Right here’s a recap of our Disney journey, submit 2 of 4! We spent our second day at Epcot. For those who missed it, right here’s our Magic Kingdom day.
Disney Journey: Epcot
Our Epcot day was my favourite! The morning was a lot smoother, our meals have been higher, and I like digital actuality rides. (Spoiler alert: Guardians of the Galaxy was my favourite trip of the entire journey!)
We have been up and at ‘em once more at dawn. We’re all early risers, so this labored properly for us. We have been asleep most nights by 9:30, so getting up wasn’t too arduous.
This present day I attempted the “Superfood Smoothie” from the lodge café and it was simply okay. It was chocolate espresso flavored and wanted milk or bananas!
Once more I bought our Genie+ at 6:45 a.m. after which at 7:00 (when you may make your first reservation) I paid one other $45 for us all to get Particular person Lightning Lanes (ILL) at Guardians of the Galaxy for two p.m.
Since Guardians is SO common, it isn’t a part of Genie+ you both have to attend in a digital line after which an actual line or pay further. We determined our time was priceless, so we paid to skip traces every time potential. It was an excellent resolution, as we by no means waited greater than 10 minutes or so for any Genie+ or ILL trip.
I booked Frozen for Genie+ proper after that and the primary out there time was 11:40 a.m.! One other tremendous common trip.
Strolling To Epcot
We left our lodge at 8 a.m. once more for an 8:30 early entry park opening. Our lodge, the Swan Reserve, is taken into account one of many “Epcot resorts” as a result of it’s a couple of 10 minute stroll throughout the Disney Boardwalk to Epcot. We beloved with the ability to stroll and never have to attend for a bus!! Big plus. It was a a phenomenal morning for a stroll!
We entered by way of the again/facet entrances, and the traces have been a lot shorter too. Such a smoother morning than we had on the Magic Kingdom.
Ratatouille with Remy (25 min wait)
We have been in a shorter line, on the again entrance, and it was solely 8:18 a.m. once we entered Epcot. And the Remy line was already 40 minutes lengthy per the indicators!!
We knew it was now or by no means and we nearly didn’t go. However we’re so glad we caught it out as a result of we ended up ready about 25 minutes and it made the highest 5 checklist of favourite rides. The 25 minutes we waited was the longest we waited for any trip all week. Since we have been contemporary within the morning it was not too dangerous.
The trip makes use of the newer magnetic expertise to information your automobile by way of the trip, and there have been screens with 3D results. All of us beloved when the mop shot water sprinkles on our automobile and once we felt the warmth once we went within the oven!
Soarin’ (15 min wait)
After Remy, we walked right down to Soarin’ to attempt to get in a number of extra rides earlier than the park’s official opening at 9. We waited about quarter-hour to get on. This trip is like an iMax and you might be sitting in a swing as a gaggle. Birch began out liking it, however he bought scared midway by way of so I needed to cowl his eyes. After we left Soarin’ the Land of the Dwelling line was a bit too lengthy so we handed on that one.
Nemo (No wait)
Birch LOVED the Nemo trip!
It was just like Little Mermaid in that you simply trip in a clam shell and take a look at scenes alongside the best way. This was most likely Birchie’s favourite trip of the journey!
I didn’t take pleasure in it as a result of on the best way in we noticed somewhat boy throwing up and I bought instantly nauseous, apprehensive that we have been all getting it too. I felt so terrible for his mom as a result of the boy was coated in it.
The Seas Aquarium
After the trip, we spent somewhat time within the aquarium there and noticed sharks, fish, and manatees.
Mission Area (G+)
I used to be in a position to guide Mission Area on the spot with Genie+ to do earlier than we headed as much as Frozen. We did this 2 and 1 with Thomas and Mazen occurring the inexperienced “simple stage” queue and me occurring the orange “tremendous intense” model after that. There was somewhat playground inside that Birch favored whereas he waited with the alternative mother or father.
In case you are claustrophobic, I might skip this one. I’m barely, and I nearly had a panic assault once we first bought locked in!! The trip was INTENSE. Def the scariest for me of the journey. There have been children youthful than Mazen on it with me who appeared unfazed. You’re in a spaceship and the display screen is a digital actuality trip to Mars. The G power and weightlessness results have been superb!
We have been all excited for the Frozen trip! We waited about 10 minutes to get on and all sat collectively. Birch didn’t just like the snow monster and mentioned he didn’t love the trip as a result of he was “somewhat scared.” It was a really properly accomplished boat trip with results like chilly smoke and nice music after all. And a medium-sized drop on the finish!
