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Disney World – Day 4 – Epcot

Today was our second and final day at Epcot.

We had lunch upon our arrival today. We ate in Mexico, outside at La Cantina de San Angel. We both had the beef tacos and we split a margarita. Nice lunch 🙂

La Cantina de San Angel
La Cantina de San Angel
Epcot - Lunch in Mexico 2
Beef Tacos - Yum!
Beef Tacos – Yum!

We did two things in Future World East today. We did Ellen’s Energy Adventure and Innoventions. We’ve done these before and as Ellen’s Energy Adventure was right after lunch, I snoozed through much of it.

Ellen's Energy Adventure is here, inside Universe of Energy.
Ellen’s Energy Adventure is here, inside Universe of Energy.
Epcot - Innoventions

Over in Future World West, we also did two things. Journey into Imagination with Figment and The Seas with Nemo and Friends. Figment was a bit of a snoozer as we’ve done it a few times in the past. I enjoyed Nemo and Friends more as there’s a live aquarium there with real sea life in it.Epcot - The Seas with Nemo and Friends 1Epcot - The Seas with Nemo and Friends 2

Back in Mexico, we took the Gran Fiesta Tour (a boat ride). Done it a few times in the past. Still nice to sit and ride a boat 🙂

Mexico
Mexico
On the boat in Mexico.
On the boat in Mexico.

Over in Norway, we went on Nancy’s favorite – the Maelstrom. Good thing she got us FastPasses for this as the regular line was VERY long.Epcot - Norway 1Epcot - Norway 2Epcot - Norway 3Epcot - Norway 4Epcot - Norway 5

We stopped in China to do some window shopping and to see the 360 film, Reflections of China.Epcot - China 1Epcot - China 2Epcot - China 3Epcot - China 4

After China, we stopped in Germany. We stopped in the Biergarten and got a cold one 🙂Epcot - Germany 1Epcot - Germany 2Epcot - Germany 3Epcot - Germany 5Epcot - Germany 6Epcot - Germany 7

We ended the day with dinner in Italy at Via Napoli. I started out with a bowl of Beef Tortellini soup and we shared pizza. Pretty good stuff.Epcot - Italy - PizzaEpcot - Italy - Beef Tortilini Soup

I’ll close with a few miscellaneous pictures from today…

Mouse Gear - We purchased a few items here over the last two days.
Mouse Gear – We purchased a few items here over the last two days.
I always enjoy seeing this model railroad / mini-town.
I like seeing this model railroad / mini-town.
Cool fountain.
Cool fountain.

Epcot Future Visit Notes
This is a list we’re keeping of what to do next time we visit Epcot…
– Eat dinner in Mexico at San Angel Restaurante
– Eat dinner in Norway at Akerhus Royal Banquet Hall
– Eat lunch in Germany and have brats in the Biergarten
– Eat dinner in Italy at Tutto Italia Ristorante

Disney World – Day 3 – Epcot

Today, we’re at Epcot for our first of two days.Epcot - Nancy in front of Spaceship EarthEpcot - Back of Spaceship Earth

We took a boat Ferry Boat from Fort Wilderness Campground over to the Magic Kingdom to catch larger Ferry Boat over to the Disney Transportation Center where we got on the Monorail to Epcot. Sort of a long way to get there, but we didn’t have to drive 🙂

Ferry from Magic Kingdom to Disney Transportation Center
Ferry from Magic Kingdom to Disney Transportation Center
Look at all the change people have thrown from the Ferry Boat onto this pier!
Look at all the change people have thrown from the Ferry Boat onto this pier!
Monorail at Disney Transportation Center to Epcot
Monorail at Disney Transportation Center to Epcot

Living with the Land… We went here to go on Soarin’ Always fun.Epcot - The Land - Outside

Soarin’Epcot - The Land - Soarin' 1

On the way to lunch, the Monorail was cruising through Epcot.Epcot - Monorail

Then I saw this guy taking a picture of his small Roaming Gnome.Epcot - Man taking picture of his Roaming Gnome

Rose and Crown Pub and Dining Room is where we had lunch today – in the UK. I had “Fish and Chips” on the brain. So I had to take care of that craving. We split that and ‘Cottage Pie’. We split a sweet treat of “Sticky Toffee Pudding” for dessert.Epcot - UK - Rose and Crown Pub 1Epcot - UK - Rose and Crown Pub 1bEpcot - UK - Rose and Crown Pub 2Epcot - UK - Rose and Crown Pub 3Epcot - UK - Rose and Crown Pub 4Epcot - UK - Rose and Crown Pub 5

More pics from the UKEpcot - UK 1Epcot - UK 2Epcot - UK 3Epcot - UK 4Epcot - UK 5Epcot - UK 6

O’Canada… We visited the Canada display. We’ve seen this before but it was still nice to return to some of our favorite things. Martin Short was funny in the 360 degree Canada film. We’re looking forward to our first RV trip to Canada this June!Epcot - Canada 1Epcot - Canada 2Epcot - Canada 3

The American Adventure…We didn’t get here in time for any of the outdoor shows, but we did get to rest our feet during the indoor animatronic “American Adventure” show. Very good.Epcot - American - Adventure 1Epcot - American - Adventure 2Epcot - American - Adventure 3

We visited Japan… Always cool to take this place in. Even got to see the Taiko Drummers.Epcot - Japan 1Epcot - Japan 2Epcot - Japan 3Epcot - Japan - Japanese GardensEpcot - Japan - Japanese Taiko Drummers

We had dinner at Teppan Edo in Japan… Wow, very good. I’d have to say, so far, for the cost, this was the best meal yet.Epcot - Japan - Teppan Edo 1Epcot - Japan - Teppan Edo 2Epcot - Japan - Teppan Edo 3Epcot - Japan - Teppan Edo 4

Here’s a video of The Volcano during dinner…

Epcot - Japan - Teppan Edo - movie image
Click image to view video.

Finally, some Miscellaneous Pictures of our day…Misc - 2014 Heartland Landmark Savannah at Fort Wilderness Site 1217Epcot - Spaceship Earth - Lake ViewMisc - Epcot - DucksMisc - Epcot - China and Norway