EPCOT Guest Mistakes

When you’re thinking about EPCOT, it’s important to respect the size of this park! It’s huge! Just to walk around the World Showcase lagoon is 1.3 miles!

Please note – there’s no right or wrong way to have fun at Disney. You do you:)


Test Track Single Rider Line (Image: Dustin Fuhs / StepstoMagic)

With Test Track being the only attraction in EPCOT with a Single Rider line, it’s important to not waste your time in a standby line when you have options. If you do choose to use the Single Rider line, you skip the interactive elements (unless you already have a car saved on your MagicBand from a previous visit).

Related Article – How to use Single Rider Lines

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The thing to remember is that EPCOT is huge, so your reservations should reflect how much walking you want to do. World Showcase opens later in the morning, which should help you decide which attractions you’d like to do and when.

It’s also important to remember that EPCOT has a distinct morning strategy, which involves walking past Spaceship Earth and doing all the attractions in The Land.


The Italy pavilion is perfect for the nighttime spectacular, as there are limited obstructions in the way of seeing the fireworks and the fire barge. It’s also in the back of the park, so most of the guests are in more populated areas towards the front of World Showcase.


Flower & Garden and Food & Wine Festivals are some of the most popular events at Walt Disney World. Keep an eye out for these, as the crowds at EPCOT are growing to a level of being uncomfortable if you don’t know what you’re walking into. In addition to those big events, there are smaller festivals throughout the year, including the Festival of the Arts (January / February).

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Canadian Pavilion at EPCOT (Image: Dustin Fuhs)

The Disney International Program is such a great opportunity for folks from countries outside of the USA (like myself) where you can work at Walt Disney World and represent your country in a number of positions, including Food and Beverage, Attractions or Merchandise.

Don’t waste an opportunity to reach out and talk to those who left their families and friends for a year adventure…because your conversations are what they like most about the job!

Oh, and definitely make jokes to the Canadians about how we all live in igloos and can’t go a day without going to Tim Hortons! The responses will just crack you up;)

Are there any other mistakes that you think should be on the list? Share them with me via social media @StepstoMagic!

Dustin Fuhshttp://www.stepstomagic.com
I’m Dustin Fuhs, a theme park fanatic that has created this platform to showcase my passion, tools and opinions to create a fun and interactive experience for everyone who visits. My goal is to help you and your family have the most magical experience at Walt Disney World. In reading my articles and ideas, I hope that you can find some fantastic ways to bring your dreams into reality!

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