|The 21st Century Begins.....|
Epcot...Walt Disney World's second theme park opened on October 1, 1982, exactly 11 years after the Magic Kingdom first opened its gates. Since then, the park has been beloved by many adults, but has never replaced the Magic Kingdom as the most popular Walt Disney World park. Why? Since its opening all those years ago, the park has had a reputation of being too educational and too boring for children. In fact, when the park first opened, management was insistent that there be no meet and greets with Disney characters in the park. That didn't last long, but still, Walt Disney World employees had a hard time convincing parents that the park would be fun for children. Which brings us to the Epcot of today. Many changes have been made to the park to make it more "kid friendly." I'm going to be your tour guide for these changes, with the hope that they will help you plan some activities for your children at Epcot.