May 3, 2010

The Excellence of Epcot

Just to commemorate the opening of the majestic EPCOT Center, a special entrance ticket was created. Even though its debut was long ago and the park is now very different than at conception, the attractions still inspire and entertain, and the lush gardens delight. Future World may be less of the future than in the past, but it remains spectacular. Besides as a whole, the park is stunning! And there are few better sights than World Showcase lit up by the glow cast from Illuminations.

For a special treat, follow our advice: View the show from the Mexico or Canada areas. Wait until the show is over, then walk around World Showcase through the pavillions and bask in the nighttime ambience of the hidden spots here. Standout locations include the streets of Paris, the peaceful Japanese gardens, and the waterside of the Italy pavillion. Even better on nights with a full moon.

The Disney Imagineers outdid themselves here. Perhaps no other park built by Disney was as ambitious or executed with such hope. The Magic Kingdom may be filled with the classics and Animal Kingdom with the most potential, but Epcot is still our favorite Florida park!

(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

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