By far, Epcot is the most underrated of all the Walt Disney World parks, and this is why we spent the first day there. We figured that by starting at the most adult-centric of the parks, then the girls wouldn’t have a chance to be disappointed in it as they wouldn’t know any different. The first park is going to be fun and exciting regardless of which park it is. And you know what? After being there, I don’t know why so many people skip it. Epcot is awesome! I only wish we’d had our WDW system in place so we could have been more efficient and seen more of it. But we know better for next time. LOL
My favourite attraction at Epcot was definitely Captain EO. Sure, it’s a little corny and totally 80’s – but that’s just part of it’s charm. I absolutely loved every minute of it, even being snotted on. 😉 It should be on your “must do” Disney list!
The girls both loved the Test Track – though I found the wait long (even with the fast pass) and there were no cast members to be found to help guide you through the design process. We didn’t know if we each should be designing a vehicle, or if just one of us needed to do so… and we weren’t the only family who had no clue. So we let Lily-Ann design a car, hoping that we just needed one for our group. Turns out we each should have done one, but it was just fine. LOL The speed test was fun, but I could have done without the rest of the ride. It was jarring and mostly unpleasant. The speed though? Seriously awesome!
This is also where we bought all of our ears. And shockingly enough, I got complements on mine from cast members throughout our trip. Turns out not all the ears are available at all the parks. Oh! Neither is all the merchandise. We saw a Mulan playset at Epcot, but didn’t want to carry it around with us all day. From what we’d heard of Downtown Disney, anything we could find in the parks we’d be able to find there – THAT’S NOT TRUE. We should have bought the Mulan set, as we never found it again in any of the parks or at Downtown Disney.
Epcot was a long day. We learned a lot about how NOT to tour a Disney park that day. LOL But I wouldn’t have traded it for anything. It was pretty amazing!
I tried to be a good blogger while in Disney World… I honestly did. But clearly I failed. LOL We were all so exhausted by the time we’d be back at the resort at the end of the day that we’d just crash. And even today (we arrived home at about 9:30 last night) any time I sat down or reclined I’d start falling asleep.
Most people, when they hear the word “vacation”, think of a relaxing time away. Lounging on a beach or by a pool, letting life float by, soaking it all in… This was definitely not that kind of vacation. This was a set the alarm for 6:00 so you can be at the park de jour for 8:00 or 9:00, go go go all day long, get back to the room between 10:00 and 12:00 at night, get ready for bed so you can go to sleep and do it again the next day kinda vacation. And as sore and exhausted as we all are, it was SOOOO worth it!
I promise that over the next while I’ll make sure to share lots of details, as well as a few “love it” or “lump it” tips on attractions too. And half way through we devised our own way of hitting the parks in a way that helped keep things easier, more organized, and thus easier on our bodies and brains. I’ll share our system as well. Now though? Now I’m ready for bed! I have a feeling we’re in for a week of early bedtimes around here as our bodies begin to recoup after our Disney holiday. 😀