Epcot, quite simply, is one of the best theme parks in the world...hands down. Epcot consists of two distinct parts, Future World and World Showcase.
The World Showcase does just that, showcasing the culture of 11 countries at individual pavilions capped off with a great fireworks/light/musical-score extravaganza. Hint: At the Food and Wine Festival in October even more countries are represented and you can purchase bite-size food portions (and beer/wine) from each country.
Future World encompasses the front of the park, providing unique, family-friendly attractions highlighting technology and innovation, along with our planet's past, present, and future.
Epcot is one of the biggest theme parks in the world, so a full open-to-close day is strongly recommended.
The attractions are "for all ages", and it's rare you'll find someone that doesn't enjoy Epcot even just a little bit, but if you're looking for high thrills or a fast-paced park, Epcot won't be for you.
But for the rest of us, it's a slice of heaven in the form of the ultimate Disney vacation!
As other reviewers have noted, there aren't any coasters here, just a lot of different experiences. Future World has the majority of the rides, which are all vaguely educational. I do like Test Track a lot, as well as the Land boat ride and Nemo, but Mission Space left me disappointed. World Showcase has great theming, international pavilions and so many types of cuisine. The shows offered at the different pavilions are also very entertaining. This is a park for adults- younger children probably won't be incredibly interested in the culture exhibits (if they are then the better for them)! The park has great atmosphere and food, and while more rides might be nice, ultimately it is what it is and does just fine.
Thrill seekers will probably be disappointed, but thrills are not the main draw at Epcot. Really, most of the fun of the park can be found in walking around and stopping for a few seconds to admire some scenery. Epcot was really designed for the purpose many early parks were disigned for; to provide a fun day out, occasionally riding a couple rides, but spending most of the time walking around and having a fun time.
If you are looking for excellent food in a theme park, you will find it here. Epoct gives you a well rounded experience from dining and shopping to rides and learning. A visit to Walt Disney World would not be complete without a ride on Soarin' or Test Track!
Lets just state the obvious- Epcot is pretty much the only major theme park you won't find listed on rcdb. If you're going to Disney trying to get credits, this isn't going to be your park. With that said, Epcot is my personal favorite when it comes to Disney parks. The park has so many tiny attractions and things to do that it's easy to just go in and relax without having to worry about big lines and e-tickets. In fact, I'd say at least half my visits don't include Soarin', Test Track, or Mission: Space (which are all great fun). Illuminations is my favorite of Disney's nighttime shows in Florida, and the World Showcase is just a great place to walk around, eat, and hang out with friends.
EPCOT, simply one of the best theme park in the world. Great Food everywhere, great shopping, unique concept, good mix of attractions, and Illuminations is the best night time show anywhere. INFERNO BARGE!!!!!! Seriously EPCOT is one of the best parks in the world and the perfect place to spend an entire day or just a few hours for dinner. While I haven't been impressed with some of the most recent additions, there are still plenty of incredible attractions to keep you occupied and entertained. If you are in town during October don't miss the annual Food and Wine Festival, it is amazing.
EPCOT is by far my favorite Disney park. It is so nice to be able to stroll around the world and experience great attractions. Getting to taste the food from around the world without the expensive international flights is always great!! Then after your trip around the world you can ride Soarin' one of the best Disney attractions. After that be sure to hit up Test Track, a great family thrill ride. EPCOT is the must visit Disney park.
This park transports you around the whole globe in under a whole day! Not much to offer ride-wise, but the ones they do have are extraordinarily themed and fun! The highlight of the park is the world showcase. The food is phenomenal and true to the culture of the country. The most amazing show in ALL of Disney has to be IllumiNations. Our waitress in the UK got us special seating and it is a must-see. Amazing fireworks and effects! Love this park!
The only reason this is a half star off from being perfect is that it may not appeal to families with small children on thrill seekers. This park is different then any other I have been to... Electeric was right in a way... it's not a "rides park" per se, but there are rides still, and a lot to see and do. The food from all the pavilions I visited were all great. The attractions they do have were very fun and unique... and the atmosphere here is AWESOME! Also Illuminations is STUNNING and probably my favorite of the night time shows tied with Fantasmic. If not having coasters is a deal breaker for you then it's your loss, because EPCOT is truly one of the best parks in the country!
