On Saturday I gave you my Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners for the Magic Kingdom, along with those for Cindy and Sophie. Today I’m sharing with you my Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners for Epcot. Tomorrow I’ll share my Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners for Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and on Thursday I’ll share my winners for Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Finally, on Friday I’ll give you my Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners for the Walt Disney World Resorts.
Gold Medal: Illuminations: Reflections of Earth
Illuminations is my favorite fireworks show at Walt Disney World. I like it more then Wishes not because of the fireworks so much, because without a doubt, Wishes has better fireworks. I like Illuminations better because of the music. It is moving, it is poignant, and it never fails to get me each and every time. The music, and the show itself, does a great job in my opinion of bringing the countries of the World Showcase together; of pointing out that while there are differences in culture, language, and other factors, there are also a lot of things that are similar about us, starting with how we all share the world we live in.
Silver Medal: Spaceship Earth
I know that Spaceship Earth isn’t on most people’s top three at Epcot. There are so many other great attractions at Epcot, why didn’t I choose one of those? Well, for me, Spaceship Earth has it all. A great structure with its geodesic dome; an attraction that is dark, but also highly entertaining to me as it traverses through time. An educational ride, this attraction also is just downright cool as you travel throughout the structure. Spaceship Earth is 180 feet high at it’s highest, although you wouldn’t know that during the ride. One of the changes that they made during the last renovation was the questions that you answer to help you decide what your future might look like. I always enjoy that, and think it adds to the attraction.
Bronze Medal: The Mexico Pavilion
The Mexico Pavilion is my favorite pavilion of all in Epcot’s World Showcase. I like it because it has so many facets working for it. The structure itself is based off of a real Aztec Pyramid: the Temple of Quetzalcoatl at Teotihuacan, Mexico. Inside the Pavilion, you leave the intense Florida heat in the summer, and end up in an evening Mexico open air market, with shops, restaurants, and evening entertainment. You’ll find the San Angel Inn where you can enjoy dinner while you watch the boats for the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballero’s pass by. Or, for the adult beverage people out there, you can take in the La Cava del Taquila.
Like last post, I’ve got Cindy and Sophie’s picks as well for their Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners.
Silver: Test Track
Bronze: Off Kilter
Gold: Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballero’s
Silver: Via Napoli
Bronze: Ice Cream in the France Pavilion