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Things I learned from EPCOT

Walt Disney World: Thanks to Anthony's Inspiration....

From Ben James
Posted March 22, 2010 at 2:07 PM
Thanks to Anthony for driving our theme park madness a little bit further. And I would like to jump in and add EPCOT to the mix.

I want people to come up with creative facts they never knew unless something at the EPCOT told us:

Examples:

I can see A terror-rific time when I look at Morocco.

I can have authentic burritos, Sushi, and Fish & Chips without a passport.

That you can be a test dummy without the pain.

That sea turtles can talk to you.

Be as funny and creative as you can!


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From Adam Nodjomian
Posted March 22, 2010 at 3:51 PM
You can hang-glide over california even when you take off from florida

using hyper-sleep, you can get to Mars in less than 10 min and then miraculously appear back on earth

giant golf balls can be full of surprises

animated sea-creatures can take-over a sea base and make it their own

people dont like to learn about LIFE as much as they do about space travel, fast cars, and flying

technology can be beautiful, awe-inspiring, wonderous, and (gasp) fun!

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 22, 2010 at 4:48 PM
You beat me!

Here are mine:

Apparenly, we are not the first to pass this way.

French spinsters like to wear tall hats

Somehow you can be tied in Jeopardy if one contestant answers all the first round questions and another contestant answers all the double jeopardy questions.

Nemo is kinda a jerk on his ride

The Taste and Touch Labs in the Imagination Institute are not that exciting

Never trust the most expensive piece of equipment that the Imagination Insitute owns to a boy with a snake around his neck.

Apparently all you need is a drum to get people to come and watch you

The Japanese Candy lady is the only woman that can do this (that is a serious, true fact)

From Pyra Dong
Posted March 22, 2010 at 5:32 PM
- Every angle is begging to be photographed

- There's more to the Terra Cotta than meets the eye (aka Kim Possible Spy Game thingy)

- Lazy kids addicted to video games just don't understand the World Showcase

- Lazy teens addicted to video games enjoy the World Showcase

- I HAVE to touch everything at Innoventions!

- I get mad at kids who beat me to things in Innoventions

From Tim W
Posted March 22, 2010 at 5:56 PM
No matter how long a wait it is, there will always be a line for Soarin'.

No matter how many times ive been on spaceship earth, i can still be creeped out by the aas.

Epcot can do amazing things with topiaries.

Noiseblocking Headphones aren't always the best thing to use when an explosion is about to happen. You may hear ding dang or piggy bank instead of a warning about the big bang.

Even though she has a phd, Stupid Judy can be stupid.

Free soda can taste bad when its from other countries.

Disney wants people to sit on the ground and feel leg cramps during Illuminations.

Adding an interactive screen to a ride can distract from a bare ending.

No matter how many times the lottery is played in the Imagination pavillion, you will always get sprayed with the scent of skunk.

You can't go wee wee in France unless you eat at the expensive restaurants.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 22, 2010 at 8:16 PM
The Knight Salute...here we go!

From Tony Duda
Posted March 22, 2010 at 10:19 PM
Rock n' Roll and kilts are weirdly fun.

Fusion middle eastern music and belly dancers are weirdly fun.

Oompah bands and wurst and beer are weirdly fun.

French and Italian mimes are just weird.

Always determining which way the wind is blowing is VERY important.

EPCOT really does mean Every Person Comes Out Tired.

From James Rao
Posted March 23, 2010 at 3:53 AM
I learned that Japanese snow cones are delicious, and that Yakitori has nothing to do with barfing! =)

From Andrew Holden
Posted March 23, 2010 at 1:54 PM
I learned:

Invisible Narrators are unappreciated in Canada

Gary Sinise works for the ISTC

GM Test facilities break down...ALOT

Pumpkins can grow Mickey ears

The American industrial revolution is a great place to take a nap

The people of Norway are grumpy trolls

And finally, We Move On...

From Amanda Jenkins
Posted March 23, 2010 at 3:09 PM
I learned that...

The invisible narrator is really good at blowing out huge torches.

You won't get sick in revolving restaurants.

