Thursday, September 20, 2012

Movie Night - Epcot

A couple of weeks ago we headed down to Epcot for the day.  My friend Jodi, from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, was there so we decided to go and say hi!  Aaron, Ashlyn, and I took the chance to grab a snack or two and relive the memories when we got home with a simple movie night.

We got some strawberry marshmallows from the Japan pavilion.  We also picked up some chopsticks for all three of us.
We ended up not getting any other food from Epcot because we didn't want any chocolate or anything else to melt and we just didn't go back to get different things right before we left.  We did head over to the World Market that is close by to get (we didn't keep to just the countries represented at Epcot):
A chocolate coin from Holland
Jammie Dodgers from the U.K.
Almond rolled wafers from Greece
Chicca chips from Australia
Pumpkin bark from the U.S.
Italian salami
Italian sparkling moscato (not pictured)

Everything was so good.  The salami was absolutely wonderful (and that says a lot coming from someone who doesn't normally care one way or the other about meat... but that salami and (especially) the lobster bisque from Les Chefs de France in the France Pavilion... OMG!)  And isn't that pumpkin bark (which is very rich but incredibly good) so pretty?

We were going to order Chinese food (and eat it with our new chopsticks), but we had such a big, late lunch that we just snacked instead.

We watched The Three Caballeros since we didn't get any Mexican or Spanish food.

We just focused on the food and the movie this time.  But you could take a map of the world and show your kids where each food you are trying comes from.  You could also use Google to find some educational worksheets.  Another fun idea would be to go to YouTube and look up videos of dances and/or music from around the world.

What is your favorite pavilion at the World Showcase?

1 comment:

  1. This is such a great idea! I may try something like this before we go on our next trip to get the kids a little more excited about exploring World Showcase!