Disney Epcot is probably my favorite Disney World Park. I think it stems from my first visit there and seeing Spaceship Earth. I have always had an interest in technology and this made Future World right up my alley. Add to the fact that, in my opinion, Epcot is more laid-back park with not quite the hustle and bustle of Magic Kingdom or Disney Hollywood. I enjoy walking through the World Showcase and visiting the various countries. With that said, let's take a closer look at some of the things you will find at Epcot.

One thing I should not have to say about visiting the various theme parks in Orlando Florida, but I will, wear comfortable shoes and clothes. If you have never been to these parks before they are unlike anything you have seen or visited before. Maybe not the rides in particular, but they cover acres and acres of ground. For example, Epcot is 300 acres....and that is 2x the size of the Magic Kingdom.

There are two areas within Disney Epcot. Future World and World Showcase. And their names are pretty descriptive. Future World includes Spaceship Earth (the big giant golf ball looking display) as well as many exhibits of technological advancement and innovation. There are some pretty neat animatronics in Future World as well. And the World Showcase is a massive exhibit from various countries around the globe. A place where you can not only see but you can touch, feel, and eat things from other countries as well.

Epcot Future World
Definitely take the Spaceship Earth ride. It is low key and for all ages. It is a tour through technology, space, and time. It is a good ride to cool off on in the summer time as it is about 15 minutes in length and it is cool and dark on this ride. You will also want to check out "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience", Mission Space, and Test Track. All of these are entertaining rides. Test Track is my favorite ride at Epcot (and close to being my favorite ride in all the Disney Parks).

Epcot World Showcase
The World Showcase consists of pavilions of several different countries from around the world. The pavilions are situated around a large lagoon so the area is very open and easy to walk and easy to navigate. Each pavilion has shops, entertainment and restaurants. The countries of the World Showcase are as follows:

  • Mexico

  • Norway

  • China

  • Germany

  • Italy

  • United States

  • Japan

  • Morocco

  • France

  • United Kingdom

  • Canada

I find all of these enjoyable, educational and entertaining. However, my two favorites are United States and Germany. The United States pavilion has the American Adventure Pavilion. There you can see an animatronic review of significant events and people in American history. It is very enjoyable. The German pavilion has the Biergarten which is my favorite restaurant. I'm not a big beer drinker, and you can get a beer here, but the bratwurst and the chicken schnitzel are very good. Save room for dessert because the Bavarian cheesecake, the black forest cake, and the apple strudle are out of this world.

Allow a whole day to visit this park. Tomorrow we will talk more about the rides at Epcot and the fireworks/laser/ water display, IllumiNations.

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