|Me in front of the big orb...|
I'm not a huge fan of theme parks, since I'm not crazy about heights or falling... I usually just end up be a nervous wreck on 2 or 3 rides, then just watch everyone else ride. So, Epcot was a perfect park for me. They do have a few rides, but I couldn't ride most of them anyway, being prego and all. No biggie. We spent about 7 hours in the "World Showcase" area of Epcot, enjoying the exhibits and shows. There were a couple of small flume type (water) rides that we rode... and being that we were there at the World Showcase when it opened at 11 a.m., there were no lines and no waiting. Sweet.
|Buon Natale; Italy has a Christmas Witch!|
My favorite show was the Christmas Carolers in America. If you've never heard of the Liberty Voices, you're missing out. The group originated at Epcot and still performs there as the "Voices of Liberty" show. Some of the members also travel around the world singing American classics in acapella. Their harmony is AMAZING.
|Voices of Liberty dressed as carolers|
Here's what we brought with us: granola bars, 4 apples, a pack of graham crackers and about 1/3 cup of natural peanut butter in a ziploc bag. I also brought along a small pair of blunt kids scissors (make sure you don't bring sharp or pointed ones that could be misconstrued as a weapon) and some napkins. We also filled our 22 oz water bottles with ice at the hotel. Later on in the day, the ice melted and we had some cold, fresh water. There are water fountains around the park that you can re-fill your water bottles with, but the water does taste kind of funky, so I'd recommend bringing a powdered drink mix or an herbal tea bag to add so it will taste better.
|I've always wanted to take a photo like this!|
Just for the experience, try buying a snack at one of the restaurants or snack bars in your favorite country. The map indicates the price range for each establishment - try to stick to one that is labeled "$" to keep costs down.
And last, but not least, enjoy yourself!! We certainly did!
|Hats from around the world: Mexico, Morocco, France and China!|