Many people are currently of the belief that Epcot is outdated and in need of major overhaul. While I do tend to agree that it is indeed need of a facelift, those that are currenlty bypassing the park don’t realise what they are missing at Epcot. There is still a lot to see and do in this Theme Park. Whether it is your first, or fiftheth visit, there is always something new to see and do. Here is our list of 5 things you may be missing at Epcot. Considering adding one of these to your itinerary for your next visit.
If you take the time to stop at sit, you’ll notice that Epcot is home to some beautiful gardens and scenery. The areas around the water as you exit Future World are particularly picturesque. Take some time to sit and relax in these gardens with a drink and enjoy some time people watching. Not all of your time in the parks needs to be at full pace, and these areas are perfect for taking a break from the action.
Living with the Land
An overlooked attraction, which typically has short to no lines, Living with the Land is worth a visit. A leisurely trip through Epcots greenhouses, this attraction can be incredibly educational. While many people visit The Land Pavillion for Soarin’ (though you shouldn’t miss it!), or to eat in Sunshine Seasons, try and take some time out to also visit Living with the Land.
A fantastically interactive attraction geared towards kids, Agent P is based on the infamous platypus from Phinease and Pherb. You can choose the location of your choice around World Showcase to help Agent P on one of his secret missions. Both of my young boys love this attraction, and we find it a particualy good way of keeping them entertained around World Showcase. You can access this experience through most smartphones, and there are booths throughout Epcot to help you get started.
One of the things you could most definitely be missing at Epcot is the festivals. The Food & Wine Festival in the Autumn, and the Flower & Garden Festival in the Spring are both amazing times to visit Epcot. With special events, live music and unique festival booths, these festivals are not to be missed. The topiary at the Flower and Garden Festival is amazing. However, the weath of food and drink discovery available at the Food & Wine Festival makes it my favourite time of year at Epcot. I would highly recommend planning a trip to take in one of these festivals. If you do stay during one of the Festivals, consider booking an Epcot area hotel to make your trip special.
Epcot’s nighttime fireworks spectacular, Illuminations is one of my must-do things on any Disney trip. With great views from anywhere around World Showcase, Illuminations is a breathtaking display. There are many great places to watch Illumations. Have a look at our favourite 5 viewing spots here. We love trying to get a reservation at one of the restaurants with a fireworks view. Watching the display whilst enjoying a relaxing dinner is a magical way to end an evening.
We know a lot of big changes are coming to Epcot over the next few years. However, don’t make the mistake of bypassing the park competley until they are done. The wealth of attractions, shows and dining you could be missing at Epcot could really add some extra magic to your trip.