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“Half way 'round the world is fine for younger ones”

Epcot World Showcase
Ranked #13 of 428 things to do in Orlando
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Aurora, Illinois
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“Half way 'round the world is fine for younger ones”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Here is my suggestion if you have younger kids (or your group is exhausted after walking the parks for days):
As you enter the World Showcase/ Seven Seas Lagoon area, stay to your left. Go to Mexico (first country on your left) and take a moment or two to explore the art in the lobby area. As your eyes adjust to the darker light, you really are able to appreciate the beauty. Move into the wonderful interior with the "street" scene, lights, and restaurant. Really, the restaurant is fantastic--and you can watch the boats at the beginning of the water ride. Many people actually MISS the boat ride because its entrance is tucked into the left corner, next to the restaurant. It's like "It's a Small World," but set in Mexico (duh). Fun and semi-educational; good for all ages.
When you leave Mexico, head out to your left and go to Norway (two "countries" down on the left). Norway has a ride called "Maelstrom," which is another semi-educational boat-type ride. It's actually a lot of fun! Slow moving for little ones and an escape scene for older ones, with a short video about the country as the ride comes to a conclusion.
After these two countries, the rest of the "worlds" have videos, restaurants, small live street shows, etc. and younger kids just don't have the patience for that. Save yourself the trouble--and the time--and gracefully leave the Seven Seas Lagoon at that point by retracing your steps toward the entrance back to EPCOT.

Visited January 2014
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Cumbria UK
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“Rose & Crown”
Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

England. Pint of Boddingtons fish and chips cooked to perfection, perfect. Place full of happy people honky tonk piano with singer and not just roll out the barrel.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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“Many years coming here - a wee bit run down - but overall good”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

I come back again and again because you can exercise a lot walking all over the place - the lake is fun, the country beers are fun to sample and just "mindless fun" - a good get away.

Visited November 2013
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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“Really Loved it!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

I really loved the Epcott and my children loved it also , good for younger kids and the Perry phone game was awesome , we got a task to save Mexico - Mexico was beyond!!!

Visited December 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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“Outstanding”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

We've been enjoying Epcot for years and we continue to visit several times per year. Try Via Napoli for some of the best pizza in Florida.

Visited December 2013
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