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Old 05-26-2008, 05:57 AM   #1
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Should we skip Epcot?

I just can´t decide what to do on our arrival day. We will arrive on Aug 12th around 2 pm at AsSp. This would be the only day we could try to go to Epcot, but it`s EMH evening and the UG says to avoid it. We will only have 3 more days, which will be full days at MK, DHS and AK, since we are more interested in seeing these.
Should we try to go to Epcot anyway or will it will be crazy busy and not worth it?
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:02 AM   #2
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I would go to Epcot that evening anyway - anything you get to do is a bonus since you weren't planning to hit that park anyway.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:04 AM   #3
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I would deffinatly go to epcot that first day!

Alot of epcot is just walking around the world showcase, and crowds won't make a big difference to that experience.

Soarin' we most likely be crazy busy (2 hour+ queue!) so if you can get a fast pass for that, I would.

Spaceship earth should be quiet, aswelll as figment and honey I shrunk the audience.

There should be plenty to do even with the crowds!

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Old 05-26-2008, 06:09 AM   #4
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Even if you only go to see Illuminations and have a WSC snack, it will be worth it.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:01 AM   #5
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Epcot is a very big park that can absorb lots of people. You'll find that the countries around World Showcase won't be terribly crowded. I'd guess that you are only going to get shut-out of Soaring and Test Track.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:02 AM   #6
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Gosh no!

No need to skip Epcot - even on EMH days the park is not crazy crowded like MK or AK. Don't worry about that. You'll have trouble getting on Soarin' if you don't get there early, and Test Track gets a bit crowded. Other than that, it's smoooooth sailing. And a great park that you wouldn't want to miss.

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Old 05-26-2008, 07:16 AM   #7
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Go to EPCOT!

I can't imagine missing EPCOT! MK and EPCOT are my two favorite parks. Take advantage of EMH. I doubt you'll regret it.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:18 AM   #8
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I say go for it. My advice, rest awhile in your room, maybe til 5 or so. Then head to the park. You will still have 5 hrs left which will allow you to get a good amount in. But dont try to over extend yourself. Just relax, see what you can see. Eat a relaxed meal at one of the WS restaurants. Or if you just want to eat at counter service, head over to Sunshine Seasons at the Land, good variety. And definitely see Illuminations. What a great way to start a WDW vacation!
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:18 AM   #9
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Definitely go.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:27 AM   #10
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Definitely go. Like a previous poster said, rest for a while then head out and enjoy what you can. You should be able to ride SSE, Test Track has a single rider line, go to Club Cool and try Beverly. Snack around the World. Do what you can and then enjoy Illuminations.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:53 AM   #11
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Definitely go. Like a previous poster said, rest for a while then head out and enjoy what you can. You should be able to ride SSE, Test Track has a single rider line, go to Club Cool and try Beverly. Snack around the World. Do what you can and then enjoy Illuminations.
Thanks everyone, I think you convinced me! Will plan to take a rest first and then hit Epcot, lots of reading to do now to see what we would like to do. I will definitely make my friend try Beverly
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:24 AM   #12
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Even if you only go to see Illuminations and have a WSC snack, it will be worth it.
Exactly what I was going to say
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:29 AM   #13
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Yes to Epcot

you should defitnely go to Epcot the first day.
My dd: and I had tons of fun at Epcot. We went on Test Track
which was so fun plus the countrys was a big hit for us
of course my dd loved Paris
We also ate at Tutta A Talia in Italy so amazing and the food was amazing too If i where you I would totally go
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:37 AM   #14
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I agree with everyone on heading to EC for a few hours on your 1st day.

Also, for our family AK is not a full day. If you have park hopping privileges you might consider hopping over to EC on your AK day.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:39 AM   #15
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I've never believed in the whole "avoid any park with EMH that day" ideology. Go to EPCOT.
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