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One of 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot theme park sprawls across 300 acres.
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  • Paul B
    Allentown, Pennsylvania35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun day
    Overall fun day! Guardians is the best ride we've ever been on and I love Soarin! Delicious food at the flower and garden booths. We loved the tapas in Morocco - Spice Road Table is completely underrated! Remy's is fun and cute. We explored all the countries, too. Plenty of places to get a break from the sun. I would probably not need to spend a whole day there again, but definitely go back for our favorite rides.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 26, 2023
  • mike f
    Leeds, United Kingdom278 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    still as good as ever
    the new nigh time firework and projection show was amazing. We were there during the food and drink festival which is defiitely worth visiting, we have done so a few times over the years. Enjoyed the varied life music as well
    Visited November 2022
    Written July 3, 2023
  • LouiseK
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovey fun park
    Loved Epcot. The park is well maintained and the rides are alot of fun. Guardians is one of the most funniest rides ever we had rule the world playing as we went round. It’s a long walk around the lake but was really nice to see all the worlds and theming around. It would of been nice to have a ride in each world we visited to filter the queues a bit more but that’s my only gripe. Plenty of places to eat and drink. Will return to Epcot
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Katie NZ
    Auckland, New Zealand333 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very enjoyable day :)
    We thoroughly enjoyed our day at EPCOT. We visited twice, on a Monday and a Friday of the same week. On our first visit, we bought a lightning lane ticket for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and this ride did not disappoint! If you buy at 7am, you have your choice of ride times throughout the day. Try to get on this ride! It’s a fast and fun coaster. We did not opt for Genie+ on this day, as early in the day the ride times are relatively short, all under 30mins (apart from Ratatouille, Test Track and Guardians). If you get all the rides done early in the morning, you can spend a relaxing afternoon walking “around the world” in the World Showcase. There is so much to see and do within the showcase, the food festival had great small snack options available in every country. Price range is between $6 and $17 for different options. On our second visit on Friday, we did buy the Genie+ for the day. We booked the Ratatouille ride (book early!!). The Genie+ worked well for us as we visited multiple parks and were able to book rides for the second park while still at EPCOT. I would only get the Genie+ for this park if your heart is set on Ratatouille & Test Track and don’t want to wait in the general queue. Otherwise, it’s not really needed for this park. Make sure you download and use the Disney app! It’s helpful with ride times, maps, Genie+ and Lightning Lanes. There is also a second app for entertainment while at the parks (great for kids while waiting in line). Pro: the staff are all so helpful and pleasant. Most go above and beyond which is very nice. Con: it can be very busy! Expect wait times for popular rides and attractions. Tip: if you’re staying at a Disney Hotel, buy your Genie+ BEFORE 7am and then book your first attraction AT 7am. You can purchase lightning lanes separately from Genie+ from 7am as well. The earlier you book the better! Non-Disney hotels can book rides from 9am. Take away: something for everyone. Recommend!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 9, 2023
  • craighall93
    Hastings, United Kingdom109 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Taking my mrs for a trip around the world
    Having been to Epcot twice before, I told my mrs (who’s first time it was) that Epcot is like going around the world in one day. We entered and was greeted by a lovely photographer who took our photo in front of the massive golf ball and it went straight to our Disney app via our magic bands. We went on Test Track numerous times - I think it was my mrs favourite ride there! I stupidly suggested we went on Mission To Space where I realised I wasn’t as young as I used to be haha - I chose us to go on the more enhanced side of the ride and I came off feeling very nauseous! I will admit also I was desperate to ride the Frozen ride which was pretty amazing to say the least! When we were in the UK park of Epcot - it almost felt like home ! We had a pint in the Rose & Crown which was so refreshing! All in all Epcot is a really fun place to go !
