What are 5 rookie mistakes to avoid at Epcot? When you are visiting Walt Disney World, there is so much to do and see and plan! It is easy to miss something or find yourself wishing you had done some things differently. This may happen whether it’s your first visit or your 50th visit, especially with things changing and new attractions being added.
Whether you are visiting Epcot for the first time or you’ve been there before, check out these 5 rookie mistakes to avoid on your next trip!
5.) There is more to do at Epcot than rides!
At Epcot, there are several rides that are very popular including Soarin’ Around the World, Frozen Ever After and Test Track. There is also, of course, the iconic Spaceship Earth. However, there is also much more to do. IllumiNations: Reflections of the Earth has been the beloved nighttime show at Epcot for nearly 20 years and it will come to a close this fall. A new chapter will begin, along with a new, limited-time nighttime show. In addition, during the festivals that occur throughout the year, there are concerts such as the Eat to the Beat concert series. During the holidays, the Candlelight Processional is a must-do at least once and features different celebrity narrators throughout the season.
4.) Don’t Give Yourself Too Little Time to Explore.
If you are able to do so, I highly recommend a whole day, if not two, at this park. Personally, I like to have one whole day to explore the World Showcase and a second day, or at least half of a day, to go to Future World. This gives you time to try the different foods, schedule different Fast Passes, and enjoy all that Epcot has to offer.
3.) Don’t Skip this Park Just Because You have Young Kids!
You may think that Epcot isn’t the best option for kids but that is definitely not the case! Regardless of age, there is so much for kids to do. With several kid-friendly rides and so many characters to meet, including most of the Disney princesses, Epcot is a must! Do you have a Frozen fan in your family? The Norway Pavilion is the only place at Walt Disney World to meet Anna and Elsa! Let’s not forget the Frozen Ever After attraction either! There are also various shows, interactive experiences, and activities such as Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure or the Kidcot Fun Stops.
2.) Be Prepared for A LOT of Walking!
Epcot is VERY big and there is a lot to explore. As you are planning your time at this park, try to keep in mind the location of the attractions or other things that you would like to do. This will help you minimize walking back and forth. For example, you may not want to schedule your Fast Passes at Spaceship Earth, then Frozen Ever After and then The Seas with Nemo and Friends. This will result in extra walking that may be avoidable with a little planning. If you have little ones or anyone in your travel party has mobility concerns, a stroller and/or scooter may be beneficial as well to help navigate the park more easily.
1.) Don’t Skip All of the Amazing Food and Drink Options!
Epcot’s World Showcase is known as a place where one can eat and drink around the world. Whether you are visiting during one of the amazing festivals or during summer vacation, don’t overlook all of the amazing restaurants, food booths, and snacks that are available. If you prefer to leave the park for a break, there are several additional options at Disney’s Boardwalk, just a short walk away. Your taste buds will thank you!
Do you agree with my 5 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid at Epcot? What would you add to this list? Stay tuned for the next articles in this series as I share additional tips for each of the parks at Walt Disney World!
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