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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Epcot // Our trip to Walt Disney World, 2016

Oh, Epcot! As with Hollywood Studios, Epcot was another park I really wanted to spend more time in. It's huge and spread out, which seems even more overwhelming when you have a 3 year old with you! 

Our holiday coincided with the International Food & Drink Festival which my husband was super excited about. Unfortunately we didn't get the chance to eat our way around the world though as kiddo was feeling a bit poorly so instead we let her decide what attractions and things we saw during our time in Epcot. This meant we spent a whole lot of time on the Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros, a super fun musical boat ride housed in the Mexico pavilion. The queues for this were consistently less than a 5 minute wait so I have definitely lost count of the times we went on that ride! Kiddo loved it! 

We loved The Seas with Nemo and Friends, the turtle talk with Crush, boarding a "Clamobile" on an undersea adventure with Nemo and of course, seeing thousands of sea creatures including dolphins and manatees in the Undersea Observation Deck.
I had a bit of soft spot for Living With the Land too, a boat tour that cruised through various greenhouses and a fish farm. Bonkers but incredible!

In Epcot we had probably one of our favourite meals of the whole trip at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall which proudly boasts a menu filled with Norwegian inspired food. Of course, here is where all the princesses hang out too! We enjoyed our meal here far, far more than Cinderella's Royal Table in fact... the character interaction at Akershus was incredible, they really took their time with children and the whole experience was just magical. After our meal we went to see Anna and Elsa just across the courtyard.... as you can imagine, kiddo was overjoyed!

We rode the Frozen Ever After ride during our time there and we did this only once.... even with fastpasses, the queue was horrendous and we found the whole experience to be a bit of a let down. It was too dark and scary for kiddo yet at the same time, it wasn't very inspiring for us adults! Maybe it's just us though?!

We'll be back later this year for the Food & Wine Festival again so we'll definitely be making a point of spending more time exploring (and eating!) in Epcot! 











2 comments:

  1. Epcot is another fave park of mine, how did you find queues for meeting Anna and Elsa? That's on my SIL top requests for things to do. I'm happy to forgo the ride as do hear mixed things and it doesn't seem worth the crazy lines!

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  2. Such lovely photos! I really enjoy Epcot but particularly in the afternoon as it heads to the evening. The mixture of sounds, smells, shows etc is just so inviting in the World Showcase! Of course, the rides are incredible too. x

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