Continuing our first day at Walt Disney World, the monorail ride over to Epcot was quick and comfortable. Compared to the morning bus shuttle, the monorail has more room for passengers and belongings and the seats are more comfortable as well. Upon arrival at Epcot, we walked through several exhibits and then nestled into a clamshell with seating for two for a relaxing and cool ride in the Nemo and Friends building.
By this time, it had been a long day with a lot of walking, so we headed to the other side of the Epcot park for the bridge access to the Boardwalk Inn where we were staying. At the bridge, we paused for a skyline photo as the sun was setting.
One recommendation for visiting this area is to plan ahead for meals, especially dinner! We waited almost an hour for a seat at the bar for Flying Fish Cafe. The food was good, not great. We ordered romain salad along with entree dishes of scallops. The service was probably about average considering that the bar staff was attending to their bar duties in addition to overseeing the patrons seated at the counter. As an aside, on the previous night, we had pizza by the slice at the walk-up window on the boardwalk. It was pricey, but delicious and instant service. After dinner at the Flying Fish Cafe, we strolled the boardwalk, which had several active entertainers – juggling, story telling, and other such street performances are the norm for the Boardwalk Hotel experience.