Epcot is one of our favorite places! Whether we’re trying the food at the International Food and Wine Festival, admiring the flowers at the Flower and Garden Festival or watching the artists at the International Festival of the Arts there is always something to do! So much so, that even though we’ve been to Epcot oh so many times, we still have not seen it all. Things we absolutely love ( so far) are below and we can’t emphasize the fun that comes from taking a mini-break over at the Boardwalk accessible at the International Gateway between France and the U.K. Be sure to check it out!
Best Day to Visit Epcot?
Weekdays are usually safe. Since this is one of the food and drink meccas in Orlando, Florida, you can bet that weekends and evenings get pretty packed, and if you’re there during a festival of any kind avoid the weekends completely.
If Driving: Just park! While Epcot’s parking lot is no where as big as Magic Kingdom’s it’s still quite a hike to the main gates, so be ready to hike it, or grab a tram from your car.
From the Monorail: Epcot is available on the monorail that attaches to the TTC (which attaches to the rail serving the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, and Contemporary Resorts and also the Magic Kingdom). But make sure you’re on the Epcot monorail and not the Magic Kingdom one.
From the Boat: Epcot can be reached by a small ferry if you’re staying at the Swan and Dolphin or any of the Boardwalk resorts. You can also grab the boat back to the Boardwalk area and the International Gateway if you take the ferry from Hollywood Studios.
By Bus: Every resort bus goes to Epcot, but you can also catch a bus from Disney Springs to any resort and then transfer to an Epcot bus, if you’re not staying on site.
Epcot Park Areas
(FP) means you’ll need to fast pass this ride or attraction because lines could be long. You can read up on how Fast Passes work here. (TS)= Table Service, Reservations Recommended,(QS)= Quick Service, Walk Up Counter, No Reservations Needed (S)= Snack
▢ The Seas with Nemo and Friends
▢ Soarin’ (FP)
▢ Spaceship Earth
▢ Living with the Land
▢ Starbucks/ Fountainview ( relocating during construction)
▢ Taste Track
▢ Sunshine Seasons (QS)
▢ Garden Grill (TS)
▢Bubble Gum Wall at the exits of Spaceship Earth. Check out our Instagram Wall post to see them all.
▢ MouseGear Shop
▢ Agent P’s World Showcase
▢ KidCot Fun Stops
▢ Gran Fiesta Tour starring the Three Caballeros
▢ La Hacienda de Angel ( TS)
▢ La Cantina de San Angel | Mexico Pavilion ( S) | Churros
▢ Choza de Margarita | Guacamole and Chips
▢ Frozen Ever After (FP)
▢ Meet Anna and Elsa at the Royal Sommerhus
▢ Akershus ( TS)
▢ Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe ( S)
▢Mulan and Mushu Character Meet N Greet
▢Dragon Legend Acrobats
▢Yong Feng Shangdian Shop
▢Lotus Blossom Cafe (QS)
▢Nine Dragons ( TS)
▢ die Weihnachts Ecke Christmas Shoppe
▢ Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Meet and Greet
▢ Biergarten (TS)
▢ Karamelle-Kushe ( S) | we love everything here
▢ Gelati ( S)
▢ Via Nappoli Pizzeria ( TS)
▢ Pizza Window (QS)
▢ Fife and Drum ( S) | American Dream
▢ Matsuriza Japanese Drummers
▢ Mitsukoshi Department Store
▢ Aladdin and Jasmine Character Meet and Greet
▢ Matboukha Groove Live Music
▢Tangierine Cafe ( S) | Moorish Coffee
▢Serveur Amusant Acrobats
▢Belle and Aurora Character Meet and Greets
▢ La Maison du Vin Shopping
▢ Les Chefs de France ( TS) | Dinner
▢ Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie ( QS) | Breakfast
▢ L’Artisan des Glaces ( S) | Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwiches
▢ Mary Poppins, Alice, and Winnie the Pooh Meet and Greets
▢ The Tea Caddy Tea Shop
▢ Rose and Crown Pub
▢ Northwest Mercantile Canada Shop
▢ Waterfall and Garden Walk
▢ O’Canada with Martin Short
Epcot Studios Shows, Festivals and Parades
▢ Epcot Forever | World Showcase Lagoon
▢ Water Fountain Lights and Music | Future World
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