I was so excited to get a picture outside the famous ball of Epcot – even though I wasn’t entirely sure what this park was about! Since going, I now know that it is kind of an educational park along with a quick way to visit the world!
After our picture was taken, we made our way to Future World and went on some rides. My favourites were Spaceship Earth, Mission: SPACE, Test Track and Soarin’ Around the World. Spaceship Earth is the symbolic structure of Epcot, and it takes you on a time machine themed experience – I liked this ride. Mission: SPACE is a motion simulator which takes you into space, we opted for the orange mission which takes you to Mars and boy did this feel real. I actually had to sit down after we got off this ride because I felt so ill, but I soon recovered! Test Track was our favourite ride of the day; we got to design a virtual concept car and put it to the test on this high-speed ride! As you can tell by the photo above, I was not expecting the speed! Soarin’ Around the World is one of the best rides I’ve ever been on, I haven’t experienced anything quite like it. You hang glide above the wonders of the world, and it’s just so immersive – you have to try it!
At Epcot, we got to meet one of our favourite characters; Baymax. We love Big Hero 6, and I think it is a film that is very underrated! As soon as we saw that he was on the character list to meet, we hopped straight into the queue.
Next, we made our way to the World Showcase. World Showcase allows you to visit 11 countries in one day! Each country has its own pavilion, which includes authentic architecture, arts and entertainment. Our favourites were probably Mexico, Norway and Japan. In Mexico, we got to meet Donald Duck and go on the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros which I really enjoyed. I do think it needs updating using theming from the film Coco, but I liked it nonetheless. In Norway the theming was amazing, and we got to go on Frozen Ever After which was magical! Japan felt very authentic, and you had great views across the river here. We decided to go to Teppan Edo for lunch which was out of this world. This restaurant is where the chef makes the food in front of you on various tables; we decided to have sushi to start, and I had salmon noodles for my main course.
We spent a good few hours here, but it wasn’t my favourite park. I think the park needs updating quite a bit and have more rides in it, but I’m so glad I visited!
Have you ever been?