The Bathroom Blog Part II: Epcot

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A few weeks ago I started my series on the bathrooms of Walt Disney World.  If you missed my first entry you can find it here: Part I: Magic Kingdom.

This week I’d like to turn the focus to my personal favorite park, Epcot.  Since Epcot covers so much land, there are lots of restrooms to choose from.  Many of them are just run of the mill bathrooms, but there are a few standouts.  So here are my favorites and not so favorite restrooms throughout Epcot’s Future World and World Showcase.

Favorites:

Future World near Test Track and Mission: Space: I seem to always need to hit this one before or after taking a spin on one of this area’s attractions.  If I’ve taken the 45 minute journey through the Universe of Energy I’ll certainly need to make a stop shortly after.  I also usually hit this one as a preventative measure before getting in the long queues for Test Track.  Even if we go single rider like we often do, chances are the attraction will break down at least temporarily while we’re waiting.  This one is often busy, but usually clean and a regular stop on my tour so it gets the thumbs up.  And yes, a photo of the entrance to this bathroom is the wall paper for the exterior screen of my cell phone.

Between Future World and World Showcase at the Odyssey: This bathroom is a hidden gem!  Most guests are racing from Future World to World Showcase and never even notice that this restroom exists.  I’m sure it helps that the Odyssey is only open for special events, but I’m not complaining.  I often feel like this is my own private lady’s room!  And since it’s rarely used it’s also very clean.

The Germany Pavilion: It’s easy to make a pit stop here while enjoying the World Showcase.  Rather than trying to use the restrooms in the WS restaurants, which are always tiny, I hit this one right off the main walk way. My friends can keep busy checking out the train set while I do my business. It’s also a necessity to run over here before Illuminations starts if we are watching it from one of the surrounding countries.  It’s also very important to know where the best World Showcase bathrooms are when you’re drinking around the world… Honorable mentions around World Showcase go to the UK and Morocco pavilions.

Least Favorites:

Any Restaurant in World Showcase: Although they are all themed with signs in the appropriate languages and such, they are often too small.  There seems to always be a queue for these and very little space to wait.  I recommend holding on to use one of the large facilities if you can wait it out.  

On the Fence:

The Land Pavilion near Soarin’: This one gets a mixed review because although I often have to use it, it’s always packed!  It’s hard to navigate around all of women (not to mention strollers) in this relatively small bathroom.  However, it is convenient to give my traveling mates my park pass and let them deal with the Soarin’ fastpasses while I powder my nose.

Next week I’ll continue the bathroom series with a look at Disney’s Hollywood Studios offerings…

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Posted on November 3, 2009

12 Responses to “The Bathroom Blog Part II: Epcot”

  • The Odyssey bathroom is clearly the winner here. I’ll also add that the restrooms just outside the international gateway are pretty great.

    Looking forward to your posts on DHS and AK, Kristen! ;)

    • by Kristen Helmstetter on November 4, 2009, at 4:17 pm EST

      Hey AJ! I’m glad you agree with me on the Odyssey. It’s definitely a hidden gem. I’ll have to try the ones by the international gateway. I’ll be using it a lot of my next trip since I’m staying at the Boardwalk.

  • by Richard Mercer on November 6, 2009, at 1:18 pm EST

    Also important is stopping before you leave the park. At MK the ones between Casey’s and Crystal Palace are best, but the ones by City Hall are most convenient. At Epcot, either the International Gate ones or the ones near Spaceship Earth (just to the east).
    My favorite ones are near Expedition Everest in AK. They are among the newest, but they’re so well themed they look just awful from the outside! You hesitate to even go in, but once you do they are great!

    • by Kristen Helmstetter on November 7, 2009, at 12:27 pm EST

      i like the ones on either side of Space Mountain too! They are good to hit on your way in or out of the park. They are sort of in the middle of the list for me. Stay tuned for my thoughts on MK and DHS bathrooms.

  • There is a set of bathroom in Innoventions West, between Club Cool and the back display area, before exiting out and looking toward Imagination, that almost no one knows about. And it is hard to stumble upon them, as it is way off the heavily-traveled path. It is easily my favorite bathroom stop in Future World. As a former Epcot Cast Member, and someone who enjoys bathroom privacy, I’ve found them all.

    • by Kristen Helmstetter on November 7, 2009, at 12:28 pm EST

      that’s a good one too! i use it fairly regularly. when the 25th anniversary exhibit was open we often hit that one after a visit to the exhibit. Thanks for the thought!

      • The restroom outside of MS is where we had my daughters wheelchair taken from or should I say borrowed from for the day by some lazy couple that accually was caught bringing it back to the same place at the end of the day. My favorite is also the Imagination restroom.

  • My favorite at Epcot is at Imagination. Not ever crowded and once on the way out we were met by cast members who gave us special fastpasses for 6 rides as part of 1,000,000 Wishes!

  • by DisneyWorld30th on November 11, 2009, at 11:11 pm EST

    Best Bathroom at Epcot is behind Journey into Imagination with Figment! Nobody is ever in there. You could take a nap on the floor its so clean. Highly recommended!