Wednesday, February 23, 2011
1510 North Avenue of the Stars
Lake Buena Vista, FL
'83 was a good year. Despite the fact that I was wearing shorts that were too short and I was like 6'4" and not yet in middle school, I thought I looked pretty hip in front of Spaceship Earth the year this futuristic mothership opened. It's been twenty-eight years and I am not sure how we have both aged. I think I am little bigger around the middle, and so too is my friend EPCOT.
The foundation of a good day at EPCOT can be divided into food and robots. Future World is chock full of animatronic, well-dressed characters that blast you to the past and the future. We started our day with them in the Spaceship Earth Attraction and ended it with some crazy disappearing dragon called Figment (yes, of your imagination) at the Journey into Imagination. We also stopped in on our buddy Nemo at The Seas.
But it was the food that took the day. We went 'round the world in less than 80 days, yet managed to eat and drink from at least four continents. We grabbed our passports in Canada and made our way to a surprisingly delicious lunch in Morocco (even though we missed the belly dancers). We stopped for a fife and drum parade in the States and made our way over to Germany. Now, I don't usually think good food when I think of Deutschland, but the beer was solid and the caramel covered pretzels even better. We finished off our global tour with a ride on a Viking ship in Norway and terracotta warriors in China where we picked up our last passport stamps. We skipped the second DadBreak of a margarita in Mexico. It was a whirlwind tour, but it must be time to head home.