Countdown to Walt Disney World 2015…by taking a look at 2012…WDW Day #2

Sunday July 15, 2012

We got up bright and early this morning to get to EPCOT for “rope drop”.

001a Daddy and JackThere wasn’t really anything super special, but it was nice getting there early to get some things accomplished before it got too late in  the morning.

We, of course, rode Soarin’ (which we all loved and ended up riding 2 more times during the week).  We went to Turtle Talk with Crush and rode the Seas with Nemo and Friends and watched Finding Nemo: the Musical.

As soon as World Showcase opened, we headed back to the Japan Pavilion to do Pick a Pearl.  This was something we had decided before coming that we would do while at EPCOT.  We got there and once we started explaining to the DS what it was, he said he wanted to do it too.  So, both kids chose oysters.  DD got a nice one and DS ended up getting TWINS in his oyster!

003 EP Japan Pick a Pearl

Watching the CM shuck their oysters

007 EP Japan Pick a Pearl

Pearls! DS got twins!

009 EP kids with their pearlsIf you notice in that last picture, DD is wearing a silver necklace with a little princess carriage on it.  We bought it off of eBay for less than $4 (s&h included).  It opens to put the pearl in.

We stopped and had lunch at Katsura Grill.  It was a nice little restaurant, kind of hidden from the main path.  We all enjoyed the food and it was a nice little break.  We spend the rest of the afternoon walking around and exploring some of the countries.

We got to meet Belle AND the Beast!  The Beast even did a little dance with DD and twirled her around!

041 Family with Belle and Beast

And Jasmine by the Morocco Pavilion.  I love DD’s face in this picture!044 Jasmine

Every day, in the afternoon, we headed back to the resort to rest/swim.  Then we headed back to a park for the rest of the evening.

This particular evening, we had scheduled dinner at Akershus in the Norway Pavilion.  It was scheduled at 7pm so we got back early enough to ride Maelstrom beforehand.

Then we checked in to our dinner reservation at Akershus.

010 Akershus

The “ROYAL Proclamation”

014 Akershus

CM’s checking us in for dinner

015 Akershus

DS with his autograph book.

016 Grace and Belle

DD with Belle (her most favorite Princess)

020 Grace and Aurora

DD with Aurora

022 Jack and Aurora

DS with Aurora

029 Mama and Ariel

Me with Ariel

031 Grace and Snow White

Snow White signing DD’s autograph book.

032 Snow White

Snow White speaking to the “young prince” who is absolutely ignoring her! LOL!!

033 Jack ignoring snow white

DS wouldn’t even look at Snow White.

035 Parents with snow white

Me and DH with Snow White


Here is our food…mmmmmm…

Because DS was 9 he ordered off the children’s menu each time…and for the most part, just got pizza.  He was pizza’d out by the time we got home.

The other three of us all tried, each meal, to order different food so we could try lots of different things.  I ordered the Mushroom Stuffed Pasta.  I still think about this often.  It was so yummy.

Mushroom Stuffed Pasta

I ordered the Mushroom Stuffed Pasta

036 Traditional Kjottkake

DH ordered the Traditional Kjottkake

037 Oven Roasted Chicken Breast

DD ordered the Oven-Roasted Chicken Breast

038 Dessert

dessert plate

We tried to pace ourselves at EPCOT because there were two other days that we planned to be there for meals.  We also had reservations for Le Cellier at the Canada Pavilion and the San Angel Inn inside the Mexico Pavilion.

We stayed that evening to watch IllumiNations:Reflections of Earth, before heading back to the resort.




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