We’ve been back from Disney for a week now, but I still want to share how we spent day 2 of our trip. On our agenda was more Epcot and Magic Kingdom. One of the great things about being a pass holder is that you don’t feel the pressure to cram everything in on every trip. We decided to get up and hit Epcot shortly after they opened. First on my to do list was Starbucks. I love that their are Starbucks sprinkled throughout the Disney parks now. I had the tiniest “tall” fappe ever, but it tasted so good. And yes, I never use my real name when the lines are long. The folks always butcher it then I get confused if my order is ready or not.
We rode Soarin’ and were transported to California for a couple minutes. The Mr. and I waited a full hour for the ride, but it was so fun. After the ride we were off to the World Showcase area of Epcot. Ya’ll know it’s one of my favorites.
Once we ate lunch at Epcot it was time to head over to Magic Kingdom. We rode Space Mountain and Splash Mountain. I haven’t been to Disney during the summer in a long time so it was so fun riding Splash Mountain and not worrying about being a little wet. Needless to say we dried out quickly.
We walked through a couple more countries and enjoyed some more exhibits. In Japan we learned all about the Japanese anime culture and how most of the characters are derived from Japanese legend. The Mr. and I also had the privilege of watching this percussion group in Japan and this Italian color guard.
After waiting at Splash Mountain we had to enjoy a Dole float. I don’t think any trip to Disney is complete without a Dole whip. The Mr. and I shared one and it was so PERFECT. No matter what I do I can never recreate them at home. This thing was literally half melted after it was poured and handed to us. It was so hot!
After we got a little ice cream on Main Street I noticed that the afternoon parade had started so I got a peak. I can’t even remember being able to watch the parade as a girl and I have to say that it was completely magical. Check out the detail on these floats!
We spent our last night at Downtown Disney and made last minute reservations at Bongo’s a Cuban restaurant. To say the food was lackluster is an understatement. The food was boring and really lacking flavor. I ordered the vegetarian platter which was brown rice that hadn’t even been salted, steamed vegetables, about 3 tablespoons of black beans and plantains. I was disappointed that we were charged $17 for food that wasn’t even salted. I ate a little of everything except the plantains (doctor’s orders) and left hungry. We ended up walking next door to Wolfgang Puck’s and I ordered a margherita pizza. The pineapple mojitos at Bongo’s were good though, so we both enjoyed one of those at least.
Disney has had my heart since girlhood and I think I enjoy it even more as an adult. We had an amazing time celebrating one year of marriage and I can’t think of a better person to share my life with.