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Trip Report Leave for Disney World on Friday The 13th They Said. It'll Be Fun They Said. A July 2018 Trip Report.

TangledTina

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Day 5 Continued
We arrived at Epcot and decided to commemorate our visit with a few Photopass pictures.





Tink wanted to join us!


We noticed that Daisy was out so we went to visit her.



We didn't really have a plan. Our Fastpasses were scheduled for later so we were mainly hoping to shop and maybe try a few new things.

After our visit with Daisy we ran into these guys. We'd never seen the Muppet Lab, so we enjoyed our first experience with them. Beaker is my husband's favorite Muppet character. I was a little bummed that he missed them, but I sent him a picture.





It was hot and we'd never tried the pop in Club Cool so we headed there next.



Tina was the first to grab a cup. Allie and I watched in astonishment as she reached for the Beverly. We glanced at one another, didn't she know? We were giddy with anticipation but didn't want to give it away. I got my camera ready. Would she like it or hate it?





I think the pictures speak for themselves :hilarious:. I hate to admit it, but I knew those images were trip report gold! Sorry to laugh at your misery @TangledTina !
Definitely NOT a fan of the Beverly. I eventually forgave the other biddies for their moment of selfish fun at my expense. I’ll have to find a way to pay them back on our next trip!
 

LisaBelle

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Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh the Beverly....at least you all tried it together! Solidarity Biddies! Mousegear, it really is a great store! I tend to drop more money around World Showcase and I think if I have one store where I've done the most damage over the years, it's either the Japan Pavilion or the Art of Disney!
Art of Disney. I could spend a small fortune in there!
 

LisaBelle

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Day 5 Continued
We headed for The Land. We went down to Sunshine Seasons and had a snack. Apparently I didn't take a photo so I have no idea what we had. Paging @TangledTina and @TheMARVELousAllieBrown. Do you have any clue what we snacked on? I want to say I had a bag of chips. Super exciting.
After our snack we headed for Living with the Land. I always enjoy this ride. It is relaxing and I enjoy seeing the variety of foods grown in the greenhouse.



You have to take a vegetable boat ride selfie, right?



The house we all want to live in.



Sit back and enjoy our tour through the greeenhouse.






Hello Hidden Mickeys!



Mickey shaped plants are the best plants.
 

LisaBelle

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Day 5 Continued
Our ride through the greenhouse continued. You can see some guests on the Behind the Seeds tour in the background of this picture.









Another hidden Mickey!



A few photos of the decor in The Land. I think I take this photo everytime.





Spence and Adam had returned from golfing and all the boys were getting ready to head to Epcot. Biddies hours was coming to a close, but we had time for another new experience-meeting Joy and Sadness!

Waiting in the queue. I want to say that the app said it was a 15 minute wait. I am pretty sure our wait was doubled.



Joy came out to escort you back to the meet and greet area.



Up next: Meeting Joy and Sadness. The boys arrive at Epcot.
 
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LisaBelle

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Day 5 continued
I was really excited to meet Sadness. Inside Out was released at a very emotional time in our lives. Our mom had dementia and then our dad lost his memory and began to show signs of dementia as well. Tina and I were taking turns living with and caring for our parents in 24-48 hour shifts. We were physically and mentally exhausted. Allie and two of her friends wanted to see Inside Out. I am friends with the moms of the girls so we decided to make a girls day of it. The moms and daughters had lunch and went to the movie. At that time of my life, I was sad all of the time. I remember sitting in the theater feeling so sad that after the movie I would have to take Allie home and go back to my parent's house. I felt an immediate connection to Sadness and I have loved that character ever since.

"I've been waiting so long to meet you!"





It was a bit awkward trying to hug her with her big hair.










It was a fun meet and greet. Joy was very peppy and she definitely brought a smile to our face. Sadness was very lovable.
 

MegRuss626

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Day 5 continued
I was really excited to meet Sadness. Inside Out was released at a very emotional time in our lives. Our mom had dementia and then our dad lost his memory and began to show signs of dementia as well. Tina and I were taking turns living with and caring for our parents in 24-48 hour shifts. We were physically and mentally exhausted. Allie and two of her friends wanted to see Inside Out. I am friends with the moms of the girls so we decided to make a girls day of it. The moms and daughters had lunch and went to the movie. At that time of my life, I was sad all of the time. I remember sitting in the theater feeling so sad that after the movie I would have to take Allie home and go back to my parent's house. I felt an immediate connection to Sadness and I have loved that character ever since.

