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Old 07-05-2011, 07:52 PM   #1
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Playground in Epcot?

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Are there any playgrounds in Epcot? I can find info that there used to be one in Norway, something called the Let's Get Moving playground during the flower and garden show, and something called the Little Thinker's Playground, but I cannot tell if they are still there or not. Does anyone have any info? There is a fountain play area, yes? Anywhere else good to let little ones run around?

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Old 07-05-2011, 08:02 PM   #2
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Hello!
Are there any playgrounds in Epcot? I can find info that there used to be one in Norway, something called the Let's Get Moving playground during the flower and garden show, and something called the Little Thinker's Playground, but I cannot tell if they are still there or not. Does anyone have any info? There is a fountain play area, yes? Anywhere else good to let little ones run around?

Thanks!
No playground. What was there for the F&G festival is gone now. There are 2 fountain play areas. One near Mission Space and one if you walk straight from the huge water fountain to the World Showcase. There is a maze in UK. There is a small play area inside Mission Space, a small tube like thing like at Chuck E. Cheese but much smaller.

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Old 07-09-2011, 02:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info! That should help DD4 burn off some physical energy and excitement!
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:25 PM   #4
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We were there in April and there were two playgrounds in Epcot. One as you enter the World Showcase on the Canada side and one behind the large center water fountain.
They both looked permanent to me?
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:31 PM   #5
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I believe there is still a play area inside the gift shop at Mission Space
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:42 PM   #6
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We were there in April and there were two playgrounds in Epcot. One as you enter the World Showcase on the Canada side and one behind the large center water fountain.
They both looked permanent to me?
I was there Tuesday and the park looks so bare with the Flower and Garden stuff gone. The play sets were removed too. Though the Fairy meet and greet area is there and unchanged. The big roped climbing sets are gone.

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I believe there is still a play area inside the gift shop at Mission Space
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I was there Tuesday and the park looks so bare with the Flower and Garden stuff gone. The play sets were removed too. Though the Fairy meet and greet area is there and unchanged. The big roped climbing sets are gone.

Ahh, I was a bit confused because you mentioned they were there for Food and Wine, but since I saw them there for Flower and garden.......but you must have meant flower and garden?
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Ahh, I was a bit confused because you mentioned they were there for Food and Wine, but since I saw them there for Flower and garden.......but you must have meant flower and garden?
Oops, good catch. I'll go edit it.
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If you don't mind a little walking you could always go to the playgrounds at the Epcot resorts. Anyone has access to the ones at Boardwalk and the Swan and Dolphin resorts.

http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/rec...n/playgrounds/
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We were there in April and there were two playgrounds in Epcot. One as you enter the World Showcase on the Canada side and one behind the large center water fountain.
They both looked permanent to me?
Those were part of the Flower and Garden Festival.
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Old 07-09-2011, 06:09 PM   #11
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Last year, our pre-schooler enjoyed the play areas that were set up for F&G, but as others mentioned, those aren't available year-round. While these aren't really "playgrounds" in the traditional sense, our pre-schooler loves to run around and play in the firetruck area of Innovations West, the play area at the exit of Mission Space and the play area in the Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion. None of these are the least bit interesting to our older boys - they aren't like the Boneyard in AK or the Honey I Shrunk the Kids Playground in DHS - but they definitely entertain our youngest!
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Just wanted to add that the last few times we've been to Epcot, there has been CM leading kids through activities at the American pavilion- near the restroom area

Our youngest loves the hoops and ring toss games there almost as much as the mission space play area.
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There are also water jets/fountains that spray out from the ground along the walkway from Future world to the World Showcase. I always see lots of little ones having fun playing in them.
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