Today was our first day in Walt Disney World. Last night we arrived from Universal to Port Orleans Riverside very late. The main focus of our day would be World Showcase in EPCOT after our first lie in of the vacation.
However; prior to discussing EPCOT as it is our first day in Disney I have a little Disney Joke!
In fact this is my favourite Disney Joke.
To be honest it is my only Disney Joke and it is fairly immature.
“Why did Tigger get his head stuck down the toilet?”
I will tell you the answer to the joke at the end of today’s review.
To start the day we had a brief breakfast at the Quick Service location in Riverside. The food hall is massive with a wide selection of choices.
Although we only had a brief look around Riverside today the resort looks beautiful.
Rooms are comfortable but they could be better equipped. Storage space especially is very limited. Our room is in a preferred location and we only have a short walk to the bus stop and central facilities.
EPCOT is probably my favourite Disney park. Whilst Future World is due an update World Showcase remains a splendid way to spend an afternoon.
For those unfamiliar World Showcase it can best be described as a permanent World Fair. 11 countries in total are represented. Whilst EPCOT does provide some cultural education it is with a heavy dose of Mickey Mouse and other Disney Characters.
We were in a bit of a rush on arrival as we only had short time till our Fastpass for Frozen expired. We made it with a few minutes to spare. Frozen Ever After is the big E Ticket attraction and you must get a Fastpass. If we had missed our slot standby queue is often several hours. The ride is great and I suspect enjoyed by everyone. You don’t have to like Frozen to enjoy.
After a meatballs lunch and a visit to meet Anna and Elsa it was time to move on. Weather in the afternoon and evening was dreadful. Despite the weather we managed to visit Mexico, China, Germany & Italy.
For dinner we revisited Norway for Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall. In my opinion this is one of the very best Character Meals in Disney World. Character interactions are good and food is excellent assuming you are a little adventurous.
We were greeted on arrival by Belle and following this Cinderella, Ariel, Snow White and Aurora stopped at our table.
A very wet but enjoyable day in EPCOT. On our way out we stopped off to visit Spaceship Earth.
We arrived back at Riverside later than intended to collect evening drinks and complete our unpacking.
Tomorrow we are off to Magic Kingdom for breakfast at Be Our Guest. In addition we have Fastpasses for Mine Train, Splash Mountain & Big Thunder Mountain plus dinner in the Jungle Skipper Canteen.
The answer to the joke “He was looking for Pooh”