"I've been waiting so long to meet you!"





It was a bit awkward trying to hug her with her big hair.










It was a fun meet and greet. Joy was very peppy and she definitely brought a smile to our face. Sadness was very lovable.
Same here about Inside Out! I had suddenly lost my uncle (who was the father figure in my life) a few months before and life was rough for a while. We saw it at the drive in and the idea of “sometimes you have to be sad to be happy again” really hit home. I was so excited to meet her on our 2016 trip! And I made Joy grumpy when I said Sadness was my fave!
 

TangledTina

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Day 5 Continued
We headed for The Land. We went down to Sunshine Seasons and had a snack. Apparently I didn't take a photo so I have no idea what we had. Paging @TangledTina and @TheMARVELousAllieBrown. Do you have any clue what we snacked on? I want to say I had a bag of chips. Super exciting.
After our snack we headed for Living with the Land. I always enjoy this ride. It is relaxing and I enjoy seeing the variety of foods grown in the greenhouse.
@LisaBelle I’m pretty sure @TheMARVELousAllieBrown and I split something, but I can’t remember what it was, even after looking at the menu. Maybe Allie’s young mind has retained that detail!



You have to take a vegetable boat ride selfie, right?



The house we all want to live in.



Sit back and enjoy our tour through the greeenhouse.






Hello Hidden Mickeys!



Mickey shaped plants are the best plants.
 

LisaBelle

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Day 5 Continued
While we were meeting Joy and Sadness we received a text from the boys saying they had arrived at Epcot. We met up with them and headed to The Land. I believe the boys had a snack (probably the mac & cheese as that's Adam's favorite) and then we headed to our FP+ for Soarin'. Tina, Mark and Spence had never ridden Soarin' and we hadn't ridden since it changed to Soarin' Around the World.







We lucked out and we had the best view! I was really happy that our first experience with Soarin' Around the World wasn't completely distorted. Everyone liked the ride. I still love Soarin', but I think I prefer the original version.

After our trip around the world Tina and I made some new friends.




Then we headed into the Big Blue World to look for our friend Nemo.







 

LisaBelle

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Day 5 Continued

After we found Nemo we enjoyed looking at the exhibits.





Why are you two so grouchy?



:eek: Spence was eaten by a shark!



As was Allie!



She was recreating a photo from our 2008 trip.



Luckily, we were able to save Spence and Allie from the sharks and we headed for World Showcase.



We had a dinner ADR, but we needed an appetizer.



CRONUT!! Paul, Adam, Allie and I had tried them back in 2014, but Tina's crew had never had the pleasure. We bought two and shared them. They were sold! Oh the sugary goodness. I would love to be eating one right now.



Up next: Cocktails and dinner.
 

LisaBelle

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Day 5 Continued

Tina and Adam stopped into the Rose and Crown for a beer. Tina and Mark honeymooned in Ireland and she loved the original Strongbow Cider she tried there. They have a newer formula here in the states that she doesn't like as well. She was hoping that the Rose and Crown would have the original.





While we waited for them I realized that I wasn't wearing my ears. Someone decided we needed to document the moment.







No luck for Tina :(. The bartender gave her a few samples and she decided on the Bass Ale. Adam is pretty sure he went with the Strongbow.



Tina and Adam enjoyed their beer on the way to to our dinner location.







Tina modeled the ears she bought earlier at Mouse Gear.



Up next: Bisque and Escargot
 

LisaBelle

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Day 5 Continued

Paul and I ate our anniversary dinner here in 2014. We raved about the lobster bisque, so almost everyone ordered it. It was as good as we remembered. Look at that, I actually remembered to take a picture of it!



Mark had never tried escargot so he ordered that.



Adam wanted to try it, so Mark shared with him. They both liked it.





I knew I wouldn't have much room after the lobster bisque, so I ordered A la flamme Alsacienne (Alsace specialty flatbread) with creme fraiche, onion and bacon. It was tasty and I was glad I hadn't ordered a bigger meal because I couldn't finish this.



