Random Disney, Part II

More Disney for you….

Lady & Tramp topiaries

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:

Italy, Epcot

I loved this door handle at one of the Italy shops:

detail, Italy gift shop door

restaurants, Italy pavilion

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.

The Wave

One of the restaurants in our resort. Nice entrance, huh?

stave kirk, Norway

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.

The leader of the band

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.

geodesic dome, Future World

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:

dome, Future World

Our last view of Epcot. I can’t believe my point-and-shoot captured this. Sometimes a Canon is all right. 😉

Epcot at night

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15 Responses to Random Disney, Part II

  1. jacquelincangro says:

    I haven’t been to Epcot in many years. What a fun trip down memory lane. The Epcot sphere in the last shot looks like a moonrise.

    It’s amazing how much the replicas in the country pavilions look like the real thing. Their attention to detail is impressive.

    I especially love the Lady and the Tramp topiary. I think it’s the nostalgia. Great shots as always Ms. Pearl!

  2. Is that a Mickey Mouse waffle?! I don’t like waffles (especially $20 waffles) but still.

  3. flyinggma says:

    Thanks for sharing Disney this morning. My eyes and camera would have been drawn to the door handle and topiaries as well. Beautiful!

    Blessings, Jeanne

  4. Caroline says:

    I really like the first one and the one with the Norwegian church. I’d like to see the real thing too. Such an interesting architecture. I haven’t been in Scandinavia yet but I’d like to visit.

  5. bonniegunkel says:

    I love these shots Ms. Pearl! Makes me want to go visit myself!

  6. Cheryl Andrews says:

    I haven’t been to Epcot since I graduated from University (as a mature adult in 1985 or ’86). Got close but no cigar last year at a client conference – Disney Hilton. Such a magical place … did it make you feel like a kid again?

    • I felt like a grownup at Epcot, Cheryl, but the Magic Kingdom was a different story! Once we got on the Peter Pan ride, I was ten again. 🙂 That’s how old I was the first time I went to Disneyland and I will never forget it.

      • Peter Pan is still my favorite ride. I don’t know why I love that ride so much because it’s pretty simple and low budget compared to the others at Disneyland, but it’s always the one I ride twice.

      • I love it too. The lines were so long for that ride, we had to get a FastPass four hours ahead of time. There were a lot of adults on it too.

  7. sartenada says:

    Norway pavilion – wow, that is gorgeous.

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