Chris and I were off to Walt Disney World. We would be celebrating our anniversary, my birthday and finishing up this 50 Days of Disney project.
Travel was uneventful. We dropped off our bags as our room wasn’t ready yet and went to Epcot.
I liked how the Disney app showed what park you were at after you checked in through the touch points.
The Food and Wine festival was going on and we were able to try several items. Pictured is the Bailey’s milkshake, apple tart, tuna poke and an item I don’t remember the name of but it was melted alpine cheese over roasted potatoes. All were good. The apple tart was my favorite.
Wait times were pretty low so we did several rides. The only thing we weren’t willing to wait for at 40 minutes was Frozen.
At one point, Joy was out in the lawn area, getting her groove on.
The 50th anniversary celebration was scheduled to start in about a week. There are gold statues with 50 Disney characters throughout the parks. Our mission was to find them all. Here are the ones for Epcot.
As we were in the main entrance area, Mickey and Minnie came out to greet guests. I love their classic outfits. I was able to grab some pictures, including the best picture I have ever taken of Mickey!
Of course, I must see Voices of Liberty every trip so we found their next show time and caught their performance.
We wrapped it up at Epcot to walk over to Beach Club for a dinner reservation at Beaches and Cream. It’s a favorite of mine and I haven’t been there in a while. I went with grilled cheese and tater tots. It was very good. Fresh, hot and the tater tots were nice and crispy. While I love a No Way Jose, I kept it simple for dessert and had chocolate ice cream with peanut butter. So sort of a mini No Way Jose.
We walked back to the Skyliner to go to our resort and get settled. We were staying in a 1 bedroom villa at the Riviera resort. I had been to Topolino’s at Riviera for breakfast a few times but I had never stayed at the resort.
I loved our room! We had so much space which is great for us since one of us is a night person and one is a morning person. Plenty of room for storage as well. We didn’t cook any meals but we did use the kitchen area several times and loved having the full fridge.
Fun to see this when we turned on the TV:
This was our view from the balcony. We were able to watch the Epcot fireworks from there which was really cool.