A rainy exit from #Epcot
This evening’s plans changed as a thunderstorm rolled in. (I apologize in advance for some of these pictures.. I was shooting with just a cell phone since the SLR was sealed up due to the rain… and was holding an umbrella for many)
It stared to drizzle when we were in World Showcase, about Morocco. So we opted to head the cover in France. Watched the film and exited as it was pouring outside.
It was around 8:30pm. We decided to eat and wait it out.
After half an hour it let up so we packed up and ventured out.
As we made our way through World Showcase we came to a small lake spanning the entire promenade near the restrooms right before Future World.
Some guests were using the food line and going through the planters to avoid the ankle deep water.
The rain had let up so I paused for a couple quick topiary pictures
Then I came to our next water crossing. First I tried to the left.
Then opted to go right.
This water was past people’s ankles.
Continuing on to our next lake to avoid.
This one offered a nice reflection
Another crossing near the restrooms
Almost to the finish line, the Pop Century bus line was partially under water.
And the roof leaked like a drain in several spots throughout the queue, which made it fun to wait.
It took an hour to get from France to our bus. Eventually made it back to Pop Century to call it a night.
Interesting note.. as we made this trip and came to these streams we did not encounter any Disney Cast Members. I saw some in Mouse Gear watching the crowd and then one near the bus stop cross walk. Guests were pretty much on their own and many were going through, over, around just about anything to try and stop from going through the water. I was lucky and had sandals on so I just waded through the water in a shallow spot. Some kids of course were treating it them like a pool and guests in ECVs were trying to figure out what to do. I was really surprised at how poorly the park was draining. I have been in many storms over the years at Epcot and do not remember any with this much standing water after in so many spots.