Are you planning a magical vacation to Disney World and looking to make the most of your time but also find time to sleep?
We’ve got a tip for you that might just enhance your experience: sleep in on your EPCOT day! EPCOT, known for its unique blend of culture, technology, and innovation, offers a distinct experience within the Disney World resort. Here’s why taking it easy in the morning and staying late in EPCOT can be a rewarding strategy for your vacation.
The World Showcase: EPCOT’s Crown Jewel
One of the most compelling reasons to delay your EPCOT visit until later in the morning is the World Showcase, which is often considered the heart and soul of this park. Whether your goal is to drink around the park, eat around a festival, or to just mosey through and then catch a fireworks show or concert, the World Showcase in EPCOT is where it’s at!
The key point to note here is that the World Showcase doesn’t fully come to life until around 11:00 AM. Many of the shops, restaurants, and entertainment options within these pavilions open a bit later in the day. By sleeping in and arriving a bit later, you can ensure that you don’t miss out on the World Showcase’s full vibrancy and charm. Plus, you can enjoy the extra Zzzs after a long night at another park.
Stroll Through the Different Countries
EPCOT has a reputation for being a more relaxed and leisurely park compared to some of the others at Disney World. While other parks may have visitors rushing from one attraction to another, EPCOT’s atmosphere encourages a more laid-back approach. The park is known for its stunning landscaping, serene lakes, and wide promenades where you can stroll and take in the scenery and international details.
Additionally, EPCOT doesn’t typically experience the same level of crowding and demand for attractions as some of the other Disney World parks. This means that you can often enjoy the park’s attractions with shorter lines and more availability, even if you arrive a bit later in the day.
Genie+ is a great tool to have at your disposal on your Disney vacation to stay out of the lines, but great news… You really don’t need it in EPCOT! New ride Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is really the only ride that can have difficult wait times to deal with. But if rides aren’t your main priority, go ahead and skip Genie+ and rope dropping all together!
Enjoy EPCOT to the Fullest
So, how can you make the most of your EPCOT day while sleeping in? Here are some tips:
- World Showcase Breakfast: Have you ever dreamed of enjoying a fresh croissant under the Eiffel Tower? Here’s your chance here in EPCOT!
- Ride Attractions Later: EPCOT’s attractions are typically less crowded in the afternoon and evening. You can use Disney’s Genie+ system or the traditional standby lines to enjoy popular rides with shorter wait times.
- Evening Entertainment: EPCOT offers spectacular nighttime entertainment, and there’s a new fireworks show in the works! Staying late allows you to experience these magical performances.
- Relax and Explore: Don’t forget to take your time exploring the pavilions, trying different international foods, and immersing yourself in the diverse cultures of the World Showcase. Be sure to check out the grassy roofs in Norway, find your family crest in the UK, or try Garlic Oyster Lay’s potato chips in China. This is the essence of EPCOT’s charm.
In conclusion, sleeping in and staying late at EPCOT can be a fantastic strategy for Disney World enthusiasts. You’ll get to experience the World Showcase in all its glory, enjoy a more relaxed park atmosphere, and make the most of your EPCOT day. So, set your alarm a little later and savor every moment of this unique and enchanting Disney experience.EPCOT Overview Pages:
- World Celebration
- World Discovery
- World Nature
- World Showcase
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This MDT Post By: Erin Schreiver
Erin is a MilSpouse who loves going to Walt Disney World with her family, pin trading, and collecting Minnie ears and coffee mugs! Check out her bio.
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