My Top 5 Epcot Attractions

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the second in my series of favorite attractions!  Last week, we took a look at my top 5 Magic Kingdom Attractions; today we are looking at my top 5 Epcot attractions!  Does my list match up with yours?  Read through, and then let me know your list in the comments below!  Thanks for stopping by!

#5: Maelstrom

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Maelstrom, located over in the Norway pavilion, is a boat ride that takes you through Norway’s past, present, and future as you see all of the ways that the seas impact the lives of Norwegians!  It is fun, with trolls, polar bears, and oil rigs — as well as a drop near the end!  It used to have a movie that would be shown at the end, but that isn’t shown very often anymore.

#4: The American Adventure

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When it comes to history, especially the history of our great country, at Epcot, there is nothing that comes close to The American Adventure, a great show that features many of the great moments of our country’s history, but highlights on it’s most important aspect — the people!

#3: Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros!

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The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros is a boat ride in the Mexican Pavilion that takes you on a journey through Mexico to try and find Donald Duck!  Jose Carioca and Panchito are your navigators as you look — and ultimately find — Donald Duck!

#2: Soarin’

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Soarin’ used to be one of my least favorite attractions — but I’ve had a change of heart!  This incredible ride takes you through the California countryside as you see the sights from a unique perspective — a hang glider!  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the wonderful beauty, knowing that it’ll be okay, you won’t fall…

#1: Spaceship Earth

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At number one, though, is my favorite attraction at Epcot — Spaceship Earth.  This unique attraction, which takes you deep within the geodesic dome, shows you how far we have come in our communication methods — and leaves us wondering how far we can journey…at the end of the ride is a simulator to give you an idea of what your future might have in store for it, and don’t forget all the great things you can do in Project Tomorrow!

Honorable Mentions

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Illuminations: Reflections of Earth — while not an “attraction” in the sense that I’m thinking, is still a great draw, and something I look forward to seeing every time we visit!

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O Canada is one of my favorite shows, with it’s CircleVision 360 view of everything, and narration by Martin Short!  Stop by and see it in the Canada Pavilion!

I hope you have enjoyed my top 5 attractions at Epcot!  What are your top 5?  Let me know in the comments, and thanks for stopping by!

Wordless Wednesday – Disney Friends and Family

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Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s Wordless Wednesday post!  This week we are taking a look at the Disney theme “Friends and Family” that my good friend Deb from Focused on the Magic posts on her site, and with Thanksgiving just a short ways away, this is the perfect theme!  I’m trying to get a little fancy here, so I’m creating a picture out of some of our pictures from the past few years — do you like it?  I’m not sure that I have that creative gene in place to do this sort of stuff, but we’ll see!

As always, please stop by Focused on the Magic and check out the rest of the great entries!  This is a happening hop because of all the hard work that Deb has put into it, and if you have a blog and want to share a Disney photo with us, please write up a post and add it to the link!  Just click on the button below to get to Deb’s site, and thanks for stopping by!

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Wordless Wednesday – Disney Letter Q

Minnie Mouse -- the Queen of Mickey's Heart!

Minnie Mouse — the Queen of Mickey’s Heart!

Hello everyone, and welcome to this week’s edition of the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!  As always, I would like to thank my friend Deb from Focused on the Magic for taking the time to create this hop, it’s always a lot of fun to see what you all come up with!  This week, the theme is the “Disney Letter Q”, and when I think of the letter Q, about the only thing that stands out in my mind is the word queen, so that’s where I’m going with this!  Pictured at the beginning of this post is Minnie Mouse, who, along with Mickey, celebrated her 85th birthday on November 18th!  As you can see by the caption, in my opinion, she is the Queen of Mickey’s Heart!

This Sassy Duck is full of spunk and vigor, and is also the Queen of Donald's Heart!

This Sassy Duck is full of spunk and vigor, and is also the Queen of Donald’s Heart!

In addition to Minnie, I thought I would share a picture of my wife’s favorite character — Daisy Duck!  Daisy, as you all know, is the Queen of Donald’s Heart, and on top of it, is full of sassiness and spunk!  I think she is more than capable of holding her own with Donald!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Before I leave, though, I just had to share one last photo with you — see if you can figure out who is the Queen of Shane’s heart!

As you can see, Stephanie holds Shane's heart right next to hers!

As you can see, Stephanie holds Shane’s heart right next to hers!

Now, please go take a look at the rest of the entries for this week’s theme!  Just click on the button below and have fun!

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