Today we decided to go to blizzard beach for a few hours then on to epcot. As usual for us there were a few minor blips, no forgotten car keys, lost tickets or alarms not working but had decided to go to sizzler for breakfast so duly drove to the one nearest to us, pull into the car park to find the reataurant closed with a for lease sign outside - oh dear, guess we wont be eating there then.moff to ponderosa we go again lol.
Arrived at blizzard beach in probably the hottest weather weve had so far - lovely for me but not so great for hubby who has a few areas ontop of his head with less protection than some lol. Anyway he found a perch and settled down for a rest whilst me and the girls headed off to do some slides. Teamboat springs and runoff rapids were great fun but oh my god that walk up to the top was a killer. There is a chairlift but the wait time was 80mins. I was concerned that I would come home huge but im beginnig to think I may come home looking like a stick insect. Well I can always dream hey.
Got to epcot about 2pm and headed for test track to get a return time. As expected all the fast passes were long gone but luckily we got a return time or 70kins with the disabled pass. I do feel slightlyguilty walking past everyone when using this but I do know that without it we wouldn't even be able to access 20% of the rides. While we wiated for our return time, we queued for spaceship earth which was only 20mins and good fun then sat and had some lunch. Test track was fantastic, highly recommend. Had a wander round world showcase but it was absolutely packed and too much for our eldest so only saw mexico and china. What we did see was great and would love to back and see more.
We had a reservation atcoral reef restaurant at 5.40 so made our way over there. Had to wait 20mins for a table even with a reservation and must say I was dissapointed for the first time. We were sat right at the back and the tank windows were small so you could not really see the fish and the whole feeling of dining under the sea was not really there. Because our eldest is 10 they had us down as 3 adults and 1 child so we asked for another child menu. Server was abrupt and quite patronising but said he would get one. Well it never appeared so girls just shared the colouring in. Food took 45mins to arrive and was very pricey but nice. Waiter reappeared once to ask if we wanted dessert and was quite put out when we said no he then proceeded to remove our not quite finished drinks and slap the bill down on the table. Now I do apolovise if I was wrong but I most certainly did not leave a tip. So far I have tipped 20% at every meal so I am not just a tight brit lol.
Managed to get in a few other small rides then found a spot for illuminations. Oh wow, do NOT miss this. I loved it. Headed back to the car park where I had remembered exactly what lot and row I had parked in, but suprise suprise, we couldnt find the bloody car again lol. Just don't know how I manage it. Anyway I am now back in the room with a well deserved bottle of wine so please don't panic -we did find the car. Off to revisit universal and IOA tomorrow. I have learnt at least one thing and will NOT be wearing patterned underwear or white shorts and I will be expecting more damp areas