EPCOT - Disney

Epcot Center Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 | (407) 939-6244
128 Reviews
Type: Amusement Parks
Ages: Ages 8 — 13
Cost: $$$$
Hours of operation: Future World 9am-7pm; World Showcase 11am-9pm

Discounts available through multi-day passes.
 


128 Reviews for EPCOT - Disney

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mairhiggs
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March 19 2013
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"Traveling the world "

Epcot doesn't get as much love as it truly deserves. It is really a great theme park, almost two theme parks for the price of one. First you have Future World, which has some of the best rides. Soarin and Test Track are two of our favorites. Then you cross to the other side and you can travel the world in one day. All the restaurants, shops and movies are staffed by cast members from those actual countries. It's a great touch. Make sure you wear your walking shoes, like most of Disney World, you will get your daily exercise walking from one end to the other.

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buddha138
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March 19 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"Take it or leave it"

Epcot is a pretty cool place, however it really is not that interesting as a child.  I think the other parks are more fun and/or interesting for children than Epcot.  It is interesting and a neat place, but I think kids prefer the other parks more.  I think the adults enjoy Epcot.  

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Dream
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March 19 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"Park was good, not happy with the baby care center."

Just like any Disney park, Epcot was great. However, I'm not happy at all about the baby care center. Unlike the baby care centers in other parks, at Epcot they don't allow the stroller inside. While I understand its due to limitations of space, they should make an exception for moms who are pumping exclusively. If you're a nursing mom then this is not an issue as your baby will be in your hands, but if you're pumping then you need the stroller for the baby to stay. I was so lost, I left my 3 year old with her dad so she can go on a ride and I took the stroller with the baby to the baby center to pump only to find out they wouldn't allow the stroller. My baby was 4 months at the time, so she can't sit or move. I had to go all the way to the other side of the park to get my husband and 3 year old so they can keep the baby. And they couldn't do anything else while I took the time to pump. Totally not happy about the baby care center.

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kreding
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March 19 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"Stroll around the world at Epcot!"

Epcot is just wonderful.  It feels like you are taking a stroll around the world. The architecture is beautiful.  The buffet in Germany is a unique dinner show and very fun!  There is dancing, music performances, parades, and a variety of unique acts.  We loved taking the kids on the Nemo ride, and Soarin is amazing.  We love looking through all the gift shops in the different countries and trying different foods too. Like each of the four parks, there is so much to see and do, you can't see it all in a day!

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A10560
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March 19 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"More for adults"

While I personally like Epcot my kids would prefer to avoid it when we go. They are seven and five and find it to be boring. I think they are a few years to young still to enjoy it. I prefer to visit when the Flower and Garden Festival is going on. Beautiful during that time of year!

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Jokerandy
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March 18 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"Tons to do!"

There are so many fun hidden things to do at Epcot that it makes for a fun day, even for little ones!  We LOVE Club Cool and didn't even know it existed until two trips ago.  It is a mini Coke Factory where you can sample Coke samples from around the world.  The best part is that it is totally unlimited!  You can't beat free drinks on a hot day!!!  We also really enjoy eating at Sunshine Seasons for lunch, they have many different food choices that are sure to please everyone.  Also make sure not to miss Soarin, try to get a fast pass, it's worth the wait!

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Pita385
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March 18 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"Great for adults"

Let me start off by saying I LOVE Epcot. For little ones its not the best theme park out of all the theme parks. It's huge. It's pricey but worth checking out if you have never been. The lines are long, but what disney park isn't?

I love all the different countries food to chose from Morroco to France.The prices are a little above average but the food selection is amazing. I have gone a ton of times since i was young & only been back once with little ones.
There is a ton to do from Of course you have to see the large Epcot ball. Oh, & you can't forget to leave without a turkey leg! It's just an overall great place to spend the day or two!

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Tusksmom
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March 18 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"More for adults"

I admit, I didn't enjoy Epcot my first visit.  However, after a few more visits, I love it now!!!!  I love walking through France and visiting the shops.  Popping into Great Britain and chatting with Mary Poppins and Alice.  Going to Norway to have Breakfast with the princesses.  I think my favorite is riding in the Epcot Ball....such a cool ride!

Jenlob
Jenlob
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March 18 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"Not our favorite park but fun!"

Epcot is fun but I think it can get a little boring. I like to park hop to this park for a couple hours and do a few things we like. We love Test Track, Soarin', Spaceship Earth and Nemo. Epcot is a great place to eat and also has a great firework show!

March 18 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"Fun for the whole family"

This park is always underestimated. Most people think it's for adults but there are tons of things to do for kids. Nemo is a must-see, as are the kid spots in each country. Lots of fun characters to meet and plenty of nice air conditioned spots to cool off on a hot day!

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rigbysmom
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March 18 2013
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"Not for Us"

Our daughter is 6 years old and we have been going to Disney since she was 3.  I can tell you that she gets very bored in Epcot.  There is just not a lot to do to keep the little ones entertained.  We always start the Kidcot but only make it to a few countries before she is bored with the whole experience.  

