Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Disney Trip-Day 4 (September 22, 2008)

Today's Destination: Epcot

Breakfast-Capt. Cook's (Polynesian-counter service)
Lunch-Sunshine Seasons (Epcot-Future World)
Dinner-Teppan Edo (Epcot-World Showcase) 5:00pm

We slept in this morning and arrived at Epcot later than I had planned. That was okay though because we still got to do alot of things without waiting forever thanks to using fast passes. We were hot and tired that afternoon so we stopped at Sunshine Seasons at The Land for a quick bite to eat and some air conditioning. That place was insane. The food was okay but the way that they made you stand in many different lines was annoying. Naturally we all wanted something from a different station so that meant lots of waiting at one and then back in line at another. By the time we got into yet another line to pay, everything was cold. We won't be doing that again.

After lunch, we headed over to Turtle Talk. Now I want to teach you all a valuable lesson about Turtle Talk. It is an awesome interactive show that has all the kiddos sit in the front of the room on the floor while all the parents sit in the multiple rows of benches behind them. As soon as the show is over, they simply open all the side exit doors and tell everyone to meet up. Let me tell you that is impossible. There are too many people exiting and in the way to actually see where your kid is. We found Hayden quickly but Emerson was gone. Hayden didn't even see where he went and he was sitting next to him. After scanning the remaining kids I knew Emerson was already out the doors. Unfortunately, the corridor as you leave is narrow and the people going through it move at a snail's pace. I had to push through everyone and get to the end quickly to find my boy. Unfortunately, he wasn't with the crowd either. I began to panic and yell for him. I ran to a cast member at the Nemo ride and told her that my child was missing. She asked me what he was wearing and I went blank. I simply couldn't remember. Thank God I dress my boys alike (and this is one of the reasons why) because I was able to point Hayden out to her and she then could describe his clothes. She got on a walkie and announced it to all the other cast members so that they could start searching. They had people at all the entrances to the building watching for him. It was awful and I felt like I was going to have a heart attack. Finally, Clayton located him after about 5 minutes. We had no idea where he went but we were so glad to be reunited. Considering that my child was only missing for 5 minutes and I felt sheer panic that whole traumatic time, I would like to choke Casey Anthony in Orlando (she's a mom in FL that has a missing little girl and apparently doesn't give a flying flip).

After our traumatizing search, we headed to Teppan Edo in Japan for dinner. It was raining at the time so we had to brave the weather in ponchos. It was worth the soggy trek as dinner was fabulous. I rarely ever eat everything on my plate but I did this time. I had filet done hibachi-style with udon noodles and veggies. Yummy! The kids had their dinners served in awesome monorail plates.