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8 Experiences You Might Not Have Tried at Epcot

1) Eating/drinking around the world

One of the most interesting and unique experiences to undertake at Epcot, is to eat or drink around the world. While you might think you’ve at least done some part of this experience, as you’ve probably had a meal or two in Epcot, it really is a lot of fun to devote a day to this activity. Whichever experience you choose to go with, it is extremely helpful to be able to spend the entire day doing it. If you’re drinking around the world, you won’t want to rush, and you should also be eating and drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Eating around the world too quickly will result in you becoming full after the second or third country, making this endeavor an all day affair as well.

2) Take the FriendShip boats

The FriendShip boats are the boats that go across World Showcase Lagoon, and also between the International Gateway, Hollywood Studios, and the Epcot area resorts. Many guests actually never end up taking the boats (since they’re not entirely necessary) however they can be a nice way to relax and rest your feet. They might be more time consuming than walking, depending on when you’d arrive at the dock and where the boat is, but if you’re looking for a way to spend some time sitting in the shade and resting, the FriendShip boats can be a nice way to do so.

3) Holidays around the world

Another way you experience the different countries of World Showcase is to visit Epcot during the holiday season. A trip to Epcot during the holidays means that you’ll be able to see performances that will portray the different traditions from all of the countries represented in World Showcase. Holidays around the world is fun way to learn about different cultures all while spending the day in Epcot.

4) Character meet and greets

With the exception of certain characters (like Baymax, or Joy and Sadness) Epcot is now always thought of as the best park for character meet and greets. While they might be less advertised, the meet and greets around World Showcase offer guests experiences to meet some of their favorite characters including Aladdin and Jasmine, Belle, Aurora, and Snow White.

5) Movies in World Showcase

In general, guests tend to skip show attraction more than they would ride attractions. In World Showcase, and everywhere else at Walt Disney World to be honest, I would suggest seeing the movies. I can understand why standing in the theater to watch O Canada! might not be the most exciting idea after you’ve been on your feet all day, but the movies are truly excellent, and they are well worth experiencing at least once.

6) Living with the Land

Unless your family is particularly interested in this attraction, you’ve probably heard from your parents how boring it is. In terms of attractions, Living with the Land might not be the most exciting, but it is interesting and informative, and worth the ride if you’re going to be right next door at Soarin’ anyway. You may even enjoy Living with the Land so much that you’ll sign up for the Behind the Seeds tour!

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7) Behind the scenes tours

When many guests think of behind the scenes tours at Walt Disney World, they immediately think of the Keys to the Kingdom tour which allows guests some access into the tunnels below the Magic Kingdom. Each of the parks offers behind the scenes tours however, and Epcot’s are not to be missed. For a different behind the scenes experience, look into the UnDISCOVERed Future World tour, or the backstage experiences located at the Seas with Nemo and Friends. And don’t forget about the Behind the Seeds tour over at Living with the Land!

8) Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure

Fans of Phineas and Ferb will be delighted to know that they can help Agent P out with a secret mission all while visiting Epcot’s World Showcase. This interactive game that takes place throughout all of the countries allows guests to complete missions, to help Agent P complete his tasks. In addition to the Kidcot Fun Stops, Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure can also be a great way to keep kids focused while touring one of the more adult-centric sections of the park.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a graduate of St. Anselm College, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in History. She completed two Disney College Programs, one at Dinoland U.S.A., in Animal Kingdom, and one at Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show at Hollywood Studios. She is the author of “Brittany Earns Her Ears,” a memoir about her experiences on the college program, and she currently resides in Massachusetts.