Last Thursday, my dad and I made a one-day trip from Tampa over to EPCOT. I spent a LOT of time at EPCOT at a kid in the '90's, and remember it fondly. I loved the Wonders of Life pavilion as well as Journey Into Imagination, and Spaceship Earth was always on the top of my list.
However, on this visit I came away feeling a bit underwhelmed. Spaceship Earth is still a classic, but the park definitely seems like a shadow of what it used to be. Much of the park is exactly as it was 15 years ago, and some attractions are just permanently closed. Test Track is a nice diversion, but I don't even bother with Mission: Space. Soarin' is nice too, but the line is always way longer than necessary (the addition will help I'm sure). If it weren't for the World Showcase, I don't know what all would be left of interest.
But, more importantly, I don't sense the Disney magic in this park. It seems like a park without a strong identity. I have visited the other WDW parks recently and felt very much like I was on the Disney property, but I don't get the same feeling in EPCOT.
This is not a post intended to take down a Disney park, but I do wonder what others' thoughts are on this park who have visited it recently. Do others feel this way? Am I just spouting a bunch of baloney? And what does EPCOT do to get back on track?Tweet
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