EPCOT Disney 100; new lights; stars; ball
  • On Mar 3, 2024
    Denise from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Over the years we have missed a lot at EPCOT. Guest 5 & 11 1st time. Never done Frozen, Ratatouille, meet in great by Figment. I know new Moana-(can't wait) We have done all the big rides-looking for hidden gems-we have missed over-annually

    Hi there, Denise, and welcome back to planDisney! EPCOT is full of hidden gems and magical opportunities to explore the world in so many unique and exciting ways and I'm so excited to share some of my favorite EPCOT attractions and tips with you for discovering them on your upcoming visit!

    My family recently discovered the Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along in the France Pavilion; come be our guest for a delightful retelling of the tale as old as time where everyone is also invited to sing along! Don't pass up a chance for a sweet treat at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie while you're exploring the streets of Paris; my favorite is the Napoleon!

    Since you'll be traveling with some younger mouseketeers, as you make your way around World Showcase, be sure to stop and visit the Kidcot Fun Stops to learn about each country and to receive an international memento to celebrate their unique culture. Another of my favorite off-the-cuff attractions in World Showcase is the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros, a colorful boat ride nestled inside the Mexico Pavillion, and I'd also recommend taking time to enjoy the performers in each country; the Voices of Liberty in the American Adventure Pavilion bring tears to my eyes every single time I listen to their voices blend the harmony and celebration of America.

    Another one of my favorite EPCOT attractions is the Disney & Pixar Short Films Festival, where guests are treated to a 4D experience featuring three different short films; it's located right next door to Journey Into Imagination, so you can meet Figment before or after!

    And speaking of meeting friends, EPCOT is one of the best parks to find characters from all of your favorite Disney movies! We love to dine at Garden Grill with Farmer Mickey, Pluto, and Chip 'n' Dale - this rotating restaurant explores the Living with the Land attraction while serving a delicious family-style meal with some of our favorite pals!

    Denise, you are going to have so much adventure at EPCOT; save some time to go under the sea at Seabase where you can interact with a variety of aquatic creatures, including my favorites, the manatees. These gentle giants stole my heart many years ago, and I always make time to visit with them while at the park! When you are exploring, ask a Cast Member about daily fish feedings and scuba dives; you never know what (or who!) you might see swimming around!

    As your day comes to a close, stick around for Luminous The Symphony of Us - it's the brand new nighttime spectacular at EPCOT that combines fireworks, music, and lights to celebrate the magic of us! Grab one last snack from your country of choice, secure a prime viewing spot, and enjoy that last spark of imagination in the sky!

    Wishing you a world of memories,
    Alison
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Meet the Panelist: Alison, Louisiana

I'm Alison - a wife, mom, and teacher from New Orleans, LA. My first childhood visit to the Walt Disney World Resort sparked a lifelong love of this magical place, and I still find magic in both the new and nostalgic on each visit! I understand the changing dynamics of planning a practically perfect vacation; no matter how large your group is or what your interests are, I look forward to helping you create magical memories and discover unique experiences to make them even more enchanting! Learn More About Alison

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