Pal Mickey Adventure June 2, 2012: Art of Animation Resort & Epcot
Hello Adventurers! Join us as we continue on with Pal Mickey to discover new “adventure in the great wide somewhere” around Walt Disney World! (Bonus points if you know the movie reference…)
When we left off, we had just completed a full day of saving the Magic Kingdom from Hades and his minions many times over. Next, we decided to enjoy a late breakfast exploring the newly opened Art of Animation Resort before it was my turn to level up at the Magic Kingdom, and then spending most of the day wandering around Epcot.
Pal Mickey enjoying the World of Flavors breakfast platter with Mango Smoothie
What goes better with breakfast than fresh gelato?!
To read up on some of my opinions around the Art of Animation, feel free to check out this review I wrote for The Disney Blog. I will add here that Pal Mickey absolutely loved it! Everything was very colorful while still being very sleek and clean looking. The different areas around the resort that we saw (the Nemo area as well as Lion King and Cars from behind fences) really made you feel as though you had stepped into their respective movies. It didn’t feel kitschy at all- all the attention to detail served some purpose, whether in use or design, to create some extremely immersive livable environments.
Nemo buildings painted like the sea with fish sculptures “swimming” on them
Mickey chilling on one of the comfy cube areas in the arcade, complete with plugs and wired internet access ports galore!
Best name for a poolside bar. Ever.
After our morning stroll around this beautiful new resort, Kristin and I packed up the Pal Mickeys and headed to Epcot. Before heading out to World Showcase though, we hopped on the monorail and back over to the MK so Pirate Pal Mickey and I could level up in our Sorcerer’s of the MK game and pick up some new spell cards.
Hooray! We’re Master Sorcerers now!
A hop, skip, and bus ride later (thanks to the monorails being down at this point, but at least we got FPs for MK that we’d use tomorrow), we finally made it back to Epcot. A quick spin through time on Spaceship Earth, and we head back toward World Showcase so Pal Mickey can sample some libations and delicacies from around the world.
Thumbs up for Pal Mickeys of the future!
After all I had told Pal Mickey about Cava Del Tequila, he was quite excited to try for himself! We also ran into @AtDisneyAgain- it was a pleasure to meet him and his brother!
Things got a little funny looking through margarita glasses after those shots…
Can you find the hidden Pal Mickeys hanging around in China?
I can hear the mandolins playing in the distance…
Yummy dinner & plum wine at Tokyo Dining
Riding Habibi in Morocco
An after-dinner Welsh Dragon from the Rose & Crown
LOVE the Epcot cocktail pick!
After so many great times around World Showcase and singing along to Illuminations for the umpteenth time (sorry folks, no photos ;) ), we decided to call it a night and head back home. We’d be back to Epcot tomorrow anyway to do a little more exploring around Future World, plus checking out the Studios for Star Wars Weekends and discovering that our Pal Mickeys will still come to life in the parks! But until then, I’ll leave you with a parting shot of Epcot at night and say “See ya real soon!”