I was invited to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration conference. I paid a conference fee to attend. I received a discounted rate for my stay. All opinions are my own. I have not been compensated or asked to post about Disney .
We ended our Disney Social Media Mom's excursion on Mother's Day with a wonderful breakfast and a treat an impromptu concert by Alex G singing an assortment of Disney tunes to entertain us and inspire us while we ate.
Photo credit: Preston Mack/Disney
Our whirlwind weekend was wrapping us nicely, good food, good company, good times, and I even got a delicious box of chocolates at the end! What more could I ask for?
Photo credit: Preston Mack/Disney
I was happy to see what my husband and daughter drew on their squares, (drawn to celebrate Disney's Dream Big Princess campaign) Friday morning, my husband assured me that I'd be able to find his square without any problem (I did find it easily...Boba Fett's helmet with Mickey ears.)
I wasn't shocked, I was surprised at how well he drew that with just crayons! My daughter went with a blue Minnie head, she was sure I'd find hers too.....I did with a little help from my husband. Sometimes even mom's need an assist!
After breakfast, we had a few hours to spend in Epcot before we had to leave and decided to use our time to take in the Flower and Garden festival and see the sights and eat the food. We've been to Flower & Garden a few times before since it always ran for the first two weeks of Star Wars Weekends and we're happy to see it grow and grow.
It's a great way to try new food with half the crowds of the Food & Wine Festival, if you want less crowds and the same good food than Flower & Garden is for you. Since we were quite full we only had a couple of things the Flan from Mexico and the Candied Strawberries from China.
Both we're FANTASTIC. I wish we had a little more time and a little more room in our stomachs, but there is always next year! We took our time walking around the World Showcase and just soaked up the atmosphere, we love meandering around the World Showcase and wandering in and out of the shops and just enjoying Epcot.
We have to hit Japan so I can look at all the crazy treats they have, I can't tell you how many drinks and snacks I've purchased over the years but Mitsukoshi is my go to shop! We always have to go into Italy just so my husband can crack his jokes about the Ferrari backpacks they have....these backpacks are the Ferrari's of backpacks... I'm glad he has a day job. Just walking past Germany and smelling the hotdogs is enough to drive you mad, if you're hungry that's great, but when you're full and you smell those wonderful smells....it's torturous. In and out of everywhere, just enjoying Mother's Day and time with my family. It was a great way to spend our last few hours in the parks.
But before we made our way back to the hotel to check out and head to MCO, we made one last pit stop because my daughter requested it...Club Cool. The girl loves a free sample, she gets it honestly. She was drinking the Beverly and not flinching, she actually said it wasn't that bad and dared me to drink a full cup, my husband chuckled and passed saying he's in the full cup club (I dared him years ago and he obliged), I don't know how anyone can consider this a tasty drink.
I told her I'd take a sip but wouldn't be partaking in the full cup challenge, it was awful and that's putting it nicely. While the flavors today aren't as good as they used to be, we still love going to Club Cool and getting samples and watching first timers trying the Beverly and going into spastic shock from it. We left Club Cool and bid farewell to Epcot (not a long goodbye, we'll be back in August) and made our way back to the Beach Club.
We like the walk from the International Gateway to the Beach Club, it's a quick walk and makes staying at the Beach/Yacht/Boardwalk area a really nice area to stay in. This amazing adventure was another adventure that only Disney can provide. Memories can be made anywhere but they seem to be a little more special when they're made in Disney World.
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Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival runs from March 2nd to May 30th.
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