Adam ordered the Gratin de Macaroni. I tried to warn him that it wouldn't be the ooey gooey type of macaroni he loves, but once he had the idea of macaroni and cheese in his head he couldn't resist ordering it. He was disappointed. It was very dry, not even enough cream sauce to coat the macaroni.

I can't remember what Spence and Mark ordered, but most of the group ordered the Boeuf Bourguignon. Everyone who ordered it loved it. I was kind of sad that I hadn't ordered it too. Allie let me taste hers and it was delicious.



For dessert Adam ordered the cream puff and Allie, Tina and I ordered the creme brulee. I have no recollection of what the rest of the crew ordered.





Up next: Evening EMH at Epcot
 

LisaBelle

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Same here about Inside Out! I had suddenly lost my uncle (who was the father figure in my life) a few months before and life was rough for a while. We saw it at the drive in and the idea of “sometimes you have to be sad to be happy again” really hit home. I was so excited to meet her on our 2016 trip! And I made Joy grumpy when I said Sadness was my fave!
Sorry for the loss of your uncle. I love that Disney movies always find a way to connect with us. It's so funny that you made Joy grumpy!

I have been meaning to read your TR but have been busy writing mine. I just power read it all in one sitting! Your family looks like so much fun!!!
Thanks for reading! Our family usually has a great time together. I started your report, but haven't gotten back to it yet.

WOW!!! What a powerful story about Inside Out! We went through dementia and Parkinson's with my father in law for 10+ years. Completely overwhelming for him and the caregivers. I'm glad the movie helped you and you got to meet Joy and Sadness.
Thanks! Sorry you've had to deal with dementia and Parkinson's. Both are very cruel diseases. I loved meeting Joy and Sadness. It's ironic how happy it made me to meet Sadness!
 

LisaBelle

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Day 5 continued

Love the sky in this picture.



Illuminations was on when we finished up dinner.


We watched the end of the show and continued on through World Showcase. I've never spent much time in Morocco. We spent quite a bit of time exploring here.







Lots of lights for @Doc Disney!











Up next: More World Showcase
 

LisaBelle

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Day 5 continued



Adam and Spence entertained themselves.





On to Japan



America



Pretty sure this is out of order, but I love these lights with the planters.



Germany and everyone's favorite Karamell Kuche



I love this caramel corn so much! I could eat it all day.



The cousins took a break.



EMH were coming to an end. The standby time for Frozen Ever After was only 10 minutes so Tina, the kids and I jumped in line. Mark and Paul decided to sit this one out.



Up next: Frozen Ever After
 

LisaBelle

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Day 5 continued

In the Frozen Ever After queue











Our super exciting ride photo



I am a huge fan of Frozen, especially of Olaf. None of us had ridden FEA before and we all enjoyed it.

Sister selfie



Hello gorgeous!





With that the park was officially closed so we said goodnight to Epcot for now and headed back to the Contemporary and bed.

Up next: Another Epcot day
 

Songbird76

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We celebrated our escape from the Yeti with some photos!





We were heading for Africa.

On the way we passed the theater for the new Up! bird show. Allie HATES birds so we made her pose in front of the theater. Watch out for those birds Allie!


We can trace Allie's hatred of birds back to our first family WDW visit in 2004. Allie was only 4. We were at Epcot and while we were eating at La Cantina (I think that's what it's called, the outdoor quick service in Mexico) there were a number of birds lurking around waiting for food. I set Allie's food down on the table. Because of the birds she was a little scared to get up on the seat. As I was trying to get her up on the seat a bird came right up to the table and stole Allie's quesadilla! She was one scared girl! This was taken at another time, but here are the culprits!

I love these statues!
Those birds are aggressive little thieves! They jumped up on our table at Typhoon Lagoon and stole the fish off DS's plate and flew off.
 

slipperalwaysfits

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Lovely night at Epcot! I love exploring all the pathways of Morocco back there! Can't believe your standby time was 10 minutes. We felt lucky waiting only 35 for Frozen Ever After!

You are right! The lobster bisque at Chefs de France is incredibly delish! I love ordering it for a treat at home a couple times a year but it's especially good in Epcot!
 
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