Epcot for Adults

Have you ever heard that Disney is for kids or that people are going to Disney for their kids?   We at Dole Whipped could not agree less with this.   Disney vacations are for everyone!  For this article I am going to tell you why Epcot is for adults, what you can enjoy while visiting this amazing park.

Let’s start with the best of the best: Drinking Around the World!  Those over the age of 21 can enjoy beer, wine, liquor and mixed drinks from eleven countries.  Check out our information on this subject: Blog and the Podcast.

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If you drinks aren’t your thing maybe Snacking Around the World is an option!  This is a fantastic option with a group of friends so you all get a little taste of everything!  Check out our articles here for ideas.

Another great option for adults are the movies that play in the pavilions of the World Showcase.  France, Canada, and China all have Circle Vision 360 films featuring landmarks and places of interest in these countries.  The films are fairly short and very well done and perfect for adults to enjoy.

Future World also has many great attractions and I won’t list them all, but those that adults may find most fun are Spaceship Earth, Soarin’, Living with the Land, Test Track, and Mission Space.

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Dining in Epcot is a dream! There are so many choices for the adventurous eaters, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Mexican, Norwegian, seafood, and steakhouse.  There are of course some character dining options but if you are looking to avoid this there are plenty of choices in Epcot.  Just be sure to make your advanced dining reservations.

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Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party is a great activity for adults!  You get drinks and desserts and a lovely view of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth.  You can read all about it!

Seasonally there is the Flower and Garden Festival.  There are the concerts, gardening seminars, playgrounds for kids, amazing gardens and topiaries, butterfly house, and food booths called Outdoor Kitchens.

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Like Flower & Garden there is the Food & Wine Festival.  Included with this are the Eat to the Beat Concerts, cooking and mixology classes and seminars, as well as food and drink booths from around the world.

Epcot really is a park for everyone!  Check out my articles on Epcot for Kids, Epcot for Preschoolers.

Podcast Episode 76: Spring At Disney

Disney in the spring time is magical and we thought we’d share our tips on how to tour the parks during the spring season.  With the current promotion active, it seems like a lot of families will be visiting then so you don’t want to miss these fun ideas!

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2014 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival

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I recently had a chance to check out for the first time the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. The festival is from March 5- May 18, 2014. With the recent addition of food booths last year there has been a renewed interest in the festival. I was particularly excited to see the character topiaries as they seemed to be done even more impressively than in past years. Plus I am a huge fan of Dole Whips and I had try the one with rum on top. In addition to the outdoor kitchens, topiaries, butterfly house, concerts and gorgeous flowers there are also play areas.

This year there were three themed playscapes; Monster’s University, Mater Parts Plants & Play, and Backyard Play Garden. My party had four children under the age of seven so we checked out all of the play places. The most popular and largest of the play areas was the Monsters University one. It was also on the path from Future World into World Showcase via way of Canada and was partially covered. The first play area we visited was the Mater’s Parts, Plants & Play, located near Test Track and it is also where we got our Garden Passports. These passports you could get stamped at the various outdoor kitchens (food booths) and the play areas.   We also visited the Backyard Play Garden which is located in World Showcase between Morocco and France.
We also skipped a full lunch so that we could try some snacks from the outdoor kitchens. First we stopped that the Florida Fresh booth to try the watermelon passion fruit slush, it was a clear winner with my four year old. Next I tried the pulled pig slider with coleslaw from the Smokehouse, again it was delicious, if a bit messy.

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As we continued on exploring the World Showcase and playing Agent P’s World Showcase adventure and checking out topiaries, we really enjoyed taking our time and soaking it all in. Our final stop for the outdoor kitchens was the Pineapple Promenade, for a regular dole whip for my daughter and a dole whip with rum for me and my sister to share. If you haven’t been to the Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot it comes highly recommended by me. I found this day to be relaxing and fun and full of trying new things. If you are going before May 18th, check it out or consider a trip next year around spring break!

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