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Old 09-23-2012, 01:23 PM   #631
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Wow, the park looks pretty empty!

Great pictures throughout "The Land". I love all the Hidden Mickey's!

I'm guessing you visited Figment next?
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:19 PM   #632
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Wow, the park looks pretty empty!

Great pictures throughout "The Land". I love all the Hidden Mickey's!

I'm guessing you visited Figment next?
I was definitely a slow day at Epcot.
And you are correct - it was time to visit a certain little purple dragon!
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:10 PM   #633
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That is quite an impressive array of hidden Mickeys! Wow - that was some serious non-stop picture taking. Nice job!

I really like all the pictures taken from the monorail of the empty park. Mom got some great angles and views. Very nice!

Another update well documented by great photography.
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:43 PM   #634
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That is quite an impressive array of hidden Mickeys! Wow - that was some serious non-stop picture taking. Nice job!

I really like all the pictures taken from the monorail of the empty park. Mom got some great angles and views. Very nice!

Another update well documented by great photography.
Yeah, they got a little carried away with the pictures I think.
And with three cameras going this trip, we definitely have just about every angle of everything you can think of!!
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:17 PM   #635
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Hopping off at the Ticket and Transportation Center, we transferred to the Epcot Monorail!
I took a cool Spaceship Earth closeup of the panels.
But apparently Mom and Unca decided to a have a field day and took ever angle and vantage point as we arrived in Epcot.
How else are you gonna get such good angles *AND* with virtually no pedestrian traffic visible/in the way?
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #636
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Imaaaaaaaaaaagination!

We decided to head next door for a quick visit with Figment to pass the time.
I still miss the original but at least Figment is back…






We just recently saw Flubber with the kids so they got a kick out of this since they now know what it is!


And they could hear the Flubber dancing and even see it behind this door!




However, I’m not sure what the reference to Dean Higgins is.
Anybody out there know?










And heeere we goooooooooooooo!
One Little Spark
Of Inspiration
Is at the heart
Of all creation…









Now who out there doesn’t want to get a phone call from a little purple dragon?












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Old 09-26-2012, 07:50 PM   #637
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We Are Here to Change the World!

This part is always funny.
Eric Idle is so glad it’s over.




And now…
Follow those purple feet!






Then it was time to Change the World.
Hooter, fire up the engines!!
Wooo hooo!


So many toys and stuff!!?!!
Which one do I choose?


I ended up going with a new Figment shirt instead as I wanted to check out the Captain Eo kiosk outside.
You can kinda see the purple Figment shirt in the back.
Outside, I was unimpressed by the EO attire so I decided to think on it.
Instead, I booked it to Innoventions while J took X to get Test Track fastpasses and Mom started back towards the Land for Soarin’.
X was still too small to ride and J volunteered to allow Mom and I a chance to ride together!

At Innoventions, I snagged some Kim Possible tickets and then headed back to meet the gang at Soarin’.
I found them at the Behind the Seeds Tour Desk reading about it.


Then we headed down the concourse and were off!




Another great flight as usual.
But now we were hungry.
Can anyone guess where J and X met us for lunch?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:16 PM   #638
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Didn't you guys already eat at Coral Reef? If not, that's my guess. For counter service I am going to guess Electric Umbrella.

I took a lot of the same pictures on Figment, but I think yours turned out better.

Now Michael Jackson saving the world is something I can live without.
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Didn't you guys already eat at Coral Reef? If not, that's my guess. For counter service I am going to guess Electric Umbrella.

I took a lot of the same pictures on Figment, but I think yours turned out better.

Now Michael Jackson saving the world is something I can live without.
Yup, we already did Coral Reef. Guess Again (and it *is* table service).

You don't like EO? It's so nostalgic, I love it.
And it sure beats Honey I Scared the Audience.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:49 PM   #640
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Le Cellier

We headed back towards the World Showcase and met J and X as we neared Canada.
Yep, it was time for our favorite restaurant in all the world – Le Cellier!


It was a bit sunny out but since we were a little early, we had to stop for photos of course!














We were seated in New Brunswick this time.
If you didn’t know, the small restaurant is actually divided into sections – one for each Canadian province.
Mom, of course, was decked out with Canadian Mickey pins (for those new readers, Mom was born in Canada).




The menu had changed a bit since our last visit so we got to try some new things.
First, the famous pretzel bread and a nice frozen pina colada.


Then I opted to try the Duck Meatballs as an appetizer.
They were actually pretty good and I enjoyed them.


Mom and J went with the Lump Crabcakes.


Then the piece de resistance.
Our mouth-watering filet de mignons with the creamy mashed potatoes instead of the risotto.
Mom, J, and I all went with the same entrée.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


Our princess was excited as she got to get her own steak with steak fries.
Yes, this was a big deal – our princess’ first steak.
I was so proud!


The boys opted for butter noodles and grapes.
But we ordered the cheddar cheese soup for one of them.
Which we then used for dipping our pretzel bread.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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Dessert

For dessert, I had to go with my favorite – the chocolate mousse.


DS went with ice cream but I gave him some moose parts for decoration.




X also had ice cream but his was a little more special as he was the birthday boy.


Of course, X had to figure out if the words were edible chocolate or not.
So he dove in head first!






Yup, they were edible.
DD put everything plus the kitchen sink on her ice cream.
I think she spent more time decorating it then eating it.


Mom had the maple crème broulee.


J went with the chocolate cake.


Finally it was time for our obligatory Canadian pictures!








To our dismay, lunch was finally at an end.
So we headed back into the World Showcase and said good-bye to our favorite dining location with some farewell pictures.


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O Canada

We headed down the path to top off our Canadian Adventure.


And our resident Canadian must take some majestic pictures.






Then we headed into O Canada for the show.
I liked the new Martin Short version.
And the kids get a kick out of his jokes.
So it’s fun all around.




There’s actually a cool view in the waiting area.
So we explored a bit as we waited for the next show.










After the show, we headed upstairs to wander a bit.
We never often go into this part of the pavilion so it was a fun adventure.














Mom was our model for this pavilion as we continued our “Hats Around the World” concept.
We wanted a toque but we went for the fun ear flaps instead.


Then Mom and J went looking for some fun new angles to capture the Great White North.












Canada, as always, was fun.
Next stop - time to cross the pond!
Come along!
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I don't know why I didn't guess Le Cellier. Doh!

All I can say is I am actually glad I can't see your pictures now because your meal sounds fabulous and I would definitely be drooling. It's been awhile since I have eaten at Le Cellier, so I think I am due for a return visit.

I actually really like the Canada movie (heck - I like all the movies) and everytime I see it I really want to go there to visit.

BTW - Miss Caitlin eloped this weekend in Disney world. How cool is that? Saw it on FB.
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I don't know why I didn't guess Le Cellier. Doh!

All I can say is I am actually glad I can't see your pictures now because your meal sounds fabulous and I would definitely be drooling. It's been awhile since I have eaten at Le Cellier, so I think I am due for a return visit.

I actually really like the Canada movie (heck - I like all the movies) and everytime I see it I really want to go there to visit.

BTW - Miss Caitlin eloped this weekend in Disney world. How cool is that? Saw it on FB.
Ah, so that's the surprise.
I don't you were supposed to tell anyone though.

As for Le Cellier, it's a must everytime we go.
In fact, I dream of that steak all year round.
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Ah, so that's the surprise.
I don't you were supposed to tell anyone though.

As for Le Cellier, it's a must everytime we go.
In fact, I dream of that steak all year round.
I look at it this way. If it's on Facebook then it's public knowledge!
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