The Epcot Center is probably the weakest of the Disney Parks. This is particularly true at present where a number of the key attractions are off-line. After finishing off The Magic Kingdom this morning, we headed over to the Epcot Center where the few compelling attractions had massive lines.
The most popular attraction seems to be the Test Drive. After getting a Fast Pass and doing other things for a couple of hours, we finally went back, waited another half hour only to have the ride break down before we got started. Ellen's Energy Adventure was one of my favorites even though it's kind of hokey. I just find Ms. DeGeneres to be hilarious which saves the show. Honey, I shrunk the Audience was enjoyable as was the Seas. The international pavilion (a sampling of 11 countries) is really little more than over-priced shops and mini-restaurants.
Mission to Mars was one we all really liked and made the trip to Epcot nearly worth it. But having attractions like Body Wars and the Land and several other key attractions closed down was a real bummer.
All in all, we were able to see and do what we wanted to do at Epcot in about half a day. The kid's favorite part was in the Innoventions area where they made a plastic toy (complete with survey analysis of our views on the plastics industry). I also got to heckle the Segway guy "So, um, if I um, bought a Segway, would I be able to ride it around here at Disney?" "No." "Oh, ok. Well, I often travel to New York and would I be able to ride it Manhattan?" "No." "What about San Francisco?" "No." Don't get me wrong, I like the Segway, they just have a lot of work to make it practical. And I'd happily take one.
So leaving Epcot we went off to check out some of the other resorts. Writing this from the "Outer Rim" of the "Contemporary" Resort which has high speed Internet access (unlike the Polynesian which is one resort I cannot recommend for numerous reasons).
Overall, having a blast here at Disney World. If I sound critical, it's only because I'm very conscious of how much this stuff costs and what we're getting out of it (4 people, roughly $120 per day). But the kids are having a blast and I've certainly been enjoying myself.