With all the changes coming to Walt Disney World in the next few years, there are some attractions that I hope do not change.
Here are my top 5 attractions that I hope never close at Epcot.
Ellen’s Energy Adventure: Many would call this attraction outdated, but I thoroughly enjoy the wit and humor of this show. Going back in time with Ellen Degeneres and Bill Nye the Science Guy – who could refuse an opportunity like that? I agree that this attraction could use a bit of updating, but I hope that Disney will not change it too much in the years to come.
Soarin’: This attraction definitely has a loyal fan base! Soarin’ at Epcot is one of my favorite rides at Disney World. I love the feeling of soaring over California and smelling the orange groves, pine trees, and ocean air. Although it’s rumored that Soarin’ may be getting a new video, I welcome the change as long as the attraction keeps going.
Spaceship Earth: “If you can read this, thank the Phoenicians!” Spaceship Earth is so iconic – it’s housed in Epcot’s Park Icon after all! I love the cool, dark atmosphere and learning about the past, and the future. I always get a good laugh at the end of the ride as my ride-mate and I see our faces come to life on the screen and act out a possible future as we journey through the last leg of our trip. I really hope they don’t change a thing with this classic attraction.
Living with the Land: Another attraction where you can learn something; Living with the Land shows guests a bit of behind the scenes magic. Providing guests with a close up view of the food being grown that helps to supply the different restaurants of the Parks, it’s a great opportunity to think a little more about where all of our food comes from. Again, I feel that this could use a bit of updating, but overall, I hope the attraction stays basically the same.
Test Track: I was nervous with the last refurbishment of Test Track, but of course, Disney did an amazing job to update this attraction and add a hands-on aspect for guests. I like building my own test car and competing with my ride-mates to see who can build the better vehicle. This attraction will have to continuously be updating as technology and automotive trends progress, but I think that Disney is more than up to the task of making sure this attraction becomes a classic.
Did I cover your favorites as well? What 5 Epcot favorites would you like to see stick around? Let us know if the comments!
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Monica is an Alumna of the Disney College Program. When she is not walking down the middle of Main Street USA you can find her wandering the World Showcase, or enjoying a Dole Whip while racing to her favorite attractions. When she is forced to endure life outside of Walt Disney World, you can find her in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she lives and works. You can visit her Disney lifestyle blog here.