EPCOT Day–Saturday–January 26, 2013
Just in case you did not know what EPCOT stands for, here it is!!
Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow
But REALLY, it’s just a FUN place;o))
We spent the entire day here, from opening to closing fireworks!!
So here we go . . .
As we entered the park, a nice man there was teaching us how to SMAWN.
A SMAWN is a combination Smile and Yawn;o))
We attempted to get a photo of the girls holding up the Space Station.
I believe we need a little work on technique;o))
First stop…a ride through Space Station Earth!!
Next, I was sent to get fast passes for Soaring and the gang headed over to The Sea.
WOOOO HOOOO… got the fast passes!!!
We spent the next couple of hours exploring The Sea. First, we visited the manatee exhibit. Next, we did Turtle Talk With Crush, an adorable audience participation show about Sea Turtles. The rest of time, we enjoyed the HUGE aquarium!!!
First stop, the environmental movie with the characters from The Lion King.
After that, we had a little time until our fast passes could be used on Soaring,
so we had our lunch in the cafeteria down stairs.
Then it was on to Soaring:o))
Everybody really enjoyed that ride!!!!
We decided to try to cut over to The Universe of Energy.
Unfortunately, it was shut down for repair;o((
Oh well, we’ll just head out to The World Showcase!!
Yep… Space Station Earth is always within view:o)
First stop Canada and it’s beautiful gardens and movie!!
On to jolly old England,
Next…. street performers in France!
The Ceremonial Drummers performed at Japan.
Space Station Earth can be seen from EVERYWHERE!!!
The Ultimate Disney Pin Collector!!
His entire vest, front and back, is covered with pins.The pins average about $10 – that’s one expensive vest;o))
We timed it just right at the American Pavilion to see the Fife and Drum Corp
before we went inside to hear the singers perform and watch the movie.
It was getting close to dinner time when we came out. Bruce and Laura headed back to the campground to take care of their dog, Clem and get some dinner. The rest of us got our dinner in the park while they were gone. Nancy and Tricia headed to China and the rest of us enjoyed good old American Fare:o))
We all met up again at China where we watched the powerful movie
enjoyed the Chinese Acrobats.
After China, we continued on towards Norway and Spain.
They were both very crowded.
Rather than fight the crowds, we headed to the Mars Explorer ride we missed earlier.
When we came out, the sun was setting behind the Eiffel Tower!!
Time to make our way back to the countries
to find the perfect viewing spot for the fireworks.
Nancy’s not sure what happened to the fireworks pictures?!?!
You’ll just have to trust us that they were...
A SPECTACULAR ENDING to A WONDERFUL DAY!!!
at 5:30 AM