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gerald72
05-25-2008, 08:58 AM
I'd like to visit all the countries, stopping for lunch in one and dinner in another.
How long does it typically take to make the whole loop, at a leisurely pace, with 3 kids, stopping at the KidCot stations and visiting the attractions in each country.
The kids say they want lunch in Mexico and dinner in China, but those countries are so close together, I think I should pick a country on the other side for one of the meals so I don't have to backtrack.
Any ideas?

JERSEYDISFAN
05-25-2008, 12:22 PM
Well, you've set what could be a rather difficult task for yourself. So, let's begin...you have eleven countries and 10 hours (unless you go on an evening EMH day). This provides you with 55 minutes per attraction (not counting travel between countries and time for lunch and dinner). The question is how thoroughly do you want to "tour" each country? If you absolutely want to visit all of them you are not going to be able to take the "leisurely" tour you want nor will you enjoy the full impact of all the countries have to offer your family. There are at least five major shows and rides and many smaller street entertainments all on different time schedules that may cause delays while waiting for them to begin. Are you shoppers? Takes time to go through the shops, of which there are many! KidCot alone should take 15-20 minutes each, at a minimum. Do you want to take time to explore the "nooks and crannies" such as the English gardens in Great Britain, the back ally exhibits in Morrocco and the Japanese gardens? As far as your dining plans, they are doable. Start with lunch in Mexico and tour counter clock-wise around the WS ending up with China.

My best advice to you is start where you wish and then tour "leisurely", seeing the shows, riding the rides plus, shopping a little and exploring all the "nooks and crannies". Also, leave a little time for stopping for a rest in a quiet garden to discuss the events of the day with your family. Your time together, thoroughly enjoying this special "world", creates precious memories. Implant them in your memories, don't hurry and leave them as a blur where no one can remember where they were or what they did. You won't complete all the countries but, what better reason for planning a return trip than to visit the rest of the world.

Good luck and take time to smell the roses, you'll be happy you did!

Gator
05-26-2008, 01:57 AM
There never seems to be enough time for World Showcase. I always take in as much of the live shows as possible. That's the main attraction. I would hit future world early, ride Soarin, MissionSpace, and SSE. Then hit WS for the rest of the day. That's livin' my friend.

KineGirl
05-26-2008, 02:31 AM
I agree with both posters. We normally go to Epcot at least twice to do WS. It takes a lot of time to shop, wander the various countries exhibits, talk to the intl CMs, do KidCot, see the shows, ride the rides, watch the entertainment and forget about it if anyone is into EC's! But its worth it to keep going back and seeing what you missed the day before. Just the time I spend wandering through Chinas market, getting a Moroccan henna tattoo, riding in Mexico, smelling the perfumes in France, looking at glass & Hummels in Germany, watching the WS Players alone takes ALOT of time! And thats barely the tip of the iceberg! Dont get me wrong we wander around the WS itself in a day but to truly see and experience all it has to offer you need a couple.

Have fun!!

larrybob
05-27-2008, 08:12 AM
You can spend all day in WS if you want. I would try to time things so you can also see Illuminations; I absolutely love that show. But you'll have to be there until the end of the day.

Cookie123
05-27-2008, 01:56 PM
I would say to take one entire park day to do World Showcase, and then take one entire park day to do all of Future World.
If you have the blessing of lots of time, I would then take another entire park day doing my favorite places in both sections.