We were up early again the next day to head over to Epcot. We actually thought about not including Epcot in our plans but it had some of our favourite rides and sites. It is a little tired in some parts though (the Soarin' ride looks like it's in the basement of a mall from the 1980s). Our first ride was Mission Space which Q could not go on. There are two options for this ride - Earth and Mars. The Mars one is more intense and they give you several warnings about it before boarding. Dave, E and I did the Mars one first and then E went again with Mom on the Earth one.
At Test Track you get to design your own car. This was E's.
When you board your car, you swipe your Magic Band and then the ride "assesses" how well your car does on the test track and then compares it to the others on the ride with you.
Another beautiful day
We had Fast Passes for Soarin' and then went back to do Under the Sea and Turtle Talk with Crush.
And then onto the pavilions. The Food and Wine festival was going on at the same time so there were lots of extra countries represented by food stands. We just stuck to the permanent pavilions.
It was so hot that day!! We stopped first in Mexico to get some nachos and margaritas and there was absolutely no shade (felt just like Mexico). We popped into the marketplace for some relief. There we found the passport station where E could get a card and sticker for each country.
Beers in Norway! So hot!
The train set in Germany. Q loved this but you can see how hot he is.
Checking out the scenery in Italy. I love Italy.
Mom got a slice of pizza and glass of wine. E got a gelato.
And Morocco, that I loved. This pavilion made me want to visit this real country.
Then we stopped in France to watch a street performer and get a couple of glasses of wine.
England was next, where we enjoyed some Guinness.
Canada, the last stop, where we had to get poutine.
Mom, Q and I went to the bus after this and E and Dave went back to do E's favourite ride, Mission Space again.
Walking around for a bit after supper.
The next day we were up early again because Animal Kingdom had extra magic hours for those staying on the resort and it opened at 8:00.
The guy we rode Mission Space with the day before told us the Avatar ride is the best ride and that any wait was worth it. So we made our way there first, along with everyone else. It was a 90 minute wait. Beautiful scenery at Animal Kingdom. My favourite park for sure.
So we all waited in line and then I got the parent swap with E when we got to actual part of the line that was inside the ride, so while Mom, Dave and E waited in the rest of the line, Q and I walked around and saw the sites.
No pictures, says Q.
From inside the Avatar ride lineup.
Lovely. Q and I saw some turtles and monkeys, and then settled in Asia while we waited for the others to join us for our Fast Passes on Expedition Everest
After that we went on the safari ride. This was really cool and even Q enjoyed seeing the animals. I know they are still enclosed animals but it seemed so much better than a zoo.
Look at this place! Disney must use actual magic to build these things.
After lunch we only had one Fastpass for the white water rafting ride so we put in time at Dino Land before that and then went to see the Bug's Life Show.
Mom, Dave and E are in this raft.
After this we went back to Pandora to get supper. We ate at a quick service restaurant, and picked up our food via the mobile order app, but the food was very good. We all got a rice bowl and they were great. This guy is one of the characters from the Avatar movie so E went out to see him and asked him a question.
See Part 1 here.