It is that time of week again: Travel Tip Tuesday!!! Last week we reviewed some travel tips for visiting Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resorts and Theme Parks. This week we move across property to Epcot. This is one of my absolutely favorite of all Disney theme parks.
Here are some tips I have for your next visit to Epcot:
Divide and Conquer
Do not expect to fit all of Epcot in during a single visit to the park. Plan to spend a minimum of two days (I prefer three) at Epcot. On day one explore Future World and on day two venture through the World Showcase. However, if you have only one day to spend at Epcot, be very selective. Get a map before heading to the theme park and mark out what you have to see and map out your day ahead of time.
A majority of Epcot, especially the World Showcase is shaped like a circle. Because of this it is easy to walk through the park in a counter-clockwise pattern. It is human nature to follow the flow of traffic and traffic generally flows clockwise. Go against traffic and you will have less crowds when you start off at the opposite end.
This can theory can also be used at other Disney theme parks.
The best time during the week to visit Epcot is at the beginning. Many visitors will start their vacations off by visiting Magic Kingdom. Epcot is the slowest on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Epcot offers two huge festivals throughout the year - Epcot International Florida and Garden Festival from late March through early June and the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival from late September through mid November. If you are able to, plan your vacation during one of these events. They are worth taking the time to experience.
Get a spot to watch the fireworks about one hour before the show is about to begin. Many start claiming their spots around 7-7:30 p.m. So the earlier you can sit down and wait, the better.
Check back next week when we check out some tips for visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
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