Day 1 – Epcot
We were all up at the crack of dawn and raring to go! We left our Hotel (Rosen Inn at Pointe – International drive) at 8am to be at Epcot ready for the opening. As soon as they opened the gates we headed straight to Test Track to avoid the long queues later on in the day. This worked a treat as it was only about a 10 minute wait. My mum hates Test Track but we still managed to drag her on and got a classic photo of her on memory maker looking terrified!
As soon as we had finished on Test Track we headed straight over to Soarin’ – Again this was to avoid the inevitable long wait times … We had to wait for about 20 minutes which is pretty darn good! Soarin’ is one of my favourite rides, it literally takes my breath away with how incredible it is.
Next up we had a Fastpass for The Seas with Nemo and friends – I absolutely love seeing the Manatees, they’re so unique! We also watched Turtle Talk with Crush which is always great fun. It’s so unpredictable as you never know what the kids are going to ask.
By this point it was about 12.30 and we were all feeling pretty hungry – we headed to the Electric Umbrella and grabbed some food. My first day tradition is always chicken nuggets and chips. Nothing beats Disney Chicken nuggets! I opted for the kids meal, I don’t have a big appetite, so it was plenty big enough for me.
Once we were re-energised from lunch we headed over to Ellens Energy Adventure – Let’s be honest this ride is totally outdated but we still enjoyed it. Next up was our 2nd Fastpass which was for Spaceship Earth – I seriously love how they’ve made this ride interactive, it adds a bit more excitement to the ride.
Up next is the ride I was most excited for – Frozen Ever After. We managed to get a fastpass for this which I was super happy about. To be totally honest, the ride is just aimed at kids but I still enjoyed it. My mum and dad not so much haha. I love hearing the Frozen songs, they just make me so happy.
We then had a gander around Mexico and China in the world showcase. By this point we were all feeling pretty tired and ready for an early night. The jetlag had definitely kicked in. We headed back to our hotel and then went to TGI Friday’s for some food.
Favourite ride of the day – Soarin’
Favourite moment of the day – Walking through the entrance and feeling like I was home again.
‘See ya real soon!