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Do you see a trend here? Well, you're gonna see more Smile

What is the very first thing you do as soon as you get through the turnstiles at Epcot? Pose for a pic? Head to Soarin' for a fastpass?

We, again, head straight to the bathrooms to the right of SE. Everytime Smile And then we don't have a particular ritual, but I think we'll start having a pic taken at the same place on every trip like I've seen some of you do. I only regret that we've missed sooooo many in the past. Ah well, better late than never.

So, what's your first stop in Epcot?

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We head straight for Soarin' yeah

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We pose for photopass pics and then go on spaceship earth Laughing out loud

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As we normally enter around noon, thru the International Gateway, we stop at Rose and Crown for a Black and Tan!!

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We head to Guest Relations to see which restaurant has open times for the day. It never hurts to look. Then we are off to Soarin.

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Take a few pictures of the golf ball, then head over to get FP's for Soarin'.

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We usually get fastpasses for Soarin and get in line for TestTrack.

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Mine takes place outside the turnstiles. There is a bench underneath the Monorail tracks, out of the rain. I have a picture of my mother holding my then 1 year old son under that bench. The picture was from 18 years ago. She got my family started visiting WDW. I touch that bench every visit as a tribute to her.

My wife and kids don't realize that I do it.

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Cinema Too wrote:
Mine takes place outside the turnstiles. There is a bench underneath the Monorail tracks, out of the rain. I have a picture of my mother holding my then 1 year old son under that bench. The picture was from 18 years ago. She got my family started visiting WDW. I touch that bench every visit as a tribute to her.

My wife and kids don't realize that I do it.

That is very touching, (no pun intended) and a wonderful tribute and gesture. By the way welcome to WDWFG I think you will like it here.

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wonderful tradition Cinema Too

now I need a tissue

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Race to The Land to get FastPasses to Soarin. Then we go on the Nemo ride, head over to UK to get reservations for lunch at the Rose and Crown Pub. Love those fish and chips!!!

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We usually take pictures of the golfball and then go and ride it

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Skunk wrote:
As we normally enter around noon, thru the International Gateway, we stop at Rose and Crown for a Black and Tan!!

Where is the "like" button on this forum?!

We usually walk in and hit up that Art Store right near SE. It's so fancy..I just love it!

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Hit photopass then book it to Soarin!

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ChipnDaleFan wrote:
Hit photopass then book it to Soarin!

Oh, Oh hi!!!! Did I miss you coming back or did you just sneak in here?? We want details!!

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ChipnDaleFan wrote:
Hit photopass then book it to Soarin!

Totally with you on this one

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Jess wrote:
We usually take pictures of the golfball and then go and ride it

Same here. I know they tell us NOT to ride SE first thing, but the lines move so fast! Besides, it's one of my favorite rides...

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Skunk wrote:
As we normally enter around noon, thru the International Gateway, we stop at Rose and Crown for a Black and Tan!!

Yes yes!

Cinema Too wrote:
Mine takes place outside the turnstiles. There is a bench underneath the Monorail tracks, out of the rain. I have a picture of my mother holding my then 1 year old son under that bench. The picture was from 18 years ago. She got my family started visiting WDW. I touch that bench every visit as a tribute to her.

My wife and kids don't realize that I do it.

Wow - what an amazing memory and tribute. And welcome!

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Jess wrote:
We usually take pictures of the golfball and then go and ride it

Same here. I know they tell us NOT to ride SE first thing, but the lines move so fast! Besides, it's one of my favorite rides...

I love SE! My love of SE is right up there with the People Mover Smile

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Race to The Land to get FastPasses to Soarin. Then we go on the Nemo ride, head over to UK to get reservations for lunch at the Rose and Crown Pub. Love those fish and chips!!!

They are awesome...have you ever had the fish and chips at Columbia Harbour House in MK? I actually give them a slight edge over the counter service location in Epcot's England. Try them sometime and let us know what you think Smile

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Other than heading over to grab a fastpass for Soaring we have no routine that we follow in EPCOT at all. Quite often we are early enough to be able to get right on Soaring then get off and grab a fastpass for later.

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SE holds very special memories for me from my childhood.... so I have to do that first thing... get my happy cries out... and then move on to the world showcase... and yes... even on the weeks I'm working in the parks, I still follow this ritual every time I walk through the gate!!! It never gets old!!

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we tend to check out the wait times board and then plan from there! we also have to do spaceship earth too...its my mum's ride!! how ever, this year... honeymoon, we're going to epcot on christmas day. soi think it'l be a dash to soarin and breakfast in sunshine seasons!! Laughing out loud x

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Get a fast pass for soarin!

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Jess wrote:
We usually take pictures of the golfball and then go and ride it

Yup!

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SE holds very special memories for me from my childhood.... so I have to do that first thing... get my happy cries out... and then move on to the world showcase... and yes... even on the weeks I'm working in the parks, I still follow this ritual every time I walk through the gate!!! It never gets old!!

Oh me too! I talked a little about it in another post, which I can't find at present Smile I rode it with my grandparents on our first Epcot trip in 83, and my grandfather passed away the following winter. I always think of that trip when I'm on the ride, or anytime I visit Epcot, actually. I'm 12 again, briefly. Smile

Any memories you can share with us? So you came to WDW with family before becoming a CM?

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Cinema Too wrote:
Mine takes place outside the turnstiles. There is a bench underneath the Monorail tracks, out of the rain. I have a picture of my mother holding my then 1 year old son under that bench. The picture was from 18 years ago. She got my family started visiting WDW. I touch that bench every visit as a tribute to her.

My wife and kids don't realize that I do it.

And now I'm crying...that is so sweet.

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We will try and get a Photopass picture, but if not it's a walk on to Spaceship Earth!

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snap some pics and then run to the Canadian Pavilion for a good beer wink

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Having visited WDW hundreds of times since 1972, we feel as if we are going back home very time we walk through the gates (annual pass holders). And with every visit, I say out loud, "Hello, Disneyworld! It's us again!" In Epcot, our first stop is usually Soarin', followed by the boat ride in The Land and then Spaceship Earth. That's all we usually see in Future World, choosing to spend most of our time in World Showcase.

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Having visited WDW hundreds of times since 1972, we feel as if we are going back home very time we walk through the gates (annual pass holders). And with every visit, I say out loud, "Hello, Disneyworld! It's us again!" In Epcot, our first stop is usually Soarin', followed by the boat ride in The Land and then Spaceship Earth. That's all we usually see in Future World, choosing to spend most of our time in World Showcase.

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usually I'm doing a happy dance that I'm at Epcot, because it is my fave. I take my obligatory pics of SE but we usually dont ride it first. We head over to the Land but not for Soarin' (we skip that because it's here at DLand)... we hit Livin with the Land! lol weird huh

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Bella wrote:
ChipnDaleFan wrote:
Hit photopass then book it to Soarin!

Oh, Oh hi!!!! Did I miss you coming back or did you just sneak in here?? We want details!!

I'm back! I'm trying to sort through pictures so I can do a posting here! We got some beautiful shots but it's taking forver to go through them (2,000 + pictures) I'll be posting soon!

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