Ok, I know that I should have reported on our day at Epcot yesterday but I was too pooped to post. Sorry.
As you guessed, we went to Epcot yesterday. We had a great day and didn't wait in one line for a ride. The only waits we had were for shows or movies and those were only a few minutes. This is a GREAT time of the year to be here. We did the front part before noon and the Nations afternoon.
The new The Seas with Nemo and Friends was great. You take a little ride and then they dump you off in an aquarium which had manatees, dolphins, all kinds of fish, and of course a bunch of Nemos and Dorys. The Circle of Life movie was great too. That song always brings a lump to my throat. Whenever we have been at Epcot before and headed over to the World Showcase, we always seemed to go to the right but this time, we headed towards Mexico.
Why? Because they have those wonderful adult beverages which that country is known for. So after one of those--apiece--we went on the ride through Mexico.
Then on to Norway (where we took the picture above), China etc. We ended up at France at dinner time and decided to splurge and eat there. Pricey but good. Since it was still about 3 hours until the Illuminations and we have seen it several times, we decided just to head back to the hotel to relax and watch some TV.
This morning when we woke up, Tropical Storm Hanna was off the coast just east of us and it was very cloudy and threatening rain. We decided to take ponchos just in case and headed off to the Magic Kingdom. I love the MK. It is such a happy place and I'm always reminded of it when I look down Main Street.
We have never been there when it is decorated for a holiday but Main Street was all dolled up for Halloween. Really neat. We headed to Adventure Land first and got there just as Jack Sparrow was walking away. Drat! He has been added to the Pirates of the Caribbean (which is my favorite ride) so it is kind of like a Where's Waldo trying to spot him. We don't do the wet or roller coaster rides so we moved along fairly rapidly. We went to the Hall of Presidents, another favorite of mine. We got out of that just in time to catch the River Boat. Just as we boarded the Boat, the skies opened up and POURED! Luckily we were under cover. When we finished the boat ride, we donned our ponchos and ran over to the Haunted House. By the time we got out of the HH, the rain was done. I guess Hanna had moved north. We of course had to see the Country Bear Jamboree.
Lunch and then on to Fantasy Land and Tomorrow Land. Again today, no waiting in lines for any rides. We bypassed Peter Pan's Flight which obviously is a very popular ride as there was a 20 minute wait. We finished up everything about 4:30 so decided to head home. The park closed at 7:00 today anyway so no fireworks to hang around for.
I hope I don't offend anyone here but I just don't get the whole Princess thing. Even though my daughter and granddaughter will always be my princesses, they were and are not the "princess type". So when I see the little girls--and honestly some were only about 2 years old--dressed up in the Princess outfits which cost at least $75-$100, with their hair done at the Princess Boutique all slicked back, gelled and sparkled, and walking around in shoes that hurt my feet just looking at them, I have to wonder--who really wants them to dress this way--them or their moms who wish they could. OK, I'm off of my soapbox now. Sorry for that little tirade.
We had dinner in tonight--leftovers from the last two nights. Did some packing and took some stuff to the car so we don't have so much to haul down tomorrow.
Anyway, we had a great time here. Now all I want to do is go home and unpack--but--I'm not going to because I will probably just have to repack in a couple of days. I'll keep you posted.