Insider Tips for EPCOT Center
at Disney World
the future at Epcot and travel
to other lands. At the Fountain of Nations,
find Disney Characters on Vacation; refer to
guide map for times.
At the Test Track, the single rider line is
usually the shortest. This is a popular ride.
Try to ride it first or get a FASTPASS.
There are fun activities for small children
at all of the World Showcase
countries (crayon activities), and now also
in Future World.
There are water rides at the Norway and Mexico
in the Epcot World Showcase
that are little advertised.
Little ones will enjoyed Space Ship
Earth and any age can ride.
At Epcot Center most of the “countries”
have an expensive sit down restaurant and a
less expensive fast food type restaurant. The
less expensive option is good not only for the
budget but for sampling more exotic foods. Epcot
Center has the best food for the money!
The best place to get hydrated at Epcot is the
Coca Cola Companies beverage station called
Club Cool. You can sample delicious beverages
from around the world—all for free. And
you can return as often as you want—free
soda at Epcot!
There is very
little seating around the Epcot Lagoon, so it
is snatched early; but there is lots of standing
room. Be sure to have the wind at your back
when selecting a spot around the Epcot lagoon
to watch IllumiNations. If not, you will find
yourself enveloped in smoke and not be able
to see the show.
“Soarin’” is a wonderful attraction
at Epcot (in the Land building). The
ride will make you feel like you are soaring
in a hang glider over California. There
is a height requirement of 40 inches. Lines
are built for 3- hour waits, so ride it early
or get a FASTPASS.
Epcot's Mission Space is a great ride, but not
for those who get motion sickness or do not like enclosed spaces. Do not close
your eyes! It simulates gravity through spinning.
I recommend for safety reasons do not take young
children on it or anyone with frailty. Mission Space also has a milder version that can be ridden by more people. Even me!
Did you know that real astronauts tested the
ride before opening to make sure it was a real
simulation of space flight?