Disney Journey: Epcot • Kath Eats


Right here’s a recap of our Disney journey, submit 2 of 4! We spent our second day at Epcot. In case you missed it, right here’s our Magic Kingdom day

Disney Journey: Epcot

Our Epcot day was my favourite! The morning was a lot smoother, our meals had been higher, and I like digital actuality rides. (Spoiler alert: Guardians of the Galaxy was my favourite journey of the entire journey!) 

We had been up and at ‘em once more at dawn. We’re all early risers, so this labored effectively for us. We had been asleep most nights by 9:30, so getting up wasn’t too onerous. 

Breakfast

Today I attempted the “Superfood Smoothie” from the lodge café and it was simply okay. It was chocolate espresso flavored and wanted milk or bananas! 

Genie+

Once more I bought our Genie+ at 6:45 a.m. after which at 7:00 (when you may make your first reservation) I paid one other $45 for us all to get Particular person Lightning Lanes (ILL) at Guardians of the Galaxy for two p.m. 

Since Guardians is SO widespread, it isn’t a part of Genie+ you both have to attend in a digital line after which an actual line or pay further. We determined our time was priceless, so we paid to skip traces each time doable. It was an excellent resolution, as we by no means waited greater than 10 minutes or so for any Genie+ or ILL journey. 

I booked Frozen for Genie+ proper after that and the primary obtainable time was 11:40 a.m.! One other tremendous widespread journey. 

Strolling To Epcot

We left our lodge at 8 a.m. once more for an 8:30 early entry park opening. Our lodge, the Swan Reserve, is taken into account one of many “Epcot resorts” as a result of it’s a couple of 10 minute stroll throughout the Disney Boardwalk to Epcot. We beloved having the ability to stroll and never have to attend for a bus!! Big plus. It was a a phenomenal morning for a stroll!  

We entered via the again/aspect entrances, and the traces had been a lot shorter too. Such a smoother morning than we had on the Magic Kingdom. 

Ratatouille with Remy (25 min wait)

We had been in a shorter line, on the again entrance, and it was solely 8:18 a.m. once we entered Epcot. And the Remy line was already 40 minutes lengthy per the indicators!! 

We knew it was now or by no means and we nearly didn’t go. However we’re so glad we caught it out as a result of we ended up ready about 25 minutes and it made the highest 5 checklist of favourite rides. The 25 minutes we waited was the longest we waited for any journey all week. Since we had been recent within the morning it was not too unhealthy.

The journey makes use of the newer magnetic expertise to information your automotive via the journey, and there have been screens with 3D results. All of us beloved when the mop shot water sprinkles on our automotive and once we felt the warmth once we went within the oven!

Soarin’ (15 min wait)

After Remy, we walked all the way down to Soarin’ to attempt to get in a number of extra rides earlier than the park’s official opening at 9. We waited about quarter-hour to get on. This journey is like an iMax and you’re sitting in a swing as a bunch. Birch began out liking it, however he received scared midway via so I needed to cowl his eyes. Once we left Soarin’ the Land of the Dwelling line was a bit too lengthy so we handed on that one. 

Nemo (No wait)

Birch LOVED the Nemo journey!

It was just like Little Mermaid in that you just journey in a clam shell and take a look at scenes alongside the way in which. This was most likely Birchie’s favourite journey of the journey!

I didn’t take pleasure in it as a result of on the way in which in we noticed slightly boy throwing up and I received instantly nauseous, apprehensive that we had been all getting it too. I felt so terrible for his mom as a result of the boy was lined in it. 

The Seas Aquarium

After the journey, we spent slightly time within the aquarium there and noticed sharks, fish, and manatees. 

Mission House (G+)

I used to be capable of e-book Mission House on the spot with Genie+ to do earlier than we headed as much as Frozen. We did this 2 and 1 with Thomas and Mazen happening the inexperienced “simple degree” queue and me happening the orange “tremendous intense” model after that. There was slightly playground inside that Birch favored whereas he waited with the other mum or dad. 

In case you are claustrophobic, I’d skip this one. I’m barely, and I nearly had a panic assault once we first received locked in!! The journey was INTENSE. Def the scariest for me of the journey. There have been youngsters youthful than Mazen on it with me who appeared unfazed. You’re in a spaceship and the display is a digital actuality journey to Mars. The G pressure and weightlessness results had been wonderful!

Frozen (G+)

We had been all excited for the Frozen journey! We waited about 10 minutes to get on and all sat collectively. Birch didn’t just like the snow monster and stated he didn’t love the journey as a result of he was “slightly scared.” It was a really effectively executed boat journey with results like chilly smoke and nice music in fact. And a medium-sized drop on the finish! 

