On the road headed toward Universal for a few hours with the family before I head home.
Yes – I want to get past I-4 before afternoon drive-time starts I have an early class in the morning, so waiting till after drive time is not an option this time. It’s been a swell visit, Orlando – see ya real soon!
My youngest brother, aka Chez Bro, always makes sure he is in Orlando for his birthday.
Wel,l not today, but through life. I sometimes write about that at
What Spider-Man at islands o Adventure looks like without 3-D glasses.
Look, another service dog sign. Why have I never seen these signs before? After all the times I have been to these parks, one would think I’d have run across them dozens of times!
The family got ahead of me – I stopped at Starbucks!
It’s a pretty night at the Food and Wine Festival. I wonder if all the crazies will come out to EPCOT tonight?
I haven’t had a Napoleon in years. It was time – and it is still awesome 🙂
I took the monorail back and my first stop is Ireland. The Fisherman’s pie is flavorful but the Meade honey wine is HELLA sweet. I like it ok enough to finish it, but not ok enough to go back for more.
The family will dine at California Grill, thn don costumes and boogie back to Magic Kingdom for Mi key’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. I am going back to EPCOT to get in some Moshe’s around the world.
I guess the service dogs need to go SOMEWHERE. The area was clean when we passed by.
We love the Be Our Guest section of Mickey’s Philharmagic.
The nerve if her, going after Peter and then requiring a rescue! So glad she went back to her OWN life.
On our way to Frontierland
Enormously talented doggie!
Someday I just want to loiter in line and laugh at all the signs
Warning! Artificial depiction of the cruelty of nature LOL
No I did not succumb. I asked one to pose and it was happy to comply.
The family was slow-pokey this morning so I departed for Magic Kingdom ahead of them. Looks like its gonna be a killer crowd today! It’s nippy out, so I am lucky to have a rocker in the sun 🙂
I think my brother made a strategic error in declaring today a Magic Kingdom day – lots if crowds pouring into the park.
Primary reason to stay at an EPCOT resort
One of the most inspired offerings of the World Showcase – Grand Marinier slushie with a shot!
It’s not even Halloween yet! At the Port of Entry shop.
As the sun sets beside the Swan resort, I sit on our balcony and contemplate what to do with my evening. I passed on Party For The Senses because I just can’t do two days in a row of bad-for-you food. But I do need to drink to a friend’s birthday so I will probably venture forth one more time before the evening is through.
Notice anything "off" about this picture? I am guessing that the wind was sending water everywhere, so they shut off the massive fountain at the Dolphin resort.
I could not find a pretzel at the Animal Kingdom. Everyone was fresh out. I had resigned myself to a knotless fate, and then I found THIS pretzel on the Boardwalk. Worth the wait
More than just wild animals can be poached. In my neck of the woods, they poach saw palmetto berries !
I supposed they have been around for a while, but I’ve never seen them in the parks before. Spotted right next to the entrance to It’s Tough To Be A Bug.
On the one hand, I am grateful for the opportunity to see actual tigers. On the other hand, they’ve got to be SO bored in there.
What would a visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom be without a visit with the goddess in the garden?
This beautifully colored peacock came right up to the fence, curious to view the humans on display on the other side 😉
Bats are pollinators! Some of them drink flower nectar, just like bees. Other bats eat fruit and spread the seeds around which helps more plants to grow.
The Komodo dragon is sleeping on his rock in the background. I imagine the cooler weather makes him a bit sluggish.
I am very hungry today in the Animal Kingdom. I am taking a circuitous route to Asia for a salad.
We switched rooms at the Boardwalk and now we have an even more amazing view. The kids are doing homework. It’s a bit nippy and windy out today. I think it is an Animal Kingdom day!
There’s a live band and they are playing confection-inspired ditties such as "Peppermint Twist"
We have our bracelets and we ave our 3D glasses. We are ready to rock some serious caloric intake. My brother is da bomb.
It’s getting spooky, what with the dramatic skies and high winds. We are off to a Food and Wine Festival treat….
Twilight creates the most magical silhouettes
The American Adventure (Advenchah?) holds wonders! Oh and that’s a Sam Adams Cherry Wheat beeah.
I needed to slow down the wine sampling a little so I took a turn through the Japan merchandise area. Still very windy, but delightfully so. I may go in search of a Mickey-on-a-stick !
The fish and rice are citrusy and flavorful. I am told by the Cast Member serving that the wine is French, and that there is a large French colony in Singapore. It’s a bit on the sweet side for me. I am holed up an an alcove under the terrace in Japan – the wind from Hurricane Sandy’s outer bands has really picked up and there’s some shelter to be had back here.
I liked the scallops so much, I came back for them three weeks later. The family is at Chefs De France, but I prefer to graze. What shall I have next?
