Friday, November 05, 2010

Epcot Again

Friday 29th October

Went back to Epcot today.
We love Epcot, especially World Showcase. We decided to explore Future World a bit more today so while the 3 Musketeers went on Test Track I walked over to Soarin to get Fastpasses for them. We explored an area called 'The Land' with a boat ride through some space age greenhouses that were growing hydroponic fruit & vegetables . Disney says ... A relaxing 13 minute boat ride takes you on an informative journey through a tropical rain forest, an African desert complete with sandstorm, and the windswept plains of a small, turn-of-the-century family farm. Guests experience the struggles of the past and plans for farming in the future including Hydroponics, Aeroponics and Aquaculture. It's not just about fruits and veggies, fish farms are on display. Since The Land is a Disney restaurant supplier, You could very well be seeing your entree. Wonder where those Mickey shaped cucumbers in your salad came from? This is where they're grown.Very interesting (Elena was snoring lol). Then we strolled over to 'The Seas' where these little fella's sat saying 'Mine, Mine, Mine'.
If you've watched Finding Nemo you'll know what I'm on about. We also watched the Turtle talk with Crush & rode the seashells on the Finding Nemo ride. By this time we were feeling hungry (not the country, we needed some food). We sauntered round World Showcase trying to find something to eat. Le Cellier in Canada was full and nobody fancied the food in France. We continued walking until we got to Morocco, with a bit of persuasion from Me & Gem we eat lunch at the Marrakesh Restaurant.
We ate lots of lovely food like cous cous and some other delicious bits which the names escape me. I really liked it & so did Gemma. Elena was a bit unsure but Andrew wasn't impressed at all. You win some, you lose some. We were entertained by a belly dancer & 2 Moroccan men playing musical instruments.
The thing I think I love the most about the theme parks, apart from the cleanliness, is you never know what you're going to see next. This chap was balancing on stacked chairs??!!!
We explored France and watched the motion picture. We weren't fed up waiting we just posed that way.
The motion picture surrounded you, 360 degrees, so when it showed you parts of France from an aeroplane, it actually made you feel motion sick.
They had a similar show in Canada too but Me & Elena stood outside while Andrew & Gemma went to watch.
Then it was back to Mexico to have a go on the hilarious boat ride with the 3 Caballaros, called the Grand Fiesta Tour.
Went to China for tea and ate some gorgeous food there too.
By the time we got out the sun was setting. We watched the fireworks again & then went back to the hotel. For the first time this holiday, I could have done with something over my shoulders at night time.
Weather ... a bit cooler today with a maximum of 28 degrees. I hope it gets hot again.

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