Walt Disney World - Epcot, Orlando
Epcot is fabulous for older children and adults. I wasn't terribly looking forward to going because I thought I wouldn't be interested in educational and scientific things but how wrong could I be. Some of the attractions sound really boring such as The Universe of Energy but it was great.
The World Showcase is just lovely. The Restaurant in 'Mexico' El Rio del Tiempo has amazing effects. It's as though you are dining outdoors at night at the foot of a volcano. In the American Adventure there is always a top act on. One time when we where there Michael Flatley Lord of the Dance show was on.
One thing that was great was the Rainforest Cafe. I know they have them in several locations but I had never been to one. It was lots of fun, especially for little kids. It is located in Downtown Disney. Very cool. I LOVE Epcot. It is my favorite part of Disney World.
Best rides - Test Track, Honey I shrunk the audience,Spaceship Earth, Ellen's Energy Adventure.
Epcot is divided into two principal sections; Future World and World Showcase. Each in its own right could consume you for a day. If you have not travelled much, you will find world showcase gives you a taste of many countries. If you have travelled around the world, you will find this of less interest than Future World and the many other things to do in WDW.
Visit all four theme parks.
Animal Kingdom................ ALSO
***Cirque du Soleil - La Nouba ***(Don't miss La Nouba!!!!!)......
Kennedy Space Center
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Epcot Center - Half day dickets are only available at the major hotels if you are part of a convention. For $39 USD you will have access to the park from 2pm on. This is about $20 off the normal full day price. There are some other good deals available if you are going to go to multiple parks or if you plan to visit a park for multiple days. Be sure to pick up your tickets at the hotel before you go so you can save some money.
Clearly, Disney World and the Epcot Center will be the focus of your trip to Orlando. Both are huge; don't even consider trying to 'do' both in one or even two days. You can't. Figure on a minimum of three and preferably four days to do them both justice.
Whenever you go, you will have to deal with crowds. This is one of the many reasons why it's best to visit in the winter. Even so, Disney is a past-master at handling large numbers of people. Long ago they recognized that crowd control can be engineered just like everything else. The result is quite remarkable because you find yourself moving through the lines (queues) with a minimum of fuss and bother. And since Disney has the good manners to post signs at the beginning of the line to tell you how long it will take to get to the end of it and into the building or onto the ride, you know in advance what you're facing. This is MUCH preferable to getting into a line whose end you cannot see and having to guesstimate the time it's going to take. These signs, by the way, are updated every fifteen minutes or so, so they are even pretty accurate.
Besides visiting Disney World and Epcot you should visit the Disney Village, Universal Studios and Wet and Wild. Also there are a lot of outlets and shopping malls. The best way around is to rent a car.
When in Orlando its a no brainer that you have to visit both Disney World and Epcot center. When I visited Orlando on a business trip I only had six hours to spare and made it to both attractions. It was a speed race but worth it. Other places to visit would be FAO Schwartz and House of Blues.
For those of you who have been to Disneyland and think Disney World is a waste of time you are wrong. They are are so different. Epcot Center is full of various restaurants and entertainment from around the world. They also have different shows you can see. I absolutely recommend the 'Honey I Shrunk The Audience' show. It is in 3D and so funny.
A fireworks show takes place in the World Showcase Lagoon every night at the park's closing time (usually 9:00 PM).
This picture isn't the best but it was a very romantic end to my Epcot day!
Disney World...has different attractions like:
Island of Adventures
Universal Studios Florida
You need more than a day for each attactions...
IllumiNations in Epcot World Showcase each night is the most spectacular fireworks display I've ever seen.
I have to admit, I don't usually go into this ride, which is about the human body, althought the simulator ride through the blood stream can be quite fun.
I think this is my favourite EPCOT ride. You take the place of a crash test dummy, and are put through all of the tests a new car goes through, including a high speed ride. It is brilliant.
In Innoventions, you step into the future. There are futuristic computer games, and displays.
If you want to Email home, this is the place to do it.
Touch the future and travel the world with an amazing array of attractions and live performances.