My top 5 things to see at Epcot

1 Apr

I spent a long hot day at Epcot, trawled around in the Orlando heat for hours – but let me tell you, it was well worth it! The theme park itself sprawls across 300 acres and is twice the size of Magic Kingdom!!

Here are my top 5 things to do at Epcot:

1. Illuminations: Reflections of the Earth

This fireworks display is truly spectacular! IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth is a nightly show filled with pyrotechnics, lasers, fire and fountains on World Showcase Lagoon. Accompanied by dazzling lighting effects projected onto the surrounding pavilions, this award-winning show depicts the history of earth and its people.

2. Soarin’

Soarin’ is a serene, multisensory attraction that simulates a hang-gliding flight over California. Experience the feeling of free flight from 40 feet in the air while surrounded by scenic panoramas including the Golden Gate Bridge, Malibu and LA.

3. Test Track

This is a great fun ride which also happens to be one of Disney’s fastest attractions. At 60 miles per hour, Test Track is a high-octane thrill ride in which riders are automotive test subjects braving unpredictable terrain-including an environmental chamber and 50-degree curves!

4. Mission: SPACE

This attraction lets you experience being an astronaut on a realistic space flight to Mars. You will travel over 8,000 miles in just over 5 minutes – dodging meteors as you attend to your aeronautical duties.

5. Turtle Talk with Crush

I absolutely loved Turtle Talk with Crush. It is a unique, live 15-minute show at which kids of all ages are invited to talk and ask questions of the totally tubular turtle from Disney Pixar’s Finding Nemo.

I can’t write a blog about Epcot and not mention some of the amazing pavillions around the park. Epcot literally takes you around the world and you get to experience little tasters. Here are my top three:

Germany Pavillion

This is actually like an old-world village from a storybook with a Bavarian clock tower, a statue of St. George slaying a dragon, the authentic Biergarten Restaurant and quaint shops selling steins and trinkets.

You can also experience Oktoberfest all year long at the Germany Pavilion inside the Biergarten restaurant! The traditionally costumed Oktoberfest Musikanten yodels and plays hearty oompah-pah-style music on folk instruments.

Japan Pavillion

Travel to an ancient, faraway land that is both serene and spirited. A red Torii gate greets you at the waterfront before you explore a pagoda, watch chefs prepare meals, shop and take in the tranquil scenery.

You can also witness Japanese drumming and storytelling as Matsuriza performs the ancient art of Japanese Taiko drumming. Energetic choreography and dramatic percussion combine to create an exciting, unforgettable spectacle.

Mexican Pavillion

You can explore an Aztec pyramid featuring the Animales Fantastico folk art collection, a lively marketplace, the lagoon-side historic restaurant San Angel Inn and a relaxing boat ride on the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros.

The world-famous Mariachi Cobre also performs delightful music of Mexico with spirited traditional singing and instrumental styles.

I hope you enjoyed reading my top 5 things to do at Epcot! Next up I will be blogging my top things to do in Hollywood Studios.

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