Epcot – A Great Place For A Family Vacation

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Epcot at the World Disney World resort in Florida is the ideal place for you next family vacation. The name, Epcot, stands for “Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow” and was to be Walt Disney’s vision of a huge futuristic self sustaining city. Unfortunately, he died before he could complete his plans for Epcot – the city. But, great ideas at Disney never die. Walt’s vision still gave us a very interesting theme park that is really adult oriented.

Future World is the portion of EPCOT that has rides and attractions that showcases future progress and technology.

Spaceship Earth

This is a ride that takes you from the beginning of time through to today. It takes about 15 minutes and is very educational. You step off the ride into Project Tomorrow which has a lot of interactive new technology for you to try out.

Ellen’s Energy Adventure

This is the Universe of energy ride and it has recently been updated to include a section with Ellen Degeneres and Bill Nye, the Science Guy. Beware of the dinosaurs; they may be hungry.

Mission Space

This is a simulator ride that gives you the experience of liftoff, G forces, and reentry from space. If you ever wanted to be an astronaut, this is your chance.

Test Track

This is a roller coaster type of thrill ride that lets you see what it feels like to ride an automobile test track.


Let your ideas run wild – color, sounds, smells. Enjoy the Journey into Imagination with Figment attraction – a fun ride that lets your mind have fun.

The Land Pavilion

This attraction is an important one. It features a boat ride entitled The Land where you journey through different types of growing areas and times on this planet. It also wanders through the Walt Disney World greenhouse and fisheries so that you can see the innovative ways that Disney uses to produce seafood and vegetables for use in its resorts.

Many other attractions are available throughout Epcot including the different countries located around the World Showcase.


This country is represented by an Aztec temple which houses a ride through the country’s past and present. There is a Mexican restaurant as well as a Mexican cantina.


The next country has a boat ride through the Norwegian seaside and exits at a movie about the country of Norway. You can eat at the Norwegian smorgasbord.


There is a 15 minute 360 circle vision movie about China inside the huge Chinese temple. Chinese gifts are available.


A beer Hall is the attraction where you can enjoy German food and fun. Shops showcase German figurines and gifts.


The architecture is quaint and the shops are fun and filled with Italian goods


The American Experience is a history lesson onstage.


Their pavilion is a large Japanese building which houses shops and a wonderful Japanese restaurant.


Eat at the Moroccan restaurant and buy some interesting souvenirs from that country.


Buy French souvenirs while waiting to see a movie about France in 360 Circle Vision. Walk by the Seine and have your picture taken in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower

England and Canada round out the countries in this around the world adventure that takes you on a fast trip around the world while at Walt Disney World Epcot Center Theme Park.

A Great Vacation For Families And Adults

Epcot has something to offer everyone – from the thrills of space to cuisine from around the world. Be sure to plan a day or two at Epcot the next time you visit the Walt Disney World resort in Florida.

Herb likes to write about Disney World. Please check out his website that contains information on Epcot as well as Walt Disney World.

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Disney Rides at Magic Kingdom

The Disney rides that the kids enjoyed the most were Big Thunder Mountain Railroad which is a runaway train roller coaster and The Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Big Thunder Mountain is located in Frontierland along with another of our top Disney rides which was Splash Mountain a water flume adventure ride. One of my favourites has always been It’s a Small World which is an indoor boat ride through scenes from many countries of the World, with the catchy “It’s a small world”song played as you go along. When I come off that ride I find myself humming the tune from the ride for at least the next hour! It’s a Small world really is one the whole family can enjoy this ride is in Fantasyland along with another couple of our favourite rides Cinderella’s Golden Carousel which is a beautiful carousel ride and the Dumbo the flying Elephant, which is a very popular Disney ride for children both of these rides the whole family went on together.

Of course different height restrictions apply for different Disney Rides so check these out preferably before you go, we found it easier when planning our Disney vacation to find out which Disney rides the kids could definitely not go on then we could avoid them and because they knew beforehand if they were too small it didn’t cause a problem but to be totally honest I think there was only one ride that my son wanted to go on that he was too small for anyway. Also think about getting fast passes for some of the popular Disney Rides such as Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

Another one of our favourites in Magic Kingdom was Buzz Lightyears Space Ranger Spin it’s an interactive space adventure based on Toy Story 2, an outer space themed ride which was loads and loads of fun. This ride is in Tomorrowland which is also where the Tomorrowland Speedway is this is a ride where you drive your own race car the kids really enjoyed this one. So these are just a few of my families favourite Disney rides, but I’m sure you’ll find your own favourites when you go there and start creating your own special Walt Disney World memories.


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