You have to go through a long, long, LONG class just to get into the water at the Living Seas with dolphins. (And DON'T even think of bringing your own camera!)

I really miss Jeremy Irons telling me about the history of communication.

The World Showcase makes your legs feel like you have truly walked the world.

Soccer/Rugby shirts are a little on the expensive side.

Still wondering about the Africa Refreshment Outpost...?

From Dan Babbitt
Posted March 24, 2010 at 8:19 AM
Things that I learned:

That the face on the moon is actually Eric Idle.

While walking at night behind Spaceship Earth can be hazardess to your health! Those lights on the ground are so pretty!

That nobody stays and watches the video on Norway.

That Ben Franklin didnt invent rose colored glasses.

Didnt know that Rome burning can smell sooo good!

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 24, 2010 at 1:23 PM
You must have a British Accent to be a narrator for Spaceship Earth

Animated Ducks and Parrots can take over Mexico with two guns, marachhas, and a guitar

Never Crash into a three headed troll!

No matter how many times you go to Mars, you still end up almost driving off a cliff!

Always take track A on Test Track!

Dreamfinder is being held for ransom at Mousegears! They have his plane!

Ellen enjoys being attacked by a snakelike creature!

From Lyndsey Jones
Posted March 24, 2010 at 1:31 PM
I learned that:-

I can not resist the urge to try on a hat in each and every country.

From TH Creative
Posted March 24, 2010 at 3:01 PM
You can get away with being an average cover band if you wear a kilt.

From TH Creative
Posted March 24, 2010 at 5:36 PM
... or a beatle wig.

From Scott Verble
Posted March 24, 2010 at 7:06 PM
I learned that:

America has nothing more to offer than cheese burgers, funnel cakes, peyton manning jerseys, and pewter spoons

From Joshua Counsil
Posted March 30, 2010 at 2:47 PM
Oh, SNAP, TH! You know, I heard that you can get away with being an average themed attraction if you wear a safari outfit and make bad puns.

I learned that...

In Mexico, you don't drink the water. In Italy, you don't drink the soda.

After flying and driving halfway across the continent to get to Epcot, the first thing people want to do is simulate flying and driving.

Despite being nominated for an Oscar, Gary Sinise reads off the prompter.

Miley Cyrus is just as popular on Mars as she is on Earth.

Being shrunk to the size of an ant makes everything look old and dilapidated.

Attractions with comedians are not necessarily funny. Attractions with comedians which are funny get closed seasonally, then permanently.

Anti-lock brakes work very well on guided tracks.

Parisian prices do not equate to Parisian quality.

Kodak is still around.

From Tyler Stover
Posted March 31, 2010 at 8:22 AM
-German girls really dig me

-Beer steins are really expensive

-Pontiac, Saturn, Saab, and Hummer are apparently still GM brands

-America is the center of the world

-You can get your angsty teen sister to enjoy World Showcase if you play a game involving a cell phone.

-Norwegian movies are kinda like Rodney Dangerfield

-Having a ride vehicle slowly descend backwards will put you in dire peril without a sternly repeated warning.

From Tyler Bell
Posted March 31, 2010 at 8:38 AM
I learned overall that;
EPCOT is the most boring Disney Park.

From TH Creative
Posted March 31, 2010 at 10:05 AM
Clearly Mr. Bell's disenchantment with EPCOT is because of the glaring lack of hippos in the park.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted March 31, 2010 at 11:22 AM
You can't get tacos from inside a Mexican Pyramid.

While Mexico has the most similar weather to FL, they are the only pavillion indoors

All Disney Princesses live in the Norway Pavillion

The Republic of Ireland is apparently part of the United Kingdom even though nobody will acknowlege it and its not true. (You can get Irish Stuff in the Tea Room)

Canadians have no sweat glands (look at their costumes)

Celene Dion is NOT the narriator of O Canada!

From Joshua Counsil
Posted April 3, 2010 at 12:08 PM
I learned that the worse somebody's grammar is, the less likely they are to enjoy Epcot.

I'm glad so many people find it boring; keeps the crowds reasonable and the waits short.