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jenakorn
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March 18 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"why waste money to visit one country when you have a chance to see them all in one place"

Epcot is more adult friendly. The kids will have fun learning especially if they are school aged. I feel everyone wins plus the thing that stands out most is the food. The landscaping is also eye catching and picture worthy. You could literally be there 100 times and you would still be learning new things and tasting new foods from all the different countries. I think this may be the best area for fireworks. Be prepared to walk around, if there are people in your party that have difficulty walking please plan on bringing a wheel chair or building in breaks. Just go and see for yourself.

March 18 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"Food loves look no more"

My family loves to eat, this is by far the best park to eat. We get parkhopper tickets and plan most our dinners at Epcot because you can not go wrong here. There is something for everyone. Last time we went we traveled with three families totaling 10 people there was something for everyone even with picky eater they can find something here from sweets to meats.

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callaswag
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March 18 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"A wonderful park"

If you are an adult looking for a fun experience, look no further than Epcot. My husband and I go about once every 6 months for a few days. We love the food, the alcohol, and the atmosphere. The different countries allow a completely difference experience each time we visit. The Flower Festival, as well as the Food and Wine festival are a blast! Always a wonderful time. Lines are long for rides, so prepare to wait!

March 18 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"It's like a trip around the world... in one day!"

Here, creativity is encouraged, imagination is celebrated and countries are united. Be amazed, inspired, enlightened and entertained! One of 4 theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, Epcot theme park sprawls across 300 acres—twice the size of Magic Kingdom park—and is divided into Future World and World Showcase.

March 01 2013
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Violetwhite_word
"The Disney Splendor"

I love Epcot, maybe even more than the Magic Kingdom, especially for older kids. I think the World Fair is one of the coolest places on earth. Taste the cuisine, watch performances from the various cultures, and see the fireworks display at night. FutureWorld, with the rides and new-agey inventions, is educational and fascinating, even for adults. My first time at Disney was as a teenager, and I can't even imagine what it's like as a kid. I'm usually all about nature and non-commercialism, but Disney World is really a magical place. Too bad it's so pricey.... and now far away.

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May 02 2012
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Violetwhite_word
"Best Family Way to Ring In The New Year Around the World"

If you want to enjoy good music and fantastic fireworks in a family friendly setting,  Epcot is for you! My recommendation would be to arrive later- around 9:30pm when people start leaving the very packed park so that you can get a good parking spot.  Next, make sure everyone in your party goes to the bathroom and eats well beforehand.  There are 30 minute waits for the bathroom.  Why go then?  All around the lake there are amazing DJs with laser light shows and live bands of all genres! I stayed at the American pavillion where there was a live salsa band and everyone was dancing!  If people were drinking too much or acting inappropriately, the Disney workers immediately reminded them that children were present.  It was the first New Year's Eve bash that I have been to that was safe and fun for the kids. The fireworks at 11:40 were out of this "world." The fireworks started in Japan because they were the first country to celebrate New Year's and then the fireworks progressed in order around "the world."  At midnight, the sky lit up amazingly.  People were in tears from the emotion of it all when they announced "Happy New Year America 2012!" Truly memorable!  We stayed until the park closed and the DJ began playing "M-I-C-K-E-Y- See ya real soon."  We're going next year. No more falling asleep before seeing the ball drop in NYC.  

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February 28 2011
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Violetwhite_word
"A Changing Park"

You know, I used to detest this park. I was in and out in half a day. This year, I found that they have added a lot of attractions and if you have kids that are 6 and under, there really is a lot to do. The Nemo attraction is lame, but the aquarium at the end is awesome, so do the ride, even though it's kind of boring. You will love the aquarium at the end. Do test track first or get a fast pass. Such a thrilling ride. Make sure to get a list of character greetings and if you are a Disney Visa holder, go to the Innovations West between 1 and 4 and you will receive a special meet and greet and a free 5x7 photo. We didn't do the countries this time because my daughter wasn't interested, but I have done them and there are characters at each country. Do Mexico it has a great boat ride and an interesting indoor ambiance. We ate there too. We had the Chorizo Quesadilla and it was to die for. We ate at the Garden Grill, not really thrilled - too expensive, but the characters do come to the table if you do the character dinner. Tinkerbell is only at this park for signatures, so make sure you go to Pixie Hollow and check the times when she will be there.

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lovewierd
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January 24 2011
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Violetwhite_word
"EPCoT "

If traveling around the world is not withing your budget and you still want the feel of it,than this is your place.Every country exhibit has people, food ad activities related to that country in one park. I love it and so will your kids. When you finish strolling around the countries and various activities,make sure you go to soarin' it is well worth the ride.

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sebbyfam
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January 23 2011
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Violetwhite_word
"Fun once or twice..."

When we go to Disney, we stay for about a week.  As there are only four parks to visit, we generally visit each one more than once.  We hit the Magic Kingdom seven or eight times in that period, but Epcot only gets one, two (maybe three) visits--depending on how bored we are with the other options.  It is not our least favorite (the Animal Kingdom only has three things to do there) but it is second to last.  We like the educational aspect, Nemo, the dinosaurs and the Test Track.  There is also a fabulous fireworks show...Get there early to get a spot up close to the fence.

 
 

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