Hello! My Orlando adventure goes on! I know I blogged about Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter “Hogsmeade” a few days ago, and was about to cross to “Diagon Alley.” But before I crossover, let me do a pit stop. Well, not really, it’s more like another “exhausting pit stop.”
Welcome to Disney’s Epcot folks! This place was never a part of my plan. But I got talked into it and I became curious. First, I was curious about the name. Second, for the life of me, I wasn’t really sure what’s in Epcot. Well, long story short, EPCOT is an acronym that stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. All conceived in the mind of my late great-uncle (in another life) Walt Disney, himself. Experimental Prototype Community what???? sounds like Mars to me…lol
If you have 97 dollah to spare, then you can definitely drop-by at Epcot. It’s actually a theme park full of buildings/areas that represents the different countries/cultures of the world. It’s not “all countries” but some. They also have other areas/pavilions but the “World Showcase” seems to be the highlight of this particular theme. I was really thrilled to see what each area/land has, but boy oh girl! I was kinda disappointed. Given that Epcot is the third most visited theme park in the entire Orlando,
Bloom it seems to fall short on showing the “culture” part of each countries. Yeah the buildings are nice, they do look like something from Japan, Morocco, China, Germany, etc., but that’s about it. Most of these pavilions seemed like stores found in most airports. You know, you walk around and you see all these stores selling you stuff. Yes, some from their respective stores and they also have restaurants, but that’s really just about it. Nothing more, very few shows or rides. I probably won’t go back, because I realize, if you’ve never been outside the country and wants to at least see different cultures, you come here. But there’s nothing like the real world, so why not actually pay a visit to one of these countries and experience their culture and food for real.
Anyways, here are some pics that you might find interesting. P.S. of all the world showcase, I kinda like Morocco, Mexico, and Japan…..
Isn’t Epcot an exciting place to behold?
Stay tuned for the rest of my Orlando adventure