Epcot For Senior Citizens: Tips, Suggestions & Surprises
A visit to Epcot, while exciting and engaging for senior citizens, is less frenetic than a visit to the other parks in Walt Disney World, and lends itself well to a slower pace and keener observation.
You can easily skip (and not miss) the heart-pumping rides here and still have a thrilling time.
Start your journey around the world in a 1.2-mile loop through 11 different countries. Depending on what time of the year you visit, your experience will be completely different. There are food/beverage kiosks set up for special occasions that will make your walk even better. This is your opportunity to eat and drink your way around the world.
You can spend an entire day exploring the world through Disney's eyes in the World Showcase.
Friendly ambassadors representing the eleven countries here welcome you to the representation of their native land.
Each of the different countries boasts delicious ethnic food, and you can even shop for items you can only find in those countries!
Special shows happen all day, and many of countries have their own rides or movies to showcase the highlights of their home.
Living with the Land & Nemo and Friends
Transverse Living with the Land in a quiet boat, you are taken into an experimental live greenhouse that explores how food may be grown in the future.
Gardener out there, this is your ride.
The food grown here is regularly used in the Land restaurants – and look for the special Mickey-shaped fruits and vegetables!
It's worth checking out just to see where your food is coming from.
At The Seas With Nemo and Friends attraction, you are riding through a fish tank. While you search the ocean for Nemo, you'll get to see real-life fish glide past you. And once you finish the ride, there are a number of exhibits that allow you to see one of the largest fish tanks in Florida.
Inside the giant geosphere that anchors Epcot, Judi Dench narrates this journey that takes you via a slow-moving vehicle past varying scenes of human progress.
From the ancient Greeks to the printing press, to the messy garage where the personal computer was invented, this ride uses Animatronic people to show just how far we have come.
On the way back down to the bottom of the geosphere, the interactive touch screen program entertains you inside your vehicle, which helps you visualize your future.
This ride is more nostalgic than anything else.
You get to ride through the giant golf ball and see the history of communication.
It's one of the few rides left from when the park originally opened.
One of the most popular rides in all of the parks, and for good reason.
Soarin' lifts you gently over a huge projection screen and "flies" you over the state of California.
You are hang gliding over some of the great landscapes of the world.
While you feel like you're flying, it is not at all intimidating.
It's a nice, leisurely ride.
As a bonus, smells are piped in as you cruise past some of the sites.
The state's scenery is so varied and beautiful that everyone will enjoy this ride.
Excellent tips and suggestions for other Disney parks can be found here.
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