Jun 23, 2006
Jun 28, 2006
Had breakfast at the hotel restaurant. We had to take a taxi to WDW, which we found was quite expensive. This hotel did not have a shuttle like a lot of the other hotels. Next time, we will stay at a Disney hotel...but, of course, this hotel was chosen for conference purposes. Anyway, we arrived at EPCOT, and we were so excited. I think I was even more excited than the kids. :D I loved EPCOT. The day couldn't have been better; the crowd was light, the weather was pretty good, although quite humid and hot. We got a few showers, but it wasn't too bad. We got on lots of rides. We ate lunch at the French cafe. I had a Croque Monsieur. It wasn't as good as the one I had in Paris, but it was delish. We had fun talking to the server about France. We loved the restaurant (having just been to Paris the month before). The restaurant seemed very genuinely French. We walked around the countries and shopped. We wanted to ride Test Track but it was closed down for awhile because of the rain. We got back over there not long before our dinner reservation. DH asked one of the Cast Members if the line would really take 40 minutes. The CM asked him if he would like to do something special. "Sure!" So the CM took us through the store and up these stairs, zig zagging around. We had no idea where we were going. We ended up in the control room! We were shown all the cameras and the controls and safety checks, then he took us to the front of the line and got us on the ride. Wow! Now that was cool, and totally unexpected! We have been going to Disneyland (Anaheim) all our lives, and never experienced anything like that. So we got to ride what was one of our favorite rides and see the behind the scenes too. Otherwise, we would have missed out on that fun, fun ride. We got to our reservation at Le Cellier no problem. Dinner there was FANTASTIC. We had a wonderful time. I took the kids out one at a time so we could see a little bit of the show on the water during dinner. By the time dinner was over, the park was pretty much closed. But, oh, what a wonderful day!