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“A perfect mix of fun and education” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Epcot

Epcot
200 Epcot Center Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, FL 32092
407-824-4321
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Ranked #21 of 85 Attractions in Orlando
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Disney, Amusement Parks
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Owner description: One of 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot theme park sprawls across 300 acres—twice the size of Magic Kingdom park—and is divided into Future World and World Showcase. Here, creativity is encouraged, imagination is celebrated and countries are united. Be amazed, inspired, enlightened and entertained!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“A perfect mix of fun and education”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Of all the parks, Epcot is my favourite. It has a good mix of thrill rides like Mission Space, Sum of All Thrills and Test Track but there are lots of hidden gems which educate as well as entertain. My kids loved Spaceship Earth and Living with the Land even though they were tame by the standards of most theme park rides. Living with the Land in particular had a great view inside greenhouses where new technologies for growing food are being researched. My two year old had a ball on the Nemo ride where the animated fish seemed to swim in amongst the real fish. The World Showcase has virtually no rides but it is nice to walk around and stop for a drink and The Agent P treasure hunt game kept the kids amused with some excellent hidden special effects - once again Disney takes the time to create the magic that sets them apart from other theme parks. My only disappointment was Soarin - a good but not great ride and certainly not worth a two hour wait so only go if you have a fast pass. A lot of Epcot looks dated but I think the retro deign only adds to its charm. Just make sure you stay for the fireworks - it is still the best show I have ever seen.

Visited April 2014
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“5 hour wait in line disappoints ”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Epcot has not moved on with the times sadly with a light show that is the same as it was in our last visit ten years ago with the same old floating metal globe. The Nemo ride is well worth a visit but the world showcase looks tired compared to parks where there is an investment to keep audiences captivated like Universal Studios islands of adventure. Most disappointing was a 5 hour queue at 10:30 am to meet the characters from Frozen. I was so shocked that Disney would expect children to wait for this period of time that I went to talk with guest services who kindly reminded me that if people choose to qeue they choose to qeue! Hardly making magical memories. I was also told that the frozen characters would be moving to magical kingdom but of course fast track was all taken up well before their move. I would recommend visiting if you have a 14 day pass but do not expect anything new and certainly not visionary or futuristic. Good for a retro flashback but not at all on par to what Disney could/should be offering.

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“Well...... It's not to shabby”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Out of all the disney parks this one is properly my least favourite. I mean don't get me wrong I don't hate it but it could be a lot better. This was Walts most loved project he was working on when he died and he drew it as being a experimental prototype community of tommorow but that isn't really what it turned out to be. They really should redesign it a little. Do up the restraunts ( to look like they are very futuristic and add a ride or two. There isn't much to do there I mean I like space ship earth but once you have done it you have done it. Soarin is fun but not very thrilling and test track is good but very bussy. They need to add a roller coaster and a ride for kids. Then maybe make it look more futuristic like tommorow land in magic kingdom. Then it will get a 4 star raiting.

As for the world showcase it is great, very realistic and detailed and I love the fireworks at the end of the night. I also wish that there were more chracters to greet.

But epcot is still fun and a good park with lots to see and some to do.

Visited November 2013
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“Flower and garden festival”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I know it's Disney and everything's expensive, but 17.00 to park and another 100.00 for a ticket is a little much. Not too many rides for kids and teens at Epcot. I'd say it's more for adults. But there are several boats rides that I enjoy, and I always like the ride inside the big Epcot ball. The flower display during this time is pretty impressive. They had a display of Bonsai trees that was just amazing.I wouldn't say it's a great value for the money. But you've got to do it once.

Visited April 2014
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“Worth the Time But a Little Dated in Spots”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

There is a lot to love about Epcot.

Show up at park opening or get a fast pass to ride Soarin'. Do not miss this ride. Seriously. Everybody from age six to 64 in our group loved it. If you don't arrive early or get a fast pass you could wait a couple of hours to get on.

Mission Space is a good time and not for those with a weak constitution. I like roller coasters like The Hulk and Aerosmith's Rockin' Rollercoaster and still got queasy on this one. There are two levels of intensity available. Choose wisely.

I thought Spaceship Earth was a waste of time and quite dated. Probably one of the cheesiest and most boring rides at any of the parks right alongside of Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress at Magic Kingdom.

One of the best things about Epcot is the Starbuck's coffee shop.

Visited April 2014
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