Disneyworld Diary: Day #8

So today we had planned to go to the mall, but being the lazy so and so's that we are, we didn't get up until midday! We decided to hit Walmart instead, as we wouldn't have time for the mall AND get back in time for our dinner reservation at Epcot's Hacienda De San Angel. 

Now if you are an American reader, Walmart to us simple UK folk is a pretty big deal. You do some INCREDIBLE food, particularly sweeties and cakes! Oh and not forgetting make up! As we don't have a rental car this trip, we took to public transport. We got a Lynx bus 56 from Magic Kingdom and the bus driver thankfully told us when we had to get off. Unlike British bus drivers, American ones are very friendly, helpful and cheery - a very welcome change (no offence, I haven't had the best experience with British bus drivers ha!)


Lucky Charms! If you are American, you will have no idea why these are so special to us UK'ers. But they are!
We made it, picked up some snacks and I purchased my first American beauty buy in the form of a Milani blusher in Luminoso! We then made our way back just before it bucketed it down!

Inside this huge temple is a little boat ride along with several Mexican shops and the most beautiful restaurant you will see. I must go there one day!

Our dinner reservation that night was at the Mexican pavilion in Epcot - The Hacienda De San Angel restaurant which we went to last year and adored. We are a huge fan of the Hacienda platter, a glorious platter filled with chorizo, chicken, steak, corn, veggies, chilli and black beans. Its a huge feast and we enjoyed a great view of Illuminations from our table. We did ask for a window seat, but you'll be very lucky to get one. Worth asking though! Our dinner was gorgeous but i'm always left a bit underwhelmed with the selection of desserts here. Richard chose corn flavoured ice cream sprinkled with popcorn (kind of odd?!) and I went for an apple turnover, not my favourite thing in the world but the other delicacy had nuts in, so its all I could go for really! Its a really nice restaurant though, i'd really recommend checking it out, its pretty relaxed and quiet with really nice decor and a great view (and a great menu to match!)


Lights overhanging in The Hacienda De San Angel. Really pretty, I want some for my own house!

Complimentary nachos and dips!


Views of Illuminations!



The "Hacienda" platter to share comes with chicken, steak, sweetcorn, veggies, chorizo, rice, wraps and black beans. A feast!



As it was late, the restaurant was kinda empty, the perfect time to take photos!



After dinner we went around Epcot for a while, taking pictures and exploring the shops. The Germany pavilion has a little Werthers Originals shop/bakery, where I got my chocolate fix in the form of chocolate covered strawberries and grapes and then we headed to the Paris pavilion to hunt down some Ratatouille merchandise. I'm a huge fan of the Disney Pixar film, Ratatouille, but merchandise seems pretty hard to come by. We figured Paris would be our best bet and we asked one of the cast members who pointed us in the direction of a small little side shop, that we would otherwise have missed. I was overjoyed to find my own "little chef" which I happily took home with me :)

The bakery in the German pavilion does some amazing little treats, Worth peeking your head in as a lot of them are available as snacks on the dining plan!


Goodnight Epcot!

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  1. That Werther's shop looks like absolute heaven to me! I wish Ratatouille merchandise was a little more available too, in DLP I bought my boyfriend a little glass block with Remy inside, not the best description but I can't find a pic on google haha.

    The Hacienda platter looks amazing too :)

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    1. Ahhh when you go check out the Paris pavilion in Epcot - they will hopefully still do the little Remy I got and also a cool chef hat with Remy poking out! I was absolutely adamant on finding a pin but no such luck! They do have some pretty obscure pins of characters that I can't imagine being anyones favourite, but no Remy or Emile! GAH!

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  2. Aww little chef <3 No pics? I know why they do corn icecream... weird icecream flavors are a trend in the U.S. the past few years.

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    1. I'll try and snap a pic of him Sarah! I meant to but completely forgot! Hehe! Thats so strange, I'm glad I didn't go for the ice cream in the end actually as I didn't really like it too much - they should stick to the normal flavours! :)

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  3. Love reading your mini disney blog.
    This is the first year I haven't been since I was 6 and im soo jealous looking at your pictures! Your a great photographer.
    Look forward to reading the rest =)

    Holly x
    http://her-daydreams.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Holly! :) Aww that sucks that you didn't go this year!! You must go next year if you can :) And thank you, I try to improve my photography every year when I go but this year I dunno, I think I sorta got worse! Must try harder! I want to take better pictures of the fireworks next time :)

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  4. We bought some caramel apple filled Werthers from Epcot Germany. They are the best, nicest, yummiest sweeties ever and you can't get them in the UK. Buy bags full! :)

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    1. Oooo I didn't see them! Dang it!

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  5. I love Epcot so much, it's so amazing!
    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3967567
    x

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    1. I love the selection to eat and drink!

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  6. The restaurant looks gorgeous and what a great way to see the illuminations. M x

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