My honey and I headed out to the World on Saturday to celebrate my birthday.
Should you wish to see all the photos I took this weekend, please see HERE
After parking the car we headed towards the entrance. I snapped this photo on the way, my honey Phil has affectionately renamed it "Craneship Earth" LOL
We cut through the ending queue for SSE and played a little game with the skeleton.
Before picking up birthday button at Guest Relations, I wanted to check on the progress of the wand removal.
With the rumors of the covering being removed I wanted to snap this photo, I was amazed at how few people there was in the park at 10am.
When then decided to head over to Mouse Gears because we wanted to buy some new hats. Sadly, nothing struck our fancy but I did get some interior shots. There is a lot of detail in this store that I believe a lot of people miss, I highly recommend you looking up next time you stop by.
Yay for Epcot Center tees!
This was the pirate in the PoTC section, it was even creepier in person.
One of reasons there was less people was probably due to the humidity. It was "OMG I can't breath!" hot. However, it did make for some great photos!
See the Food and Wine Festival Walls? Our favorite festival! We can't wait!
As we had 11:40 reservations at Le Cellier, we headed over to WS. It was too early to go in but I did get some great landscape photos of the different countries.
My honey Phil decided to have some fun with the standee outside.
As it was so hot, we stopped for a smoothie at an open kart, it was REALLY good!
Are UK? Why yes I'm fine, thank you. (Sorry, that's the best I got.LOL)
Harry Potter in Epcot? Well it IS in the UK so I guess it makes sense. LOL
And just in case anyone doesn't know where the bathrooms are, this is for you.
It was about time to eat so we headed back to Canada.
If you've never gone deep into the pavilion I highly recommend it, it's really beautifully themed and I think it's overlooked a lot by tourists.
The front gardens..
The CM's that start the day at Le Cellier actually come out before seating everyone and sing the national anthem. Not sure if any other countries do this but it was a cute little addition to our day.
They were so nice, they even let me snap this photo of the dining room before it opened.
Cheers! No, that's just water, I haven't started drinking...yet.
My daughter was at grandma's for the day so we did the "adult" thing and walked around World Showcase to check out the different countries.
The tea shop, I love this place. I like tea like most people enjoy coffee.
Bonjour de France!
In our exploration we happened upon Princess Aurora, who was standing there all alone! We had the best conversation and I found out a little secret. PA said that her favorite ride is Rockin Roller Coaster at MGM. She said even princesses enjoy a coaster every once in awhile. She just said that she needed to use extra hairspray to keep her hair perfect.
I thought that was cute.
We stopped in Morocco, its a beautiful country but its my least favorite. I am not sure why but there is just something I can't put my finger on.
Japan has an excellent variety of chopsticks.
We stopped at the American Pavilion to enjoy our strawberry slushy from Japan. They are soooo good, if you've never had one, you must try it at least once!
Just about the time we finished we heard the band begin to play, as we rounded the corner a whole mess of characters was following right behind them.
This was one of the highlights of my trip because I got not one but FOUR signatures that I didn't have in my book...
The girly mice from Cinderella (sorry, I forget the name)
My favorite, Big Al!
and Mr. Penguin! Who danced with me, it was so much fun!
Continuing our journey, we stopped in Italy..
We also checked out the miniature train set in between countries.
China..If you squint you can't see the tarp...honest! LOL
For whatever reason we skipped over Norway but ended our day at the Mexico Pavilion riding Gran Fiesta Tour.
It was about that time that we were scheduled to meet up with my friends at MGM, so we hopped in the car and headed over.
The CM directed us to the Television parking lot and we parked in the probably the best spot I've ever had at this park. We were in the first row, third spot in.
Here is our spot..
And turning around, the entrance is right around that tree on the left, just up the curve. I love short walks! LOL
First to the party was Bill, as I had never been to the Indiana Jones Shop we stopped by there. Here is Bill modeling the current inventory available. LOL
Shortly after Jimmybop, Bigpigletfan and DLRP_Blzabop showed up and we headed over to Rockin Roller Coaster. My boyfriend have never been on it before so that was a must do and the first ride of the evening.
Group photo time! We were in a silly mood, notice the two finger point of Jimmybop. LOL
From left to right: Bill, BigPigletFan, Jimmybop, SummerinFL and DLRP_Blzabop
We then hopped over to the Great Movie Ride where I ran into my sister. No wait, that's not my sister, she is clearly not blue!
Afterwords we stopped by the ABC Commissary and grabbed some dinner. I believe BPF has some photo of me hugging the Dr. Shepard display with his Doctor jacket. Grey's Anatomy woohoo! hehe
I had to post this photo of Bill, his expression is just hilarious.
And what trip would not be complete without a trip to the Muppet store, I ask you?
Being a gamer family, Phil had to stop at Pizza Planet and get his drive on while BPF and I got some temporary tattoos.
It was then that BPF said I needed a birthday drinkie. Who'd have known that MGM had it's own bar? We quickly settled into the living room for some fun!
*DISCLAIMER* I want it to be known that I have a drink MAYBE every 6 months or so, then I have my drink and remind myself why I only have a drink every 6 months. LOL
As a parent I must post this, "Kids, don't try this at home or at WDW."
Drink time! I was given the special of the day, "Summer Splash" How fitting. LOL
It has 4 different alcohols in it, rum, vodka, jack daniels and something else. It tasted like grapefruit juice, I admit though I didn't notice the taste after about half. LOL
Here is Bill, hiding behind the camera.
DLRP had a milkshake, all the guys behaved, I was proud of them. LOL
We even had some entertainment, Walt Disney was announcing the opening of Disneyland on the television. LOL
As we had Fastpasses for ToT, we headed over to use them. It was about this time I snatched the camera back and decided to take photos. I accept no responsibility for the quality and I apologize ahead of time. LOL
ToT was great as always, I tried to capture the ride photo after we got off. ...
Oh boy...steady as she goes!
My honey ended up snapping this one, its the best we could do.
Afterwards we said our goodbyes and Phil drove us home. It was a really great day, with good friends and fun at my favorite place ever.