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 25, 2023
  • BushkaTexas
    565 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day at Epcot
    This is our first time back since 2020 and we were thrilled to see smaller crowds. You need to be on your WDW app by 6:59 a.m. to book your virtual queue for Guardians of the Galaxy. We got a return time of noon and just beware that you will still wait in line 30 minutes but it's better than if you had to stand in the line without this option. You can ride it twice if you do a second time by buying an individual lightning lane. Buy the Genie pass for your party also before you get to the park. Book your first fast pass at 7 a.m. Since the park officially opens at 9 a.m. you can then book a new one every two hours so we literally didn't want in any lines as I had a pass for all the major rides. Watch online tutorials to understand how to use it. If you stay at a Disney hotel you get in 30 minutes early so we were at our bus stop by 7:30 a.m. and arrived by 8 a.m. and ready for rope drop at 8:30 a.m. Head first to Test Track as it breaks down a lot and get that one done first. From there we went to Mission Space, Soarin, Land, and then started hitting our FP with the Ball, Frozen and Rat and the other rides are no waits like Figment, Mexico, Nemo, etc. We always pick a different restaurant and this time went to Japan. The food was delicious and the service excellent. There is a new fireworks show and we actually liked it better than all the ones they used to do on the barges, it's easier to see for everyone around the lake, and truthfully everyone just wants to see fireworks. We ate fish/chips in England and desserts in several countries. Always fun to shop and experience the world showcase. Walked 9.25 miles that day! It was very hot but just pop in the many countries shops or watch a movie to cool off.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 4, 2023
  • Christine H
    Largo, Florida8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Epcot Fun!
    This park was a favorite of my family. The 2 small children were fascinated with the rides and the atmosphere. It was exceptionally clean. The cast members were so wonderful to assist us on many occasions. This is one park we will return to in the future.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 7, 2023
  • Lisa C
    Toronto, Canada309 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Day at Epcot
    On previous visits to Disney, I always felt that Epcot was my favourite of the parks so I found it quite enjoyable to spend a day there on this particular trip. I find Epcot to be educational as well as fun. Lots of places to grab a quick bite to eat. Very long lines for some of the rides but others had very short line ups.
    Visited April 2023
    Written August 9, 2023
  • loftgroovv
    Southampton, United Kingdom32 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good overall, but too few rides/attractions
    My family of five enjoyed our visit to Epcot. Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille were the two best rides, and we also enjoyed Spaceship Earth and Living with the Land. Epcot has a nice "feel" to it compared with other Disney parks. We found it less crowded, more spacious and more relaxing than e.g. Magic Kingdom (too busy) or Hollywood Studios (awful). My only criticism of Epcot is there is too little to actually do over a full day. The rides/attractions mentioned above are all good, but there should be far more of them. Much of Epcot is food stands and shops supposedly representing the culture of different parts of the world, which if you're well travelled and have actually been to these countries you will find quite laughable. It's more "how Americans imagine these countries to be". Of course Disney is a business, I'm not naive, but given the entry prices alone are high the value for money at Epcot is questionable when about 50% of the park is just shops/eateries trying to part you with yet more money. We had a good time, but it was an over-priced day out for what is on offer.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 31, 2023
  • ScottishGal
    Glasgow, United Kingdom1,420 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love this park!
    Visited twice during our stay- fantastic park! Eating round the world coupled with a few rides was a good combination for something a little bit different. My only gripe about this park is the lack of shade. 44 degree days with very limited shade can be challenging! Overall great experience. Would recommend.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
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Jan R
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Walt should be ashamed of this place. It is nothing more than a glorified food court with a lot of gift shops. Many places were boarded up, attractions ran at infrequent intervals, pass cards and/or scanners didn't work. Virtually no staff around the park to assist when the machines were not working. They could use better signing and more staff. Line ups for EVERYTHING, including the priviledge of paying for a $10.00 glass of beer and to use a crumbling, outdated washroom. Really Walt? $133 per person to walk around. A waste of a day. Spend your money on Disney shares instead. They have perfected the art of emptying wallets and giving little in return. And for this review, they will encourage me to return to see the improvements made, and that will NEVER happen. You had one chance to wow me Walt and you blew it. Jan Walker
Written March 9, 2020
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Joseph Robba
Charlotte, NC2,276 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We've found it difficult over the years to find our kids 8,5, and 2 things to entertain them with at Epcot and have generally skipped going to this park, but now that they are tall enough to ride some of the rides like Soarin', it's gotten a tad better. I still don't think Epcot is an all-day park, but the Gondola system Disney just recently installed makes it extremely easy to park hop to Hollywood Studios, which is exactly what we did.
