Epcot is the park that makes us use our imaginations. It heightens our senses and transports us back to the past, to the present and the future. This park has many amazing qualities and is very unique as you visit around the world spending the morning eating breakfast in France and the evening eating dinner in Canada. This park is also home to everyone’s favourite Dragon, Figment.
My Top 8 Reasons Why I Love Epcot
- Norway Pavilion
- Frozen Ever After
- Food and Wine Festival
- Club Cool Beverly
- Circle of Life
- Spaceship Earth
- Lots of character meets
Norway Pavilion and Frozen Ever After
I have previously written my thoughts on the Norway Pavilion at Epcot. Here is where you can meet Anna and Elsa, spot a few Vikings, purchase Norwegian inspired items and treats and ride Frozen Ever After. The ride is breathtaking with stunning visual effects. It’s not one to miss.
Food and Wine Festival
The Food and Wine Festival happened to be on at the same time as my trip last year and, I am so glad I got to experience it as it is a very popular event. It’s always been on my Disney bucket list and I’m glad to have ticked it off. There are lots of stools lined up all around the different countries and, each stool has lots to choose from. The atmosphere is also amazing especially with the live bands playing.
Figment is the little Dragon everyone loves at Epcot. He has become a mascot and most people think of him when they think of Epcot. He teaches you to use your imagination and it fits perfectly in this park. The ride which opened in 1982, is very interactive and uses all your senses. He is also heavily featured in Food and Wine Festival and the merchandise for him is brilliant. I remembered Figment from my first trip in 1995 but, have grown more fond of him since my latest trip.
Club Cool Coca-Cola
Everyone’s must do when visiting Walt Disney World is to try the famous Beverly Challenge. This is a great experience in Club Cool where you can try multiple flavours of Cola from around the world. Beverly is quite an aquired taste and many do not like it but, I ended up really liking this Italian drink. Other flavours included:
- Krest Ginger Ale from Mozambique
- Fanta Kolita from Costa Rica
- Beverly from Italy
- Vegeta Beta from Japan
- Kinley Lemon from Israel
- Lift Apple from Mexico
- Smart Watermelon from China
- Mezzo Mix from Germany
You can also buy a few to try from in the Coca-Cola shop in Disney Springs too.
Circle Of Life an Environmental Fable
This is no surprise to anyone who knows my love of The Lion King that this even though it’s not there anymore would make my top things to do list at Epcot. It wasn’t much of a show but, I was still sad to see it go, however. It was a very 90’s feel and instantly transported me back to my first trip at Epcot and I think the nostalgia is why I loved it. Featuring Simba Timon and Pumbaa taking you on a journey about nature and learning about endangered animals was a great video to watch. The music made it for me hearing the songs from The Lion King in a huge theatre. I will miss it.
When I was little, I remembered there being a ride in the gigantic golf ball in Epcot. I didn’t remember it so I was glad to see we had a FastPass for it. The other queue was really long so I recommend getting it booked in. It was quite scary for me, however, as it is quite steep and you go backwards. But, the view at the end and feeling like you’re in Space was completely worth it and one that wowed me and will be stuck with me forever.
Epcot is the place to meet lots of different characters. As well as Anna and Elsa, you may bump into Kristoff if you’re lucky. You can also meet Joy and Sadness, Mickey and friends and everyone’s favourite Healthcare Companion Baymax! There are so many opportunities to meet characters here and it is great for lots of magical memories.
Epcot is an all rounder park and it keeps on changing and getting better. I can’t wait for it to have the Ratatouille adventure we have at Disneyland Paris and see it expand in the future.
What are your favourite things about Epcot? Where you there for the 35th Anniversary too?