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Old 05-06-2008, 12:15 PM   #1
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That was one expensive holiday!: Day 5 – World Showcase

The plan for today was to do the World Showcase section of EPCOT so as we had a bit of spare time in the morning I had made a reservation for breakfast at Boma. We were up at 7:00 and went downstairs at 8:20 to check in for our 8:40 reservation. Once again we were seated within a minute or two and introduced to our server, Edna, who took our order for house juice and coffee each.

We made our first trip up to the buffet and Dad started with fruit while I had French toast, pancake and scrambled egg. After polishing that off we went back and Dad returned with a plate full while I just had some bacon, sausage and scrambled egg. Once we had finished that Edna brought the bill out and with tip it came to a total of $42.99.

We left the hotel at 9:30 and made our way over to EPCOT, arriving just after 10:00. As we were waiting behind other cars at the parking booths I thought they should allow onsite guests to go through the same line as the Disney buses, or at least have a separate line so that you don’t have to wait for people in front of you to pay.

First stop was Innoventions where we paused for a while to watch a group getting taught the basics of their Segways before going out on their tour. We then had a quick wander around the other Innoventions before making our way over to Spaceship Earth, which was about a 10 minute wait.

Spaceship Earth was a great ride as usual and we both especially liked the new ending. Having ridden Spaceship Earth we made our way round to Maelstrom where we arrived just as they were opening up. We had a short wait at the end of the ride for the theatre to open and, like most people, we made our way straight through the theatre without stopping.




From Norway we made our way round to Mexico but as the Gran Fiesta tour was not working we re-traced our steps and went round to begin our tour at Canada. We normally have one holiday a year to Canada but as the trip this year was cancelled we got our fix by watching the O Canada film instead. After the film we continued anti-clockwise to UK, stopping off in the Rose & Crown pub before continuing round the lagoon. We had a short break in Morocco and finished up back in Mexico where we rode Gran Fiesta and going across to Cantina de San Angel for a churro each.

By this time it was around 1:30 and we were both ready for a break so we left the park and returned to the hotel where we found a couple of new friends waiting for us.



There was a set made to look like a shirt and tie as well but we didn’t notice them until the next day when Dad had a shower so I didn’t get a picture of them.

We relaxed for a while ready for our evening plans, which were to see Spectromagic and Wishes at Magic Kingdom. We left the room again just before 5:00 and made our way over to the Magic Kingdom parking up in Grumpy 113 and jumping on the tram to the TTC. From there, as we were in no hurry, we took the boat across to the Magic Kingdom.




We wandered round to Tomorrowland and into Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café where Dad had a bacon double cheeseburger, I had a ¼ pound cheeseburger and we had a coke each. After eating we rode the TTA before wandering through to Frontierland and watching the Country Bear Jamboree show.

After the show we staked out our spot just outside Hall of Presidents for Spectromagic and sat and people watched until the parade started. After the parade we cut through Fantasyland and Tomorrowland onto the bridge between Tomorrowland and the hub to watch Wishes.






Once the fireworks had finished we sat for a minute to let the worst of the crowd move off and then made our way down Main Street and out of the park. Looking at the queues for the monorails it was clear that the resort monorail was the better option so we joined that queue and were on a monorail within a couple of minutes. We managed to get on the third tram to arrive at the TTC and were back in the car by 10:55. After a short drive we were back in the room by 11:20 and straight to bed as we had to be up early the next day for our DVC tour.

Tomorrow: Day 6 - DVC and Baseball
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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another great day. your photo's of spectro are really good.
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Old 05-06-2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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great day,love the towel animals
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:06 PM   #4
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Loving all your pics!

Glad you got a churro! I love them!
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:18 PM   #5
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Old 05-06-2008, 01:57 PM   #6
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Great day+pics.Glad you got your churro .In the piccy with the elephant towel animal-where did you get the toiletries organiser from?.x.
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:06 PM   #7
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More great photos, thanks for posting.
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:34 PM   #8
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Great day+pics.Glad you got your churro .In the piccy with the elephant towel animal-where did you get the toiletries organiser from?.x.
It's part of my suitcase, from the Travelpro range.
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:54 PM   #9
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It's part of my suitcase, from the Travelpro range.
Thanks David .I thought it may have been a nifty gadget you picked up somewhere.x.
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Old 05-06-2008, 02:55 PM   #10
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:53 AM   #11
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:38 AM   #12
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Another great day, I love Spectro
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:45 AM   #13
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Another lovely day with beautiful photos.
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:24 AM   #14
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:25 PM   #15
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