My ambition when I wrapped up my 35 year career was to travel distant lands and exotic destinations. Visiting the nooks & crannies of the good ole USA has been a great 2nd, but a 2nd nonetheless. Now that Carlos needs amped up attention, moving around our great nation has been put on hold too. As such, we are spending our days near the Magic Kingdoms, and lucky for me I have the opportunity to play backseat traveler.
See the World
I’m talking Epcot, and it’s currently in our backyard. Last week we took the opportunity to tour the 11 countries represented here, with the added bonus of having their Food & Wine Festival, which meant many other countries were represented as well. In true Disney style, the added kiosks were not a simple food-truck-like addition, but mini iconographies of their country.
We went for Moroccan food,
because I wanted to get my hands on the Moroccan baklava. Sadly, I had no room to consume any by the time I finished my meal.
Epcot has two new attractions since our last visit: the Frozen Ever After ride at the Norway Pavilion and Soarin’ Around the World. The Frozen ride was on a Viking boat where we were transported into the movie and the kingdom of Arendelle. Olaf is our host, and everyone leaves with a Let It Go earworm that hangs around most of the day. (I’ll take that over “It’s a Small World”, any day!)
Soarin’ is an outstanding iMax-like, hang-glider ride that soars you all around the world. From the tip top of the Matterhorn, to the pyramids of Egypt, to the Great Barrier Reef, Neuschwanstein, the Great Wall of China and much more. I can’t wait for my turn to do these things for real.
In the meantime, I have a chance to do some backseat traveling, here are some photos of our journey around the world. . .
The day ended with an enchanted destination and my Grand Finale:↓↓↓↓↓