From James Rao
Posted April 3, 2010 at 3:46 PM
I learned that people who love Epcot like TH Creative and Joshua Counsil, can bring down the PWNAGE!

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted April 4, 2010 at 9:21 PM
That EPCOT is still as magical a place as when I first experienced it in '84. Okay, corny, but I'm still high off my birthday trip last November!

From Isaac M.
Posted April 10, 2010 at 11:18 PM
Ive learned at Epcot that:

Japanese trees have a weird smell.

Norway has the best perfumes of the entire world.

Snowhite is from Germany, Belle from France but like to dine in Norway.

Soarin Will have 90 minutes way still after Illuminations.

Every Country pays to Disney for being represented in the world showcase (I really didnt knew that one)

There are some buildings without function around test track.

Le chefs de France doesnt worth it at all.

Japanese and Chinese people doesnt look too much alike, youll realize they are very differen ;P

From Mark Fairleigh
Posted April 11, 2010 at 8:55 PM
Thank you, Isaac! Being half-Japanese myself, nothing irks me more than people lumping Chinese, Japanese, Koreans...basically all Asians into one big lump. Like Europe, each country is distinct in all aspects.

From Terri Pierce
Posted January 4, 2011 at 10:06 PM
I've learned that:

-Lemons that grow here are bigger than my head.
-Never to trust anyone, or thing, named Beverly.
-The most fun lies in your Imagination.
-Free refills do exist underneath Umbrellas.
-Always know who you're going to and their hygiene habits when going to space.--Yes I know, gross.
-Dinosaurs, Jeopardy, Bill Nye, and "Dory" are a great combination.
-ALWAYS- Hold on to your sunglasses before the last turn... and your gum- whoops.
-Manatees eat a lot of time without knowing it.- There went two hours of ride time! Well worth it though
-Margaritas and solo cups are a good combo.
-ALWAYS- Make your way to the back of the pavilions for the dark rides.
-I can make it around the world in 180 minutes or less.
-and finally- Always go with a group of great friends you won't mind sitting around with for an hour and a half while waiting to a spectacular end to a fabulous day.-- Also one that will save your spot so you can go get popcorn and a drink!

Overall- don't let people ruin your trip to Epcot or make you skip it completely. It's a great gem to Disney World and it needs to be appreciated for what it is.

From Carrie Hood
Posted January 6, 2011 at 9:28 PM
-That your can drink your way around the whole world during one festival.

-That the Japanese are very kind and will help you if your just polite and bow when they do.

-That Morocco loves anyone who can belly dance.

-The people in the smoking areas are always the most friendly and willing to help a person out.

-Dr. Nigel Channing Murdered the Dreamfinder.

-That you can sing "Imagination" loudly during the ride and others will chime in with you.

-The Mission: Space people tend to agree with you when you complain loudly that Horizons was better.

-Thanks to 'The Land' and 'The Seas' plus the various research they do Disney will creature Jurassic Park.

-America sells crappy beer.

-Yelling "No! It's MINE! No, I said it was MINE!" back at the Seagulls at 'The Seas' will crack up at least 100 people.

-Singapore Slings make you very, very happy!

From Anthony Murphy
Posted January 7, 2011 at 6:39 AM
You had me at "Channing murdered the Dreamfinder"


If you want good American Beer, you need to come during the Food and Wine Festival. They literally bring every flavor of Sam Adams beer known to man. They also used to give out free samples!

Folks, if you really want a drinking and dining experience at EPCOT, do the Food and Wine Festival!

From Terri Pierce
Posted January 7, 2011 at 10:42 AM
Haha Carrie that was a great post!

I'm going to have to try the imagination and sea gulls thing! ;)

From Carrie Hood
Posted January 9, 2011 at 10:17 PM
I'm just not much of a beer drinker Anthony, besides unless I start from the England side and go around I get stuck in Mexico/China/Japan. The words "Sake","Lychee" and "Rum" get me every single time! Although in England they do sell a great Mead during Food and Wine as that's about the only time we show up down in Orlando anymore!

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