derryX travels the world in Epcot (Disney)
Epcot was probably my favorite stop in Disney. It’s been a while, so I can’t really remember a whole lot of specifics as far as what we did every minute, but I have a bunch of pictures that are really helping me recall my favorite parts of the experience.
I would be lying if I said my favorite thing in Epcot wasn’t drinking soda.
There’s a little hole in the wall called Club Cool by Coca Cola where you can taste popular sodas from all over the world.
The one from Italy, Beverly, was insanely bitter and reminded me of chinotto.
The one from China, oddly enough, was the sweetest and had some apple thing going on with it.
I kept calling the one from Israel, “Fizzy Bubblech“, which is exactly what it was.
Damn, that was fun. And I probably went back to that place two or three times.
Another thing that was really fun was Captain E/O.
Unbeknownst to me, Michael Jackson made a short 3D movie back in the 80s with George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. My understanding is that this movie was an attraction in the park until the molestation scandal in the mid-90s. Well, it’s back in Epcot, and it’s accompanied by a “Making of” documentary.
We went on this Spaceship Earth thing which was pretty cool.
We stopped for lunch at the Coral Reef Restaurant.
In the afternoon, we decided to make the rounds at the stops around the world. That’s when the rain really picked up, so we basically ran from one “country” to the next and hung out until we dried off.
America is the lamest country there, and if you don’t believe me, maybe these pictures will help:
I made the best of things, though.
I drank a shitty $8 beer at a biergarten in Germany.
I had a Swedish chocolate bar called, Daim! DAYME!!!!
In the UK, they had a sauce I never heard of and tons of marmite. I bought neither.
I used a Deluxe Dining plan snack credit at a place called Taste of Marrakesh, a stand serving Moroccan food.
I tried the harissa and lemon confit chicken drumettes with chermoula and cucumber.
It was delicious, but was short on salt.
We had dinner at Rose and Crown, then hung around for the fireworks to close out the evening.
On the way out of the park, even though I wanted to, I didn’t stop at Club Cool again. If I wasn’t so full, I probably would have, and if we had an extra day to spend in the parks, hands down, I would have spent it at Epcot, probably doing most of the same exact things again.