Wondering how much time we should dedicate to the WS? We’re staying at YC and I’ll be with DS10 who is…fairly uninterested in stuff like that. Maybe he will surprise me!
-we will be riding Remy at some point, so we can look around the France pavilion at that time
-both the UK and Canada pavilions look interesting to walk around for a bit, so we can do that while leaving the park at some point
-I’ll make him go into Mexico & Norway for the rides (and we’re eating in Mexico too)
-is there anything in the rest of the pavilions that would be of interest to him? I was thinking maybe the store in Japan?
I will give you.a different perspective than the other posters. When I was around age 10, I found World Showcase to be incredibly boring and I wanted to spend as much time as possible in Future World. Of course that was in the 80’s, but walking through World Showcase pavilions is not much different now.
With our kids (ages 5 and 7.5), we walk through Mexico, Norway and France while doing the rides, but that is it for World Showcase.
We budget 20 minutes per country. We spend next to no time in Italy or Morocco. We don’t like the China shop. Canada and the UK are fun to walk through. Mexico – you must do the Gran Fiesta boat.
What’s fun is they always have a scavenger hunt. There is an egg or a Remy or something to search for in each country. Then you put a sticker on the map. Don’t learn the hard way and get the prize when you buy it. Don’t wait until it’s finished.
The thing is you’re going to be walking around it anyway, with riding Remy, Frozen.
2 hours will be quite a fast walk, and if your DS does get engrossed it’ll throw your plan waaaaaaay off. Japan drummers and the shop could be 30 minutes alone, watching the trains could easily be 15 minutes plus.
IDF is only on in the evening and first thing is the morning. Canada’s movie usually involves a wait, but even just walking around the walkways is 10 minutes, and the shop is fun too. I could go on……
Frankly, both movies as good enough to go out of your way for. Even as a kid, I loved the CircleVision movies. They run often enough you can easily fill your time looking around until the next movie starts. IMO, the movies are far superior to the ride in Mexico (and yes…I would had said so as a kid).
We used to do Epcot every evening, 4 or 5 hours for 7 or 8 days. A Future World pavilion, or two sometimes, followed by 2 or 3 World Showcase pavilions. Lots of extended family, kids thru adults. At least 3 toddlers, at various times on up to teens. Epcot has always been our most favored park, with the most time - and least repeats - of any of the parks. I’ve always heard of Epcot’s not being much fun or very interesting.
Even without a Festival we have been unable to do all of World Show case in a day.
Back in the 80s we’d do Epcot only trips many times.
You’d be surprised. I always lived WS as a kid and my 40 yo loved it last treat. I could spend a couple days there. We are doing 2 EP days this trip just to have more time to explore v there’s plenty for kids to enjoy from street music to gardens to food.
Surprisingly my girls loved world show case, about the same age. They were bummed we didn’t make it to all the countries. They thought it was fun to try new foods and see the stores. Picking up the kid or passport also helped— And trying to find press Pennys.
My kids all loved WS, and I think it had a lot to do with my love of foreign countries. I spent a good deal of my childhood either living in or visiting foreign countries with my dad. Me being excited about seeing a glimpse probably helped spark their interest.