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Is Disney for Kids or Adults? Part 1 – Epcot
Is Disney for kids or is it for the grown ups? Well, of course those with children will undoubtedly say it’s for kids, but don’t let that put you off. Now don’t get me wrong, I love children, especially my own, but sometimes it is nice to do things without them and to be entirely selfish.
If you don’t have children it can be equally enjoyable, and perhaps more so. You won’t have to keep finding the loo every 5 minutes for example, and that will save you lots of time. You won’t have to placate the children and spend hours at Magic Kingdom riding on ‘Peter Pan’ when in reality you want to pilot a spacecraft to Mars at Epcot…. . And you won’t have to spend lots of money on princess outfits or pirate cutlasses…. . well not unless you like dressing up! You won’t have to leave the parks just as it is getting exciting, because the children are tired and grizzly, and you won’t hear a little voice saying ‘its boring, can’t we go back to the swimming pool at the villa! ’ (well, not unless that little voice is yours! ). Not only that, but you will be able to dine in a relaxing adult atmosphere at some of the best restaurants, without a burger or a nappy in sight.
So what is there to do if you are, say, over the age of 21, and childless? Well, where shall I start? How about Epcot? This is probably the least child friendly park to visit as there is a lot to appeal to adults. The wonderful country pavilions of the World Showcase are unmissable, and, as long as you don’t look too closely, you can imagine you are in Marrakesh or Norway, China or Mexico, France or Italy. Of course it doesn’t really look like Venice, but it’s pretty good. You can amble from one country to the other, sipping a quick Margarita in Mexico, having a first class meal in Bistro de Paris, or taste a variety of different and strange foods which most children wouldn’t go near. You can even round it all off with a pint in the Rose and Crown and a plate of fish and chips. There are pretzels and crepes, lefse and guacamole, bratwurst with sauerkraut, miso and bonito soup, or a quick mint tea in Morocco. The choice is yours, and without children you won’t have to suffer yet another burger and fries!
As for the rides, well there is the totally unmissable and fantastic ‘Soarin’ and the truly amazing Mission Space, as well as that old favourite ‘Test Track. ’ You can even join the single riders queue and jump the crowds.
And when the day is drawing to a close and the children would be getting decidedly tired and ratty, you can sit and enjoy the spectacular firework and laser show that always brings a lump to my throat … and you still have the three other Disney parks to visit!
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Page added on: 10 January 2009
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