More from Japan (Epcot)
Vickie and I experimented with a dining option. We'd tried it before at Citricos in the Grand Floridian, and it worked. We were told over the phone that no reservations were available at Citricos for the time we wanted, so we chanced a walk-up request and were seated within a few minutes!
So this day, we wished to dine at Teppan Edo, one of our favorite WDW restaurants. Vickie had been telling me for weeks that she wanted the house salad with ginger dressing at Teppan Edo (along with the filet). She called for reservations and was told that none were available. So we chanced it again; we walked to Teppan Edo before 5 p.m. and asked to be seated. We were told: "No problem, 15 minutes!" Vickie and I had our ginger salads and main courses, and I watched as our entertaining chef made an onion ring volcano:
and an onion ring classic Mickey!
I asked a Cast Member at the check-in podium if walk-up guests normally had a fair chance to be seated in a reasonable amount of time. She told me that is often true before 5 p.m. but not necessarily true after 5.
I checked out some classic Mickeys nearby; I like to make sure the Hidden Mickeys I describe in my book are still present. Here's a good one on a drain grate cover in the koi fish pond. I'm rarely able to get a clean view of it; after all, it's over a drain!
The rock Mickey (one of my favorites) inside a hole in a bush on the right side of the Mitsukoshi store was in place today. The Cast Members usually make sure this arrangement of rocks is preserved, but I'm told that occasionally the image is not there.
This rock Mickey is just to the right of a juniper tree.
Alas, the "Tin Toy Stories" display in the rear of the Japan Pavilion is changing:
so the classic Mickey on the origami ladybug on the inside right wall may well disappear.
Oh, well; maybe the new gallery will have a Hidden Mickey or two. We can always hope!
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