Today we head to EPCOT. Believe it or not, this is the first time all week that we have made dining reservations. Lunch will be at Les Chefs de France and dinner will be at a place we very rarely go to, Nine Dragons. The reason we rarely go there is that it is simply a Chinese restaurant, and we have plenty of them at home. When it first opened, when EPCOT itself did, it was run by a California Chinese restaurant, and to tell the truth, we didn't particularly care for it, as it is a bit different from NY style Chinese restaurants. Over the years that has changed, and we do like the food there, and decide that Nine Dragons is where we want to eat this evening.
Sandy takes some time in the giftshop here picking up a few music boxes
that she had previously wanted. Since it is early, we start walking
around World Showcase Lagoon in a counter-clockwise direction, stopping
to look in giftshops along the way. Once again there is a goal though,
as Sandy wants to stop in Japan for a few snacks. The stop there is
appreciated since the store is nicely air conditioned. We look through
the store and finally come to the Japanese snacks at the back. We both
buy some and then look at the exhibition across the way.
continue towards The American Adventure. When we get there, we find that the times for Voices of Liberty and the theater show don't allow us to stay and still be back at France for lunch, so Sandy checks out some pins at the pin station and then we slowly head back in the direction of France. We make a brief stop in Morocco to check out their giftshop and kill some time. Not long after it is time to head into the restaurant and have lunch. During lunch we get to see Chef Remy making his rounds.
As evening approaches we head back to EPCOT and walk over to China where we will be having dinner. Once again Sandy needs to buy something in particular in the giftshop, so that is our first stop. Once that is accomplished, we head to Nine Dragons and our dinner.
We walk around and find a good spot in front of Germany and settle in waiting for Illuminations to begin. Of course, I take this opportunity for some more photos.
And during Illuminations
Once the show is over, we head back to the hotel and prepare for our second attempt at a last day in WDW.
More photos from today can be seen here.