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7 Tips For Squeezing In The Most Attractions At Walt Disney World’s Epcot

By Caitlin Corsello

Each theme park in Walt Disney World is loved by the guests who visit, but one in particular tends to be the favorite of many guests. Epcot invites guests to celebrate technology, nature, and culture through two distinct sections of the park which come together to form a cohesive whole. Future World features thrilling and classic attractions that celebrate the harmony of technology and nature and World Showcase features eleven different countries that celebrate culture from around the world. Guests who spend time in Epcot can travel the world, dive into the seas, hang glide over beautiful locations, design their own cars, travel back in time, and tap into their imaginations. With so many wonderful experiences to enjoy, guests want to make each moment count in Epcot and see and do as much as possible in their time there. In order to enjoy as much as possible in the park, guests can follow a few simple tips and tricks designed to save them time. Here are the seven tips to follow to squeeze in the most attractions at Walt Disney World’s Epcot.

7. Rope Drop —

One of the best tips that guests can follow to make the most of a day in any of the four Walt Disney World theme parks is to arrive for rope drop. Arriving for rope drop entails getting to a park before it officially opens and waiting to be let inside. Guests who arrive for rope drop at Epcot can enjoy a welcome speech which tells them all about the awesome adventures and experiences waiting inside. Once the gates are officially open, guests who arrived for rope drop are guaranteed to be some of the first inside where they can enjoy few crowds and low wait times on attractions.

6. FastPass Soarin’ —

One of the most popular attractions in Epcot is Soarin’ found in the lower level of The Land Pavilion in World Showcase. The attraction takes guests on a hang gliding adventure that showcases beautiful sights from unique vantage points. Soarin’ is incredibly popular with guests and tends to easily have wait time that exceed two hours on busy days in Epcot. Guests who want to enjoy the experience without losing lots of time spent waiting in the standby line are smart to book a FastPass for Soarin’.

5. Single Rider Test Track Presented By Chevrolet —

The other super popular attraction in Epcot’s Future World is Test Track Presented by Chevrolet which lets guests learn all about the inner workings of vehicles and try their hands in the design process. Guests are invited to design their very own SIM car and then test it out on the track in Responsiveness, Capability, Power, and Efficiency. Since Test Track Presented by Chevrolet is a favorite of many guests, the lines tend to be very long. Guests who want to enjoy the experience without losing a lot of time should opt to wait on the Single Rider Line. This option allows guests to enjoy the same experience with a typically much shorter wait time as long as they don’t mind being split up at the loading platform.

4. Go Back For Spaceship Earth —

Many guests tend to stop and enjoy Spaceship Earth immediately after entering into Epcot thanks to the attraction’s location just inside the park’s entrance. Spaceship Earth brings guests on a journey from the beginning of time to modern day to celebrate the history and development of communication. Since the attraction is so classic and can’t be missed, guests should opt to walk right by Spaceship Earth when first entering into Epcot in the mornings since many guests do just that and create a bit of a bottleneck. By returning to Spaceship Earth a little later in the morning or early afternoon, less guests are entering into the park and the attraction’s wait time will be shorter.

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3. Visit The Underrated —

A great way to make sure that guests get the most out of each moment in Epcot is by visiting attractions which are considered underrated and typically don’t have long wait times. Guests who spend time in the park should be sure to enjoy The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Journey into Imagination with Figment, Living with the Land, and Ellen’s Energy Adventure to experience all that Epcot has to offer.

2. Enjoy The World Showcase Attractions —

Guests who visit Epcot should make sure to leave plenty of time to explore the massive World Showcase. Each pavilion is home to beautiful architecture, dining, shopping, culture, artwork, and landscaping that guests are sure to be amazed by. In addition to the beautiful buildings and experiences, several pavilions are home to attractions that guests can’t miss in Epcot. Guests should be sure to enjoy The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros in the Mexico Pavilion, Reflections of China in the China Pavilion, The American Adventure in the America Pavilion, Impressions de France in the France Pavilion, and O Canada! in the Canada Pavilion.

1. Line Up Early For Illuminations: Reflections of Earth —

Each day in Epcot comes to a close with a showing of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. The nighttime attraction takes place on World Showcase Lagoon and combines special effects, pyrotechnics, laser lights, fireworks, a massive glove, and beautiful music which is sure to amaze guests. Illuminations: Reflections of Earth is incredibly popular with guests and while there are plenty of viewing spots around World Showcase Lagoon, guests should be sure to pick a spot at least an hour before show time to guarantee an amazing view.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.