Overall, Disney has recycled some of their older rides with new names and paint here, but it still feels like more is needed. The Ratatouille ride coming this summer should provide some much needed "new-ness" into the park, but overall, I can't justify paying to come to just Epcot, especially when much of the park is under construction.
That said, with low crowds due to construction and Coronavirus measures set to take place, we were able to enjoy the park with relatively low wait times for many of the rides. I did appreciate the new garden/playground for kids, but in general think that Disney needs more and bigger types of these areas in all of their parks.
Written March 14, 2020
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
I am not so unrealistic that I expected that a Disney World park is not going to be busy. Knowing that there would be a lot of visitors we read the guidebooks, used the apps and planned our visit. None of the planning mattered because of a combination of construction, closed attractions and the high number of visitors. It was so crowded that wait times were unreal and it was nearly impossible to move around. My wife uses a mobility scooter and it was very difficult to use due to the constant fear of hitting one of the masses of people. After about 4 hours of fighting the crowds we gave up and returned to our condo rental to recover in the pool. We are spending a month in Orlando but we have cancelled our plans to visit other DW parks. Is the Disney Corp so much in need of money that they need to admit so many visitors that you cannot enjoy your visit? We made our $200 plus contribution to Disney and got no value in return.
Written February 27, 2020
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I'm sorry to hear your time in Epcot wasn't all you had hoped for. Especially given the planning and research you did leading up to your visit, I can absolutely understand the frustrations this caused. Epcot is in a period of reimagining for the future and I truly apologize for the concerns it caused for you and your wife when trying to navigate the Theme Park. I hope you'll give us another chance to thrill you with new attractions, dining locations and more in the near future. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We hope to welcome you back for a more memorable day soon. Liz Disney Social Reviews
Written February 27, 2020
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Clayton, NC6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
On our recent trip, our family agrees that tour trip to the park was a total waste. Almost half the park is under going construction. It was really any expensive and just a waste of our time. We did go on Soaring, which was a great ride, but the dining area which Soaring was located looked like a dirty cafeteria, nothing was magical about it. We wanted Epcot to be magical, we went dining at a French Restaurant, the food was just average for 170 bucks. Until they finished the construction at Epcot, I would spend my time at Magical Kingdom or Animal Kingdom.
Written January 7, 2020
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As Walt Disney once said Epcot “would always be in a state of becoming” as you noticed we have begun the largest Park transformation in our history. While I’m thrilled you enjoyed many of our classic attractions like Soarin’ Around the World, I’m so sorry to read about the negative impact our refurbishments had on your visit. Additionally, it is disheartening to learn of the cleanliness of many of our current dining locations. Rest assured, your observations will be shared with the appropriate Food and Beverage Leadership teams to ensure we are providing the world-class Guest experience you’ve come to look forward to. While this transformation will take several years, it will bring with new immersive attractions, dining locations and experiences. I certainly hope you and your family will join us once again for a more memorable day of discovery in the near future. Zoey Disney Social Reviews
Written January 8, 2020
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Livingston, UK50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We have been to Epcot more than 30 occasions in the past 20 years and this last visit was without doubt the worst experience we have had. Disney has definitely taken a turn from providing a fun experience to a more money orientated style. I alway knew that they were in the business of making money but they managed to still made you enjoy your time in theirs parks. Now they couldn’t care less, it’s all about the money. Buying a park ticket isn’t enough to get you access onto the rides and attractions, they have introduced Lighting Lanes. For an additional $11 to $14 you can walk on, but only to two rides per day and not the same one twice. The queue lengths are artificially increased in time to encourage you to buy the Lighting Lane. I went standby on a few rides that stated over 100 mins and managed to get to ride in 60 to 70 mins. However that’s not the most annoying part, we went on Remmy’s ratatouille adventure ride. We waited over an hour and it broke down 4 times while we were on it. The cars stopped at scenes and were obviously stuck as the scene repeated itself over and over again. Then sat us in the dark facing a wall for another 30 secs stuck again, missing out a complete scene, before bringing us to the end. The whole thing made No sense.
