Hi there! Working on choosing parks/days for a week-long trip starting Oct. 29th and I have a question for y’all. Day 1 (Sunday), will most likely be a half day (starting around 3 or 4pm) so I am eyeing EPCOT because it has evening EMH until 11pm. My concerns are:
- I am planning to stay off-site and I’m not sure how much of WS will be unavailable to me. If I mostly want to just leisurely eat, shop, and enjoy the scenery in the late evening, I should be able to do those things as an off-site guest, right?
- This is during the Food and Wine Festival and the Crowd Calendar specifically says that it doesn’t take this into account, so I’m unsure about crowds (current level predicted to be at 5). Will it be crazy busy at this time of year at EPCOT because of the festival?
- Last time I was at EPCOT (early Feb of this year) I went on a Saturday (crowd level was 6 or 7, I think). As the evening wore on, the number (and volume level) of the guests drinking around the world rose dramatically. I was not prepared for this, haha! As a single gal traveling solo, I found myself just a wee bit uncomfortable in some parts of WS (Italy was pretty rowdy, and I almost got knocked over by a bunch of drunk guys while waiting in line at the Norway bakery!). I’m curious if Sunday night would be any better than Saturday…or will it be even worse because of the festival and the extended hours?
Anyone have thoughts on this? Seems a shame to go to a park that closes at 7 or 8pm on a half day, when I could cram in 3 or 4 extra hours of fun at EPCOT! But I want to actually enjoy myself, not spend the evening being clobbered by partiers.