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Disney World trip (part 2/2)

I didn't finish posting the pics from my trip to Disney World in my last post, so here are some from the Epcot park!

I didn't visit any of the other parks cause I was trying to be good & study as well as rest, but on a day that Mark didn't have many sessions to attend, we spent the morning together going on rides and looking out for Disney characters.

Some of the 'rides' are really lame, and not really rides at all! We went on this Canada ride thingy where you basically sit in a room surrounded by screens that show stuff about Canada. The panoramic scenery was nice, but yeah, not a ride in my book...

This is Spaceship Earth, a geodesic sphere with a ride that's basically a journey through time, from prehistory and into the future world (it was certainly better than the Canada ride >_>):

Once again, it was easy to find some yummy vegan food. These were the most filling noodles I have ever had!

The highlight of my day was seeing Duffy Bear (yes, I waited in the queue with all the children orz):

...and there is a Duffy shop too 

Cinderella and Mary Poppins were so cute 

Epcot is also home to the World Showcase, where different countries are represented in different parts of the park.
Mark had a good laugh at the Disney Yorkshire pub and I loved those Royal Wedding teddies at the English shop:

There was a nice exhibition in the Japan Pavillion called "Spirited Beasts" which was about mythical creatures and their representations in anime and manga: 

The shop at the Japanese part of the World Showcase was really awesome; it was full of cute stationary, Imai Kira postcards, cosmetics, tons of Hello Kitty stuff obviously, manga figures as well as more traditional accessories and kimonos. 

I wanted to get this Hello Kitty mini bath-dress but then I decided to leave it since I thought that I should stop shopping for myself all the time. Mark bought it for me in the end without telling me and gave it to me after we left  

On the last evening of the conference there was a "Blogger Open" Crazy Golf tournament, and Mark had signed me up for it. I normally *hate* sports and refuse to participate in any, so this is a very rare occurrence, but I do have the pics to prove it (thanks to a kind gentleman who took the first pic with his mobile and Mark who took the second while I was struggling with the ball...)

Needless to say I dragged my team all the way down and got the worst score... but it was awesome fun anyway! It was on a Fantasia-themed mini-golf course and everyone was getting drunk and having a great time 

Dinner was some really tasty and fresh vegan sushi:

On Friday we made our way to the airport, and on our way there we stopped at a mall to shop & eat. It was my first time at an American mall! 

There was a Sanrio store there, but I was a bit disappointed cause it was more like a Hello Kitty store, they didn't have any Jewel Pet stuff :(

I know it's just a salad, but I was so ecstatic to find fresh veggies for lunch! My favourite part about the mall was the food court, where there were all kinds of food shops all around, but a huge common sitting area, so each of us could pick what they wanted from different shops and then sit all together.

Food at the airport was a different story. This is a whole onion, carved, dipped in batter and deep-fried. Supposedly it contains around 3,000 kcals. No, I didn't actually eat it, thank God this was not vegan (egg in the batter).

I did pick up some Oreos though, as the American version is actually vegan, unlike the UK ones which have milk in them 

That's it for this entry, I think it turned out way longer than I intended... 
Hope to see everyone at Hyper Japan this weekend xx 


Mar. 1st, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
Oh there are different-looking ones? I had no idea!! This was the first one I'd seen ha ha >_>
Mar. 1st, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)
There are. I'm not an expert either. My friends Dan and Jon have this website (http://www.charactercentral.net) where they collect photos of all kinds of characters in all kinds of different outfits, it's amazing just how many versions of a single character there often are. Bit mind boggling really.
Mar. 1st, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, what a fantastic website, they must be very dedicated! I just spotted the Florida Duffy, I am curious to browse more characters now :D
Mar. 1st, 2012 10:56 pm (UTC)
They really are! They're really passionate about character hunting. Me I like it but I genearlly just look at the scedual for a park and see if we can fit a character with a queue in between rides :)
Because I really do love going on rides :)

Mar. 1st, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think I was quite enjoying just chilling and looking out for characters! My husband was all like "ok which ride shall we go on first?" and I was like "...ride? why...?" I did enjoy the rides in the end, but if I had been on my own I probably wouldn't have gone to any of them (I am so lazy...) XD
Mar. 1st, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
You'd probably love DLP, they have loads of characters you can queue for (and loads that they just send out and then get mobbed).

I don't know if you're into princesses but they've got the princess pavillion now, which is pretty nice :)
Mar. 1st, 2012 11:09 pm (UTC)
I love the princesses as well, I just didn't take any pics with them cause they just look so unbelievably perfect that I would feel like a bloated whale if I stood next to any of them ;_;
I must visit DLP at some point!
Mar. 1st, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
Oh no I bet those photos would have been lovely!

I wrote about the princess pavillion in an old issue of Belgian Cupcakes Magazine, but the review is online too on my lj:

Mar. 2nd, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I love the settings, thanks for sharing! That stained glass-style background and the glass slipper are so cute <3
Mar. 2nd, 2012 10:17 pm (UTC)
It is VERY well done. And I'm not even a princess fan so 'nuff said :)