On Visiting Epcot
There are many reasons why one would choose to spend an entire day in Disney’s Epcot Theme Park. You may want to get up close and personal to the giant golf ball, for example. I wanted to challenge my family to a game called “Drinking Around the World”. People think that visiting Epcot is about learning, using your imagination and experiencing cool rides, but it’s really about how many countries you can drink in a single day. The park is made up of two areas: The Future World and The World Showcase.
The Future World focuses on shows and rides on the subject of technological innovations, while The Wold Showcase is made up of 11 pavilions. Each pavilion represents the best aspects of an individual country.
Here’s what you need to know…
Growing up in Miami, I spent a fair bit of time in Disney World. As a kid, I loved it. As an adult, I love it even more. I went to college in Orlando for six months and had a yearly pass to the theme parks. It was not weird to find me at Hollywood Studios on a Saturday morning watching the Indiana Jones show, once again.
There are so many people who tell me they are waiting to have kids to go to Disney World for the first time. I then have to lecture them about how silly and wrong that is, and I encourage them ton book a trip asap. Walt Disney World is as much of a wonderland for adults as it is for kids.
Here are some tips for when you finally decide to grow up and visit the happiest place on earth.
1. Leave the kids at home. There are so many reasons to visit the parks without kids. The number one reason is, of course, alcohol. Alcohol is available at all the main parks at Disney world, day and night. The number two reason would be freedom, but that’s self explanatory.
2. Level your expectations. Disney World isn’t Six Flags. Within all the Orlando theme parks there are only a handful of rides you can label “thrillers”. The rides here are not the tallest, scariest, fastest rides in the world. If that’s what you’re after, you’re in the wrong place. Disney rides follow a story, they are about fun, inspiration and imagination. Do make sure to go on the Rock N Roller, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Space Mountain and Splash Mountain though.