Good morning everyone, today will finish off day 7 of our Disney anniversary trip and it is a great finish to the day for sure. We will start off in Japan and check out the pick a pearl, then make our way across the World Showcase getting our passport stamped and hunting Easter eggs for the Vinylmation Egg east hunt , then end the day with a romantic dinner under the sea at the Coral Reef Restaurant.
Now off to Japan
We walked into Japan not knowing how big this pavilion is, it was very impressive how much stuff is going on here.
About Kidcot, Kidcot is Epcot’s area in each country where kids can learn more about the country and color a Duffy (Disney’s new teddy bear mascot) dressed like the country and get their passports stamped and written in, be on the lookout for these. They are free and fun souvenirs for the kids or adults, we made our passport as seen in previous posts here.
We love Naruto, so to see this in the popular stuff from Japan was really neat.
We headed deeper into the store after I admired some sake cups and tea kettles and found the Pick a Pearl Area.
I had read about this place and it being a unique Disney gift, so I wanted to try it.
You buy your pearl first ($17.99) and they give you a number card, when our number was up, it was our turn to pick our pearl. Hubby and I picked an ugly kinda hairy one, since that was what I was told to do to better the chance of getting two pearls (not sure if it is true or not.)
Then the cast member, who was super friendly and very bubbly, taught us how to count down from three in Japanese, 1 (ichi). 2 (ni). 3 (san) and then see opened our shell.
Us with our pearlI absolutely LOVED this experience, may have to be a new tradition for us.
On a side note, you can get them set for more into a setting there, but I found this awesome place on etsy and got a Cinderella coach pearl cage for $6 and my pearl looks gorgeous in it.
After the pick a pearl, the put it in a baggie for us and we went to check out the rest of Japan.
Dale Easter Egg – Japan
From Japan we headed to The American Adventure and found the Mickey Easter egg there
Woody Topiary in America
Our passport stamped in America
The store in American Adventure had the Easter egg hunt maps, we sat and put the ones we found on the map from when we walking to Future World that morning (but I will try to show you where they are as we travel the rest of the showcase.) We bought the map $4.95 and kept it for our scrapbook, you could also turn them in for a prize (a vinylmation key chain, but the line was so long we didn’t get ours.)
We stopped in to get our passport signed, I love the script but I am not sure what it says now 🙂
No one was at the Kidcot in Italy, so we borrowed their stamp and I researched how to write, happy anniversary, a magical life together 🙂
We found Dale hanging around in Germany
I found the lizard invasion hilarious, the Germans have never seen Floridian lizards like that, they should watch their children 🙂
Then found Minnie in China
Along with another lizard
Inside the shop, we got our passport done for China
Then back to Norway
We showed him yesterday, but Figment was in Norway
All the reviews of this pastry were dead on, it is delicious, it is a light pastry coated in icing and toasted coconut and filled with vanilla custard, it was so good, was almost sad to rush ourselves to finish it to ride the Maelstrom. You should definitely give it a go.
Mural in the Maelstrom
The Maelstrom is another one of those rides that is kinda confusing, it is dark and there are trolls and you almost go backwards but don’t. Was a ride, I figured Kris should experience once, but I was floored they have fast pass for it, never seemed too popular. In fact Kris was almost inside the ride by the time I got our schoolbread, so he got out and got back in. Then we were offered a fast pass and shoved our schoolbread (no, I don’t think it went up my nose this time and if it did there is no proof, lol!) in our face to run inside.
Hubby with Troll after ride
Me & the troll
On our way out of Norway we realized our luck had finally run out and it was raining, we waited a while and it let up to a drizzle, so unarmed without our ponchos, we headed into the rain.
Stopped in a little pavilion when it got heavier and then trudged our way to the United Kingdom in the drizzle
Pluto egg in the UK
We wandered around in the UK, found out our crest
Then went and got our passport signed and stamped
From there we headed to Canada, since the rain was letting up a bit
Canada outside Le Cellier
We got our passport signed
Dinner time was approaching so we headed out of the World Showcase after getting our final egg and passport stamp and headed toward Future World.
Then we went to check out the Oz Garden (more on that here.)
Poppy after the rain
They gave us these seed packets for prizes, even though I never made a ring on the bottle
Front of seed packet
From Oz Garden we made it to our dinner reservations at The Coral Reef Restaurant
The crab cakes were good and the mango salsa was nice but the tostadas were kinda bland and hard to eat (one bite and they fell apart.)
It had huge chunks or lobster, nicely cooked pasta and creamy sauce, we loved it!
This was also very good but I am not a fan of cilantro
It had a fun crisp on top and chocolate caviar, both were good but contained alcohol so we only had a bit of them.
Dinner was great and the atmosphere was wonderful, we even chatted with our table neighbors who had just got married that Saturday. I am never disappointed with the Coral Reef and was happy to share it with my prince.
After dinner it seemed like the rain was coming back so we decided to get some pictures because the rain started with our photopass+ and then head back to the hotel for the night.
Day 7 was really one of my favorite of the trip, I had everything, characters, rides, food, flowers and different cultures. It was a perfect day, even with the rain.
Tomorrow is day 8, last day of the trip, off to Magic Kingdom for one last hurrah! See you here tomorrow to finish off the trip report. 🙂