We were at the Coral Reef restaurant at Disney’s Epcot recently. This is supposed to be one of the best restaurants on property and we decided to try and walk in without a reservation. When I was standing at the desk, I noticed a laminated note saying “no dinner reservations until _____” and in blue dry erase marker it said July 7th. Wow! Would we be able to squeeze in for a late lunch? Sure enough, they were able to get us in. Not only did we get in, but we had a prime table RIGHT by the shark reef!
Chris at our table:
Here is a photo of the restaurant from Disney’s website:
It was a really cool restaurant and at one point a diver got in to feed the fish. They walked past our table and millions of fish followed them! It was really cool!
But the food wasn’t really all that great. Maybe we have turned into food snobs, but the fish had way too much spice on it. But I did order something fun – a drink called Octopus Juice. It was a Pina Colada with a shot of Chambord. It sounded great – and it was!
For the past few weeks we have been slammed with work and I have been craving a day off just to sit in the back yard and drink Pina Coladas. I didn’t get to take today off, but I did run by the grocery store this afternoon and I got stuff to make Pina Coladas.
Here is my awesome twist on the Coral Reef’s Octopus Juice:
1 can of frozen Pina Colada mix
1/2 can of rum
1/2 can of Chambord
1 can of pineapple chunks
Mix all of the above in your blender and there you have it! It is SO yummy! I say that now….let’s see how I feel tomorrow morning. Haha!
After lunch, we headed over to the Nemo ride. At the end you can look at lots of tanks with fish. I really liked these two camouflage fish:
A closer look:
The Candy Art show in Japan – look at the hummingbird that is drying!
The penguin drying:
Right now they are having the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot. I really liked this 30 year old Bonsai tree:
This one was 150 years old!
Finally – something other than a self portrait! We had this nice girl take our picture by the plants sculpted like the dogs from Lady and the Tramp:
The acrobats in China (I love my cheesy amateur tourist photos with the hands cut off! All these other people had huge 5Ds and D3s and I was comfy carrying my small, lightweight F30!)
And lastly, a highlight video of the afternoon: