Epcot

EPCOT Center, Orlando: Address, Phone Number, EPCOT Center Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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Ward D
Satellite Beach, FL2,296 contributions
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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81FrequentT81
Rhode Island225 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Great visit to Epcot. Despite being quite crowded, with Lightning Lane we were able to ride everything we wanted. It is 100% worth paying for the Lightning Lane upgrade including Individual Lightning Lane. Loved snacking at the food booths and admiring the flowers and topiaries. The only thing I’d say didn’t quite meet expectations was the restaurant Le Cellier in Canada. The food was good but while the atmosphere was I guess supposed to be like a wine cellar, it was more like just a cellar. Tip: before you go, download My Disney Experience app and get familiar with the My Day and Tip Board screens. They help you easily optimize your day so you are spending the whole thing waiting in lines.
Written March 31, 2022
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pfm11
Kennesaw, GA134 contributions
Feb 2021 • Couples
We visited EPCOT and two other Disney parks in February. While all three parks were really good, the EPCOT park was especially great. It didn’t have the wall to wall people that has become the norm in recent years. A silver lining of the pandemic is that Disney can no longer pack way too many people in to its parks. You can actually walk around, ride the rides and have a great time! Disney needs to figure out how to find a better balance in the future. Cramming a bunch of Floridians who pay really low annual rates with out of staters paying thousands of dollars for a few days needs to be better thought out. I hope Disney wakes up to to improving the experience of out of state people based on lessons learned during the pandemic.
Written February 8, 2021
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Paul H
Cincinnati, OH117 contributions
Apr 2022
The New Disney is not a place you want to experience. Prices are high. ( for two adults one park, one day $ 292.08.) Lines are long. Fewer workers it appeared to me on the grounds. Food was expensive. Everything costs now at Disney. Park hopper, Lightning Lane and Genie special Lightning Lane for high demand rides, parking was $ 25.00. Disney to me was always a fun place to be. Parades, laughs and lots of characters roaming the park. Lines to see characters were up to 2 hrs. The free concert series they have at Epcot was nice. ( we got Don Felder of the eagles.) It seems to me that Disney is too focused on their Florida resident attendance and sales than making sure that all guests have a good time. It was sad to see what the park had become. Harmonius was not that good of a show in my opinion. Illuninations was much better. Will not be back to any Disney Park.
Written April 23, 2022
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Desiree P
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
Waited in line for Frozen for 60 minutes only to have a cast member come out whisper to the couple in front of us, let them in and then announce that the ride is down. He just shrugged his shoulders and closed the doors. Cast members yelling at you if your mask slips down a bit one minute and then yelling at you to cram in together to make space for more guests the next. I've gotten exceptionally better customer service from the one cashier that works at Walmart than I did the entire trip here. We go almost every year for our family vacations but we will not be back after this last trip. Very disappointing.
Written February 14, 2022
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Sarah J
4 contributions
Mar 2022
Epcot used to be my favourite of the theme parks, but is slowly losing it's magic. When I visited last week it was so crowded and under construction that we left after only 3 hours. Attractions are getting old and tired and park was so crowded that it was impossible to move around. Counter service food is expensive and not friendly for kids and picky eaters. We couldn't find anything to eat that pleased everyone so we left. Crowds were extremely difficult to navigate to the point that we only did half of the world pavillion. The flower festival was beautiful but views were blocked by massive construction walls everywhere. Kids aged 12 & 9 begged to go back to the hotel and we spent the rest of the day in the pool. Don't bother with Genie+ for this park as the rides are not worth the extra money anyway.

The other reviews are right that it is just a bunch of lined up gift shops void of magic and full of greed.
Written March 6, 2022
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VDOTravels
Florida20 contributions
Feb 2022
Epcot is not what it use to be as they have removed a lot of attractions and the place is under construction. The price that you pay is not worth the experience. The money making park begins with a $25 parking fee which includes nothing but a concrete pavement. I saw a lot of flaws, lack of maintenance and even outdated attractions. One example, the spaceship earth (globe) is very outdated and needs a major overhaul. It's basically the same attraction but they have removed a lot of items and there use to be a little kid selling papers and for some unknown reason he is now facing the wall in the corner. Back in the 80's it was exciting coming down spaceship earth as there was a monitor in your cart and it displayed the city of the future. Well the future is here and the same type screen with the crappy video is still playing. I saw most people on their cell phones on the way down as there is nothing to see but Christmas lights on the ceiling all the way down. You figured they would update this ride with all the money they charge. The attractions still have long lines as usual, but if you pay you can skip the line. Another way they get your money and to make the people who have been in line mad.
We went to the world showcase and stopped at the Mexican restaurant. Once we sat at the table and looked at the menu we were shocked at the prices. Here is an example, pork chop for $39! We got up and walked right out. We went to a Chinese restaurant and it was expensive too, but we had to eat. The waiter was very nice, but asked us if we had an annual pass. I told him no and he said he could give us a discount on the food if we had the pass. Even at a restaurant they are trying to sell you stuff. The entire park is an expensive money making machine. I don't know how an average family with two kids can afford these parks. The ambience and experience we got was how much money they can make off of you. I do have to say that the employees are very polite and respectful but other than that we will never ever return to any Disney parks. Mr. Disney would be shocked to see what they have done to his parks. He created these parks so families can enjoy a day together and not pay hundreds of dollars. The only magic I saw was the money floating out of your wallet. My wife and I left early and we almost demanded a refund, but we knew that it would be a big waste of time as they could care less about any of us. I recommend going to a state park or even a non Disney cruise.
Written February 5, 2022
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frank119
Lincoln Park, NJ50 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Visited during October and it has been almost a decade since our prior visit. Giving it a low rating for the following: visited during the food and wine festival, the food was just okay and limited in choices by country. Very pricey if you had a drink and not a lot of information on the drinks or food. Also not a lot of places to sit and enjoy it. Limited standing tables. If you did five samples with drink expect to pay over $100. It was roughly $20 per sample per person (food and drink). Seemed to be rushed to just get you through and out. Decent dinning was impossible to do unless you planned in advance and made reservations and the casual dining was all mobile app so difficult to do if you just wanted to do spur of moment purchase. New ride of Ratatouille was cut but no where near the level of other virtual rides and crazy that you needed a virtual que to just get on. New genie pass was not helpful at all in our opinion, however you need to buy the lighting pass if you want to go on all the key rides, otherwise you just stand in line. It is almost cheaper to travel to a foreign country than the amount paid for tickets, hotel and food.
Written October 22, 2021
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ScubaCF
Tampa, FL1,190 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
As long-time Epcot Food and Wine (F&W) fans, we were kind of shocked that Epcot would start this year’s festival in July....in Florida. We hesitantly went last year in August, and thought that was also too hot for an outdoor food and liquor fest.

We had made a few special dinner reservations and spent a few nights at WDW, so we thought we would give the festival a shot. We arrived on a Thursday (July 22) and decided to stop by Epcot around 6pm. We were surprised how crowded the booths were for a Thursday. The end of the line for the France food kiosk was on the bridge. There were several booths that were up but not operational (these 8 booths open Oct 1). We had a reservation at Le Cellier at the Canada Pavilion and when we came out of the restaurant it was just finishing a heavy rain, so some of the lines were not as bad. This was after 8 pm.

We returned the next day, around 1130, but it was too hot and we left after only 2 hours. Over the last 24 hours the stayed between mid-80’s to upper 90’s, so our initial interest to find some of the foods we were interested in such as hot noodles, soup or chili, did not really appeal to us after the first hour walking around. We also noticed that most of the tables that were spread out everywhere from the Flower Festival were now gone, and the tables left are mostly in the sun. Most people were eating on trashcans.

We were very disappointed in the wine selection, or rather, the lack of a wine selection. There is now more beer than wine offered of this festival. At this year’s festival, there are 48 beers offered, 42 wines offered, and 21 cocktails offered. We have noticed that the numbers of beer offered have been rising over the last 5 years.

We waited in line for food at France on July 23 for about 20 minutes. It was so hot that we ran over to Morocco’s back restaurant for their AC (they converted it to a relax station) and did not even notice that the escargot croissant was burnt and not edible. Waste of money.

The only thing that was worth money this year, of the items we tried, was at the Donut Box. It is called Crispy Chicken on a Sriracha-glazed donut. We are due back in September and hope for a better experience. But we might be rethinking our F&W festival visits for the coming years due to limit on the wines. You might want to change it to Food & Libations or Food & Beer Festival. I think the wines need to come back and maybe the craft beers can wait for another one of Epcots festivals. I don’t think I would recommend this year’s festival to any of my friends.
Written July 27, 2021
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Thank you so much for taking the time to share a review of your recent visit during Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Although your visits in the past have been enjoyable, I'm disheartened to learn this trip around the World Showcase left you expecting more. I appreciate you sharing your honest feedback throughout your review, and please be assured I will be making your feedback visible to the appropriate Leadership team as well. We truly believe by listening to our Guests, we will know what we’re doing right and— most importantly—what we should continue to improve upon. I can certainly understand your hesitation to return in September, but I do hope we'll be welcoming you back for another day of discovery. Zoey Disney Social Reviews
Written July 28, 2021
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The Walsh Family🇬🇧
Portsmouth, UK3,355 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
No exaggeration we almost spent 4hrs waiting for the ratatouille ride. There was a few mobility scooters in the queue in front of us (why these things are allowed in such a densely populated queue system I don’t know) but goodness by the end of the queue we needed one! We had to sit down somewhere but Epcot still has the wide open spaces with no shade or seating. After that we were done at the park.

Not all the food/ shops were open around the showcase which kind of defeats Epcot’s main purpose right? I’ve never had to wait almost two hours to hand over my money for some food and that certainly is not an experience I ever want to do again. Oh and when we got our food having the realisation that there’s no where to sit to eat because what few seating there is was occupied by the bring your own food gang.

We didn’t bother watching the showcase show - we were beat come 9 and just didn’t want to fight with the masses of people anymore with the limiting views.

TIP: What did not tho’ was park in Epcot in the evening when we knew we only wanted to go to the park in the evening because it was free parking after 6pm. We caught the monorail to Magic Kingdom to watch enchanted and then caught the monorail back just in time to watch the fireworks at Epcot getting the amazing view of the fireworks behind the Earth Ball.

(At time of writing face masks are only required at Disney on the monorail which they enforce like Storm troopers. Frozen sing-along with 800 people with no masks closed together is seemingly safer than using the monorail).
Written March 24, 2022
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