I am 25 and have gone to Disney every year since I was 6 months old. I have to say when I was youngerm EPCOT really didn't appeal to me that much. I wanted the thrill rides and EPCOT really didn't have anything that one would call "thrilling" and even to this day it still doesn't. But now that I'm older, I appreciate EPCOT alot more than before.
Yes, they have done away with some of my favorite rides there (Horizons, the ORIGINAL Imagination (which was MUCH better than the one now, though the current one is still great) and World Of Motion) but they have added new rides to keep up with the times (Test Track, Soarin and Mission Space)
World Showcase was always my least favorite part of EPCOT but the past few times I've gone I've really enjoyed it. It's so interesting to see the cultures from other countries. Have any of you who have been to EPCOT ever actually stopped and talked to the people working in the countries? They are natives from those countries. They are always more than helpful and when you ask them about where their from and about their country, they are always very eager to talk about it. The foods around WS are GREAT!! We always stop and buy chocolate in Germany and we eat lunch at Le Cellier in Canada. I highly recommend it as the filet mignon is AMAZING. I love steak and the steak here is the best I have ever had. They also serve these delicious breadsticks. There is soughdough, pretzel break along with a few others, all very tasty. I do however during our next trip hope to eat at San Angel Inn in the Mexico pavillion.
Another highlight of a day at EPCOT is definitely the Illuminations show. There are so many great places to sit around World Showcase Lagoon that it's pretty easy to find someplace with a great view. We usually prefer to sit between Mexico and Norway. The show is great -- you definitely don't want to miss it!!
All in all, I really enjoy EPCOT. It may not have as many rides as the rest of the Disney parks, but it is a great place to learn a little something about other cultures. I think for little children, yeah it may not be as fun for them but hopefully when they grow up, they will learn to appreciate it more, like I did!!
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