EPCOT is a tribute to the modern technologies and industries of the world. While its not big on thrills, it has some amazing rides that allow you to experience firsthand the past, present and "New Horizons" of: Energy,Space Exploration,Transportation, Agriculture, Sea exploration and Imagination. The park also includes world showcase where you can visit 11 nations of the world and experience the culture, food and people of the country. I would highly recommend at least one full day at this amazing park!
This is one amazing theme park. The future section of the park has outstanding rides such as Spaceship Earth & Test Track. (Hint: On Mission: Space, look at the screen during the whole ride or you will feel sick.) The countries part of Epcot doesn't have many rides but it has excellent food (especially in France). This park is not for people who only care about coaster credits since there aren't any coasters. If you love coasters so much, go to Sea World, Islands of Adventure, or Busch Gardens. For those wo just love the whole theme park experience, this is the park for you.
Sure, some of the attractions need revamping (looking at you, Energy and Imagination), but Epcot has managed to remain the premier destination at WDW. Particularly during the Food & Wine and Flower and Garden events, the place is a showplace -- try to avoid going on weekends during those times, as it's often shoulder-to-shoulder. The food is great, many outstanding places to get a drink, and even though it's big, it's a very walkable and strollable park.
Epcot is a very pleasant place with great efficiency, super awesome food, but it is not really a theme park, more like a giant outdoor mall. If you are looking for thrills, Epcot is not the best place to go to, if you are looking for a place to go with your family, Epcot is a good place to go to. There are very few attractions but no coasters. The best attraction at Epcot is in my opinion Test Track. Other than Epcot not being a real theme park, it's a great place to go to.
It's easy to have a great day, if you're willing to spend $100.
Epcot is less an amusement park, and more a gigantic outdoor mall with some theming. Yes, there are some rides (though no coasters), but most people come here to eat and shop. I recommend making reservations online, the day before, if you plan on eating at any of Epcot's many upscale restaurants. A fine choice if you're bringing your grandparents along, and they don't mind a lot of walking.
Epcot's future world has some great attractions such as Mission:space and Test Track, while the world showcase has some of the best theme park food I've ever had. The new Italian restaurant is amazing!
I love this park. I remember going to this way back in the day when you took a journey through someone's blood cells and the original Imagination Ride without Eric Idle. I highly recommend going to this park during the Food and Wine Festival but seriously any time is good to visit this park. The attractions here have everything: theming, thrilling, amazing, and the list goes one. One of Disney's best Theme Parks.
Epcot definitely isn't a thrill park, but there is something about it that I love. The food is absolutely the best part of the park, and there are tons of different choices. The rides are also really unique, and most are really good. Test Track is a great ride, and spaceship earth is a very unique classic. Space is a good ride, and one of the few that doesn't get me sick. They do need to do better on some rides like Journey and Energy, and Soarin' needs an update.
This is the most unusual theme park in the world. I rather enjoy the "Tomorrowland on steroids" feel of Epcot's Future World, but some sections are looking pretty dated. And, yes, I agree that the World Showcase is largely a shopping-and-dining faciltiy that could stand a few more attractions. That being said, I do love this park for its more "educational" approach--this is a park meant more for adults than kids--and the dining there is mostly excellent. The annual Food and Wine Festival in the fall is the best park event ever next to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.
In the glory days, I would have rated EPCOT five stars. Unfortunately, Epcot is in a bit of flux.
Future World needs some guidance, and updates. Pavilions such as Imagination and Universe of Energy are lagging behind in creativeness. Test Track is a must do, as is Spaceship Earth. The Seas with Nemo is cute, and The Land offers up Soarin' which is, in my opinion, one of the most over rated rides in WDW. Of course, there's Mission Space. Love, hate or fear it, it's not Horizons.
World Showcase is filled with countries from around the world, but mostly Europe. Thrill Seekers won't find much to entertain themselves, but food lovers will. Great restuarants abound! And shopping.....lots of shopping!
TPR Park Rating
Food and Drink
Lovely park with attractions that appeal to the whole family.
Best selection of food out of any park on Earth.
Unique attractions and shows that you won't find at other Disney parks.
Atmosphere that is like no other park in the world.
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