(Mon, Sep 12, 2016)
We woke ready for another exciting day! The sun was shining and my little (hiding) princess and I hit the road. (The picture is a bit fuzzy as it was so humid out that the camera lens immediately fogged up the moment we left the room! I’d wipe the lens and as fast as I could click the shutter button it had started to fog up again!)
We love the bright cheeriness of Pop Century! This was our first visit since the children’s splash pool
and bigger pools had been fenced. The fences were themed beautifully and didn’t alter our view, just our opportunities to swim as now once the lifeguards go off duty the gates are locked and swimming is not allowed. Sadly this meant we only swam at our resort once the entire trip.
After riding Soarin’ twice (still a GREAT ride and was a walk-on both times for us!) we made our way to Akershus in Norway for breakfast with the princesses. Belle was at the Magic Kingdom telling stories so Princess Aurora was greeting guests on her behalf.
Hannah and I were both really excited to see that Mulan had taken time out of her busy schedule to attend breakfast! It’s rare that she’s here so we were so glad to see her! She is our favourite princess!! (Wonder why??)Hannah was sporting her warrior face for this picture.
On our way to Test Track Hannah took the opportunity to cool off in one of the cooling locations found around the parks.
Supper that evening was at one of our favourite restaurants, Coral Reef. It’s not everyday you get to eat below the water level of a huge aquarium!
By far the most amazing thing that happened was this massive ray floating down and resting right beside us!! We’ve eaten here many times and this is the first time we’ve ever seen this beautiful lady let alone had her join us for dinner! Look how huge she is!
The entire restaurant started talking when she showed up! We were there for about another 15 minutes and she stayed there for the rest of our visit.
After supper we took time to do an activity that Hannah really enjoys called Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure. Using our phone we helped Agent P capture a villain first in Mexico and then after that another villain in Germany. As we would walk through the countries we would be given clues about where to go next and what to do. Based on where we were and what actions we took with the phone, different things would happen. In Mexico she sat on the fountain and after keying in a password, looked up to see a volcano erupting across the pavilion.
In Germany she did something and these steins sang her a song!
We had 8 days in the parks which allowed us time to slow down and do some of these activities that we might otherwise skip. On our next Epcot day we participated is a really fun scavenger hunt! More on that in another post.
Tomorrow – Magic Kingdom and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.