Going to D World Need Help Planning!

Sunday, April 14, 2002 5:59 AM
i am going to disney world later this week and was wondering what there is to do at epcot. i know there is the test track thing but are there any other rides there? someone told me there was a rollercoaster there but im pretty sure there isnt. any ideas of what to do while there?
Sunday, April 14, 2002 7:22 AM

Nope. No coasters. Slow ride generally but there is the Malestrom (Norwegian boat ride) that's kinda fun. EPCOT is mostly about the future, so if you're into computer games and technology, hang out in "Future World". Also, there is a section called the "World Showcase" that is basically different countries of the world surrounding a lagoon. Each country has restaraunts, shows, stores; everything that has to do with their culture. If you're into thrillrides (and just thrillrides), you'll be somewhat disappointed.

I'd still say visit www.disneyworld.com for your information though.

Sunday, April 14, 2002 1:00 PM

EPCOT is a very different park from all others. It is a lot of fun if you're not expecting it to be ride park. It great to just relax and take your time in the World Showcases various countries and Future worlds cool theming; and the shows are interesting (kinda like watching the Discovery Channel). The park isn't rush aroundish like others tend to be.

There are some very fun rides to enjoy, but other than Test Track, they aren't thrilling. Make sure to ride the Malestom. It is a short but unusuial flume ride. My favorite attraction is Spaceship Earth. Some may think it is boreing but if you slump down into your seat and listen to the narrator, you may learn something.

I would suddgest at least 1 full day at MK, at least 1 full day at EPCOT (and don't miss the show at closeing), at least 1/2 day at MGM and at least 1/2 day at AK.

Okay, I'll shut up now.

"If you can't do it, don't even knock it" COINMONSTER

Sunday, April 14, 2002 2:42 PM

Test Track is it -- and, like everything in Epcot, it is set up well though you'll be bummed if you approach Test Track as a thrill ride.

EPCOT is more of a sensory park. It's not about the rides, but more about the little things. You'll probably get a kick out of "Honey I Shrunk The Audience" as an immersive 3D flick. The Spaceship Earth attraction -- that huge golf ball -- is a very elaborate, slow-moving dark ride. TIP: Skip this until the end of the day. There are no lines at night as most guests hit this first.

But, I said the little things, and that's stuff like a talking water fountain (just before the huge fountains in the center of the entrance walkway, to your left) and a talking trashcan, from a Beatlemania concert in the U.K. to the master of a Chinese acrobatic show to the funny skits in Italy and U.K. -- and, freebie alert, by the huge fountains, to your right, there's a place called "Ice Station Cool" -- walk in and sample a half-dozen free beverages, all-you-can-drink, from all over the world. TIP: Beware of the evil bitter Beverly.

In short, there aren't that many actual rides in the park. Just turn off the internal cry for thrills and enjoy the immersion. In the countries you'll find some of the best theme park food you will find anywhere.

Sunday, April 14, 2002 5:08 PM

I wouldn't visit EPCOT unless you had one of those park hoppers that allows you to visit multiple parks in one day. I was there recently, and the way I see it, unless Test Track has a 4 hour line, and you decide to wait (don't) you can't spend more than 3 hours there...

But if you get a few hours, and have a park hopper, go there for Test Track, walk around a bit, and leave, unless you like slow, learning type rides. Actually, aside from Magic Kingdom, no park there has more than about 2 or 3 great rides anyway.


Sunday, April 14, 2002 10:26 PM
Disney World's new roller coaster is Rock'n Roller Coaster at MGM studios. In my opinion the the best indoor coaster in the country. Disney is not often known for roller coasters, but they are the best at small, confined spaces. And this ride literally rocks. But the best ride at MGM is Tower of Terror, which is about as unique a ride as you'll find anywhere. The one they are building at California Adventure is not going to be as good as the one at MGM unfortunately. Go at night when there are short lines and ride these two as many times as you can. Probably more fun then Epcot.
Monday, April 15, 2002 1:36 PM
EPCOT- every payday comes on thursday.
Tuesday, April 16, 2002 2:40 PM
thanks for all the suggestions. anyone know if they're still is that illuminations show when the park closes? is it any good? i cant remember, its been a long time since ive been to epcot and disney world.

*** This post was edited by SFGAm_Fanatic on 4/16/2002. ***

Tuesday, April 16, 2002 3:09 PM
I thought EPCOT was Every Person Comes out Tired or Every Paycheck Comes Out Tiny.

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