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What’s your favorite Disney Park? Whenever I’m asked this question, I almost inevitably answer with “Epcot.” I was so impressed with that park on our first visit (back then, there were only 2 parks), and that has never changed. I could literally spend weeks just strolling World Showcase!
Anyway, our 2nd full day at the parks was spent at Epcot . . .
For this day, we had navy blue t-shirts to wear, with the Avengers logo in silver on the front. (I knew the kids would LOVE Avengers shirts, but I wasn’t sure which park they would work best in. After much back and forth deliberation, we finally decided on Epcot.)
The first thing Brian wanted to do was to ride Soarin’ – so we headed straight for The Land Pavilion. (We had a FastPass+ for Soarin’ for our 2nd day, but he was excited!) Of course, while in The Land, I insisted that we take a trip on Living with the Land (one of MY favorites!) Afterwards, we headed to the Imagination Pavilion so I could get a Figment-fix (on our first trip, my Mom took a special liking to Figment, so he’s been near and dear to my heart ever since). My parents had given each of us some spending money and I wanted to spend mine on something frivolous – so I bought some glittery Minnie ears!
From there, we headed over to World Showcase and started our counter-clockwise journey around the world. We spend some time visiting with some of our favorite characters and we listened to some of the Storytellers sharing about how they celebrate the holidays in their country. We also grabbed some yummy pastries in France, to hold us over.
We had a mid-afternoon reservation to dine at Coral Reef (as part of the Candlelight Processional Dinner Package). We had never dined there before, so we were anxious to try another new-to-us restaurant. (Review coming soon.)
With our dinner package, we were guaranteed seats at the 5:30pm Candlelight Processional. This was the first time we had ever seen the show, though we did purchase the CD a few weeks before our trip, so we had some idea of what to expect from it. The show was breathtaking! Again, I give Kudos to Disney for continuing this beautiful tradition of sharing the Christmas story from the Scriptures. In a world where so many businesses are turning away from the Bible, this makes me happy!
It started to rain (or maybe the correct word is “pour!) at the very end of the processional. We hid under a roof at American Adventure for awhile, then decided to call it an evening and head back to the resort. Of course, we couldn’t resist stopping and having one last picture taken. (I don’t know why, but the nighttime pictures in front of Spaceship Earth are always among my favorites.)
If you’ve missed my previous trip reports, you can catch up here: