Pick a Pearl at Epcot

by Casey Morris on December 11, 2015

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We had never tried the pick a pearl activity until our last vacation to Disney in October 2015. We let each of our daughters pick one oyster, and choose a jewelry cage to set it in. We all had so much fun doing this! My husband and I have decided that we will let the girls each pick a pearl on every trip, and save them to make a necklace for them to possibly wear on their wedding day in the future! How sweet would that be, to have a piece of jewelry that includes so many memories?

The Pick a Pearl station is located inside the Mitsukoshi store at the Japan Pavillion in the Epcot World Showcase.When we went, it was quite busy! We had to go to this cash register:

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At the register, we paid for our two oysters. The cost is only $15.96 plus tax each! (price as of 10/16/15) Here is the receipt for the cost of 2:

DSC02733We were then given a number which was used to call us up when it was our turn. There were 8 people in front of us. We had the option to shop around in the store, but watching others pick a pearl was entertaining, so that’s what we did!

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While waiting, we were checking out all the oysters. I have always heard the smallest, ugliest and most harry oysters tend to have better pearls. I was on a mission to find just that!

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Our number was called after about a 40 minute wait, which wasn’t bad at all. Eri was the cast member that helped us, and she was wonderful! My oldest daughter got a “bigger than average” pearl sized 6.75, and my youngest daughter got rare TWIN pearls sized 6.25 each! Here is the video of our pick a pearl experience…countdown in japanese with me…San, Ni, Ichi!!!!!!

Once my girls had their pearls, we let them choose the jewelry. Yes, this part is where the price goes up, which is why they will only do the jewelry once! Here are some of their options:

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Below is a video of the pearls being placed in the jewelry for us to take home.

This was such a fun activity, and something different for them to try. I am so glad that we did! If you have any questions about adding this activity to your travel plans, please contact your PPDD travel planner!

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Casey Potts January 8, 2018 at 11:58 pm

I’d love for Elizabeth to pick an oyster.

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Casey Morris January 9, 2018 at 6:19 pm

It is such a fun activity, with the bonus of a nice souvenir!

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