And Nanny Came Too! Day 10 - Epcot Again

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  1. zummerzet66

    zummerzet66 Are we there yet?!

    Jul 6, 2009
    Monday 14th April 2008

    The Cast:

    Me (Matt) 42, though young at heart!
    DW (Claire) 41, and ditto
    DS11 (Samuel), already a teenager!
    DS9 (Tommy), daredevil coaster rider!
    and Nanny!

    Today we've decided to hit Epcot, as the other day we only did Soarin' due to being in World Showcase for most of the day. In my book, a full day in a park definitely needs a full breakfast so it's back to the Perkins we went to on our first full day, as we'd had such a good breakfast there. We are not let down, and we even get Caroline again, our server from last week. Food as follows:

    Me: Meatlover's Scrambler (again!)
    DW: Egg Classic
    DS's: City Slicker
    Nanny: Over 55's Egg Classic

    Whilst Boma is my favourite Floridian breakfast by a country mile, I rate Perkins as the best off-site breakfast going, and we will definitely be going there more than once next time. $50 with drinks and tip.

    So, to Epcot. Test Track is one of our favourite rides, so we head straight there and grab FP's whilst joining the (not very long) Standby line. Like Star Tours at DHS, Nanny decides to sit out the second ride, and we meet up with her in the "car showroom" at the end of the ride. We all enjoy trying out the various cars for size, and I have to say that, although I think cars of that size carbon footprint are a bit daft, having sat behind the wheel of a Hummer, I can really see what the attraction is!

    I have NO idea who the young girl is in the rear seat!

    Like father, like son!

    Nanny's always wanted a Saab

    One day, lad!

    From Test Track we head over to Spaceship Earth, where there is a reasonable queue, but nothing too excessive. I like this ride. Nothing over the top, but an enjoyable lesson in Communications history. Nemo & Friends is next, and we all absolutely LOVE the seagulls outside (Mine, Mine, Mine!). Like Spaceship Earth, this another relaxing ride, and very cleverly done. I have to buy myself a mug with the seagulls on, and DS11 buys a tee-shirt with the same design. In keeping with our new, relaxed approach, next up is Living With The Land, which again is very informative as well as enjoyable.


    Journey Into Imagination is next. Now, I remember doing this last time round, and I thought I remembered enjoying it. I certainly wasn't expecting what we actually got, and I'm SURE it was different last time. I know a lot of people reckon It's A Small World is the worst ride at Disney but, for me, it's this. Much as I love Eric Idle, this is just daft. Strike this off the list for 2010! Fortunately, there are no such problems with Honey I Shrunk The Audience. I love ALL the 3-D shows in the parks, and this is a good as any of the others (actually, ITTBAB is probably me favourite, but this and Philharmagic are VERY close behind).

    We're all starting to flag a bit, so we decide to take a Monorail ride all the way round so Nanny can get a different perspective on things. Having set off from Epcot and arrived back there, we all agree that enough's enough for today, and we head on out to Logan's Roadhouse for tea. I'd really liked the look of this place on its website, and had read some very favourable reviews on here, so I'm really looking forward to this. It doesn't disappoint, and the kids love the bucket of peanuts to chuck around, err, I mean, to eat. Having had warm bread rolls to start off with, we then order:

    Me: Teryaki Steak
    DW: Pick 3 Starter (as a main course)
    DS11 Burger
    DS9: Popcorn Shrimp
    Nanny: Shrimp Trio

    $60 with drink and tip, well worth the money!

    That's about it for today. Nanny flies home tomorrow!
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  3. jamjar84

    jamjar84 DIS Veteran

    Jun 6, 2007
    Sounds like you had fun. Hope Nanny has enjoyed the holiday. :)
  4. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

    Apr 7, 2004
    A fab day at EPCOT :thumbsup2
  5. Pegasus928

    Pegasus928 DIS Veteran

    Jun 23, 2007
    Good that you managed to fit the Epcot rides in today.
  6. suzycute

    suzycute DIS Veteran

    Apr 30, 2005
    Sounds like you've had a great time trying out lots of different restaurants! :thumbsup2
  7. cap'njack.

    cap'njack. Totally in love with Lisa_C

    Jun 13, 2008
    Another great day at Epcot.

    It's funny how people's taste's in rides are so vastly different...I like IASW and I love Living with the Land...I detest Honey I Shrunk the Audience though :goodvibes
  8. mandymouse

    mandymouse <font color=red>If It's Not A Bahama Mama Then I'm

    Mar 8, 2003
    A great day in my fave park :thumbsup2

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