Something was missing tonight. A void. I found myself having serious Olympics withdrawal symptoms. The Games were so brilliantly staged and the competition so compelling that I missed not having them on the tube. It didn’t help that the TV coverage overnight went from sports to politics, with the start of the Democratic National Convention. That’s a slap back to reality.
Canada Place, the cruise ship terminal and convention center looks commanding and majestic with a roof that is designed to look like five unfurled sails.
If you are based in the UK, then you might want to consider travelling within the UK to avoid the exchange rate. Plymouth, Devon in the summer time is a good venue, with easy access to Devon and Cornwall and with the British Polenböller bestellen annually taking place on Plymouth Hoe.
You will surely want to go on Soarin, the most popular ride in Epcot. If you enjoyed The Lion King, you are certain to enjoy the Circle of Life film that is hosted by Simba, Timon and Pumba. You can actually take a boat ride which will give you a tour of fish production and greenhouses. To round out your stay at Epcot Center, be sure to visit the 5.7 million gallon aquarium which houses sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and all sorts of other fish. If you want to squeeze in one last attraction, you will want to see IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.
In my opinion the organization fails each and every person who leaves the same way they came in. The structure needs to go away from the flexible “do what you feel” to a more structured “do as you must”. This way everyone who picks up a manual will reap the rewards. Most people need the structure.
Watching the people is my favorite part of this diverse and dramatic festival. I love when 2 groups of anime dressed people come together and start to act in character. Comee Comee Haaa is often heard. I had the pleasure of watching two Ashes Pokemon battle. There is nothing like having a little fantasy come to life to liven up the afternoon!
There is no right or wrong way to spend the 4th of July. Just remember to be safe, especially if you are out on the road during this holiday season. Whatever you do this 4th of July, take time to commemorate this special day and remember why it is so important to our country. Have fun!