Sunday, March 29, 2015

Disney Epcot

Hi peeps, thanks for popping over to Epcot with us. We had another beautiful sunny day here at Walt Disney World, and our timing to visit Epcot this year was simply perfect.
Oh hello Wee Shaemus, thanks for tagging along with us too...

From March 4th until May 17th the Epcot International Flower Garden Festival is in full swing or bloom should I say? You could literally smell it in the air, and Rick didn’t fail to capture some of the most beautiful locally grown Disney Character topiaries either.
Here are a few that just seemed to come to life before our very eyes.

Hard to believe that these monorails have been around since the day one (October 1, 1971), they still look so futuristic.

Ah, Miss Piggy too!

Rain clouds looming yonder…

Oh, and we all had some St. Patrick’s Day fun at the Rose and Crown, the end of a perfect day!
Our day at Epcot was most enjoyable. There wasn’t the crowded chaos that comes with Magic Kingdom, and you could actually be an adult and have a beer with your meal! 
Don't get me wrong, I totally get why Magic Kingdom is dry, who the hell wants to have drunk and obnoxious people around all those impressionable kids? Plus we were told that it was actually Walt's dream on top of all that.
Speaking of Walt, it actually makes me a wee bit sad knowing that Walt wasn't able to see his dream of Disney World come to life. If he could only see what his dream has become today, or maybe he can? This vast property covers 43 square miles, in which it houses 27 themed resort hotels, 9 non–Disney hotels, four theme parks, two water parks, four golf courses, one nine-hole walking golf course for young golfers, two themed miniature golf courses, one camping resort which is simply awesome by the way.
 Magic Kingdom was the first and original theme park to open in the complex followed by Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom, which opened later throughout the 1980s and 1990s. When we come back, an we will, we have to get the latter two parks in.
It was fun being a kid for a day, and I have to be honest when I say it was indeed a very magical place to be.
We'll leave you with this selfie of us so you can see for yourselves the affect this magical place can have on a person...
Thanks for stopping by our blog, we really hope you enjoy it and,  hope it helps you keep tabs on us as we explore our lives while living out our retirement dream on our beautiful motor home.
We are having so much fun and really enjoying our lives, so stay tuned as we hit the road again, destination New Orleans. Take care and we’ll be back here again soon.
Rick, Sandra, Toby and Wee Shaemus xo

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