After yesterday’s Birthday Celebrations we had a more relaxed start to the day. Following our first lie in of the vacation we made our way to Epcot World Showcase.
This trip to Walt Disney World has been tiring. A combination of heat, storms and large crowds have made it a challenging environment. A lie in was long overdue.
We hired one scooter for our vacation which Nanna & Disney Pete have been sharing. The scooter was hired from ScooterBug and our experience has been pretty good. We are gradually becoming whizzes at getting the scooter on & off buses. I will write more about our experiences on our return.
The tiredness had hit Disney Pete today as he decided to hire an additional scooter in the park. Scooter rental in the parks is convenient but expensive. Hire costs $50 a day plus a $20 deposit. Scooters can not be removed from the park. Whilst convenient for an occasional hire using one of the more regular hire companies is considerably cheaper for a longer hire.
World Showcase was excellent as always. However, the lack of a festival does make the area seem somewhat quieter.
The biggest change since our last visit is that there is now new Kidcot activities. The old Duffy pictures have now gone. Duffy seems to have been relegated to Yesterland. In addition to the changes to Kidcot he no longer meet & greets plus most of his merchandise has now disappeared. Presumably Disney’s attempt to compete with Build a Bear has failed.
The new Kidcot activities consist of a postcard and sticker from each country. Kids collect them in a themed bag. If you complete all countries kids get an extra postcard for finishing the task. Although rushed we did manage to complete all the stops.
Dinner tonight was at Teppan Edo. Food in this Hibachi restaurant has improved in recent years. However, the show aspect is probably less than when we first visited. The restaurant though remains good fun.
Tomorrow we are back to Hollywood Studios as Disney Pete can’t get enough Alien Flying Saucers. Currently we have a free afternoon before dinner at The Wave in The Contemporary.