Lunch in Morocco at Spice Street Desk
After Frozen we walked by way of the nations on the lookout for lunch. It was fairly scorching and sunny! A number of locations have been too crowded and we puzzled what we might do till we stumbled upon Spice Street Desk in Morocco.
I had simply been chatting with my good friend Emily about it, so we peeked in and have been in a position to get an out of doors desk with a view.
The boys bought to have particular drinks (most costly child drinks ever). I had a sangria!
Trio of home specialities, hummus and pita + cauliflower
Be aware there wasn’t a lot of a children’ menu there. Birch principally simply had pita bread, and Mazen bought calamari.
Guardians of the Galaxy
After lunch we walked again down by way of the nations and made our solution to Guardians for our 2 p.m. reservations. Mazen and I went collectively on this one.
I wasn’t positive what to anticipate, but it surely was AMAZING!! A mix of Area Mountain (curler coaster in the dead of night) and all of the cool digital actuality rides. The automobiles of the coaster prepare moved facet to facet in addition to back and front, and Mazen and I in row 9 (the again) ended up being within the FRONT at one level. The music was nice too! 1,000% value the price of paying for a brief line ($14 x 3 individuals) and going proper in.
Thomas went proper after us whereas Birch and I performed within the mist for a bit.
Spaceship Earth (G+)
I booked Spaceship Earth by way of Genie+ whereas in line at Frozen. We didn’t actually need a reservation although as a result of the standby line was principally at zero! This trip is a slow-moving seated trip by way of the eras of time. It’s a bit outdated, however we actually loved the comfort within the afternoon. Birch was a bit scared at first, however warmed up as soon as we bought out of the ice age.
Winnie the Pooh!
Look who we discovered on the lookout for butterflies!
We went to the Figment trip subsequent and likewise didn’t actually need a reservation. We walked proper in. This trip additionally felt fairly dated as you rode on automobiles by way of scenes (sort of just like the Folks Mover).
Fountain Video games
After we’d accomplished all of our rides, it was good to have some chill time earlier than dinner. The boys performed in these fountains for about 20 minutes.
Magnificence and the Beast Sing-Alongside
I like any present that encourages singing! We did this proper earlier than dinner again in France. Mazen stayed exterior, however the remainder of us beloved the brief film. Even Thomas sang!
Dinner at Cooks De France
We had wished to eat on the Area restaurant, however we by no means bought a reservation. Then we had a Coral Reef Restaurant resy for weeks. However on the day of our go to, I simply knew we’d somewhat eat by the nations somewhat than by the rides. So I cancelled Coral and switched to France, which might put is correct close to the doorway for us to move dwelling after.
The meals was simply OK right here. Mazen put it finest: “This meals is sweet however not nice.” That’s how we felt about nearly every little thing we ate on our journey. Nothing was mind-blowingly good.
Birch ate French fries for nearly each meal. Right here he’s having French French fries!
I had a salmon dish – simply okay. Mazen had a burger. Thomas bought a goat cheese salad.
Leaving dinner it was merely magical out. So fairly at Epcot!
Ice Cream Store
We walked again by way of the Boardwalk and stopped on the ice cream store there! I have to give a shout out to this store as a result of the sundaes and shakes have been an excellent value.
Late Night time Swim
After we bought again, Birch and I took showers whereas Mazen and Thomas went for a late-night swim on the pool. Then we have been all in mattress by 9!
We actually beloved our day at Epcot. I keep in mind pondering it was “so boring” once I was younger, but it surely was my favourite park this journey! I beloved the slower tempo and higher meals. We seen so many extra grown-ups right here and much more alcohol being carried round.
Epcot may be very unfold out, so we did essentially the most strolling at the present time. This additionally helped with the crowds – it was simpler to get round than Magic Kingdom which was SO filled with individuals.
There was lot of building occurring in the midst of the park with massive partitions up (I don’t know why) in order that made the decrease half of the park sort of odd.
I want we might have stayed for the fireworks.
Guardians of the Galaxy, Frozen, and Remy have been a few of my favourite rides of the journey, so I feel that’s additionally why I beloved Epcot a lot!
Our Epcot Itinerary
- Mission Area (G+)
- Frozen (G+)
- Lunch at Spice Street Desk
- Guardians of the Galaxy (ILL)
- Spaceship Earth (G+)
- Figment (G+)
- Magnificence and the Beast Sing-along
- Dinner in France
- Ice cream on the Boardwalk
See you tomorrow for our Hollywood Studios day!
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