Skip to main content

Photo Tour: Epcot with Social Distancing


Are you wondering how Epcot is with all the construction plus social distancing measures?  Wonder no more! Today we have a photo tour through the park during the 2020 Taste of the International Food and Wine Festival with lots of Future World still under construction. 

Of course you are probably wondering how the crowds were.  We visited Epcot on two different days, both days crowds were very light and very manageable.  On Friday, in typical Epcot fashion, the crowds did start to build towards the evening.  However, lines for food booths were still only a few parties deep (but they look longer with social distancing) so it seemed like they remained manageable.

The construction walls are up in Future World which did make for a bit of a different experience, but mostly you just had to take some different paths.  There was ample signage and the walls are decorated quite nicely in many locations.

These walls don't take away from the actual rides themselves, which are still great as ever!  However, the interactive play areas after the rides are currently closed for everyone's safety. Be sure to stop by The Epcot Experience in the Odyssey Pavilion to see all the neat things coming to this park.

Social distancing measures are in place throughout the park.  There was everything from one way paths, to queue spacing, to attraction theaters closing rows and seats and even mobile touch-free menus. 
Then we get to my favorite part of Epcot, World Showcase.  We couldn't believe how empty it was (especially earlier in the day) and got some beautiful views of the pavilions. 
Like the other parks, the character interactions were a bit different in Epcot.  There were several characters who would make little treks through parts of World Showcase.  We saw Anna and Elsa quite a bit and also saw the Fab Five! But the highlight was a little selfie station (or your other party member can take your photos) with Mary Poppins in the UK Pavilion Gardens! There was no Photopass Photographer here. 
The Relaxation Station we found in Epcot was a bit different, as this one was inside!  What a great use of a restaurant space that hasn't opened back up yet. 
Here are a few photos of the food options, a handful of restaurants are open around the World Showcase (both Table Service and Quick Service) but the festival booths also have a lot of great options (More on the 2020 Taste of Food and Wine Festival)
Finally, just a few more photos for your enjoyment from around the park and the Skyliner.
What questions do you have about Epcot since reopening?  Let us know in the comments below! 


Maci Schau
Maci is an avid foodie and loves trying out new restaurants and seasonal food offerings in the parks.  You can email Maci at maci@kingdomkonsultant.com.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

5 Ways To Get Psyched For Your Disney Trip!

Hey-Howdy-Hey, Disney Guys and Gals!      Is anyone familiar with Barney Stinson's "Get Psyched" Mix? Anyone? How I Met your Mother Fans? Ok, great! So you totally get where I'm going with this! If you have no idea what I am talking about, you can watch a clip  HERE!  Basically, the theory is that no matter what's going on in your life, you can get yourself psyched up and ready for something awesome to happen, all by listening to the right piece of music. Playing off of that theory, I feel that one of the very best things about a Disney trip is actually  preparing  for it, or getting psyched! You can have a whole bunch of crappy stuff happening in your life at the time, but if you have a Disney trip on the horizon... even if it's 564 days away, you have something to look forward to and enjoy preparing yourself for. In fact, many Disney fans, (myself included), pretty much get from one day to the next by preparing for upcoming trips. You may even book a ne

Royal Caribbean - Taste of Sabor Experience

I recently sailed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Liberty of the Seas for my Honeymoon.  The trip itself was quite amazing, but we had a special dinner at Sabor that wasn't on any pre-planning options.  While at dinner at the Chef's Table earlier in our cruise, a nice gentleman from Sabor came by and told us about a similar experience they were trying out at that restaurant.  Of course we decided we had to give it a try! We got the menu to look over and our host for the night came to greet us and go through what to expect etc. This was a new thing they were trying, so we didn't really know much about it going in other than "if you liked the Chef Table, come try this!" He was wonderful, and we had a great time with him. We were at a big table off to the side as you went in (our whole Chef's Table party decided to go for this, so we were old friends at this point!) The table was semi-private, but still somewhat part of the normal dining area so we could pee

Topolino's Terrace Breakfast Review

Breakfast at Topolino's has been getting quite the hype since it opened, so I was thrilled when I snagged a reservation with my fellow Agent Maci on our trip to celebrate Magic Kingdom's 50th birthday. This restaurant is located on the 10th floor of Disney's Riviera Resort, the newest to open on Walt Disney World property. The d├ęcor is modern and bright, with floor to ceiling windows and a balcony to continue to take in the views right outside. Breakfast is a character dining experience, with Mickey and friends being dressed in their artsy best! Park attire is welcome, but you could just as easily get a little fancy and feel comfortable. We were told it would be about 10 minutes so we went to the bar where I ordered a Bellini and Maci got a Mimosa, light on the OJ! The excellent bartender barely had time to make our drinks before our table was ready. We were quickly greeted by our server Chris from Orlando and we're pretty sure we found the OG! For