And to us the day did seem like two parts. We would go to the park in the morning, leave in the afternoon and return later on in the evening.
So after our lunch at the Coral Reef (fantastic atmosphere, pretty good food!) we left to check out Downtown Disney.
I've gotta tell ya. We drove to Downtown Disney twice and took the shuttle once. Nick called DD the place where time goes to die because it seriously sucked the life our every day we went. It is free and there are lots of shops but it seemed like such a hassle for us in terms of what was there compared to how much time it took us to get in and out of the area. If you visit Downtown Disney make sure you plan ahead and give yourself a lot of time. Then add an hour onto that. Just a word to the smart Mama's out there :)
We had reservations back in Epcot for dinner at this place, Tutto Italia. We were so behind in trying to get out of Downtown Disney that we almost skipped our reservations. But I had really, really wanted to try this place so Nick in all of his awesomeness insisted that we made our reservation. That included him parking the car and then sprinting all of the way to the restaurant so we could make our reservation. He is such a rock star amazing husband.
I am so, so glad we made it for dinner because it was hands down the best meal we'd ever had. EVER!!! The restaurant was gorgeous, the food was to die for, and our waiter was amazing.
We also visited England and then headed back to the resort with two very tired kiddos. My biggest regret during our vacation was spending half of the day at the front of Epcot and then running out of time at the back in the countries. When we go back we will be spending more time exploring all of the lands. I really wanted to purchase the passports for our kiddos and have them visit everywhere.
I guess that's not too bad for only having one regret, right? Besides that I think we saw every dern thing we had wanted to. And I'll take that :) So that concludes our day at Epcot. As always if you have any questions please feel free to let me know :) Not that I'm an expert but I'll be happy to help!