May 12, 2009
We rose at our usual time, completed our usual routines and headed to EPCOT for some more fun.
We headed back to the Land for a delicious breakfast. Once we were done, Janice and I wanted to ride Soarin'. We flashed our special fast passes at the fast pass entrance and made our way in. Surprisingly, the Fast Pass line was busy. We back tracked out and picked up regular Fast Passes for later in the day (which we never used).
Since we only completed half of Future World on our last day at EPCOT, we decided to do the rest. We walked through Innoventions West. A lot had changed since our last trip.
We headed to Spaceship Earth to find another long line up. We skipped the line and went to the Universe of Energy, to experience Ellen's energy nightmare.
After watching Ellen win Jeopardy, we planned to visit the flower and garden event centre in the old Human Body pavilion, but for some reason it wasn't open yet.
We decided to walk through the butterfly tent on our way to Mouse Gears. We then walked through Innoventions East and decided that it was lunch time.
We ate at the Electric Umbrella where Charlotte started to get a little grumpy.
Steve left us after lunch and Janice and I headed back to Spaceship Earth. This time there was no line. I visited the Art of Disney store one more time and Janice and I walked through Mouse Gears where we picked up a few more souvenirs.
We went back to the room in time for a swim, but was disappointed with a thunder storm (the first one we had experienced on our trip). We relaxed a bit more before heading back to EPCOT for dinner. We were supposed to go to the Wave in the Contemporary for dinner. Based on how disappointed we were with the bus service, we switched our reservations to Tokyo Dining in Japan. I had heard good things about Tepan Edo (where they cook in front of you) but not about Tokyo Dining. The dinner and service was one of the best of our entire trip. They have a great selection (not just sushi). I plan to eat there on our next trip.
It was still raining after dinner, so Janice and I wandered through the Japanese department store and the stores in France. Steve and Charlotte left us early, as they were both tired.
We also were tired so we turned in early. We wanted to have lots of energy for our last day!