We had been to Epcot several times in the evening for dinner, but this was our official full day at Epcot. We started the day meeting characters. They had the perfect set-up where you would wait in one line and then you could meet Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, and Donald Duck. I waited with the kids while Richard ran and got fast passes for Soarin. It worked out great!!
Up next was Turtle Talk with Crush. The kids thought this was really neat. Crush is up on the screen (animated) but he calls on people in the audience to ask him questions....BOTH kids got called on!! One asked him what his favorite color was, and I can't remember what the other one asked : ) I was so glad that they each got called on because I knew we would have to keep going until they both had gotten to ask him a question. It was a really cute show. They had some fun places to take pictures afterwards and a ton of neat fish to look at in the aquariums.
Next we rode Soarin. This is a ride where you sit in a seat suspended in the air and watch a movie. You really feel like you are flying! Both kids really liked this ride. We rode it several times, but even with a fast pass you would have to wait for a while (this ride is SUPER popular).
Emily was starting to get a little tired at this point. She did want to meet Belle and The Beast, but after waiting for about 30 minutes she was ready to move on to the next thing. Thankfully we got to cut to the front of the line to get a quick picture with Belle (Beast was not there yet, so everyone else was waiting on him).
Next we went to an area of Epcot that is all about using your imagination. They had several different stations that the kids enjoyed. Our favorite one was where you got to star in a video game! It was very entertaining!
Emily and I went looking at all the pretty flowers for a while and then she played on a little playground they had in the middle of the park. Cooper and Richard were off riding all the fun rides that Emily was not tall enough for. We meet up with the boys for dinner at the Japanese restaurant ...it was so good!! The kids did not eat much food, but they did enjoy the show of the food being cooked in front of us.
Cooper was really wanting to ride Mission Space again so we headed over there next. I had heard that it was really fun so I went to ride it with him. WOW!! I don't usually get sick on rides...but I had to try really hard not to throw-up on this one! Probably not a good idea to ride this on a full stomach!! Emily was not tall enough for this ride but she had a lot of fun trying on stuff in the shop at the end of the ride.
Cooper and the Stitch topiary. They were having some sort of flower show while we were there and there were tons of beautiful flowers everywhere! They also had topiaries of the Disney Characters all over the park. Of course Stitch was his favorite.
Epcot was definitely the best park to eat at. They have the best restaurant selection by far! Our favorite rides were Soarin, Test Track, and Mission Space.
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