Now to my biggest disappointment, the Guardian of the Galaxy, the big new ride. I refused to go for the Lighting Lane and opted for the Virtual Queuing system. It allows you to book a place at 7am then 1pm for a specific ride. What it doesn’t tell you is that their system will fail at 7am and that the parks Wi-Fi will loose all internet connection at 2 mins to 1pm, but magically reconnect 2mins after 1pm and tell you that there are no places left on the big ride.
I had to go to guest relations and complain. My suspicion is that the places on this ride are reserved for people that are guests in the Disney resorts and those that have paid $18 for the Genie plus service. I managed to get the last group on the ride that night at 20:59hrs. The ride was obviously running late and so we were pushed through the queuing system missing out the pre-show and onto the ride. So we had no idea what the characters were talking about and it was just another roller coaster in the dark. Wow.. what a disappointing experience. We won’t be coming back to Epcot.
Written October 21, 2022
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24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
New Years eve/day is one of the busiest days of the year to visit but well worth it. I was expecting it to be busier. With fastpass and the size of the facility it's no different than visiting any major event in your area. We spent the whole day and saw everything. Sure there we're a few things we missed but we we're very satisfied with our visit and we'll hit them up next time. Pre-picking your options using the app and good old internet helped to plan other choices to make life easy. We chose the meal plan and felt full and it was a better deal than paying a-la-carte. I also recommend staying at one of the resort hotels as it's a great convenience and worth the prices of making it a vacation not a journey. The parade was a fun dance party and a good break from walking. If you have a toddler bring a stroller (you can rent them) as it was nice for her to get a breaks during the walks and a quick cat nap. Also recommend the photo package as their professionals capture your trip more than you can and they are everywhere.

I recommend eating at germany biergarten as the atmosphere, food, and music are great.

Side note, this year there was a lot of construction going on. Can't image how much better it will be but it didn't impact us that much as there was still plenty to see/do for our fist visit.
Written January 17, 2020
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Ward D
Satellite Beach, FL3,345 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This park is hard to miss since it has a large (18 stories tall) sphere at the entrance to the location. We visited in Dec 2021. You need to have a reservation to go to the park so be sure you do that ahead of time. There were no trams running from the parking lot so you will have to walk from your car but the parking lot seems smaller than the other parks. You will pass through security through one of two lines: one line for strollers/wheelchairs and another for just people. No weapons are allowed. If you are selected, you may have to go through additional screening measures. Following this, you can either purchase a ticket or use your prepurchased tickets to pass through the entrance. The center fountain and innovention east and west are closed for renovation. The park has two major parts: the front part by spaceship Earth and the countries that are centered around the lake. If you plan on doing any of the rides, I would suggest looking into the lightning lane. This is an extra $15/person/day but got us onto 5 rides in 2 hours and so saved us lots of time. If you are not doing any rides, you can wander around the countries that surround the lake. Depending on when you choose to go, there may be a festival like the food and wine or the flower and garden. I believe that they have them several times during the year. Overall it was a very pleasant visit that I highly recommend for all travelers to the area. Enjoy.
