability to snack around the world.  We loved the new cold brew coffee from Joffrey's and the Schoolbread was a delicious new-to-us treat from Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Norway.

epcot mexico
The Mexico Pavillion is the only one in World Showcase that is entirely indoors, however, they've done a great job giving the illusion of being in an outdoor market in Mexico.

san angel inn
We lucked out and got a table by the water for our lunch at San Angel Inn-- it's so fun watching the boats float by while you enjoy a delicious meal!  Jacob started with the margarita flight (when in Mexico...) and then we split the Queso Fundido.  He had the Carne Asada Tampiqueña and I had the Tacos de Carne-- while they were both good, his was the clear winner.  Unfortunately, it's really dark in the restaurant and while that's great for creating ambiance, it's not conducive to good food pictures.

three caballeros
- The Gran Fiesta Tour starring The Three Caballeros -

snacks in japan
We stopped at Kabuki Cafe in Japan for a refreshing afternoon snack-- I had the Strawberry Kakigori and Jacob had the Pineapple Coconut Sake Mist.


disney visa meet
We made sure to stop at the Disney Visa Character Meet-n-Greet since we don't always have time to with the kids.  Surprisingly, about half of the people in line were groups without kids!

the land
- Living with the Land-- I love all of the the hidden Mickeys -

test track
- Test Track -

leaving epcot
I love Spaceship Earth at dusk when the colorful lights come out to play.  The Stitch topiary reminded me of Ben (Stitch is his all-time fave)!

dinner at whispering canyon
We went back to the hotel for dinner at Whispering Canyon Cafe.   After the drama of getting the car valeted (it's a stick and hardly any of the valets could drive it!) we checked in and waited for our table.  I love the lobby of Wilderness Lodge and it's a great place to unwind after a long day in the parks.  We both ordered the All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Skillet and while it was pretty good, the restaurant is probably a one and done for us.  Neither the food quality or the service were up to the standard that we've come to expect at Disney.

fireworks from the peoplemover
After dinner we took the boat over to the Magic Kingdom to wrap up our night.  We watched Happily Ever After from the PeopleMover-- it's always fun to watch from different places!

fireworks.mp4
- Happily Ever After -

seven dwarfs
- Seven Dwarfs Mine Train -

castle pics
- Cinderella Castle -

tangled bathroom
- Another "Glowing Lantern at the Tangled Restroom" picture -

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