Our 5 attractions to skip at Epcot has been updated due to the closure of Circle of Life. What now would we recommend skipping if time is tight at Epcot in 2018?
I know what you are thinking.
“5 Attractions to Skip at Epcot?”
“Mr Modernlifeisgood.com how can there be 5 attractions to skip at Epcot?”
“Disney has closed everything!”
Whilst it is true, Epcot is the latest park to get the Disney Pimp My Ride Experience there remains plenty to do at Epcot. Unfortunately, since I first published this article in September 2017 yet another attraction has closed. I am now looking for a new number 5 attraction to skip. However, don’t skip Epcot it does remain my favourite park in Walt Disney World.
Soarin, Test Track & Frozen Ever After remain some of the most popular attractions in the whole of Walt Disney World. Plus you can only get 1 advanced Fastpass Reservation for 1 of these must-do attractions. If you are only visiting on 1 day you will inevitably have to skip the odd attraction.
The biggest challenge remains the sheer size of Epcot. To navigate World Showcase still takes the best part of a day. Most guests will still struggle to complete the whole of Epcot in 1 day.
These are my Top 5 attractions to skip at Epcot if time is limited.
5 Journey Into Imagination With Figment
The closure of the rather limited Circle of Life film has made me search for a new number 5. However, the truth is there really isn’t anything to dislike about Journey Into Imagination With Figment. The lack of alternative attractions brings Figment into my Top 5.
The ride itself is fun and is a true family ride. However, it is short and rather unmemorable. For that reason, it hits my Top 5 as if time is tight you will not miss anything essential.
Sorry Figment, for 2018 you are in my Top 5 Attractions to Skip at Epcot.
This used to be one of the most exciting and interesting places to waste some time in Epcot. The 2 large pavilions were once filled with hands-on exhibits demonstrating technological advancements.
Today it is an empty shell with the majority of exhibits now gone. Presumably, this will be given a new lease of life in the Epcot renovations.
However; for now…SKIP IT!
3 Living With The Land
Part of me likes this attraction.
The other part of me thinks it lasts too long.
It is certainly an interesting boat ride showcasing the future of agriculture.
However; it has changed little over the years. Presumably, the future should be here by now or it just isn’t happening. Perhaps many of these innovations are the agriculture equivalent of the Sinclair C5?
If you have plenty of time it is worth seeing but if time is tight I would consider skipping.
2 Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
Held in the former Captain EO & Honey I Shrunk the Audience Theatre. Whilst these 3D films are pretty good they can be seen elsewhere.
Is this really a good use of your Walt Disney World ticket money?
1 Mission Space
In my opinion, this is the worse attraction in Walt Disney World. I have not ridden the new enhancement & I susepct I never will but basically, it is the same ride.
I have never experienced the advertised speed or G-Forces but just a rather odd unpleasant experience.
Unfortunately, I just don’t get the ride and no enhancements will make me enjoy it.
Whilst the orange ride provides a rather unpleasant experience the green provides nothing at all.
Unless I hear reviews suggesting otherwise this will remain my Number 1 Attraction to Skip at Epcot & nothing I have read to date makes me change my mind.
Read more about Epcot in our beginner’s guide.
Learn more about the changes coming to Epcot.
Why not start with our Essential Guide to Walt Disney World?
Let us know below on what attractions you would skip when visiting Epcot. Have we missed something obvious out?