Epcot

Leaping back in time a week or two, my family headed to Epcot for the day!

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It began with brunch in Mexico with my new apartmentmate (who is the actual sweetest). I don’t remember the exact name of the place we ate but I think it had Cantina in there somewhere. I got the beef barbacoa meal, which was yummy and just like what I used to make whenever my college dining hall had Taco Bar day (except with soft shell tacos instead of hard shell but still yum).

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And look, Mexican soda!

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We started in Epcot proper, where we found the Jam-itors! Janitors. Jamitors. Get it? Eh? EH?

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We went on the Nemo ride, which was cool, but the best part came afterwards.

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After the Nemo ride, there is this wonderful aquarium. We were wandering around, admiring the manatees and dolphins when I was approached by a cast member (Ralph). He asked how many people were in my party (4) and if I wanted a surprise. Um YES. After making clear that we wouldn’t be allowed to take photos, he took us to the top of the tank! One part of the aquarium is circular, and in the middle is a staircase which leads to a layer where you can see the tops of all the aquariums.

We got a mini tour and got to see the dolphin feeding! Ralph also told us about their conservation program and explained how they train the dolphins. It was so cool!!  Thank you so much Ralph!

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As per our standard, my family began our world showcase tour in England. Where we met Alice and Mary Poppins!

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Then on to France!

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The line for Aurora was closed but I still got some photos from afar. She was so gorgeous.

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We also got a nice, cool snack in France. Everyone got a different flavor ice cream – mine was the lemon sherbert. It was so fluffy and light, like eating lemon snow!

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In Italy we saw this. I might go back and get it. I kind of need it.

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My family chilled in Morocco for a bit (aka I got lost and we had to find each other again). Here’s my brother hanging out, isn’t he handsome?

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Japan was our dinner stop.

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I had to stop myself from buying all the Japanese snacks.

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And all the Japanese goodies.

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We had dinner at Tokyo Dining. Super noms. Hard to go wrong, I love Japanese food (except sushi oddly).

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I rarely get appetizers, but they had miso soup, and I love miso soup. We ate it Japanese style, sipping from the bowl instead of using a spoon.

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Delicious teriyaki chicken for my main course. So much nomsss.

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I still had my birthday button on (we were still celebrating – it was the day after), so the hostess brought us a mini birthday cake and sang a Japanese song.

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As per our usual, my family made it about half way around the world before getting tired and deciding to head home. One day I will see the second half of the world showcase. What is in Norway? One day I will find out.

There was lots of wild life on the way out.

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Disney, why don’t you make more grown up princess merchandise. ;_;

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Good bye Epcot! Until next time!

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