Disney World’s Epcot

I’ve been horribly delinquent with keeping you up to date on our Disney World Adventure. My apologies 😦 I’m not going to lie to you, Max and I weren’t particularly excited about the rides at Epcot, we were more psyched about drinking around the world.

One half of the park’s attractions are dedicated to a World Showcase. It’s represented by thirteen countries and for those of age, you have a drink at every country, thus drinking around the world. The experience was epic and I don’t want to belittle it, so I’ll post about it later this week. I’ll say this: it was expensive, but so worth it 🙂

When you first enter the park, the first thing you see is the iconic “golf ball.” Most people don’t know, but that isn’t just an architectural piece, it’s actually a ride called Spaceship Earth!

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It wasn’t a thrilling-grip-the-edge-of-your-seat ride, but it was educational and an interesting perspective on how humanity has evolved over the millenniums.image

Spaceship Earth was the first ride we went on. It kind of set the tone for the rest of the attractions – futuristic and untraditional. From there, Max and I made our way over to Chevrolet’s Test Track.

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This was more of a cookie cutter attraction. It’s basically a roller coaster without any loops or corkscrews. It’s a simulated car ride chock full of power slides around corners and streaking around hairpin turns. And of course, there’s a lot of acceleration and rapid braking. They even warned all of us!image

The line was ridiculous when we walked up, so Max and I opted to ride apart. If you’re in a group and the line is a mile long, I’d totally recommend it. Max and I ended up waiting about a tenth of the time. Bonus – we ended up being on the same go-around, just a few cars apart. It didn’t take away from the fun at all. In fact, it just gave us more drinking time 🙂

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Our next ride was Mission: SPACE. With this ride, there were two options. Max and I rode the more intense version. Basically, you’re strapped into a simulated spaceship that’s secretly a centrifuge. If you don’t know what a centrifuge is, it’s what fighter pilots train in to help build their resistance to G-forces.

Each cockpit had four seats. It was close quarters (it is a spaceship cockpit after all). Each of us had a role to play, like pilot, navigator or aircraft commander. It almost made me wish I was an astronaut!

Soarin’ was our last ride before partaking in the World Showcase. Max and I both avoid lines like the plague, but in this case, we felt compelled to wait and ride Soarin’. It was worth it. 🙂

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