Even though we didn’t get to bed until well after midnight after the Halloween party, there was no rest for the weary, because Debbie had to leave that next afternoon and we had to see as much of EPCOT as possible in a few short hours. We ate breakfast and walked over to the transportation and ticket center where we hopped on the monorail to EPCOT.
We had fastpasses for Spaceship Earth and Soarin’, and at 11:00 we headed to the World Showcase for lunch.
We ran into this lady on the way and she had a very short line so we jumped in for a photo opp. I told her all about how I wore her yellow dress with lights in it to the Halloween party, and she didn’t seem all that impressed. I must have not explained the lights and the tutus correctly, because clearly it was an awesome costume.
By the way, anyone else think her eyebrows are a bit much? Something just didn’t look right? (In my own little world I am convinced I would play the best Belle, so maybe that’s why.) We hit up a couple of food booths and headed back towards France because I really wanted my favorite drink and they don’t open until noon.
Hello Grand Marnier Slush, we meet again.
I didn’t eat lunch with the others because I had plans with this fellow. Haven’t seen him since February and it was great to catch up!
My mom and Debbie had already headed back to the resort to catch Debbie’s magical express bus, and judging by the time I figured I could make it back to see her off, so I hustled to the monorail and made it back to the Polynesian just in time to say farewell.
Now it was just me and mom for a day and a half. Mom wanted to organize her things and shower before our dinner at Citrico’s, so I spent some time with another favorite family of mine at the pool.
After catching up, I got ready for dinner and mom and I hopped on the monorail once again. No way she looks 60, right? (This hopefully means I won’t look 60 when I am 60!)
Dinner was just “ok”. We have ebbs and flows with Disney signature restaurants, and there were a lot of screaming small children running circles around the tables this time around. (Note this is a white tablecloth restaurant, we were just a little surprised at the Chef Mickey’s level of chaos.)
It was here that I told my mom I had another SURPRISE for her after dinner, but we weren’t leaving until 8:30. To be honest, I wasn’t feeling great and was SO tired, and kind of wishing I HADN’T planned said surprise, but I would later end up being SO GLAD I didn’t bail because it was one of the highlights of the trip, and it deserves it’s own blog post!
QOTD: Favorite food and wine festival food? Favorite signature restaurant in WDW? Favorite menu item at a fancy restaurant?
I love that slush. I made sure the get one when I was at the Dolphin for a conference in March. I had a free day and just had to go in to EPCOT.
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl says
So much fun!!! Now I’m on the edge of my seat wondering what the next surprise was…lol!
What a fun way to spend some time at Disney! I’ve had some experiences like that at the white table restaurants. Total shock to me as well. I hope you still got to enjoy your dinner!
what? We have to come back tomorrow!!! p.s. I think I want to try that drink next time Im in Epcot, I hear so many wonderful things about it!!
It’s so good! And you will actually have to wait till Wednesday lol!
Rachael @ Catch Me if You Can says
i absolutely love food and wine festival. Brazil booth is my favorite. Your right about Disney signature dining though, sometimes its great but sometimes it isnt so great. I was not impressed with California Grill. I feel like i know what your surprise for your mom is but cant wait to hear about it!!!