Disney World January 2013



We groaned when we read the forecast for Sunday – cloudy with showers and thunderstorms all day. But we decided to make the most of it and arrived at Epcot when the gates opened. We made our way to Soarin’ but before we did, we took our time setting up this classic Epcot photo (or trying to, at least).


I couldn’t get his hands lined up exactly right, but Max still thought it was hysterical.


And Mini wasn’t about to be left out of the fun. She had no idea why Max was holding his hands like he was, but she copied him anyway.


I love four year olds. 🙂

After riding Soarin’ (everyone loved it) we hung around indoors in the Land/Sea areas for most of the morning. I decided to bring my little point and shoot camera so Max asked to take pictures and thoroughly enjoyed himself. I will spare you with the mass quantities of photos of various fish and sea life. Every now and then I got to take pictures, too, and these are among my favorites.

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He really liked finding the hidden Mickeys.


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Max took this picture of the dolphin blowing bubbles for the trainer. Mini really wanted to see the dolphins and we walked in at the perfect time while they were doing a show.

I’m not sure what the weather was like while we were indoors, but when we walked outside it was sunny blue skies. It ended up being a gorgeous day!


It was time for lunch and Max suggested we walk around the World Showcase and find a restaurant in one of the countries. It was a good suggestion but really I think he just had a phone call to make in the United Kingdom.


Since we were in England, we stopped for some fish and chips.


Then we made the long journey up the hill to France where Mini met Belle and Aurora.

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I don’t think I have to even say this out loud, but watching her talk to and hug the princesses made me melt.

Snow White, especially, spent so much time with her. It was darling.

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For some reason, Mini did not want to have anything to do with Jasmine. Maybe it was because Aladdin was with her, I don’t know. I never figured it out, but I wonder if she still doesn’t like the fact that Jasmine wears jingle bells in her ears.

While Mini was busy waiting in line to meet the princesses (the lines were usually short, the most we waited was 20 minutes for Snow White), Max had no intention of being seen anywhere near that business. He wanted to explore the other countries with Mike – because that’s what boys do. They had a great adventure but came back when we were in line for Snow White. It was then that Max was overheard saying “aw, she’ll remember this forever” about his sister’s special moment. Very sweet.


We walked back towards the front and rode one last ride before leaving for the day. Time to party back at the hotel.


It was easy to convince the kids to go back. Our hotel had a great pool and splash playground and since the showers and thunderstorms were still holding off, we wanted to take advantage of it.


The clouds rolled in but it never did rain that much. Orlando weather – so unpredictable, but we’re not complaining. We had another great day at Disney World!


4 thoughts on “Epcot

  1. We are going to Disney World at the end of January. It looks like you guys are having a blast. Madeline will be so excited to meet all the princesses too. And I am excited to wear some short sleeves 🙂

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