What happened to the Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow?! Growing up as a child, we would make the trip from Kentucky down to Orlando every year. We'd always go to Disney, well we'd go to MGM Studios (Hollywood Studios) & to the Magic Kingdom. We would stop at Epcot maybe every other year. As a child, I remember it wasn't the most fun place, but there was alway something new to explore & learn. Not to mention it was so cool to go to different countries and see the items they have & the food. So neat!
Well, my last trip to the Orlando area was back in 2008. My last trip to Epcot was probably 10 years before that (I'm 30 now; so probably when I was a young teenager). We planned a big family trip this past November 2015. We were going to do two days at Disney. The first day being at Magic Kingdom because, duh. The second day we were trying to decide between Epcot & Hollywood Studios. We (boyfriend & I) decided on doing Epcot as we could do food there (he's got a food blog) & we can experience the knowledge of Epcot better as a "young adults".
We visited the week before Thanksgiving. From all the travel books & websites, that week is supposed to be pretty tame in terms of the crowds. Well, maybe they were off because the park was pretty busy.
We rode some of the rides. The Spaceship earth ride (which is located inside the huge, silver globe) is always a classic in my book. They've updated it from the last time I was here & it's great. We did the Mission:Space, it was fun for me but Phillip felt sick afterwards. We did Soarin' which was my first time on it. The ride is to be updated soon, & it needs it. The screen looks dirty & the picture isn't the best. We did a couple of the attractions in the Land Pavilion & looked around at the fish tanks at the end of the Nemo attraction. We didn't do Test Track as it was such a long line.
The World Showcase - A lot has changed in my opinion from what it used to be. I remember when I was a kid I bought a little Mercedes model car, kind of like a HotWheels car but German. It has German written on it & I thought it was so neat, even Made In Germany on it. Nowadays, apart from the Japanese market (Mitsukoshi) every one of the stores in the countries have a bunch of crap. Want a keychain with Downton Abbey on it? They've got that in England. Do you need Maple syrup that's available at Publix? They've got that in Canada. It's pretty said that every country just sells t-shirts with what the country is known for, not actual products from the country.
We ate at Via Napoli in Italy & were pretty disappointed with the food/price/service. We told the hostess we were celebrating a birthday & she made not of it but nothing was done. We had some pastries from Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie, the weren't thing to get excited over. Maybe the food is better during Food & Wine time (which we missed by a few days, unfortunately).
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