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Old 05-26-2008, 09:41 AM   #16
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Do not miss Epcot, even if you are only there 4-5 hours it's still worth the trip over.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:43 AM   #17
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LOVE Epcot - much more so than DHS or AK. I personally wouldn't miss it.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:44 AM   #18
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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.
AK is at least 1 1/2 days for us! I'd vote for going to Epcot the night you arrive and then part of your DHS day. It's a short boat ride away and DHS is the 1/2 day park for us! I'd start in Epcot then boat over to DHS & see Fantasmic.

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Old 05-26-2008, 09:46 AM   #19
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OMG! I can't imagine skipping EPCOT. It is my favorite park. Forget about the UG and go. You will have a lot of fun.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:48 AM   #20
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We arrive Thursday and we're spending our first day In Epcot. Even if we don't get ride alot, the World Showcase is so interesting-we love the countries.
I'm sure my daughter will have us stop in at Japan for pick a pearl.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:48 AM   #21
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LOVE Epcot - much more so than DHS or AK. I personally wouldn't miss it.

ITA! I couldn't imagine going to Disney and not going to Epcot, although I could easily do without AK or DHS-maybe because they are newer they just don't hold the same place in my heart that Epcot and MK do.

I would definitely try Epcot no matter what any of the guides tell you to avoid. Your there to have the experience and a good time, its not always about going commando and hitting every attraction. Have fun!
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:58 AM   #22
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Glad to read you have decided to go to Epcot. You will be SO GLAD you did!!!
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:09 AM   #23
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OP, I'm glad you have decided to give Epcot a try. My family just returned from WDW and we enjoyed Epcot so much more than we ever have before. (Not sure why it was better this time, but it was one of our favorite days!) The World Showcase is such a treat!

And as far as the Cool Club goes, it's a MUST! The Beverly drink is something you guys won't ever forget. Trust me!


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Old 05-26-2008, 10:11 AM   #24
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I would go to Epcot. We never miss it on our trips. It's our favorite park.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:12 AM   #25
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I say yes, go! Epcot is my utmost favorite park tied with MK.
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:56 AM   #26
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Old 05-26-2008, 12:31 PM   #27
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Never skip Epcot ~ It's awesome!
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:06 PM   #28
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Two reasons to go - Soarin' and Illuminations. Either one would make it worthwhile. And a gooey pastry from the bakeries in France or Norway.


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Old 05-26-2008, 03:10 PM   #29
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Of course I'm a little biased since it's my favorite park, but I say definitely go!
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:14 PM   #30
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Go eat at one of the countries, walk around a little, & then enjoy Illuminations. Then if you're up to it, do EMHs. Epcot handles crowds pretty well since it's so large.
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