Disney World Tips | 5 Favorite Epcot Rides

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As you may or may not know, I have a slight (major) obsession with Disney World. It’s one of my favorite places to visit. Definitely in my top three, for sure. Any time I have a say in where we go for a family vacation, it typically includes a Disney park. For a while now I’ve been wanting to start a blog series where I talk about my favorite and least favorite rides, best places to eat, and more Disney World tips. To start out, here’s a post with a countdown of my opinion on the five best rides at Epcot. Not intentionally, all of my favorite rides are located in Future World which is the first half of the park before you get to the World Showcase.

5! The Sum Of All Thrills

This ride is one that for whatever reason, I never hear anything about. It’s in the Innoventions building at Epcot which I guess not many people go in. Or maybe everyone knows about it and I’m just living under a rock. This ride allows you to design your own roller coaster and then sit in a simulation-arm-hand-shaped-robot-thing (pictured below) that twirls, flips, and twists and makes you feel like you’re actually riding the coaster you designed. The only reason that this isn’t higher on my list is because the tight pods did make me feel a little claustrophobic.

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4! The Seas With Nemo And Friends

Pretty self-explanatory why this ride is in my top five. Everyone loves Finding Nemo and this ride is adorable. Finding Nemo is one of my favorite Disney movies and it’s definitely one that I’ve seen quite a few times. You sit in a big pink seashell and go into an underwater-themed world surrounded by characters from the film. After the ride ends, there is an actual aquarium that you can visit.

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3! Living With The Land

I have a feeling that no one would put this ride in their top five except for me. It’s kind of a boring ride. You board a small boat and it takes you around a greenhouse while you get to look at a lot of different plants and learn how food is grown. I just find it to be so pretty and relaxing – a nice break from the craziness of the rest of the park. It never has a long wait time which is another plus.

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2! Soarin’

Hands down one of the best rides ever. It almost was my first place pick but I’ll explain why it wasn’t down below. It’s honestly so hard to explain this ride to someone who’s never been on it before. It’s a hang-gliding simulator where you fly over various scenic views. Just trust me and go on it if you’ve never been on it before and keep it a surprise by not watching a YouTube video first. It’s incredible and I don’t have the words to accurately describe what it’s feels like as the floor drops out from beneath you.

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1! Test Track

It was a tough choice but Test Track beat out Soarin’. I just really like the thrill of the ride. When the car goes outside, it goes from a slow speed to an almost immediate 65 mph. It doesn’t sound like much but when it picks up speed that fast it’s pretty exhilarating and fun.

Hope you enjoyed! Let me know your favorite Epcot rides down below.

– Alex

Flashback | My 2014 iPhone Camera Roll

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I realize that this is something that normal people would do at the beginning of a new year. I also realize that it’s July and I can do what I want. I was feeling reminiscent as I was looking through old pictures. My iPhone’s camera roll that I had saved from last year consists of over 1,000 photos. Therefore, I thought I’d share one random photo from each month of 2014. I don’t know why either.

In JANUARY I ditched classes for a week to go on vacation with my family. We rented a house in Florida and I of course made them take me to Disney World. I unfortunately only got to go to one park on that trip, so this photo is from Epcot. FEBRUARY wasn’t too exciting. I did get to go to the Love & Theft concert with my roommates though! MARCH was the month where Ellen DeGeneres became a permanent part of our apartment up until graduation. In APRIL I went with my roommates to the sketchiest carnival of all time in the parking lot of a mall. It was a good time. MAY was Mother’s Day and my family went to Mount Vernon to celebrate. JUNE was super exciting! I went on a study abroad trip to Austria. It was insanely gorgeous and I want to go back. Now. In JULY we went on a road trip to Maine, with a pit stop in New York City on the way home. In AUGUST, happy birthday to me! I saw One Direction in concert for the third time and fangirled so hard. In SEPTEMBER we had a puppy come stay in the apartment with us. In OCTOBER we rented a cottage in the woods for a weekend (creepy) but I got to pet a baby kangaroo! In NOVEMBER we went to Busch Gardens for Christmas Town which was one of the most magical things I’ve ever seen. And in DECEMBER we made gingerbread houses that fell apart.