• On Dec 28, 2019
    Mary from GA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Is there a picnic area or spot near future world East in Epcot? I know this park has some ongoing construction — I’ll be there 1/4/20. Thx!!

    Hi Mary,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. You are SO close to your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth! Is there a better way to start a new year?
    You are correct that there is ongoing construction at Epcot. A "Historical Transformation of Epcot" was announced last summer and work is underway. I highly encourage you to make time for Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience while you are visiting Epcot. The new attractions and experiences coming to Epcot are thrilling! As an added bonus there are some incredible Disney PhotoPass opportunities to capture fun photos of your group. 
    There aren't "official" picnic areas at Epcot but there are several places to take a break and enjoy your meal or snack. There are several benches located in Future World and many of the planters have a wide enough ledge to sit comfortably for a bit. My favorite place will take you to where Future World and World Showcase meet. Comfortable benches near the Port of Entry shop are perfect. People-watching is prime and brand new restrooms are nearby. My family and I like to bring our refillable water bottles to the parks with us so I was excited to see a bottle-filler water fountain at the new restrooms. 
    Since Epcot offers so many delectable treats, try to save a little room for after your meal.  I love visiting Sunshine Seasons to see what new, seasonal sweets they have to offer. 
    Mary, thank you for visiting us with another great question. I hope you'll let us know if we can assist you with any other planning questions.
    Wishing you a magical vacation,
    Amy H. 
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, North Carolina

Hey, Howdy, Hey! I'm Amy H. and I have been a fan of Walt Disney World since my first visit during the Magic Kingdom Park's opening year. I'm married to my favorite person in the world and since our son and daughter are in college, we have been enjoying more spur of the moment trips to the Most Magical Place on Earth. No matter the ages or size of your traveling party, I'd love to help plan you plan a magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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