Day 30 – EPCOT

EPCOT is an acronym of Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, a Utopian city of the future planned by Walt Disney. After Walt died, the Disney corporation decided to change the concept into a theme park which celebrates human achievement. It is sometimes though of as a permanent world’s fair.

EPCOT is broken up into two main sections:

The first section is known as future world and is designed to showcase future technology and such.

This section includes one of my favourite rides across any Disney Park, Soarin‘. This ride recreates a hang gliding experience over some amazing sites in California, including the sights, smells and movements. It is a great ride for everyone.

Mission Space is a simulation of a space journey to Mars and is somewhat controversial. There are two experiences – green which has no spinning and orange which does. The orange track replicates some g forces and makes Some people nauseous, although I found it quite fun.

I also enjoyed the Living with the Land boat ride which travels through areas in EPCOT which are researching was to improve farming tech issues. Good o see this type of work occurring.

The second section in EPCOT is known as the World Showcase. This section of the park has areas devoted to different countries including, Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, U.S.A. Japan, Morocco, France, UK and Canada. The dining here is excellent but each country also has a range of shops, museums and buildings which represent them.

My favourite part of the day was in the Japan pavilion where I saw Miyuki. Se is one of only 15 officially trained candy artists and is amazing. She can create animals out of a candy ball. I got selected to choose an animal – so I picked a frog. I couldn’t keep it, but she let me have a photo with it. Miyuki is amazingly talented and one of the best shows at EPCOT.

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