Sunday, May 21, 2017


Our scheduled time to preview Pandora is this evening, beginning at 4pm. One of our projects for this trip is for Molly to take photos of Disney letters. She does this so we can use the letters to spell Emmatha’s name. We’ve done it for Everley and Lindley, and it turns out pretty cool. So some of the day we wandered about Epcot and Animal Kingdom, taking photos.

We still had an hour or so before our preview, so we decided to have a snack. Soon it was time to enter Pandora! So we headed to the entrance – and saw the long line that snaked all the way back to the bridge at the entrance. But once they opened the gates to Pandora, the line went pretty quickly. You just had to check in, and then you entered the realm of Pandora!

Once inside, first we wandered about, admiring the amazing scenery. If you’ve seen the movie, you know what you’re looking at. If you haven’t, it still is amazing. We decided to have a bit of refreshment, so Molly went to the bar while I went to the adjacent dining spot.

I ordered the dessert thing and a drink they called “blue sangria.” Molly joined me with her drink which had “boba balls” in it. Nope, I don’t know what they are. The dessert was good – the blue sangria, not so much. Molly absolutely hated it, but her drink was pretty good.

Once we were both finished, we headed for the rides. The first one I opted out of. Molly described it as kinda like Soarin’ (which I love) but 3-D and you move around a bit. After she got off, she confirmed that it was not a good fit for me. Apparently you have on your 3-D glasses, board a thing like the animals they ride in the movie, and you watch the screen while you are “riding” the animal through the scenery. She loved it.

The other ride is a slow boat ride through Pandora. It’s slow, but the effects are amazing. Again, if you’ve seen the movie, it all makes sense. If not, it’s still amazing. Once I was done, I waited for Molly and we did the boat ride again. After we were finished, we walked around a bit more and then headed for the car to return to our hotel. This time, there were parking spots at the Dolphin, so it was a quick walk to our room.

Even with the heat, we got a lot done this weekend. It’s amazing what you can do at Disney when you don’t have to do a race!
Blessings today include: taking photos at the parks; pizza at AK; snacks and drinks and rides at Pandora

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