Day 1 – EPCOT
We got up bright and early, and went over to the main building for breakfast. I chose pancakes with sausage and maple syrup, yes I know it sounds like a strange combination especially to anyone who knows me and my aversion to “fruit with food”, I can’t stand sweet with savoury but this is the exception to the rule because in my opinion it is just amazing.
C loved the sausage and stole it off my plate, Dan had ordered bacon with his and neither he nor C were fans of it.
We enjoyed our food then played while we waited for mum and dad to join us, so we could head off for our day in EPCOT.
This is were we hit the first little bump of our holiday, my dad tried to order breakfast only to find out that the meal plan that was booked hadn’t been added to the reservation. So off we went to guest services who were very helpful but told us that we needed to contact Ocean Florida back in England, because of the time differences this wasn’t as simple a task as you would expect.
After a lot of back and forth getting phone cards which didn’t work, going back to room to try and call them from the room phone, and speaking to guest services again, we were told to expect a call back after they had sorted it and went to EPCOT, only 2 hours late and after missing some prebooked fast passes.
We arrived and went straight on the spaceship earth (the ride inside the ball) then Dan, C and I went over to test track as we had fastpasses for that still. I went on 1st while Dan looked after C outside, It was a fun ride and had changed a lot since I’d last been.
After I came out Dan went in and C and I waited inside the exit where they have interactive games and it was cooler.
C really enjoyed the driving games in there.
We went for a leisurely stroll around the lands after test track, to kill time before we went for tea. We enjoyed our journey from Mexico to Canada and even saw some bunny rabbits enjoying the grass in the Canada pavilion.
We were booked into the Rose and Crown pub in England at 7.05pm.
We were lucky to be seated outside on the varander which gave us the perfect view for the illumination firework show that evening at 9pm.
We shared some starters off then menu to lengthen our visit so that we would be able to watch the fireworks.
My main course was a Lovely sirloin steak served with onion rings and green beans.
It was amazing, cooked perfectly and tasted delicious.
Both my Dad and Dan ordered Fish and chips that looked and apparently tasted very nice as well.
As we were having the Disney dining plan we had main course, desert and drink included in our entitlement.
We ordered the deserts to take out as we were stuffed and moved to the lower viewing area to wait for the fireworks to start.
Disney knows how to do a firework show, if you have never been then you have to go to EPCOT and watch the illuminations firework show. It is a very magical show although C didn’t like the fireworks at all, although when they were over she smiles and clapped with everyone else.
We headed back to the hotel after the Fireworks had finished to get some much needed sleep!