Wednesday we went to Epcot. Unlike the previous two days, where almost everything was done outside, alot of Epcot is indoors. This was very refreshing as it wasn’t as steamy. There was alot to do at Epcot. We got to the park a little after 9 a.m. and we stayed to watch the fireworks at 9 p.m.
The first thing we did was Ellen’s Energy Adventure, with Ellen DeGeneres. It was a slow, dark ride with movies.
Next was Mission:SPACE. They have two teams you can choose: a green team or an orange team. We got on the green team because it wasn’t supposed to be as intense. I had to transfer for this ride. We got in this little thing that was like the cockpit of a rocket. They simulated the blast off to the moon.
It was time for our first Fast Pass, Spaceship Earth. This ride was inside of the big ball at Epcot. I had to transfer to this ride. It was a dark ride. It took you through these scenes of the history of technology.
Then it was time for our second Fast Pass, Soarin. I had to transfer, I was wearing sandals and Jeff took them off and put them in a basket under my seat. They said to secure all loose objects and I was scared they would come off. After you got strapped in your seat, they started taking you up and at the same time they were playing a movie with scenes that surrounded your vision and made you feel like you were in a hang glider soaring over the earth. I liked this ride, Jeff said it was a little scary to him. He felt like he was in danger of falling out.
For some reason we only had two Fast Passes that day. Afterwards we rode the Maelstrom. It is a Viking boat ride. This was important because on October 5, 2014 it is being replaced with an attraction based on the animated movie Frozen.
We walked around in a Mexican Village and looked at a Mayan pyramid. We had been walking around for awhile and it was getting hot. It was time to see a show and get some relief from the heat.
We went to the American adventure. When we first went in, the was live singing being performed by the Voices of Liberty Singers. They were very good. After that we were led into a large theater where we watched a lengthy animatronic play based on American history.
After the show, we felt refreshed but hungry. We looked around at our options and finally decided on fish and chips from England. We had to eat in an outdoor picnic area. It was getting windy, and we had to secure our napkins.
After we ate, we went back to France and watched a movie about France. Next we went to a theater in Canada that had multiple screens above you so that you had to look up and around. We watched a film about Canada, narrated by Martin Short, because he is from Canada.
After Canada we went back to The Land, where we watched a short film,The Circle of Life, featuring animated characters from The Lion King. Then we took a boat trip through some really neat greenhouses and a fishfarm. This was called, Living With The Land.
After The Land we did The Seas with Nemo and Friends. We took a ride under the sea with Nemo. When this was over it was starting to get dark, we went to Test Track, it was almost the only thing we had not done. We waited in line forever.
When it was finally our turn, they asked Jeff “if there is a problem can she walk down several flights of stairs?” Jeff was a little surprised and told them, “No, she’s in a wheelchair, she can’t walk.”
It seems that Disney employees are conditioned to think that most people using wheelchairs or scooters are able-bodied and just using them for convenience. And in fact, we did see a lot of that at the parks. I hope everyone that uses a wheelchair that doesn’t need one knows how hard you are making it for me and everyone else who is truly handicapped.
Finally, after Test Track it was time for the fireworks. They were shot out over the water, this was neat. After the fireworks we went back to the hotel and went to bed.