Wide awake at 3 am and DH said we must sleep again as otherwise jet lag will get the best of us and we won't make it at Epcot until Illuminations. Well we managed to sleep again and up at 7 am, which was perfect as on checking inn the previous day, we had booked our 9.45 shuttle to Epcot and could take it easy, shower, open luggages and sort day's outfit, etc, etc. Today we wore personalized matching shirts that DD so wanted to do after watching a lot of Disney Channel. We wore Boo Yah ! Shirts which turned out to be so cool. DD wore a shirt with BOO on, I had the YAH part and DH had no say and got the ! Mark one :)
Off on to the shuttle bus and once at Epcot we could feel the magic of 15 years ago ( forgot to say that this is our second visit and our DD's first). Straight in and to the visitors center to activate our memory maker and we all got our special buttons, DD 1st visit whilst DH and myself got the Happy Anniversary one and we were walking in for our first photo. Upon checking memory maker out before doing this tr, we found 40 pics today ready to download which is very good for a first day.
Please note that DH didn't like the fact that he had to go round the park for the whole day with his Happy Anniversary button on but he wasn't a spoil sport and kept it on to a lot and a lot of Happy Anniversary guys, and where are you from?, from a lot of Disney Staff
Started off with our first fast pass at Mission Space and we all liked it. Next was Test track with a 90 minute wait time but within 50 minutes this was done, our photo loaded onto our memory maker and off to some popcorn for DD as this morning she didn't get any breakfast.
Made a stop at a character spot in Future World for autographs and pics with Mickey, Minnie and Goofy and it was now time for our next fast pass at Journey into imagination with figment which was a wasted fp in my honest opinion. By this time our DD was complaining that the trainers are hurting her toes, so we bought her flip flops and went back to 'The Land ' area to do our so awaited fp ride Soarin. This was amazing and our favourite in Epcot.
We were all getting hungry so stopped at the food court for some pizza and Chinese food which came up to Usd 45. We got our energy back and did some more rides, including Living with the land, Nemo & Friends and Captain Eo. Time flew by so fast and it was now 4pm and were just starting World Showcase. Amongst others we stopped at Norway to do Maelstrom, IMO, a fun water ride and last but not least at the Japan Pavillion to get a pearl. This is one of the ideas and important information I got from AJ. Thumbs up to you :)
DD and myself chose an oyster each and the pearl ceremony begun. DD got a size 7 pearl whilst I got an 8. We chose a pendant each and left them there to be made up. This cost Usd 100 in all, the pearls are Usd 17 each and the rest for a pendant each, no chain. Quite expensive IMO but DH convinced me to do them now otherwise they will be left in the drawer for a long time. In the end these were worth it as we both can remember our visit when wearing them. We had to return after an hour to collect the finished pendants.
At 7pm we had an ADR at Via Napoli in the Italian Pavillion and food was excellent, same was the desert which DH took. DD and I were too full and had no space left for desserts. Bill came to Usd 65 including tip. By now DD was complaining that her inner thighs are sore with all the walking and DH and I took it in turns to give her a lift on our backs as walking was painful she said.
We found a good spot near the UK Pavillion to see the Illuminations and once these were over walked out to find our shuttle back to hotel. Everyone fast asleep whilst I am writing this report.
Tomorrow it's typhoon lagoon so should be an easy day.