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From Mexico to Canada by way of Japan

One final day in the parks. Bright, sunny, and warm, we spent our final day at Epcot, starting with a revisit to Spaceship Earth, the ride through the iconic dome, then finishing with a tour through all the countries the park has to offer. When we were there on Monday we toured Mexico (with margaritas) then Norway. Today we got Calvin an Epcot passport and set out to see all of them.

Beer, brats, and pretzels in Steiff and cuckoo clocks

Pickle tree in German Christmas store

Passport in hand, Calvin's job was to collect stamps and greetings from each of the Epcot countries. Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, The United States, Japan, Morocco, France, The United Kingdom, and Canada, each country had a welcome center where kids checked in. We were amazed to find that workers in each "country" were actually natives of that area. Standing in line for our brats and beer we listened to servers chatting in their native German, and it was the same in each of the countries. Brats and beer in Germany, sparkling wines in Italy, and another birthday dinner with wine in France. We saw drumming in Japan, belly dancing in Morocco, and kilt wearing rockers with bagpipes in the space between the U.K. and Canada.



The United States


Vacation photographer portraits. This is what dad looked like about 5% of the time...

and this is what I looked like about 75% of the time.

In Morocco

We closed the evening with one more character visit, something Calvin requested, then said goodbye to the park, boarding the bus as the fireworks hit the air, and collapsed into bed with sore feet and full hearts. I was skeptical before we got here, but we have enjoyed a truly magical four days in the Disney parks.

In the United Kingdom

In Canada. Really.

And France

Plus Disney really knows how to stretch a birthday...

Tomorrow, on to the ocean.

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Reader Comments (1)

Wah....the last day in the parks!!!! Isn't it so sad? I tear up the whole last day when we are there. I would live there! Hee hee....

That sure was a big pretzel. :)
January 31, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChelita

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