Ten Overlooked Experiences at Epcot

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Epcot – the park where two worlds collide, the world of today and the world of the future! There is so much to see and do at this amazing park, in both Future World and World Showcase. I could spend days just walking around World Showcase – looking at all of the little details, and enjoying ethnic delights. There are some attractions that everyone flocks too, but there are also so many experiences that are often missed by many. Here are ten overlooked experiences at Epcot that you should consider adding to your next trip!

  • Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure – Join Agent P, Carl, and Major Monagram for a trip around World Showcase to try to stop Dr. Doofenshmirtz’s evil plans! This is a lot of fun, even if you don’t have kids with you! On two occasions my husband and I have done it! Just like A Pirates Adventure in Magic Kingdom, there are surprises around every corner.
  • Gran Fiesta Tour – This one is often overlooked because of its location. It can be found in the back of the Mexico Pavilion, inside the pyramid, next to San Angel Inn Restaurante. Since it is overlooked you can almost always just walk right onto the boat for a tour of Mexico with Jose Carioca and Panchito while they search for Donald Duck.
  • Living with the Land – As I like to call it, “The Land” if often overlooked because of what is around it. Located in The Land Pavilion this slow moving boat ride is right next door to Soarin’. There are some occasions where there is an actual wait time, but in most cases, you can just walk right on. So board your boat and learn about different climates and agriculture as you float through the amazing Disney green houses.
  • Entertainment – There are so many options when it comes to authentic and ethnic entertainment around World Showcase. Many guests will see or hear an act for a few seconds as they pass by to continue their trip around the world. Stop for a few minutes an take it all in, acts include – Jeweled Dragon Acrobats, Mariachi Cobre, Matsuriza, Sbandieratori Di Sansepolcro, Sergio, TradNation and the Voices of Liberty.
  • Crepes – This one isn’t even on the map! Located in the France Pavilion, right to the cart where you can get grown up slushies, and across from Chefs de France you can get delicious crepes. Get them plain or get them with chocolate – either way they are amazing.
  • L’artisan des Glaces – Have you ventured all of the way to the back of the France Pavilion? If you haven’t then you’re missing out on some amazing sweet treats. Many guest know about Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie, but there is also an amazing ice cream shops that offers cups, cones, and pressed brioche ice cream sandwiches. Stop by to try one, or two, of the delicious 16 flavors available.
  • Image Works – The “What If” Labs – This is where you end up after riding Journey into Imagination with Figment. Here you can explore, create, and learn. Make music, create your own Figment, take custom photos, and shop for Figment merchandise. I love spending time in here – and riding Journey into Imagination.
  • Innoventions – This is another opportunity to learn. Learn on vacation *gasp*. I know, but Epcot and Animal Kingdom are full of educational opportunities, Disney just knows how to make Disney fun. Learn how to protect yourself and your home during a storm and create storm safety kits with StormStruck. Create and ride your own virtual thrill ride with The Sum of All Thrills. And learn all about color and how it effects our daily lives from Colortopia.
  • O Canada – Located in the very back of the Canada Pavilion this Circle-Vision film will show you just why you should visit Canada. The beauty and wonder of our neighbors to the north will be all around you. You’ll also see faces of celebrities from Canada.
  • Reflections of China – There’s more to China than just the Great Wall. Step inside and be surrounded by the people and culture of China during this Circle-Vision film.

Have you tried any of these experiences? Which one are you looking forward to adding to your next trip? Let us know in the comments!

My name is Miriya Whitaker, I am a travel agent with World of Magic Travel, and writer for Chip and Co and Disney Addicts, and I love adding something new on each and every trip to Disney World! I would be happy to help you plan your next magical vacation. Contact me at miriyawhitaker@worldofmagictravel.com to start planning and follow me on Facebook for more Disney and travel information.


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