Since we'd be finishing our day at the Magic Kingdom it made the most sense to park at the TTC and take the monorail over to Epcot.
|I guess they're expecting a crowd today - that's a lot of rope queue|
|They love to ride backwards|
|I go for a more relaxed approach|
|When the windows are clean, I can get great photos from up here|
|Even more crowded|
|See ya, suckers!|
|Fast Pass line allows you to not even view the unwashed Stand-By masses|
|High Five! Patrick Warburton is still in the pre-ridevideo!|
|Looks like a promo pic, but I really did take this photo!|
|This one too!|
|I always find something new of which to take a photo|
It's a virtual ride, where you can build your own roller coaster/bobsled/jet race, and then experience it.
Somehow she and I got separated, so she was able to go ahead of me, while I had to wait behind the line for the next round.
|Um, my daughter's in there... can I go in?|
|Kiddo making her roller coaster|
|Each "ride" takes place in the pod at the end of a robot arm|
Next up, Kiddo wanted to play at Colortopia (she's such an artist!). This was another attraction inside the (soon to be gone) Innoventions area. I don't really know what the "lesson" was, except maybe that color can evoke feelings? I don't know.
|She needs to exfoliate, apparently|
|The only selfie that actually came out halfway decent|
|All Hail the Great Wall|
Once inside the third area, we would "paint" with our cool fiber-optic paint brushes (that we still can't touch) on the digital coloring book on the walls.
|Don't. Touch. The. BRISTLES!|
|I dipped my "brush" into the green "paint" bucket|
Once you finished 'painting' the attraction was technically over, but there were more things to play with outside. We all played the color matching game. The lights in the center would turn a color (like hot pink), and each person had to make their bucket match the color of the center. I didn't do very well. I'm gonna blame the controls.
|Dude, who made yellow back there?|
|Who needs to make their own car? Just get on the ride!|
|This one came out pretty good too!|
Like all Disney Medical Centers, this one was calm, quiet and not busy at all. We were able to get some new adhesive bandages (they don't give out name brands), as well as sit in the lobby and enjoy the AC for a few minutes. I made sure to fill up my water bottle before I left, at the nice, cold fountains (they also have cone cups if you don't like to drink from a fountain - or can't take pills that way).
|I'm not focusing on Hot Pink Girl - I'm trying to show off the lobby|
|O Solo Mio|
|Not tilted enough to be Artsy™|
|Oh, yeah, baby!|
|Get out! You don't have reservations!|
We got seated at a Booth-able; that's a combination booth+table. As I have a bony butt, I always get the booth part. Because Hubby always wants to sit next to me, he also gets the booth part. This meant, of course, the Kiddo is stuck in an uncomfortable chair.
First up, we got our beverages (Coke and Sprite for them; water with lemon for me, and then later a Diet Coke). I love that they bring the lemons on a little plate so that you can lemon the water yourself. Or, you can do as I do (and my grandmother always did) - shake salt onto your lemon wedge and suck on it. I don't know why she did that, but she taught me to do it (usually at seafood restaurants), and I've been doing it for decades!
|The non-liquor part of doing shots of Tequila, I guess|
|Rustic bread + Pure Olive Oil|
|Pizza Ovens - Stromboli, Vesuvius and Etna|
|They very nicely cut it into SIX slices instead of EIGHT (since there are three of us)|
Being amazingly full at this point, we wandered over to Universe of Energy for a 37-minute nap. There have been rumors that UoE may be disappearing or being replaced, so we wanted to hit it one more time.
|Alex Trebek, Stupid Judy, Einstein and Dream Ellen|
|Haven't been over to the Contemporary in a while...|
|A service dog got it's photo taken in front of the castle! How cute are those booties?|
|You can see the details of her dress really well|
|Yo ho, yo ho...|
|Oh my God! Is that really Johnny Depp?|
|Could also be called "Fat Ass Mover"|
|Sunset in Tomorrowland|
|I dig the new colors for the Carousel of Progress|
|I think this side is my favorite side|
|ALWAYS ask for extra powdered sugar - if you ain't wearing it, you ain't eatin' it right!|
|These ducks give no fucks about people - they want food!|
|Okay, THIS is my favorite side (really just a different angle from above, same side)|
|Ridin' backwards again!|
|Waitin' for a Tram|
|Yes, even sunset photos of parking lots are awesome at Disney World|