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I love talking and reading and breathing and everything Disney. I am married to an amazing man who also has a love for Disney. I love Walt Disney World and we try to visit as often as we can. I am thankful for a mom who raised me to have such a love for Disney and of course for Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse! My favorite characters are Minnie Mouse and Belle. I have an English Degree and I love to write so I am so excited that I am able to put my love of writing and Disney together. Thank you for reading my articles and sharing in my love for Disney!

10 Things That You Need to Know before Visiting Epcot’s World Showcase

Candlelight processional

1. Christmas Country Hopping is Awesome Visiting during the Christmas season means that you get to see gorgeous decorations in each country around World Showcase.  My all-time favorite Christmas activity in World Showcase is The Candlelight Processional held in the American pavilion amphitheater.  Purchasing the dinner package to snag great seats and a delicious meal is a holiday tradition in ...

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10 Things That You Need to Know before Visiting Epcot’s World Showcase

Canada - EPCOT's World Showcase

8. How long it will take to Tour World Showcase In my opinion, World Showcase takes a day to tour if you take it slow and see all the attractions and shops in each country.  I like to take the time to see musical and performing acts around the countries, sample food and watch the informational films.  There are certainly ...

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10 Things That You Need to Know before Visiting Epcot’s World Showcase

Voices of Liberty

7. Music and Entertainment Time Schedules in Each Country Grabbing an entertainment show guide will help you keep tabs on what acts you hope to see around the countries throughout the day to strategically plan less walking. Pro Tip: Take the time to view the films in countries that offer them, they are really interesting and provide a great break ...

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10 Things That You Need to Know before Visiting Epcot’s World Showcase

Belle and Child

6. Character Meet Times and Locations Did you know that there are a lot of character meets at Epcot?  In addition to character dining opportunities in Epcot you can meet princesses and film characters in the nations they originate from that are represented in World Showcase. Research character meet times and locations on the app or grab an entertainment guide ...

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10 Things That You Need to Know before Visiting Epcot’s World Showcase

Frozen-Line-Epcot

5. There is a lot of Ground to Cover Epcot has the most walking ground to cover of any Disney Orlando park.  This means several miles may be covered as you loop around World Showcase to enjoy the fun.  Come prepared with sunscreen and comfy shoes when exploring World Showcase.

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10 Things That You Need to Know before Visiting Epcot’s World Showcase

Cronut

4. You May Not Want to Make a Dining Reservation I know, I know – I always recommend guests make dining reservations.  However, if there is one park that you may want to save your quick service dining night for during your vacation – its Epcot’s World Showcase in my opinion.  With so many incredible international quick service options available ...

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10 Things That You Need to Know before Visiting Epcot’s World Showcase

3. Cast Members Work in Their Home Country If you want to learn about the countries represented around World Showcase you are in luck.  Did you know that cast members from each country work, in their homeland represented in World Showcase?  They love teaching guests about their home and answering questions.

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10 Things That You Need to Know before Visiting Epcot’s World Showcase

2. Festival Season Visits are Fun Undoubtedly my favorite time to enjoy World Showcase is during festival season.  The delicious food at popup stands during the Food and Wine Festival and The Flower and Garden Show are so tasty and fun.  Visiting during the Flower and Garden Show also means you will get to enjoy the beautiful themed topiaries in ...

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10 Things That You Need to Know before Visiting Epcot’s World Showcase

France Bakery

9. Food You Need to Sample Researching favorite foods served in countries around World Showcase is a good idea to ensure you do not miss any incredible food and drink. Disney food blogs, the Disney website dining portal and of course social media are all great places to get a handle on what you hope to snack on while in ...

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10 Things That You Need to Know before Visiting Epcot’s World Showcase

Grand Fiesta

10. What Attractions Are in Each Country World Showcase is a large place that takes a bit of time to explore.  Knowing what attractions are in each country will help you prioritize rides, films, tours and shopping appropriately as you explore the countries.  Pro tip:  you should snag a fast pass to Norway’s Frozen Ever After as soon as your ...

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