After the expo, Sara and I had plans to eat all of the sandwiches at Earl of Sandwich at Downtown Disney. I had never tried the “All American” before, but it was one of Sara’s favorites, so I decided to give it a try. It’s a delicious turkey sandwich topped with cheddar cheese, buttermilk ranch, romaine lettuce, cranberries, and Roma tomatoes.
It was so good!!!
We also checked out Tren-D and a new place called Curl to check out their TOMS selection. I used to think TOMS were so ugly, but I’m a huge fan now! They’re so comfy and versatile. Unfortunately, a new pair was not in this weekend’s shopping budget.
We decided to forego going to the parks that afternoon and headed right back to the resort to check in and take a nap.
Once we were well-rested, we made some last-minute reservations at the Coral Reef Restaurant, donned our Minnie ears, and traveled on over to Epcot for the evening.
No trip to Epcot is complete without a ride on Spaceship Earth. And when Sara told me she had never been on the ride, I knew it was a MUST! The ride is interactive, and you get to choose your own future, similar to the Jetsons.
Apparently, we’re going to have a future in scuba diving!
We got off the ride just in time for our reservation at the Coral Reef Restaurant, a place I have yet to eat at in my 10 years (on and off) as a Walt Disney World cast member.
I absolutely loved the decor and theming. While dining, you can view over 4,000 fish, turtles, sharks, and stingrays. I felt a little awkward ordering fish while watching fish. Oops.
(Photo credit- Disney World)
I ordered the corvina (a white, meaty fish caught off of the Pacific shore near Chile) on Smoked Gouda Grits, Seasonal Shellfish, Andouille Sausage, and Cajun-Tomato Broth.
I really enjoyed this dish but wish that the fish had a bit more seasoning. It was very plain.
I also wasn’t too thrilled with the service, but I’m overly critical being a server myself. I felt a little rushed, and she didn’t clean up the trash left on the table like the straw wrappers and used sugar packets. I’m really particular about things like that.
We skipped dessert and headed right to the World Showcase since it’s so beautiful at nighttime. We only had time to see the Mexico pavilion before it started to rain.
One of these days, I’ll finally purchase a Mexican blanket here. They look so cozy!
We bid adieu to Epcot as we had a big day of shopping planned for the next day!
What’s your favorite thing to do in Epcot?
Please stay tuned for more Princess Half Marathon Weekend recaps!