Today my plans were at Epcot which only opened at 11 am. That gave me plenty of time in the morning so I decided to mobile order breakfast from Primo Piatto at the Riviera resort. I ordered from my room and then took a walk over.
The beach area was looking lovely this morning.
I had ordered the Lemon Blueberry pancakes with bacon. I am not a huge lemon fan but I have read great reviews on these pancakes and wanted to try. They did not disappoint. They were nice and fluffy. The lemon flavor was very light.
The Skyliner runs from the Riviera so it was easy to hop on from there to go to Epcot. I was at Epcot by 10:15 and within a few minutes the gates had opened, even though the official opening time was 11 am.
I headed right to Soarin and was off just before 11 am. Living with the Land is right there so I decided to get on as well. That attraction did not open until 11 so there was a decent line that I expected would move quickly once it opened. However, they made an announcement that the ride was going to be delayed due to a technical difficulty. It took about 25 minutes before it was finally going. I thought about leaving the line several times but I ended up hanging in until it opened.
The Flower and Garden festival is currently happening. There are topiaries all over the park. Here are some of them:
The Flower and Garden festival also has food booths around the park. My plan was to not do a set meal but to munch my way around. I have had this plan many times before at Epcot and it has only really worked out once – which was October when the park was very quiet and there were no lines at the food booths.
I started off with avocado toast and cinnamon bites. The avocado toast was good, though nothing special. The cinnamon bites were really good.
As I kept making my way around world showcase, I could see it was already busy. The food lines were not too bad but there was no much for seating once you did get your food. I passed by a few more booths and got to Norway.
The line for Frozen was posted at 30 minutes and knowing the wait is usually shorter than what is posted, I decided to jump on. Unfortunately, this was one of the few times that the wait was actually longer than posted. I waited about 40 minutes. It was slow moving and out in the sun for most of the time.
After I got off the ride, I was tired and hot and wanted to sit. I looked in the app to see when Voices of Liberty would be performing in the American Gardens theater. Their next show was in 15 minutes so I headed straight there. I knew there was a variety of performers throughout the day at the American Gardens theater so I thought I would watch Voices of Liberty and then just hang out and watch the other performers until I could see Voices of Liberty again.
Of course, my luck ended up being that after Voices of Liberty was done, they made an announcement that they needed to have the theater cleared so they could reset for the rest of the afternoon.
At this point, I had abandoned the idea to eat around the food booths. It was hot and busy. Most lines weren’t bad but there was often no places to sit down to eat. So I did a mobile order from Regal Eagle Smokehouse which was ready quickly. There was plenty of seating inside so I was able to cool off and relax. I had a beef brisket sandwich and fries. The fries were very salty but the sandwich was really good.
I finished up and went back to the American Gardens Theatre to see another set from Voices of Liberty.
It was late afternoon at this point and I was kind of done. I really want to enjoy the food booths at Epcot but I have come to the realization that it just isn’t my thing. I walked the rest of world showcase and stopped in the France pavilion for some ice cream. I was able to find a seat in a quiet spot down by the water to enjoy it.
I called it day around 6 pm and took the Skyliner back to my room. I had a relaxing evening and ended up enjoying some more of the cake from Gideon’s.