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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.
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.
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…