Disney World has 4 parks. The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, The Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios.
When I was a kid it was just the Magic Kingdom, which is a bigger nicer version of the Disney LAND in Southern California, And Epcot. The only thing I ever knew about Epcot growing up was that there was a big silver ball that looked very cool and had some sort of ride in it. I always wanted to go visit it. I think my brother told me there was a roller coaster in it. Well there isn't. but there is a fun little "future" ride.
What Epcot does have is much more fun that I ever expected. It has pavilions from countries around the world. Much like the world's fair had when we were in Shanghai, only much much better. They are called Pavilions but really they are little streets with shops and restaurants set up to look like the country they are from (only cleaner than the actual counties in some cases like Italy and China).
Not only did each little section have food and shops from their part of the world but all the people working in each pavilion was from that country too! So all the shops in "England" were staffed with people with lovely British accents, France was full of French people. Even the people walking by sweeping up trash from the country of that pavilion.
We were definitely world travelers that day.
Here's a picture of my mom in Japan with her Tokyo Sunrise drink. We also had some really good Sushi for lunch in Japan.
After lunch we wandered over to Italy. Where we looked at very fancy cologne and designer bags. There was a mime there too... but we didn't stay for that. I don't know what it is about mimes... do they make every one want to punch them or just me?
On the way to Germany was a miniature village with an electric train. Rosie LOVES trains and she an her Nana stood and watched it for quite some time.
In England they had red phone booths. William was pretty excited about them and took Rosie in to play in one when the phone started ringing! So he answered it. It was so much fun. I have no idea how they knew he was in there but some one with a British accent called him in the phone booth to ask him how his day was and how he was enjoying his stay in Epcot and England.
It was really funny and very surprising. Rosie, who had just woken up from a nap, wasn't too sure about it though.
The country we spent the most time in was France. They had great chocolate and wine and really nice shops. We also had dinner there. Not only did all the staff speak French but the "chef" rat from the movie Ratatouille came to our table too. That was pretty funny.
The dinner at Les Chefs de France was incredible. The real chef came to our table and talked to us about our Gluten Free options and then made us a wonderful Duck breast dinner.
The atmosphere and friendliness at Tony's, on our first night in the Magic Kingdom, was by far nice than Chefs de France, but the dinner in France was was amazing. They also had the best Creme Brulee that I've ever had in my whole life. And I've had a lot of Creme Brulee in my life, since it's one of the only Gluten Free desserts.
Epcot was very fun and there was a lot to see. There were entire countries we never even made it too and we missed most of the rides. I could spend a lot more time there. I think next time I'll ride the rides first and then go visit the countries. And next time I'll eat a lot more in each country.
(Across the lake from England looking at the US pavilion at dusk)