If you missed my previous recap on Disney Princess weekend (non race) be sure to check it out first. Saturday morning, me, Karen, and her mom ran the Royal Family 5k. After the race, we went back to the hotel for breakfast, and then we headed back to EPCOT for some fun in the park.
Some of the topiaries were already up for the flower and garden festival, I love this time of year in WDW!
Because of my magical fastpass, we were able to quickly ride soarin and Test Track. I was actually able to get my mom to ride test track….and she still hated it. Oh well!
We walked around the world showcase and decided to eat lunch at Liberty Inn.
My mom and I split a burger…and yes she got ketchup even though I told her we were getting grapes NOT fries. Poor lady.
When we were heading out, this group was out front and we sang “God Bless America” and then said the pledge of allegiance. It made me tear up a little, we are so blessed to live in a country where we can still openly do these things!
We realized the voices of liberty were about to sing, so we stayed and watched.
We finished our walk around World Showcase, and it was time to leave. We had to get back to the hotel for the blogger meet up I was hosting!
After the meet up, we got ready for dinner. I was heading to Via Napoli with the Blogger group I was with for runDisney, and everyone else was headed to Garden Grill. We had a bbiigggg table. Some of the Disney marketing people joined our blogger group for dinner.
Picture of Theodora taking a picture. ha.
Can I just say the Risoto balls were amazing. Theodora and I both got them and raved about these amazing balls. (amaze-balls. bahaha.)
I was stuffed by time my pizza came and barely made a dent in it.
I did have great conversation though because I was also sitting next to the lovely Kelly Olexa.
We had to wait a LONG time for our table and our food. We had not even ordered dessert yet and I had to go, my mom and friends were waiting for me, plus we had to get up so early for the half the next day, so I told everyone I would see them in the morning and took off walking at a lightning pace towards Future World. My phone battery had died, so I had borrowed Kelly’s phone to tell them I was on my way. But it took me a lot longer than anticipated to walk, so I was going pretty fast! This was my fourth time running through EPCOT that weekend! (Jeff Galloway meet up, running to pasta party since I was so late, and the 5k.)
We made it back to the hotel in time for desserts in the concierge lounge.
and then went to sleep. 2:45 was going to come really early, and we didn’t get to sleep until almost 11:00!
QOTD: What is your favorite thin to do in EPCOT? Never been? What would be your favorite “country” to visit in EPCOT?
Looks like such a fun day! Risotto balls? Oh wow, those sound so amazing!
Tara Burner says
feel like we’re there with you!
I miss Disney
and too funny I took pic of my daughter w/lady & tramp
http://www.flickr.com/photos/taraburner/5477857342/in/set-72157626012727861 last year when there.. 🙂
LOVE the voices of liberty in WS! No trip is complete without watching them at least once. I love all the countries in Epcot! Especially the food…fish & chips in the UK, pretzel in Germany, schoolbread in Norway …
I live in Orlando and two of the Voices of Liberty in your picture sing in my church choir! We are pretty blessed to have them. 🙂
Since I have an annual pass, we got to EPCOT more than I should admit. I love getting dessert in France along with a Grand Marnier slush or glass of champagne. But I also like the nachos in Mexico. Just depends on my mood… 😉
Heather@Just a Colorado Gal says
I just wish ONE of my clients would allow me to try to make a topiary like those… although I can see why they wouldn’t want Cinderella on the front lawn 🙂 Those are great!
My Epcot faves – Once Upon a Mexico, Soarin’ and Nemo! I love the flower & garden show and all the topiaries. Mmm, Via Napoli – I didn’t eat there this last time but I love their strawberry fresca drink.
Oops! I meant It’s a Small Mexico! 🙂
I love the coral reef restaurant. It is one of my favorite places to eat at Epcot. I love to go to Mexico for Nachos or for a good margarita.
It all looks like so much fun! Glad you had a great time, lady! 🙂
Looks like you guys were treated marvelously by Disney that weekend. Always too many things to do, and never enough time, at WDW!
Really enjoying your Princess marathon recaps! 🙂
I love Epcot Center! My favorite was Germany and Canada. Weird, I know. 🙂
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