Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Disney 2016, Day 3–Epcot

(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!)IMG_2168

We love the bright cheeriness of Pop Century!  This was our first visit since the children’s splash poolIMG_2167

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. Sad smileIMG_2169

On our way to the bus Hannah recreated this pic for me.  IMG_2170

April 2010, 14 months old.  Awe….  Where does the time go???Hannah with Goofy Statue at Pop April 2010, 14 mos

Our day at Epcot!IMG_2221

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.IMG_2174


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. SmileIMG_2178

Other princesses in attendance were Ariel,IMG_2183

Cinderella  (love Hannah’s sweet, peaceful face in this pic!)IMG_2188

and Snow White.IMG_2190

On our way to Test Track Hannah took the opportunity to cool off in one of the cooling locations found around the parks.  IMG_2194

Test Track is Hannah’s favourite ride!  Can you tell? Winking smileIMG_2200


Mickey and friends had moved over to Epcot with us so we took the opportunity to drop in and say hi!IMG_2207



We rode the new Frozen ride and loved it!  After that the lines were short so we popped in for a visit with AnnaIMG_2230

and ElsaIMG_2233

One of the changes this trip was the introduction of insect repellant stations due to Zika Virus.  We made use of these often.IMG_2264

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!  IMG_2238

How’s this for a table with a view?!IMG_2240

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!IMG_2253


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. IMG_2261

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.

The end of our first great day in Epcot!IMG_2267


Tomorrow – Magic Kingdom and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue.


  1. I know how much you love Disney. Do you think you will ever introduce Hannah to something other than Disney as a vacation?

    1. We do a lot of other things locally and I'm guessing in the future we may try other places but for now Disney works perfectly for us so to Disney we will go!


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