Our luck with Disney transportation continues. Mousekeeping, not so much, but that's another story.
We left the room bout 8:05, and took the monorail from the Contemporary to the Ticket and Transportation Center, where we transferred to the Epcot monorail. No more than a 3 minute wait for trains. We were in line to enter Epcot at 8:40, and the turnstiles opened at 8:45. Final rope drop at 9:00 (by the Innoventions fountain), and we were on Soarin' by 9:05. Great way to begin an Epcot visit, but it made me nosalgic for the many wonderful California trips we've taken!
Leslie called to say they were in the parks (Yay!), so we met at the Pin Station by the Innoventions Fountain. After a little pin shopping/trading, we went to Test Track for a 9:45 ride (posted 30 minute wait, more like 20) and then a quick snack before Ellen's Energy Adventure. Leslie was a little bummed she missed the apartment sequence of the pre-show, but it still was a nice 45 minute nap, er respite from the heat, er awesome Disney attraction!
Since Leslie's mother Janet has Aiden convinced that the Tomorrowland Transit Authority is Space Mountain, I wonder if she can convince Aiden that Ellen's Energy Adventure is actually Dinosaur! from Disney's Animal Kingdom. LOL.
Leslie and Katie needed protein, and we were hungry, too, so it was fortunate that the Food & Wine booths had opened. We sampled 3 or 4 of the 30+ booths so there are likely to be more Epcot trips. Some pics and details are in an earlier post. However, in addition to those, Leslie and Katie also sampled a scallop dish from New Zealand, and Katie had a cheese, bread, and Irish butter sampler from Ireland.
They love the Voices of Liberty a capella group in the American Adventure, so we went to listen to them and get another break from the heat, and then saw the attraction itself. Unfortunately, because of that, we missed a voicemail from our friends David & Sommer saying they were near by and didn't get it until it was too late.
We took the boat across the World Showcase Lagoon to head back home, but Jim had to stop for his favorite beverage Beverly from Club Cool in Epcot's Future World, where several of Coca Cola's international flavors are on display. I swear, Jim would plan a trip to Disney just for Beverly.
Leslie and Katie went on Spaceship Earth, while we shopped a bit, then we took the monorail back to the resort to rest a spell and get ready for tonight's dinner at Victoria & Albert.