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Epcot Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Epcot are listed below. As well as previews and reviews of new rides, look out for "Top 10" lists and tips for saving time and money on your next visit.

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Image: Flickr, oliverfoto
Monday, June 10, 2019 05:58

When you return to Disney again and again, you begin to understand that the people who operate the Vacation Kingdom on a day-to-day basis aren’t a mysteriously friendly alien race, but rather, passionate people who are motivated by a desire to make your vacation that much more special.

Once you realize that, it’s easy to start wondering what jobs in that kingdom you’d most enjoy doing — whether it’s operating a magnificent attraction or working in a special restaurant.
Spaceship Earth
Sunday, June 02, 2019 06:01

What are some of the most common misconceptions people seem to have about Epcot?

Monday, May 27, 2019 07:05

Almost every successful Disney ride has at least one moment where sets, sounds, lighting, and music crescendo to create an epic, emotional reveal that leaves audiences breathless

Friday, May 24, 2019 06:20

Let's go Behind the Ride to learn why Mission: SPACE proved too realistic for some and what Imagineers did to solve the problem.

Image - Dakota Gardner
Thursday, May 23, 2019 05:46

Yes, shopping can be fun, but when you’re packed-in shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of other people, fighting over the same handful of items, things can get a little crazy. Some stores are so hectic, going into them can be downright terrifying.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 05:28

Check out these eight massive features that we're glad to have seen removed in our lifetime.

Fortress Explorations fortress beneath volcano with ship and guests
Saturday, May 18, 2019 05:24

It’s easy to assume that the best attractions in Disney parks history have all been rides.

Image, Flickr - Greg Goebel
Saturday, May 18, 2019 04:52

Recently, Disney added the Disney Skyliner — a ski gondola-style conveyance between Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Swan and Dolphin, Epcot, the Caribbean Beach Resort, and the Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts. But why stop there?

Boy from Pete's Dragon on Expedition Everest
Monday, May 13, 2019 04:57

Bringing a teen to Walt Disney World can seem an intimidating prospect.

Monday, May 13, 2019 04:52

But just as good voice acting can define an attraction for decades, a bad voiceover can tear you right out of the immersive worlds Disney and Universal work so hard to build.

Image - ThemeParkTourist
Saturday, May 11, 2019 03:45

Whether you road trip down to the Sunshine State or you arrive by airplane through one of the busiest airports in the country, you likely have a few signs that, upon seeing them, make you feel like your Disney vacation is finally underway.

Image - Flickr, chad_sparkes
Sunday, May 05, 2019 03:04
Sometimes, there are attractions that fans grow attached to, and which rise above their lot in Disney life to become something much greater. These cult hits often aren’t headliners like Space Mountain or Spaceship Earth, but rather, tell smaller-scale stories via C-ticket mechanisms. These are the rides that probably don’t sell many tickets to Walt Disney World, but do keep guests happy once they’re there.

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