The first day of our trip started with Epcot. Park opening time was 9:00 AM. How fast I tried, but could not leave the resort before 8:45 AM.
Pari’s Dad had to drop the rental car, and he came directly to Epcot. Me & Pari were waiting for the bus. We reached the park around 9:15 AM, and it was so much crowded. Big lines, checking of baggage, I got a but nervous, as Dad was not there. But anyways, it took a bit of time, but everything was all set. As we entered the park, the first look of Epcot’s iconic giant golf shaped ball sized Spaceship Earth was spectacular.
Because it was morning, no rush, we did very easily the ride.. explored other giant aquariums inside, and moved on to our very first Character interaction to meet Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse & Goofy at Epcot Character Spot. We had fast pass for this,
we used it, though it was not required. It was a great experience to get our first autograph on autograph book. Pari was really excited.
Just outside we saw Chip-n-Dale, got in the queue. It didn’t took more than 10 minutes for our turn. Pari hugged them , got the
autographs and photographs done.
We then strolled towards Norway, our Breakfast reservation at 11:00 AM. On the way, did some photo-sessions. We got in our first souvenir shop “Mouse Gear”
The way the server called “We now welcome The Royal Kumar Family” . It was so royal. I took my camera, and asked him to please repeat again, so that I could record that moment,He was so shy and everybody around was laughing. he finally said, and when we got inside, Pari met Princess Belle, she hugged her, and all of us got into the photo session.
We were then taken to our table, also asked about our dietary considerations. When we explained that we would like only vegetarian and chicken, she then called up for the Chef. Meanwhile, we went and got everything what we could eat from the Breakfast Buffet. The Buffet was lavish. For Vegetarians, I believe, breakfast is good option, with good varieties to choose from. Chef came and he offered for grilled Chicken and Mickey shaped waffles with scrambled eggs and mashed potato.
The princess interaction was really great. Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella & Ariel calls up all the little children, they go on a parade of the entire restaurant. And they come one by one to our breakfast table, they would talk, sign the autograph book and would give us the photo opportunities.
We had very nice interaction with Disney Princesses. Asked Cinderella to join us for breakfast. She replied “Oh, thank you I just had breakfast with Prince Charming”. When asked, did you change your Glass slippers. She showed her shoes saying “Fairy God mother gave me these shoes with strap”. Snowhite loved my dress, and said you look like you are going to pickup flowers. Pari told Ariel, I love Sebastian’s song. Pari also asked Sleeping Beauty something.. which I don’t remember.
After having a heavy brunch, about an hour later, we moved on to explore the countries of World Showcase Plaza. Pari had to get her Passport stamped. We then reached Canada, where we saw a Friendship boat was ready to go to Morocco ( I checked Jasmine Aladdin interaction timing. their meeting would begin in 10 minutes). Perfect, hopped on to the boat. Very nice boat ride, great view of Epcot.
When we reached Morocco, found that the queue for meeting Jasmine was already too big, and the queue was closed. Got a bit disappointed, but didn’t forget to get our passports stamped. We started walking towards France. Got a view of Princess Belle
in blue dress.
Also met Winnie the Pooh and Tigger at the back. The wait was hardly 5 minutes. And we spoke, they made fun, we danced with them hands in hands. All full of fun.
We then reached the place for meeting Jasmine & Aladdin. No queue, the cast member came & asked how many people. I said “three”. She asked us to wait for 10 minutes, if she can accomodate us. Within 5 minutes, we were in, and talking to Aladdin & Jasmine.
Afterwards, we moved to see the other Countries showcase. America, Germany, China & so on.
We met Princess Mulan in China. Pari wanted to meet her. We were the last in the queue. Longest wait, took 1 hour to meet.
Then we reached Future World- Showcase by evening, a bit tired, relaxed for snacks, watched water fountain, tasted Coca Cola from all around the world.
Pari was really tired by this time. She slept on her stroller, meanwhile, Pari’s Dad went for “Space”.
And Pari got this gift for her first wonderful, magical Disney day.