September 5th 2018
Exploring the world in one afternoon~
My last travel post featured the first stop on my Disney trip, Animal Kingdom. Feel free to check out that post to see how I spent the first half of my day!
After we left Animal Kingdom, we headed over to Epcot for the second half of our day. Upon our arrival, I took a few quick pics of the parks “weenie”, the big globe/golf ball/sphere. If you didn’t know, a “weenie” at Disney World is a large structure that ushers you into the park! It is like a focal point that draws you in closer.
Aside from being beautiful, the Epcot globe is super functional and houses one of my favorite attractions, Spaceship Earth. Spaceship Earth is a continuous loading ride that takes you on a slow moving journey through the history of communication. It sounds really boring, but I think the ride is beautiful and makes me feel super nostalgic.
After, we went to my mom’s favorite ride, Journey Into Imagination with Figment. It is a wildly underappreciated ride with a cute theme song. I totally recommend you check it out if you’re ever over there because it’d crush me to see the ride get shut down.
Next, we made our way to Soarin’ because we had booked a fast pass after we used our pre-booked ones at Animal Kingdom. Soarin’ is a beautiful ride that takes you hang gliding around the globe. The seamless blend of CGI and really world sights is really beautiful and the ride appeals to all of the senses.
Then, we made our way to The Seas with Nemo and Friends. I’m gonna be real, the ride needs some serious help. It was so hyped when they first introduced it but it is honestly really bad. The visuals are dull, half of the animatronics don’t work, and even the audio was out of sync. It’d be a great ride if it were just better executed. However, my favorite part of the attraction is the aquarium you get to visit after. I love aquariums and I love that Disney rehabilitates sea animals. I’m not sure about all of the ethics but the enclosures seem more humane than Sea World.
Sadly, after this ride the weather took a turn and really put a damper on the evening, no pun intended. I got to see a little bit of the world showcase but not as much as I would have liked. However, I still made it to the stores I wanted to go on and got to see the rides I wanted to see.
That night I enjoyed the fireworks before heading back to my hotel. Overall, it was a really great way to end the day~
My second day of Disney parks will be out soon!