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7 Reasons We Love Epcot at Disney World

It’s no secret that Epcot is a theme park like no other. Incomparable to any of the other Disney parks or outside parks, Epcot is an excellent choice if you are looking for a unique experience. Here are 7 reasons why falling in love with Epcot is unavoidable!





 

1 – You Don’t Need a Passport to Travel the World

Number one, hands down, our favorite part about Epcot is the World Showcase. 11 countries surrounding the World Showcase Lagoon make up roughly a 1.2-mile walk of beautiful scenery, shopping, and dining. Where else can you have a margarita in Mexico, shop for a cuckoo clock in Germany, dine in Italy, and check out the entertainment at the United Kingdom all within the same day! The atmosphere and scenery changes with every country, as do the Cast Members accents and uniforms. If you haven’t experienced the World Showcase, you’ll be absolutely amazed at the detail Disney Imagineers put into it!

2 – Taste Bud’s Euphoria 

Epcot’s dining options are endless! Whatever your dining cuisine preference or craving maybe, you’ll be able to find it at Disney. Not only does each country in the World Showcase have their own incredible flavor to match the country, but the quick service locations and other restaurants in Future World are also delicious. We feel it’s safe to say the dining options at Epcot are the most unique, with the best variety and taste, then you will find anywhere on Disney property.

3 – One of A Kind Attractions

Create your own car and go for a test ride on Test Track or travel through time in the world’s largest geodesic sphere! Epcot holds some one of a kind attractions that are often overlooked. Let’s not forget about the awesome logistics that go into creating an experience as wonderful as Soarin! Plus, Epcot has their own 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium located inside The Seas with Nemo and Friends attraction. It’s easy to fall in love with these incredibly unique attractions!





 

4 – A Gardener’s Paradise

We may not have a green thumb, but thankfully we get to experience a masterpiece garden paradise at Epcot. Epcot landscape is impeccable. Not to say other parks don’t offer beautiful sceneries but based on what we’ve seen, Epcot holds the key when it comes to landscaping and gardening. Green grass, always in bloom flowers, lush greenery, and our favorite – character designed shrubs and flower patterns. Just about everywhere you look at Epcot, you’ll find something you just have to take a picture of. Let’s not forget about Living with the Land attraction. Take this calming boat ride as a miniature tour of what Disney is up to behind the scenes that makes Epcot and the other parks’ scenery unsurpassed. No wonder Epcot is home to the Flower and Garden Festival!

Flowers at Epcot

5 – Nighttime Glow

Of course, we must mention the nighttime show –Epcot Forever on the World Showcase Lagoon. Epcot Forever has projections, kites, lasers, beautiful music, and the fireworks display make this show something special. We hope you have a chance to experience these moments that make Epcot seem to glow at night! Be sure to read our article on the 5 best Epcot Forever viewing spots, so you have the best view possible!

Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World in 2020, nighttime spectaculars, including fireworks shows, are temporarily suspended.

 6 – Easy Access 

Simply put, Epcot is one of the easier parks to gain access to. With two convenient entrance locations (main gate and Epcot Resorts gate), its easy access and feels less crowded for guests to enter the park. Those staying on-site at one of the Epcot Resorts can easily come and go as they please. Plus, jumping on and off the monorail in the front or the Disney Skyliner in the back is a breeze! Let’s not forget about the boating option, bus transportation, or the excellent parking lot. The excellent parking lot, you say? Yes! Compared to the other theme parks, we find Epcot’s parking lot to typically be the one that can place you closest to the entrance. Fewer trams are needed simply because it’s not too far a walk from the car to the park gate. Easy in and easy out – we love it!

Food and Wine 2015-2

7 – Special Events

Epcot has some pretty amazing special events! Of course, the awesome Food and Wine Festival is probably the most popular and one of our personal favorites. Only at Epcot could an event like this be held, embracing the international flavors of food and wine. Cooking demonstrations, taste testing, food competitions, and challenges – it’s a fun event to attend! As we mentioned briefly above, Epcot also has the Flower and Garden Festival which embraces the beauty of home gardens by providing great ideas and fascinating displays. This is our favorite time to walk around the park. The Epcot Festival of the Holidays and the Candlelight Processional is a memorable special event that takes place around the holidays and walks guests through the story of Christmas with music and celebrity guest appearances. You also don’t want to miss the Epcot Festival of the Arts in January and February, which celebrates the arts! Let’s not forget about the America Gardens Theater. This outdoor concert area seems to always have special presentations with musicians, vocalists, and performers. Take a seat and enjoy.

There are so many reasons to love Epcot! What makes your Epcot love list?



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About Mike & Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire as many MagicBands as possible while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 13 years and are blessed with two children - our 8-year-old daughter and soon to be 2-year-old son. As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.