As I blog this, I’m passing under the magnolias again. Mmmmmm, magnolias. Ok, headed for the bus now… Bye EPCOT
I stood here and prayed for a lot of things.
"Please God, let the colors last until the monorail comes. And please God, let it be the Tronorail. "
I think God likes me
I know you; I walked with you once upon a dream…
It’s going down over Disney’s Yacht Club and sending a last few rays into EPCOT’s France. I expect it to get colder as soon as it sets – it’s quite chilly already!
It’s like God goes, "Awww, we got you all wet – here’s something pretty for ya."
That’s mustard and peppers growing closest to Minnie – American Adventure
Goofy and Donald frolic in the corn and tomtoes
Don’t do it. If I had any free hands, this would have gotten a big thumbs DOWN. However, it is raining on and off and no one has been by to squeegee the outdoor tables. Not wishing to put my plate down in a puddle, I took cover in that alcove near the stairs with the lady’s head on the bannister.
The "crust" – and I use that term loosely, since there isn’t anything remotely "crusty" about it – is bready, which is typical of Sicilian-style pizza. Neapolitan-style pizza does not seem to be available at the window. Since there’s nothing crispy going on anywhere on this thing, the "crust" is a FAIL. If you were expecting more than half a teaspoon of tomato sauce (I was), then you will be disappointed. The cheese at least is pretty fresh.
They are clearly making the take out window pizza on the cheap – VERY cheap. I won’t be doing this again unless someone – ok MANY someones tell me that it has improved.
There’s a little refurb going on in EPCOT’s China
This is planted near the topiary troll (trollpiary!). It is feathery and pretty and it smells good too!
…Shouldn’t they get a White Shepherd? And name it Bolt?
I like this one – I grew up with vinyl "albums"
It’s been fun attending the Flower and Garden Festival on both the first and last weekends of the show. This area evolved quite nicely since that day back in March when I first saw it. Good job, Disney!
I like this one – I grew up with vinyl "albums"
Still raining, but more gently now. Let’s go browsing and find amusing things in MouseGear.
It’s coming down again. I hope it’s not super-freezing inside. I didn’t get soaked, but I’m still damp enough to feel it.
I think we’re in for another round, and not the sunshower variety, either.
I am on my way to the festival center and stopped to watch these guys perform. They were about as loud as the thunder!
Marvel Comics merchandise for sale in EPCOT!
Well, it was only a matter of time
Found out the next batch of speakers are at 4:00 PM – looking for my brother!
Disappointed butout of the rain
Storm clouds are forming. The air is by turns stagnant or breezy but still hot, hot, hot. Chez Bro called and said he’s going down to The Art Of Disney store so I’ve sought air conditioning… guess where?
I admit a certain fascination with the whole concept of a gate that marks a sacred space and may even be a portal to worlds beyond….
Two cast members at the entrance to the butterfly garden were handing out free seeds. Mine are California zinnias – not sure if there’s more variety than that but I’m happy to have them no matter what they are.
I’m excited! You might not be able to see them but the shoes are bobbing around beneath the waterfall once more. I will break out the Canon and take some video
Do you think they will sell me that sweet little cabin made of stone? It would be a lovely, Thoreau-like place to live…
EPCOT’s butterfly garden features Bambi topiary characters this year. Thumper is looking especially cute these days
This is a nice touch and probably very easy to make from materials that can be found rather than bought. Me likey
This is GoGo Squeeze – squeezable, no sugar added apple sauce. They’re handing them out free on the Rose Walk, so head over there if you are in EPCOT right now and interested in apple sauce!
It is pretty hot inside the Butterfly Garden enclosure. It’s made of a breathable mesh but there’s something metalic about it that seems to draw the heat. This water feature provides for a soothing bacground gurgle.
It’s a breezier day today than it has been. Hoping that means less impact from the heat than the last few days.
Yeah I know, I know – it’s weird to like Beverly. But I do! No idea when I will be back, so gotta gotta fix now
Between the magnolias blooming near the bag check, the jacaranda blooming near Spaceship Earth and this guy exuding strawberry goodness, the front entrance to EPCOT is just an olfactory smorgasbord. Well done, Disney
I like these banners – the colors are soothing, as is the whole shady stroll into EPCOT from the bus stops. I also tend to like anything with the geosphere pattern on it. It’s the EPCOT icon, after all!
Sometimes I have to carry an empty bottle around Walt Disney World for a good, long while before finding a recycling bin. I love that you do this and I that you would wish you would do it MORE. Thanks!
We picked up maps and brochures at EPCOT last night for Pixar’s 25th Anniversary Celebration. I just remembered they were in my"safari" bag, so I’m going to check it out while riding to the park. looks like there will be country-appropriate character meets around the World Showcase and some Pixar animators holding speaker sessions.