The Peace and Quiet of Epcot
I was in all four Parks last week, NEVER saw them that empty before in all my time on vacation and now living here. But today, I visited Epcot on my own for a virtual vacation for all my Disney pals. I had hoped it would be “dead” but I was in shock at how quiet it really was. I did post a couple of the pictures on FB and Instagram, but I wanted everyone to see just how empty it was.
I also have to say that it was so much fun to just walk up and “do” anything. When the crowds are thick, I don’t dare say hello to Mickey or attempt to ride “Soarin.” Sure, I’ll fastpass it, but today… I just walked up and on. Stopped only to hear Puddy do this thang and then I was on the ride. I was in shock to see other rows around me COMPLETELY empty. I have been in the biggest crowds when even getting there early meant usually a 10 minute wait. It was FANTASTIC!
And yes, I saw Mickey. Nope, not inside his area but OUTSIDE in the walkway! He grabbed a couple kids hands and in they went. So I thought “What the heck” and I followed to get my pics taken with the fab 5 today. I bounced from one to another, click, done. All in all it took about 10 minutes. And that was BEFORE Soarin.’
I casually walked around Epcot like I owned the place. Why? Noone was in there to care that I did. I took pictures of so many wonderful things, and I saw more Cast Members who looked bored to tears today, so I chatted it up with them. ALWAYS fun conversations with them.
I walked the World Showcase with not a care in the World, just the agenda to have a peaceful time and let others share in the magic with me. I know what people think around me “Gosh she stares at her phone a lot” – well I am trying to share the love online, so if you see me, that’s what I am doing. Knock on wood, haven’t fallen into any fountains yet.
I did so much in a 3.5 hour time period that I almost felt like I had missed something. I don’t do Mission:Space and I didn’t have the patience for Ellen, so it was Spaceship Earth on the way out and I was home by 1:30 after grabbing lunch. So in conclusion, YES, I would suggest coming between Labor Day and before Food and Wine if you want the Parks to yourself- there is NOTHING like it.