When Greg and I were planning this vacation we thought we would spend all our time at Epcot. We decided to get the park hopper pass when we realized how badly the girls would want to walk through the Magic Kingdom to see the castle up close. Although we did visit Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, it was Epcot was where we spent most of our time. It is by far my favorite Disney Park. There is so much to see and do here that we did not get to do even a fraction of it all. We missed many shows and performances, and screwed up the FastPass so we were not able to do two of the rides that Grace was so eager to do. The girls realized that three days for three parks was not going to allow us to do and see everything and they were truly appreciative of what we were able to do and see.
We did plan our visit during the same week as the Flower and Garden show which gave me all the color I was so desperately seeking.
We saw Elsa and Anna! We did not spend over three hours in line to personally meet them, but there was a viewing area inside the shop which allowed us to get close enough to snap some photos. Frozen has been a huge hit in our house. They are each working on songs with their piano teacher and Grace is reading the original Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson and comparing and contrasting Frozen to it. Frozen has inspired them unlike any movie in recent memory.
We wandered through the countries getting the remaining stamps and signatures from Japan and Morocco and ended just as people were gathering for the nightly fireworks display.
I assured the girls it would not be like the nightly Main Street parade in Magic Kingdom where people were pushy and rude. In Epcot everyone seems kinder and gentler. We found a spot on the bridge and watched the display. Then when it was over we calmly walked to our bus, along with thousands of other people who were also leaving the park. It was a lovely evening stroll. We made it on the first bus back to our hotel, Coronado Springs, to spend our last night at Disney.
The following morning we ate, went for a family swim and hit the road again, traveling an hour north to St. Augustine Beach.