More Disney for you….
As I said yesterday, there were flowers everywhere. Topiaries too. This is Lady and the Tramp at the Italy pavilion.
A view of Italy from across the lake or lagoon:
I loved this door handle at one of the Italy shops:
Restaurants in Italy.
About dining in Disney World. Don’t be like us and assume you can get reservations at most of the restaurants. The guidebook said “reservations recommended,” but should have read “absolutely essential.” We didn’t want to be hampered by a set schedule, so got locked out of many places. I think some may have been reserved weeks in advance, because four days’ notice wasn’t enough. Out of desperation, we ordered room service the first morning and paid twenty bucks for this:
We eventually found cheaper places to eat, but it wasn’t easy.
One of the restaurants in our resort. Nice entrance, huh?
One of my grandmothers was Norwegian, so I was especially happy to see the stavekirk at the Norway pavilion.
Another glimpse of China from the Italy pavilion.
Mickey in one of the gift shops.
Finally, there’s a huge geosphere in Future World that has a pretty cool ride inside. It takes you through all the stages of modern civilization with very realistic animatronics.
That’s Buzz Lightyear with…Elmo? Sorry, my sons are too old for Sesame Street so I don’t keep up anymore.
A closer look:
Our last view of Epcot. I can’t believe my point-and-shoot captured this. Sometimes a Canon is all right.