Sunday, the 7th,
SeanYoda & Meeko plan to venture to EPCOT to get a peek at
the Food & Wine Festival, attend the Twinings Tea Seminar at
Ariel's (Disney's Beach Club Resort) and then eventually head to Magic
Kingdom for X-tra Magic Hours (which because it was the day before
"Columbus Day" the park was open til 3am for resort guests!)
WOW! What a long day.. so let's get started early.. first Meeko puts in
her contacts.. *rinse* rinse* ugh!! "SOAP IN MY EYE!! ack!" *claw
claw* "Out out contact! Omigosh $@!!!!!$%% *bleep!*
SeanYoda sez.. "whaa? whatsamatter??"
Meeko replies "no! !this can't happen!! I ripped my contact!! I can't
wear just one.. this is horrible!! I have no replacement!!!"
Seriously.. considering spending the next 2weeks going around like John
Cleese from an old Monty Python skit.. hand covering one eye.. but no,
that won't work. So we try spending the day with glasses, while
SeanYoda looks up providers in the area and Meeko attempts
the day in the Florida sunlight, "squinty-eyed meeko" *sigh*..
You may ask yourself.. Is this whole contact thing important?? Well,
yes.. Sean & I spent 3 days of the trip going back and forth
to the eyecare place in Celebration, outside WDW.. (thank you
Celebration Eye Care!!! I will not forget you!!) SeanYoda was so good
to take me & the folks at Celebration were so kind to find an
opening for me.. me, a tourist! I'm telling you I feel lucky.
Yeah, I know.. Who goes to WDW without backup contacts?? Well,
obviously, me for one. *insert dumb comments here*
disclaimer about how some of the photos might be big and slow down your
modem if you're using one of those*
Enough of that.. breakfast!!
breakfast at the
Everything Pop! food court was waffle meal (with bacon & sausage)
and a very large veggie fritata meal (with side of bacon) split between
the two of us, and of course our new refillable mugs from last
night. Very full & happy, (wow that was a GOOD fritata! who
knew foodcourt stuff could taste like that?) We donned our hats and
sunscreen and headed to the bus stop..
Ok, you may have seen commercials for "year of a million
dreams" or something like that.. Well nevermind that, EPCOT celebrated
its 25th anniversary on the 1st of October, 2007. You'd think there'd
be a big year -long celebration right?? WRONG. They had a one day event
for commemorating the event and then put together this really nice
gallery for the rest of us to enjoy til the end of this year.. but
wait, you didn't get to go to WDW for the 1st of October either?? Good
thing SeanYoda took all these pix and then Meeko edited them so you
too, can look at the exhibits.. it's not the same as being there.. but
then maybe you were there and you missed it anyway?? It was sort of out
of the way.. We sort of stumbled apon it going to CLUB COOL (ice
station cool) .
(psst! hey Disney: this would
have made a nice t-shirt design for the rest of us..)
but first, let's set the stage.. It's EPCOT!
while not a film, these shots were taken just as the big
fountain outside the (former) Fountainview cafe were dancing and
shooting off its huge water canons into the air. Not exactly the
Belagio, but pretty darn good by Disney standards, this was the first
time in many years we've seen them without holiday music.
*sniffle* Last shot is of SeanYoda, "mr cool" hanging out
as we were about to head into CLUB COOL for some Americanized "mezzo
mix" (meeko's fave) and "smart watermelon" (but NOT the "Beverly"!).
Freshened up, and ready to enjoy the EPCOT 25th Anniversary Gallery?
Let's begin, with Walt.. EPCOT was definitely a WWWD? era.. so let's
start with the original "man behind the mouse".. and a dream:
Next we rode "Imagination" and visited the cool game room on the other
side, and of course visited with FIGMENT!!! Huray!
We had fun trying to take photos of Figment as he popped in & out
of his attraction queue, then afterwards we checked out some of the fun
"imganation" games of sight and sound. Here, SeanYoda stomps on
pictures that make sounds.. a cow goes "moo!" the lighthouse photo
makes a "foghorn" sound, etc.. Then after sending off a fun postcard
(which we need to find on Sean's email maybe?) to a couple folks, we
visited the special meet & greet with Figment! Oy! does Meeko
look like she needs a hairstylist.. bleh! the heat was awful for
us! (we really are used to making the trip in Decmeber).
WOW! we have so much more to share with you for today.. we're heading
to World Showcase for some Food & WIne Preview, and then back to
the resort to freshen up & then drive over to Disney's Beach Club
Resort for the Twining's Tea Seminar (3-5pm perfect time for a tea
sampling!) and then off again to the Magic Kingdom for some X-tra Magic
Be sure and come back to see PART II of Day 2 (Day One was
arrival day.. ):
SeanYoda looks like he needs a
food & wine/ twinings/ magic
kingdom pix! =)
page created 25 October 2007 psr