This morning was a lazy start for everyone else after last night’s late night apart from Hubby and I. We were off for a child free day at Epcot to enjoy the Flower and Garden festival and eat and drink around the World Showcase.
We left Abby and her Granny to enjoy breakfast in Sassagoula Float Works, as we went to get the bus. We decided to wait until we got to Epcot for our breakfast as I had my eye on a huge Mickey cinnamon bun from Starbucks.
I had some Fastpasses booked, so after our Starbucks breakfast, we went on Test Track and then Living With the Land as we both enjoy this gentle boat ride.
By this time it was 11am and the World Showcase was open. We have explored the World Showcase before at Epcot, but never drank around the world. From what I had read it is always better to start in Mexico and go around clockwise. This way you wont be ending your day by drinking Tequila.
I was keen to try lots of different food and drink, but I was also keen not to get too drunk because we had plans in the evening, and also I didn’t want to ruin any of my holiday.
I love the festival carts that are open during festivals at Epcot, and we sampled lots of lovely things in the different pavilions. In fact we didn’t really get any lunch because we were snacking the whole way around.
We really were quite sensible grown ups and shared everything, unless there was something specific one of us wanted that the other didn’t. It was such a lovely chilled out few hours that we spent by ourselves, and ending our tour in the Rose and Crown pub was a lovely way to enjoy a quiet drink together.
It was around 3pm by the time we got back to French Quarter resort to find the family. We had time for a quick swim before we had to get ready to go to Disney Springs for dinner.
Whilst we had been away, Abby and her Granny had planned on a day at the pool, but just after we left there was a power cut so the Dubloon Lagoon pool at French Quarter was out of action. They ended up being driven over to Riverside resort to use their facilities.
One of the perks of staying at French Quarter resort is the water transport to Disney Springs. It was a lovely evening so we decided to take the boat. As you arrive into Disney Springs, you are treated with some great sights that you wouldn’t see if you arrived by car or bus.
The Disney Springs balloon was in the air, and we also saw the amphi cars in the water which looks like a great activity to try in the future.
I thought I knew where we were going to get to Chef Art Smith’s, our restaurant of choice this evening, but I managed to send us round the houses and get lost which was quite amusing. We had actually walked past the side of the restaurant and not realised!
Once seated we really enjoyed our meal in Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ even if there was way too much food. We had to get our desserts in a take out container which we knew we would enjoy for a snack the following day.
Whilst we were in Disney Springs, we decided to pop to the World of Disney store to collect our gift cards that we received as part of our booking package. There was a twenty minute wait to collect, so we ended up wandering around Disney Springs for a while and listening to the music.
It was an enjoyable boat ride back to the resort, and we decided to end our evening at this point as everyone was tired, and tomorrow we wanted to be up early for a morning at the pool.