disney questions

Tuesday, December 30, 2003 11:35 PM
Ok, I am going to disney in feb for almost a week.

I need some help with a few things, first off "is there a shuttle service going from the disney resorts to universal"? And if so...how much is it?

2, does anyone know what the world showcase at epcot is? I looked on disneys site but it does not explane what it is....only that it is from 11am to 9 pm even though the park is only open till 7pm.

Any help would be very helpfull...thank you

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 12:34 AM
The world showcase is half of EPCOT. It's a group of exhibits (pavillions that contain rides, shows, resturaunts, shops) from countries from around the world. Let's see if I can name them off the top of my head. We'll go counter-clockwise: Canada, United Kingdom, France, Morocco, Japan, Germany, Italy, China, Mexico.

There's no regular shuttle from Disney to Universal (why would you ship your customers off to a competetor?), but you can take a taxi.

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 12:45 AM
The idea is to wander around Future World (that's the "front half" of EPCOT) from 9:00 to 11:00 am, then head back to the World Showcase around noon and find a resturant for lunch. Just about every country has two - one counter service and one full service. Then, if you're really tough and can handle 12 hours in the park, stay for dinner. And, of course, Illuminations.

Then again, if you're there multiple days, you can split that up.

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 11:34 AM
Yeah, but only a sissy would split it up. ;)
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 11:40 AM
You neglected to mention the American Adventure pavilion in Epcot :p
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 3:52 PM
He also missed Norway.
Wednesday, December 31, 2003 6:25 PM
Just a little more info. Although Future World closes at 7, I believe Test Track and I assumme now Mission Space remain open. Someone correct me if I am wrong.

Out of all the countries I think most will agree not to miss Norways ride. Some of the other countries, like China are nice to see once, but thats all you need.

Wednesday, December 31, 2003 10:04 PM
Do not miss Illuminations! It is absolutly the greatest show I have seen in a long time. It is really impressive!

Disney-MGM's Fantasma! was also pretty good too.

Thursday, January 1, 2004 10:29 PM
Illuminations happens every night?

Also, does mgm have the fantasia(sp) show every night?

Sorry for all the questions, but the disney web site did not answer any of these questions.

Also, does the magic kingdom have the parade every day/night?

Thanks for all the help on my first trip to disney.

Thursday, January 1, 2004 10:42 PM
I think they all happen every night. I would hope so!

I would go back to Epcot/MGM just for those night time shows.

Friday, January 2, 2004 7:07 PM
That would be great if they are every night. Now, the only worry I have is that on disneys web site it states that some attractions are open seasonaly like the Carousel of Progress. What is seasonaly mean? It dosent say on the web site about what the dates it is open and closed.

This is my first and probaly only trip to disney for a long time, and I want to try and see/do everything. I cant understand why they charge you the same amount to enter the park and not have all the attractions open.

Friday, January 2, 2004 7:24 PM
Fantasmic! shows every night at 7:00 in Feburary at Disney/MGM.

Illumminations shows at 9:00 every night at Epcot. *** Edited 1/3/2004 12:25:51 AM UTC by Chaindog***

Friday, January 2, 2004 7:26 PM

crazy horse said:

I cant understand why they charge you the same amount to enter the park and not have all the attractions open.

Because it's not financially feasible to keep these attractions open during "down season".

It's only attractions that don't exactly get a strong following during busy times - don't expect things like Splash Mountain or Tower of Terror to be closed "seasonally."

You'll find plenty to do, and even with some attractions down, will still have a hard time seeing everything.

Friday, January 2, 2004 7:32 PM
The SpectroMagic parade at the Magic Kingdom will probably take place only on Saturdays during February, while the Wishes fireworks show is every night.
Friday, January 2, 2004 11:47 PM

rolacostaking said:He also missed Norway.

Darn, you're right. I wondered why there was such a gap between Mexico and China in my mental map.

And American Adventure was left out on purpose. It's twice the size as the rest of the pavillions... I think the Americans are compensating for something. ;)

- John, who is American

Saturday, January 3, 2004 12:33 AM
Last time we wemt down we picked up some ice travel books at the local bookstore before we left that helped us plan and would answer all of your questions
Tuesday, January 6, 2004 1:24 PM
I love Epcot. So ok, maybe for reasons other than what Disney wanted....

A group of us play a game called "Drink Around the World." Seems easy, but when you do the sight-seeing thing in all the countries and drink in each country, the hours add up! *** Edited 1/6/2004 6:25:23 PM UTC by Ruedy2***

Tuesday, January 6, 2004 3:01 PM
seasonally pretty much means an attraction is only open Christmas, Spring Break, and Summer (and maybe President's Day week, which is one of their busiest).

As for why they charge the same, the answer is simple... you (theoretically) get to do more with the time you have since you're standing in line less.

Tuesday, January 6, 2004 3:44 PM
I'll put in a plug for a meal at the Marrakesh in EPCOT. Drinkable wine. Belly dancing. All good.
Tuesday, January 6, 2004 10:48 PM
Thanks for all the info.

If anyone else is interested in disney info, I found a great site while surfing the web the other night. Not only does this site have pics of all the attractions and hotels, but it also has full menu,s from all the restraunts in the park and hotels.

It also has a lot of inside tips for all of the theme parks like what parks open early and so on.

Here it is....enjoy.



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