Since this was a work trip, we only had two free days for fun. We were so anxious to make the most of it that we went straight from our hotel to Epcot without even looking at our room! We had no time to waste!
As I mentioned before, Walt Disney World holds a special place in our hearts because we honeymooned there back in 2005. At the time, we chose to have our names added to a memory wall at Epcot, but we knew that we wouldn't be able to see our names posted until a future visit. We always wondered if they ever put our names on that tiny plaque and if so, would our names still be there when we returned?
We searched and searched (with the directions of a very friendly Disney cast member)...
Our names were on the wall! We were so happy!
The next important item of business was to go see Captain EO. For those who didn't visit Epcot during the mid-to-late '80s, it's a 3-D Michael Jackson movie. Yes, there was a Michael Jackson movie at Disney World. George Lucas directed the film, so it's like a cheesy combination of Star Wars and Thriller with Muppet-like aliens. Yes, it's old and outdated, but it's Michael and I love me some MJ! I believe it's posted on YouTube, go check it out!
The movie was removed from the park in 2004, but it returned as a tribute in July 2010. Stepping into that theatre took me back to the good old days. These young'uns today just don't know about Michael Jackson at his peak!
|Stylin' in our 3-D glasses!|
|Yes, we saw the movie more than once. And, yes, we purchased a poster and t-shirts!|
We spent hours chasing characters for pictures and posing with princesses (okay, I'm the one who loves the Disney princesses).
|Genie promised to fly his magic carpet to Delaware for a visit.|
|Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen|
Of course, we didn't get much rest because as soon as we returned home we were on the road again. Dare I say that our adventure this past weekend was just as much fun, if not more exciting than Disney. Stay tuned!