EPCOT is my home park, and feel incredibly lucky to be able to share my passion about such an amazing spot on property.
All of the Fastpass+ reservations are done for the day and you’ve got some time to explore…OR you just want to do a non-FastPass+ day (which is actually incredibly fun!)
These are the Top 10 Things to do at EPCOT without a FastPass+ Reservation
Behind the Seeds Tour
“Explore the future of agriculture and get up-close and personal with the critters of The Land Pavilion on this walking tour.” – from DisneyWorld.com
Do you like Living With the Land? Then this is the next step in the sequence of fandom!
$$ Additional Cost
Manatees @ The Seas
Take some extra time in SeaBase at the Seas with Nemo & Friends to discover some of the most gentle animals in the waters of Florida!
Japan Gallery (Kawaii)
Delve into the origin and evolution of kawaii—Japan’s “cute” culture—at this museum located at the Japan Pavilion. – from DisneyWorld.com
One of the top #HiddenGems in the World Showcase is the Japan Gallery, and as soon as you step foot in the exhibit…you’ll thank us:) History meets charm with this edu-tainment offering!
No Additional Cost
Meeting the Princesses
Okay, so although meeting characters isn’t for everyone (yup, I’m looking at you Patty;)) EPCOT’s World Showcase is packed full with character interactions. All you have to do is a little research on the Entertainment Schedule when you arrive at the park (or at the Resort)…and you should have a solid plan.
What does this look like? Here’s an example from a trip that we planned in 2015
|Morocco||Aladdin & Jasmine||1145a||1245p||145p||245p||435p||535p|
|UK||Winnie the Pooh||1-345p||440-815p|
|Legacy Plaza West||Pluto||9a-1240p||130-400p|
American Rotunda (Voices of Liberty)
Gather ‘round this outstanding a cappella group as they bring patriotic music to life beneath an acoustically perfect dome. – from DisneyWorld.com
This 15-minute acapella shows provide a transformation from current times into the past with a brilliant live-rendition of the time of the pavilion. These talented vocal artists share much more than patriotism and it’s completely worth the investment of time.
No Additional Cost
I’m not going to spoil anything, except to say that if you like free soda…then stop into Club Cool in Future World! Oh…and try some Beverly;) Thank me later!
No Additional Cost
It’s so much easier to just share the video…and remember…it’s so much cooler in person!
Fountain of Nations
The Disney Parks Blog did a great explanation of the Fountain of Nations!
Have you ever noticed this lovely dancing fountain at Epcot located just behind Spaceship Earth? It’s the Fountain of Nations and in addition to being a lovely point of interest for guests, it has been an important part of park history since Epcot opened in 1982.
A special “International Ceremony of the Waters” took place right here on the park’s opening day, in which cultural representatives traveled to Epcot from around the world. Each one brought with them a container of water from their nation and poured it into the fountain. Contributions from a total of 29 nations were featured in the ceremony.
Today, the fountain’s 200 pneumatic shooters create dancing water shows that delight guests both day and night.
Drinking Around the World
This is an underground activity, but the entire “goal” is to get a drink at each pavilion around the World Showcase. Yes, it gets a lil’ expensive. Yes, there are t-shirts. 😉
Deserts Around the World
Don’t feel the need to get drunk around the World Showcase? I agree with you! What’s my favourite activity? Eating around the World – of course!
Eat a snack at each pavilion and not only will it be a lil’ cheaper than drinks, but you’ll get SO full that you’ll be so thankful that you’re doing the EPCOT death-march around the world anyway;)
Did we miss anything on the list that you think everyone should experience? Let us know in the comments below!
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