It’s no secret my family loves Walt Disney World, and I often forget that all the things I know about the parks are not common knowledge for everyone. I thought it may be helpful for some to take a step back and give some basic park tips to help you plan your next Disney vacation. Here are some of my favorite EPCOT tips!
Top 7 EPCOT Tips
1.) Enter through the International Gateway: There is a “secret” less crowded entrance to EPCOT called the International Gateway. it’s near the Beach Club villas, and where the Skyliner lets people off. Not staying on the Skyliner? My best tip is to schedule a breakfast reservation at a restaurant along the Boardwalk so you can park or bus there, eat, and then walk through the International gateway entrance. Then, when it’s time to leave you can walk back to your car at whatever resort you had breakfast at, or take the boat to Hollywood Studios and a bus back to your resort. So many transportation options!
2.) Make a dinner reservation during the fireworks in the World Showcase: There are a handful of restaurants that have prime window/patio views of the lagoon, so if you make a dinner reservation for a bit before fireworks start, you may be able to eat and enjoy them at the same time without jockeying for a position at the railings around the water. Then finish your meal while the crowds clear out for an easy exit of the park.
3.) Ask for the front middle row on Soarin: This one totally depends on the cast member and the crowd levels, but we like to ask to sit in the front middle on Soarin, it gives the best view! Sometimes we can go right on, and sometimes they say we would have to wait until the next show, which we are more than happy to do, so we stand off to the side while they load the rest of the rows. Be super nice when you ask, they don’t “have” to let you do it!
4.) Watch a free concert at the American Gardens Theatre: There is always some kind of musical act going on at EPCOT! Be sure to check out the times guide on the My Disney Experience app to see what’s going on that day. Sitting in the shade and listening to music is a great way to cool off and relax for a few minutes on a hot day!
5.) Get free Coke at Club cool: Club Cool has free, yes FREE Coke samples from around the world. It’s a fun activity, good way to cool off and drink some fluids, and trick your family members into trying the Beverly. 🙂 You can also purchase Coke products and things like Coke floats in the store here.
6.) Chill out at the Mission Space playground: I can’t ride Mission Space because I get motion sickness, but you can still enter the building and let your kids play on the indoor playground! Emma Kate loves a good playground, and I love that it’s indoors. Win/win for all!
7.) Always start your “drink around the world” in Mexico: This one is more of an “IYKYK” joke, but there are many strong opinions on which country to start in when you are drinking around the world. The general consensus is that the “normal” people start in Mexico, and that “weird” people start in Canada and go the opposite direction. It really doesn’t matter, but we are Mexico people ourselves! Either way, getting beverages in the different countries is a fun way to check out each pavillion. Enjoy!
I hope you enjoyed me best EPCOT tips, as always feel free to email me with questions! firstname.lastname@example.org. I also posted a reel with my EPCOT tips, and you can check it out HERE.