Monday, September 29, 2014

Disney 2014, Day 3, Part II (Epcot)

(Monday, September 22, 2014)
We enjoyed spending the day with Wes and Sarah and parted ways around supper.  Hannah and I had reservations at a new-to-us restaurant called, ‘Teppan Edo’ at the Japan Pavilion.  Hannah decided to catch a quick nap on the way so that she would be able to enjoy supper.IMG_4926
We had an idea what this meal could be like and it didn’t disappoint!  The cast members are all from Japan and oh so gracious!  I think I bowed for an hour after we left!  Winking smileIMG_4928
Guests sit around a large grill in groups of 8.  Hannah and I were with a family from Toronto and a mother and daughter from Maine…I think!  (We’ve met so many people this week that they quickly blend together!)IMG_4927
At the beginning of the meal we were each able to select a protein that would be cooked Teppan-Yaki-style.  Hannah chose chicken while I chose steak and shrimp.IMG_4939
Typical of one of these meals, it is part cooking and part show.  The only thing missing at Disney compared to other locations is the fire.  Here our chef made a Choo-choo train of onions!
Even adding spices to our meal is a part of the show.
Final prep of the veggies before serving. 
The food was delicious and it was such a neat, entertaining meal.  We also got along famously with the mother and daughter we sat with which is always a bonus too!  Mmm…noodles!IMG_4940
After we finished our delicious dinner Hannah we walked our of the International Gateway and passed China during our travels.  IMG_4943Hannah had one request before we left that I was happy to offer her.  She wanted to ride Test Track at night!   We did….twice and oh how fun it was even though it was raining lightly when we entered the outdoor portion of the ride!
I took this pic from the screen outside the ride.
What a wonderful day we shared together at Epcot!  IMG_4951


  1. That's great that you got to ride Test Track twice!! It's a family favorite here too! Did you use FP+ or were the lines short?! Your Japanese meal looks like it was a lot of fun! You sure did a great job of putting together your dining plans! Was all of this included in the free plan?! I've never been lucky enough to be traveling during one of the free dining plan times, but I'm going to have to make time if all this fun was included!!

    1. Due to the tiering system at Epcot, we used our Tier 1's for Soarin'. (Actually snagged a second FP+ for Soarin' one day!)

      For TT we arrived around 8:15 and the line was about 30 mins long. We waited and when we got off ran around and got in line again - that time waiting only about 5 mins to ride!

      Yes, all of the meals were included in the Free dining plan! Truly cannot beat that! It costs us about $20 a day to upgrade to the Basic plan with 1 snack, 1 quick service and 1 table service credit for each night of our stay. In addition to that we pay tips but that is all. Truly cannot beat it for the delicious food and character interaction!

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    1. I was considering renting a stroller as ours is a little challenging to push around for 10 days now that Hannah is older but then a very kind friend offered to loan me her City Mini. It was the perfect size and pushed more easily and the best part was that it folded up with just one pull on a strap. Perfect! I could hold a sleeping Hannah in one arm and fold it with the other.

  3. That is truly amazing that you got all those character experiences for only $20 extra per day! Wow! Makes me want to go book a free dining trip right now! We always try to do 1 fancy meal during our trip, but they are so expensive just paying for them out of pocket! I'm so glad you guys got to experience all those nice meals! Thanks for answering all my billion Disney questions! Ha!


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