Epcot {Part Two}

As mentioned yesterday, whilst my brand new pearl was being set, we stopped off in Italy for some food and were serenaded upon arrival

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We were exhausted and starving by now as the regular lunch hour had well past, although this was good for us, as the crowds had died down!

I am sure there are loads of restaurants in World Showcase’s Italy, but we wouldn’t know, as we literally pounced on the first one we found!

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Exactly like this day, we had had more than our fill of “park food” over the previous few days, so when we saw the words “authentic” and “wood fired” we crossed our fingers and ordered

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The restaurant itself was really beautiful, my favourite feature being the volcanic gods at the back wall

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And the peeling paper!

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For drinks, I had a perfectly chilled mimosa

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And Himself took a shot at their “Seasonal craft beer”, which he thoroughly enjoyed

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Then, with a chorus of angels singing, our pizza was delivered and it looked amazing

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I was intrigued by the chilli flakes. I tested them out and found that I LOVE chilli flakes on my pepperoni pizza – went to town with them so I did!

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The pizza was perfect, even more so as we weren’t expecting it to be quite so gloriously normal. Americans do have a tendency to add an AWFUL lot of corn syrup…to everything! So I was ecstatic to find that I was not eating a plate full of sugar on this occasion,

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but actual dough, cheese, tomato sauce, pepperoni

AND NOTHING ELSE!

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We devoured the pizza in no time at all and were off again for a bit more exploring

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There wasn’t too much going on in Norway, but we were so happy after our lunch that I’m pretty sure we thought every stone in the place was “amazing” (we were high as kites after all that proper food!)

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The final location in World Showcase was Mexico, like in Italy, we were serenaded the moment we arrived, it was pretty great!

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But the best part, was right at the end of our circle, when I met my FAVOURITE lady Daisy Duck! Daisy was always the best in the Mickey Mouse cartoons, Minnie was either happy, sad or slightly miffed, whereas Daisy ran the gauntlet of emotions. She was happy, sad, jealous, kind, furious, flirtatious, stylish (ok stylish isn’t an emotion, but it’s definitely important!) moral of the story, to me, she’s awesome!

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And not only did I get to meet her and discover that we both pose in the same way

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But she was also very excited about the fact that I had recently got married, she started waving frantically at Himself, who was sitting nearby on a bench waiting for me.

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We went on the Test Track ride, it was definitely worth the queue time, especially if you or someone in your travel group loves cars!  We had a lot of fun designing our dream car, Himself was in charge of the technical aspects (maximum power, minimum practicality) and I was in charge of the aesthetics (luminous pink and a healthy dollop of glitter).

Afterwards, we headed back to our Disney hotel for some sleepy hammock time before returning to Epcot for that evenings entertainment.

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A few hours later and we were back at Epcot, rejuvenated and ready to tackle the rest of the park!

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^ new Disney pearl necklace!

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We headed into the aquarium to visit all the Nemos

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And found Dory too, but the best part was “Turtle Talk with Crush”. You must go, it’s absolutely fantastic, so good in fact that I actually forgot to take photos – I know!

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Favourite moment:

Crush: This little dudette down here, what’s your question?

Little Girl: Why are you a turtle?

Crush: …….wow…..that’s some existentialism right there little dude……wow!

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We found ourselves a spot to watch IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, it was good, the music was fab and I loved the fireworks at the end

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We ended our night in the UK with some chips, a pint and some great conversation with a lovely bunch of Americans that we got chatting to in the local pub! A wonderful way to bring our Epcot adventures to a close.

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Rxx

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