Lunch in Morocco at Spice Street Desk

After Frozen we walked via the nations on the lookout for lunch. It was fairly sizzling and sunny! A number of locations had been too crowded and we puzzled what we might do till we stumbled upon Spice Street Desk in Morocco.

I had simply been chatting with my pal Emily about it, so we peeked in and had been capable of get an outside desk with a view. 

The boys received to have particular drinks (most costly child drinks ever). I had a sangria!

Hummus fries

Trio of home specialities, hummus and pita + cauliflower
 

Observe there wasn’t a lot of a youngsters’ menu there. Birch mainly simply had pita bread, and Mazen received calamari. 

Guardians of the Galaxy

After lunch we walked again down via the nations and made our strategy to Guardians for our 2 p.m. reservations. Mazen and I went collectively on this one. 

I wasn’t certain what to anticipate, nevertheless it was AMAZING!! A mix of House Mountain (curler coaster at nighttime) and all of the cool digital actuality rides. The vehicles of the coaster practice moved aspect to aspect in addition to back and front, and Mazen and I in row 9 (the again) ended up being within the FRONT at one level. The music was nice too! 1,000% price the price of paying for a brief line ($14 x 3 individuals) and going proper in. 

Thomas went proper after us whereas Birch and I performed within the mist for a bit. 

Spaceship Earth (G+)

I booked Spaceship Earth through Genie+ whereas in line at Frozen. We didn’t really want a reservation although as a result of the standby line was mainly at zero! This journey is a slow-moving seated journey via the eras of time. It’s a bit outdated, however we actually loved the relief within the afternoon. Birch was a bit scared at first, however warmed up as soon as we received out of the ice age. 

Winnie the Pooh!

Look who we discovered on the lookout for butterflies!

Figment (G+)

We went to the Figment journey subsequent and in addition didn’t really want a reservation. We walked proper in. This journey additionally felt fairly dated as you rode on vehicles via scenes (form of just like the Individuals Mover). 

Fountain Video games

After we’d executed all of our rides, it was good to have some chill time earlier than dinner. The boys performed in these fountains for about 20 minutes. 

Magnificence and the Beast Sing-Alongside

I like any present that encourages singing! We did this proper earlier than dinner again in France. Mazen stayed exterior, however the remainder of us beloved the quick film. Even Thomas sang!

Dinner at Cooks De France

We had needed to eat on the House restaurant, however we by no means received a reservation. Then we had a Coral Reef Restaurant resy for weeks. However on the day of our go to, I simply knew we’d fairly eat by the nations fairly than by the rides. So I cancelled Coral and switched to France, which might put is true close to the doorway for us to move residence after. 

The meals was simply OK right here. Mazen put it greatest: “This meals is sweet however not nice.” That’s how we felt about nearly every thing we ate on our journey. Nothing was mind-blowingly good. 

Birch ate French fries for nearly each meal. Right here he’s having French French fries!

I had a salmon dish – simply okay. Mazen had a burger. Thomas received a goat cheese salad. 

Strolling House

Leaving dinner it was merely magical out. So fairly at Epcot! 

Ice Cream Store

We walked again via the Boardwalk and stopped on the ice cream store there! I need to give a shout out to this store as a result of the sundaes and shakes had been an excellent worth. 

Vanilla sprinkles!

Late Night time Swim

Once we received again, Birch and I took showers whereas Mazen and Thomas went for a late-night swim on the pool. Then we had been all in mattress by 9!

Epcot Overview

We actually beloved our day at Epcot. I keep in mind considering it was “so boring” once I was younger, nevertheless it was my favourite park this journey! I beloved the slower tempo and higher meals. We seen so many extra grown-ups right here and much more alcohol being carried round. 

Epcot could be very unfold out, so we did essentially the most strolling at the present time. This additionally helped with the crowds – it was simpler to get round than Magic Kingdom which was SO filled with individuals.

There was lot of building happening in the midst of the park with massive partitions up (I do not know why) in order that made the decrease half of the park form of odd. 

I want we may have stayed for the fireworks. 

Guardians of the Galaxy, Frozen, and Remy had been a few of my favourite rides of the journey, so I feel that’s additionally why I beloved Epcot a lot! 

Our Epcot Itinerary 

  • Remy
  • Soarin’
  • Nemo 
  • Aquarium 
  • Mission House (G+)
  • Frozen (G+)
  • Lunch at Spice Street Desk
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (ILL)
  • Spaceship Earth (G+)
  • Figment (G+)
  • Magnificence and the Beast Sing-along
  • Dinner in France
  • Ice cream on the Boardwalk

See you tomorrow for our Hollywood Studios day!



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