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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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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Epcot was enjoyable in a different way from Magic Kingdom, less crowded but if you want to get on the Soarin ride get there early as both days we visited all fast passes had been given out by 1pm, and queues for standby were at times 2 hours. Not worth that kind of wait.
Don't understand the boring comments from the previous reviewer as the first country we visited - Mexico has the Three Caballeros ride - very suitable for younger children and this is followed by Norway which has a water ride, slightly more exciting but worth a visit. There are other things going on in the other countries and if you want to skip any you can ride the boat across the lake which is something of a short cut. Also went on Land of the Living ride - very short waiting time so enough to keep us entertained before watching the 9pm fireworks show. Set in the middle of the lake it is a lot easier getting a good vantage point than the Magic Kingdom display, although not as exciting. A pleasant park to visit and it's not compulsory to visit all the shops for more over priced Disney souvenirs.

3  Thank dallo24
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Best ride was Soarin. Mission Space (intense journey) was very good. Innovations had a lot of interactive games for all ages. I was surprised to see Captain EO was fast pass as it wasnt particularly interesting and dated. Enjoyed walking around World Showcase but there just isn't enough to do and excite around here. Wouldn't rush back to this park.

Thank Jayne B
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

My son spent the entire week at Orlando childrens hospital causing us to not be able to use our tickets we had purchased. After discharge with Dr.s ok we took our kids to Epcot and stopped at guest services who took care of our tickets and provided us with a fast pass to any attraction at any time along with a wheel chair for my son. This made up for all the tears from the past week and they even provided us another pass for the next time down. Great customer focus disney its good to see a large corporation show some heart/kindness and compassion and not just be about the dollar.

4  Thank travelin77
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Epcot is nice for adults and older kids, but boring for the younger ones. Going through the different countries is cool, but the only things to do are eat and shop. A few countries have little videos but other than that, it is just a scenic 1.3 mile walk. The front park is very crowded and there was not too much to rave about.

3  Thank N_Yates14
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

During our recent visit to Walt Disney World, Epcot was a must-see, as it is for pretty much everyone else. At Future World East, we enjoyed Spaceship Earth, which takes you on a slow ride during which you see and hear about the history of communications. Everything from the Stone Age up to computers is covered here, and it's safe and enjoyable for the entire family. Ellen's Energy Adventure was both entertaining and informative as comedienne Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Nye the Science Guy share their information on energy. Mission: Space is a great way to experience what space travel is like. My husband and son chose the more intense orange experience, but chickens like myself can choose the green experience, which is far less intense. This is a ride that I would recommend getting a Fast Pass for since it is so popular. For those newbies to Disney, you can get fast passes for rides that are popular so that you don't have to wait so long. The passes are free, but be warned that they run out quickly, and you can only hold one pass at a time. I would recommend getting a fast pass for a ride, visit some other rides, come back to use your fast pass, and then immediately go get another fast pass for the ride that you want to ride next. You'll also want to get a fast pass for the Test Track. Here, we were able to design a sports car, and then we were taken on a ride in a car that simulated how the car we designed would actually perform on the road. This was by far the most popular ride in the park. The Advanced Training Lab is also nice because you can visit that after Mission: Space and play games where you compete to help out mission control by fixing parts of a the spaceship. You'll also want to ride The Sum of All Thrills, where you first design your own rollercoaster and then get to ride in a virtual one. Innoventions East & West are good areas to explore and learn about science, energy, and physics. Moving on to Future World West, The Seas with Nemo & Friends offers you the chance to ride in a giant seashell along an area populated by characters from the movie Finding Nemo. Right next to this is Turtle Talk With Crush, where kids can ask questions of Crush, the giant turtle from Finding Nemo. All of the kids seemed to love this attraction. In The Lands Pavilion, you have to ride Soarin', which takes you on a ride where you feel like you are hang gliding above California. Also in this building is Living with the Land. This takes you on a boat ride through the building, and you can see Disney's greenhouses, where they grow many of the plants that are actually used in the parks. I really liked seeing how all of the plants are grown hydroponically, including the tomato tree and the gigantic lemons. Club Cool is an interesting little shop where I took advantage of trying soft drinks from around the world. A ginger drink from Mozambique was like a more intense version of ginger ale, and a drink from Italy called Beverly was like a bitter version of club soda. Japan had an interesting drink flavored like watermelon. You can also visit the World Showcase, which includes restaurants from Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, America, Japan, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

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