With Jason, Amy and Isabel Howard
It's a small world after all. Or so Disney tells us and sings repetitively to us. But with all the cynicism aside, there is something undeniably exciting about the worlds that Walt Disney and his descendents have built. Jason and Amy Howard packed up their daughter Isabel and headed the crew, sans the Family Truckster, southward to Orlando. And along the way a little stuffed duck tagged along to see what he could find also.
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Epcot was on tap. NOT Duck and Isabel found Nemo's Dad, and inside got a close look at Bruce the Shark's mouth.
|After that NOT Duck took a Journey Into Imagination, something easy for a world traveling stuffed duck to do.|
Then on to the photo ops to confirm that NOT Duck was really at Epcot.
And if you are at Epcot you have to take a trip around the world and get your passport stamped, also not something hard for a world traveling duck.
Inside and out of the pyramid in Mexico,
then onto Norway where NOT Duck met some trolls both large and small.
From Norway onto China, where NOT Duck met Buddha (who he had met before), who didn't talk much, as well as made friends with the passport stampers.
On the way out of China NOT Duck stopped for a photo in front of the large gate.
Nearby the Ibis didn't want to be friends,
so Princess Isabel stepped in to be a friend.
It was getting close to dinner time, so the world travels had to wait, but on the way to dinner there was time to meet the new Disney character Duffy the bear. Despite the name inspiring visions of Barney from the Simpsons wearing a bear costume, Duffy turned out to be more of a teddy bear.
Finding the Coral Reef Restaurant, NOT Duck made friends with the hostesses
who shared the fact that they named the octopus at the counter Fred.
After dinner it was back to go round the world in 80 minutes. NOT Duck rode an elephant in the African Outpost, which got him to Germany.
There he asked some cuckoos if they could fly him to Italy.
Once there he asked Poseidon to shuttle him across the ocean to the US.
Crossing the ocean takes a lot of time and is tiring so he rested on the side of a sign, but didn't have time to check out the show.
Then NOT Duck through the magic of Disney crossed the Pacific Ocean and ended up in Japan where he tried out for Pokémon but decided he didn't like living in a red and white ball.
He then headed to Morocco for a camel ride.
From there it was to France where he waited with Isabel while she got her passport stamped, as well as in line for French pastries.
In the UK he waited while a princess stamped Isabel's passport,
then checked out a phone booth and was disappointed to find it is only blue police boxes that are bigger on the inside.
From the UK back to North America to visit Canada. Time was running out so he couldn't stop to watch a show, but he and Isabel found the passport stamping person hiding in an out of the way corner and got the final stamp to complete the passport just in time!
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Photos courtesy of Jason Howard
Last Updated July 2012