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Top 8 Things for Kids at Walt Disney World’s Epcot

Walt Disney World’s second theme park has something for every member of the family to enjoy. Disney World rookies sometimes mistakenly think that EPCOT has very little for kids to enjoy, but nothing could be further from the truth. On the contrary, EPCOT is teeming with activities, attractions and experiences of all kinds for kids of all ages. Here are ...

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10 Ways Walt Disney World Has Changed Over the Years

1. It’s more magical now than ever! Thanks to the hard work of Imagineers and the thoughtful planning by all levels of creative management at Disney World, the most magical place on earth continues to become more magical every year. There are times when changes at the parks—such as the closure of a favorite attraction—are less than magical, but changes ...

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10 Ways Walt Disney World Has Changed Over the Years

3. Development and execution of the FastPass+ system On Opening Day at Disney World, an admission ticket to the park entitled the Guest to three attractions, and beyond that, they were charged a small entrance fee per attraction. Later the “E” ticket was introduced, which entitled Guests to some of the most popular attractions. Over the years, Disney continued to ...

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10 Ways Walt Disney World Has Changed Over the Years

5. Alcohol is now available in the parks. Earlier this year, Disney World announced that all the table-service restaurants inside Magic Kingdom will serve alcohol. (Be Our Guest restaurant in Fantasyland has been doing so since 2012.) Alcoholic beverages of all kinds are available at all four of Disney World’s theme parks and also at Disney Springs. Before 2012, however, ...

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10 Ways Walt Disney World Has Changed Over the Years

6. A heavy Star Wars presence The Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 for $4.05 million, and since then, there has been a very heavy Star Wars presence at Walt Disney World, especially at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. When Guests visit Disney World’s third theme park, they are immersed in the world of Star Wars. On Hollywood Boulevard, Captain Phasma ...

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10 Ways Walt Disney World Has Changed Over the Years

7. A heavy presence of specific films in the parks Over the years, Disney World has closed attractions, added new ones, created new experiences and “re-imagined” others. And among those attractions, many different Disney characters and films are represented. But there are times when the parks see an increase in a character or film’s presence, especially when they are very ...

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