So day two of the trip was just as great as the first. We decided to head to Epcot to hit the rides and have a partial sampling of the Food and Wine Festival before heading to Universal for Halloween Horror Nights 23. The day started off slow as we were still recovering from the early start and long day getting down to Florida, so we were running a bit late getting to Epcot. Once we got there, we also found out they are in the middle of replacing the entry machines so there was a bottleneck to get in. As anyone who has been to Epcot in the past few years knows, you have to get there early for Soarin’ as the FastPasses run out quickly and the line quickly builds to 90 minutes or more. So despite the fact I was at Soarin’ around 9:25, the FastPass times were already 6:45-7:45 and the line was at 50 minutes. So we decided to head over to Test Track after a quick stop to get a Fast Pass for Mission Space. The wait for Test Track has already built to 50 minutes as well so we went the single rider route. This worked out awesome as we got to be in the same car. The new test track was good and next time I will spend the time to build my custom vehicle as it puts your design in competition with other in your car. The fun continued for me on Mission Space (Julie doesn’t ride it due to issues with tight spaces), and then it was time to go to the festival.
The Food and Wine Festival did not disappoint. To get the whole thing started off right at 11 am, the Scotland kiosk was offering flights of scotch. The sampling of 12, 15, and 18 year old GlenFidditch scotch was great. We moved on to Canada for the always awesome Cheddar cheese soup and the O Canada film and followed that up with some beef sliders and key lime wine from the Florida kiosk. This was all just an appetizer to my ultimate goal .. 22 oz of Sam Adams Cherry Wheat.
It was just as awesome as it always is. We had to move pretty quickly after this to get to Halloween Horror nights so the last stop was South Korea for a kimchee dog, lettuce wrap, and a Soju fruit slush, all of which were great. That’s all from Epcot for this time .. Onto to HHN!