Written December 22, 2021
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Dante M
Sacramento, CA232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
Great day at Epcot on the Saturday of Presidents Day Weekend. Really enjoyed Soarin’, Spaceship Earth, The American Adventure, and the Gran Fiesta tour. If you are a fan of Schitt$ Creek the Canada Far and Wide film is a must, as it’s voiced by Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy. For the shortest lines for the big attractions like Test Track I would recommend getting in line as close to park closing time as possible, the lines really thinned out by then. Mission:SPACE Mars version is not for the faint of heart, it’s a very serious motion simulator that even replicates the pull of gravity when you blast off. I almost passed out. In terms of COVID, it was very safe, everyone was masked and most of it is outside anyway. I wish I had more time to explore all the individual countries and do the Frozen ride, that looks cool on YouTube but always had one of the longest waits. This is a great park for nighttime, especially when Spaceship Earth is lit up in colors. Was my first time and I loved it!
Written March 1, 2021
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Horndean, UK1,187 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
We have been visiting Disneyworld, Florida for over 20 years but this year we were shocked by the crowds. We booked late so our choice of online rides was minimal.

We absolutely love Mission Space and the new Soarin’ as well as Test Track, but we have never waited so long to get on the rides. The fireworks, as usual, are stunning and well worth waiting until the evening to see.

Oh dear, Disney, you allow way too many people in. We used to be able to hop from park to park but this time it was impossible due to the long wait for rides. Add to that the horrendous parking charge and it’s a complete no-no.

It’s become too crowded and too expensive for us I’m afraid.
Written February 1, 2020
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Ellie, thank you for sharing a look at your most recent visit to Epcot. I’m sincerely sorry you weren’t left with the same magical impression that your previous experiences made. I certainly understand how unexpected crowds can take away from your overall enjoyment. Our teams closely monitor the number of Guests visiting the Park in order to provide a safe and pleasant experience for everyone, and I hope with that prior planning of FastPass+ selections in advance, we can welcome you back for a much more memorable visit in the future. AJ Disney Social Reviews
Written February 2, 2020
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Canada24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Our trip to Epcot yesterday was a disaster. We bought two adult day tickets for that day before going and went online to make reservations at Epcot which were confirmed. Upon arriving at Epcot and paying for preferred parking we waited in line to show our tickets. When we got to the front of the line the system went down and no one could be let in. Ok fine that happens. Then we were ushered to another line where they had a different type of scanner and they started letting people in again. Upon getting to the front of that line we were told that they couldn't scan the tickets from our phone and we would need to go to a ticket booth to get passes. So we did that. We went to the ticket booth, obtained passes, and then proceeded to line up all over again. When we got to the front of that line we showed them our new passes and were told that there were no reservations for the park on them. Since the reservations were made on the Disney app and the tickets were redeemed to the passes I could no longer show that I had reservations on my phone. We were told to go back to the ticket booth. At the ticket booth they didn't know what to do and told us to go to guest services. So we went to guest services where we proceeded to wait for a long time before anyone could address our situation. Eventually someone came over and just let us into the park. It took us over 2 hours just to get into the park. Please keep in mind I am 7 months pregnant and we had our toddler with us. Even though there was a system glitch, which does happen, everything seemed incredibly disorganized and no one seemed to know what they were doing. We feel like we literally spent hundreds of dollars in exchange for a terrible experience.
Written December 16, 2020
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I'm truly disheartened to read of these frustrations during your visit. Technical difficulties are never something we want our Guests to experience, however, when they do happen, being on top of the situation is our number one goal. It seems as though this particular situation took our Cast Members by surprise and I'm sorry the processes in place seemed disjointed and ill-organized. I want to assure you this feedback is being shared through many channels in our organization as it helps to improve upon experiences in the future. Despite the delay in entering Epcot, I hope the rest of your day went as smoothly as possible, allowing you to enjoy your time here. If you ever find yourself faced with such disappointments on a future visit, please don't hesitate to visit Guest Relations while you're in the Park. They are there to assist you and ensure your trip is as enjoyable as it can be. Thank you for taking the time to share this experience with us. I hope we will see you again in the future for a much more seamless experience. Brie Disney Social Reviews
Written December 17, 2020
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