I think his would make a terrific framed poster, don’t you?
It is odd to think of jack-o-lanterns being related to watermelons – but after all, they are both carved into beautiful works of food sculpture, so why not?
Wine and chocolate – that’s what I’m talking about!
Breckenridge vodka – nice amount of fire going down, clean after-taste.
Love all the refurb signs with pearls from Walt. This is near Electric Umbrella.
Imagine if you could always see the sky from inside the house! It would be like living in the Great Hall at Hogwarts. Oops, wrong park!
The filet looks REALLY good and it has been a long time since I’ve had read meat….
We love this little cottage in O Canada – I want them to rent it to me for just one night!
I didn’t know pizza had legs yuk yuk yuk
We’re going in. No don’t try to stop us!
The colors are ten times better than a phone can capture <3
The family is here and we are looking for dinner. I could go for som Floribbean cuisine. How about you?
I honk they changed the costume – he’s looking chunky
This is REALLY a long trek from the elevators! But you get to look at some nice hidden Mickeys on the way.
Some folks like these chairs – I think it’s sort of creepy (and even creepier if you sit in them – the horror!)
As symbolism goes, nothing in all of Disney World speaks to me quite as eloquently as the torri gate at EPCOT’s Japan. It marks the transition from the material world to the spiritual world. Today’s sky only adds to the ambiance.
The family won’t be here from NY for several hours so I am heading intoEPCOT during the wait. Lots cooler than the last time I was here!
I know I was just here at the beginning of the month. But my favorite youngest brother invited me. What’s a woman to do ? 😉
A special edition of ILLUMINATIONS: REFLECTIONS OF EARTH was presented at EPCOT in Walt Disney World on the evening of that theme park’s 30the anniversary on October 1st 2012. Here is some really, REALLY primitive video of the event. The show ran 18 minutes long with the extra tribute fireworks, which reverberated in the ears and chest, and scared the heck out of the local flock of ducks (at about 17 minutes, 41 seconds, you’ll see a few of them leaving). We had the EXCELLENT harvest moon alongside the show too, dancing in and out of clouds that flashed frequently with heat lightning. It was nice of Disney to arrange that for us 😉 Hope you all enjoy.
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Might come back at end of month when my brother is here. See ya real soon!
I had the "chicken" yesterday – it was actually not bad!
As I exited the stave church in EPCOT’s Norway, this rune stone began to sputter and glow!
Laugh and the world laughs with you! Go to the My Mobile Adventures Facebook page for a brief video from American Adventure in EPCOT.
The Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT has installed a Florida Local kiosk right beside American Adventure. Management is giving them an award at moment and videoing it. The guys at the Florida Local kiosk are really nice and friendly. Drop by if you are in the area!
We just had ravioli in Italy and something in Poland – walking a friend back to International Gateway.
Of course not. How could you even SUGGEST that I would stage a Hidden Mickey? 😉
Second time ever, taking the boat across. This time, were headed to Morocco.
We happened to be passing by 🙂
Goofy is having just too much fun in this picture 🙂
There is a bit of a breeze and the clouds are sailing by at a good clip. Luggage stowed, all checked out, time for coffee
Another terrific day hanging out with friends – so lucky 😉 Good night, everyone!
We can hear Sugar Ray playing from American Adventure. Going to find a spot for the special Illuminations show in honor of EPCOT’s 30th Anniversary.
We are at a table by the kitchen, and his lion is on the wall.
We liked I so much for lunch, were back for dinner!
We know our reward for marching up here will be AIR CONDITIONING!
Morocco looks gorgeous against the amazing blue Florida sky. It’s really humid but we found some shade.
WELL worth it! Wish this was available as a full meal. Had the Chardonnay too.
It was raining in Animal Kingdom earlier – guess its coming over here now
I’ll spare you the lecture. Just don’t feed the animals ok? Thanks!
Our friend Ed surprised us today, and now he is horribly broken up about missing Duffy
No, don’t try to stop us!
This is the hazelnut polenta Nutella torte thing. TO DIE FOR.
Should reach Germany In a jiffy. Then it’s on to Italy for a little wine cellar action for lunch 🙂
Handing out maps and buttons at the International Gateway – EPCOT is 30 years old today!
Approaching the International Gateway from Disney’s Boardwalk, you can look over your shoulder and see some pretty sights.
I am passing over the canal that leads from Studios to the Swolphin boat dock. Here comes the Friendship boat!
Late and slow start this morning – I blame Kimonos last night. Diet is all shot to hell. I will atone when I get home.
I asked for the "Caper cream" on the side because I have never had it before and it might ruin my life if they put it on my fish!
I am headed over there now to see what tempts me for dinner