January 31, 2008

Marlon's Birthday at Epcot with Trina & Angie

It's Marlon's birthday and he decided we would all go to Epcot today.

They grow some weird things in the greenhouse at The Land Pavilion. One such thing is the Cinderella Pumpkin which often grows in the shape of a famous mouse.
These plants are being grown using aeroponics in which water and nutrients are sprayed on the plants' roots.
Pumbaa, Timon and The Lion King himself, Simba, teach Epcot guests about the importance of the environment in the film Circle of Life also located within The Land Pavilion.
Dory says "I speak whale...Happy B...i...r...t...h...d...a...y...M...a...r...l...o...n...Elmo doesn't look a thing like you." Nemo tells her MARLON isn't his dad...MARLIN is.
Besides...clownfish don't live to be THAT old.
Or THAT old.
Or as old as these Xian warrior statues found at the China Pavilion.
Or even as old as these two youngsters (one being Mulan).
Clownfish live to 3 to 5 years in captivity and 6 to 10 years in the wild.

The Temple of Heaven is located in the China Pavilion. The theater showcasing the Circle-Vision 360° film Reflections of China can be entered by walking through the Temple.
The Eiffel Tower looms in the background in this photo of the fountains of France in the France Pavilion.
Don't take a picture of me...there's food stuck in my teeth.
Spaceship Earth was open today but won't have its official grand re-opening until February 18th.
Each day at Epcot ends with the spectacular show Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. Here's a video.

To be continued...

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