As much as I love walking into the Magic Kingdom and seeing Cinderella’s Castle as I walk down Main Street USA, I have to say that Epcot is hands down my favorite Disney Park at Walt Disney World Resort.
I could spend 3-4 days of a trip exploring and hanging out at Epcot. Between all the attractions, including my favorite Soarin’ Around the World, the dolphins (yes, Epcot has dolphins in the Living Seas with Nemo and friends), and the World Showcase, there is so much to see and do at Epcot for all ages, including small children. Epcot is also where the Disney Princesses live!
Are you ready to take a virtual tour of Epcot? Let’s go!
Let’s start by taking the monorail from the Ticket and Transportation Center.
Now that we are here and in the park let’s go! First up, Space Ship Earth, of course!
From here we are going to head over to Test Track and Mission Space.
Pick a side are Orange or Green?
Ok, time to make our way to the other side of the park to find Nemo and friends. If you get lucky, once you exit the ride, you’ll see the dolphins. If they are out, they are in the tank that is right in front of you on the right as you get off The Seas with Nemo and Friends.
Don’t forget to stop and have a conversation with Crush at Turtle Talk.
After you visit with all of Nemo’s friends, it’s time to head over to the Land Pavilion. First, stop Living with the Land. Some find this boat ride boring, but I love it. I love seeing the greenhouses the most.
Next up, my FAVORITE ride in all of Disney World! I would argue that Soarin’ Over California was better, and I so miss it. But I do love Soarin’ Over the World so so much. We probably ride Soarin’ at least 5-10 times a trip. Yep, the love is that strong.
While you’re in the land, stop at Sunshine Seasons for a creme’ brulee – YUM!
Next we’re going to see everyone’s favorite purple dragon. That’s right FIGMENT! I think he’s secretly my favorite Disney Character.
Take some time to play in Imageworks – The What If Labs after you get off Journey into the Imagination with Figment.
Before we head into the World Showcase let’s take a break and watch the Disney Pixar Short Film Festival.
Epcot World Showcase
Our first stop in the World Showcase is Canada, which just got a new circle vision film called Canada Far and Wide.
Let’s watch it!
Next stop, the UK. There is no attraction in the UK, but there is still a lot to do here. Explore the Toy Shoppe, play in the red phone booths, and visit Pooh Bear, Alice, and Mary Poppins. Oh, and grab some chocolate from the tea shop; UK chocolate is my FAVORITE of all chocolates.
Our next stop is in France. I love this part of the World Showcase, mainly because of the food. My two must-haves in France are a Grey Goose Citron Lemonade Slush and a macaroon ice cream sandwich.
France is also where you can meet Aurora, aka Sleeping Beauty, and Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Take a break to see Impression De France and the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along.
And coming soon a new Ratatouille ride based on the one in Disneyland Paris.
The next stop on our list is Morocco. You’ll find yummy food and your favorite Genie along with Aladdin and Jasmine here. Beyond that, there really isn’t much to see, so let’s move on to Japan.
Japan is one of my favorite places to rest in Epcot. There is this little zen like garden tucked back behind Katsura Grill that is the perfect place to take a break.
Katsura Grill is also one of my favorite Quick Service Restaurants at Walt Disney World. I love the California Rolls here and have to get them EVERY trip. The kids love getting shaved ice in Japan also.
And I haven’t caught her yet, but I hear watching Miyuki create candy art is a MUST see.
Next up in our trip around the World Showcase the United States
You can catch a show at the American Gardens Theater during events and festivals or see the American Music Machine on Wednesday through Sunday afternoons.
Also, be sure to check out Voices of Liberty and The American Adventure while you’re here.
The next country on our list is Italy. There isn’t much here except for good food. Stop look around, eat, and let’s move on to Germany.
Between Italy and Germany is this adorable train garden! Stop and watch the trains go round and round.
The Biergarten in Germany is a great spot for dinner with the whole family. Our favorite thing is to stop at Karamell-Küche for a caramel and chocolate-covered slice of pineapple.
You’ll also find Snow White in Germany, so say hi!
Now we’re off visit Mulan in China!
While in China, be sure to see the Jeweled Dragon Acrobats perform and check out Reflections of China.
Okay, moving on to our next country, Norway, which just so happens to be Elsa and Anna’s home. You can even meet them here at the Royal Sommerhus.
Disney Princess fans will want to grab a bite to eat here for breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall with their favorite princesses.
And everyone in the family will love riding Frozen Ever After!
Ok, on to our last country in the World Showcase – Mexico! Be on the lookout for Donald Duck between Norway and Mexico!
Before heading inside, stop and watch Mariachi Cobre retell the story of Coco.
After exploring the market, you need to ride Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros, aka the Mexican Boat Ride.
Yay! We’ve taken a trip around the world, eaten some delicious food, saw great shows, and rode amazing rides. We have one more thing to do before we leave Epcot for the day. What is that?
Epcot Forever, of course, which is the night show currently playing at Epcot.
Did you have a good time exploring Epcot today? I did! What was your favorite part? Ready to explore the Magic Kingdom?
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