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Epcot


Future World World Showcase

Epcot - Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, Walt Disney's Epcot

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Epcot Rides and Attractions

Future World East Future World West World Showcase

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Epcot Overview

Epcot, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, opened on October 1, 1982. It was conceived by Walt Disney to "take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry."

Epcot consists of two themed areas, Future World and World Showcase. Future World features attractions that focus on energy, communication, the land and our environment, the ocean, imagination, transportation and space exploration.

In the very front of the park is the iconic Spaceship Earth. Located inside the iconic "golf ball", Spaceship Earth is a slow-moving attractions that tells the history of communication and where communication may be headed in the future.

Over in The Land pavilion, you can find Soarin' Around the World which simulates the experience of flying over landmarks around the globe! The Living With The Land boat ride will take you on a tour of greenhouses and fish-production.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends is a fun-filled trip into the underwater world of Finding Nemo. The action centers around the 5.7 million gallon aquarium that is home to thousands of fish including sharks, sea turtles and dolphins. This pavilion features all of the characters from Finding Nemo. You can ride on Clam-Mobiles, have fun with the hands-on activities, and you don't want to miss the interactive Turtle Talk with Crush show.

At the Imagination Pavilion you can take a fun-filled look at the senses on your Journey Into Imagination With Figment. It's rarely crowded and is a perfect ride for the days when the park is busy and you need a break. Also located in the Pavilion is the Disney & Pixar Short Films Festival which previews 3 short films. You can also meet Ralph and Vanellope from Wreck-It Ralph!

Test Track takes you on an unforgettable ride. Riders get to design their own custom concept vehicle, then test it out on the track in a six-passenger SimCar. This is a great attraction but it does have a well deserved reputation for intermittent delays.

Mission: SPACE simulates a realistic launch into space as you and your crew pilot your capsule to Mars. There are two versions, so choose wisely. If you have the slightest inclination towards motion sickness, pick the tamer option.

Innoventions was once a "mish-mosh" of sorts with different hands-on activities featuring the latest technology. Innoventions West is now closed. Innoventions is still a great way to escape from the central Florida heat and humidity.

Don't miss the new "Epcot Experience" located in the Odyssey Events pavilion between Test Track and Mexico. This new pavilion presents guests with the opportunity to look into the future at the upcoming projects that are coming to Epcot later this year. The exhibit will help guests visualize park projects throughout the entire period of transformation.

Centered around a beautiful reflective lagoon is Epcot's World Showcase. Each country features entertainment, dining, and shopping unique to their culture.

Map of Epcot Italy United Kingdom
Mexico United States Canada
Norway Japan Shopping
China Morocco Restaurants/Dining
Germany France


For many years, Epcot was considered an 'adult' park. Disney worked hard to overcome this reputation and most have discovered that kids can have a blast visiting Epcot, including the 'boring' countries.

 

One of the best things that was done was to introduce Kidcot Fun Stops in World Showcase. Kids can create a free (yes, you read that right!) souvenir to take home with them. Take advantage of the Kidcot Fun Stops and think twice about watching some of the movies at several of the countries. If your child balks at one of them, they don't get better at the others. All isn't lost though; in Mexico, there is the Gran Fiesta Tour, which is a nice, slow boat ride that kids will definitely like. And of course in Norway, Frozen Ever After is an extremely popular attraction with kids.

Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure is a great kids' activity too! This mission around the World Showcase has clues that will be sent to you via text message and will allow you and your family to try and solve a mission for Agent P himself. Directing your family through 7 of the World Showcase Pavilions gives everyone the fun experience of exploring many of the countries while solving missions. Please note that each clue can take up to 30 minutes, so it can be time consuming.

NOTE: IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth had its final presentation on September 30, 2019. The brand new limited-time spectacular called ‘Epcot Forever’ began on October 1, 2019 and features classic Epcot tunes. The show opens with a spark of imagination that grows into an epic spectacle of fireworks, music, lighting, lasers, and special effects kites.

In the Fall of 2020, ‘A Celebration of Disney Music’ debuts and will celebrate how Disney music inspires people around the world. This nighttime spectacular will feature massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, and lasers and is just the "opening act" for the all-new permanent fireworks spectacular – "HarmoniUS" – which will also debut in 2020 – no exact date has been announced.

One of the absolute best features of this park is how wide open and expansive it is. If you're feeling hemmed in at the other theme parks, hop on a boat, bus, Skyliner gondola, or monorail and get yourself to Epcot.

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Upcoming Epcot Attractions and More!

Epcot's New Entrance, New Play Pavilion, & Experience Center Coming for 50th Anniversary!



The new entrance plaza to Epcot (above) will have new pathways, greenery areas, along with a newly reimagined fountain. The new design will pay homage to the theme park's original entrance with a fresh take on classic elements. The image below shows more of the new plans for Epcot as a whole.

As you can see above, the Leave A Legacy monoliths have been moved into a new setting located just outside the park’s gateway. There will also be additional significant redevelopment in the area between the Spaceship Earth attraction and the World Showcase Promenade.

In the expansion of the Mission: SPACE pavilion in Epcot's Future World, a new restaurant, Space 220, will open in the winter of 2019 as an out-of-this-world culinary experience with the celestial panorama of a space station, including daytime and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up.

A new first-of-its-kind play pavilion is coming to Epcot and will be “devoted to playful fun and feature an innovative city that’ll come to life under the dome of the un-named pavilion previously known as Wonders of Life. The pavilion’s city will be bursting with interactive experiences, your favorite Disney characters, hands-on activities, and engaging entertainment when it opens just in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.”

The massive transformation that is in the works for Epcot's Future World has led to the announcement of several closures and temporary relocations that will take place in the fall of 2019.


Moana-Inspired Attraction - Journey of Water

A new Moana-inspired attraction is coming to Epcot. Disney shared concept art for the project at the 2019 D23 Expo. Journey of Water “will let guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.” There has not been an opening date set for this attraction at this time.


Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction

On August 13, 2017, The Universe of Energy attraction closed permanently to make way for an all new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. Disney promises that this will be an E-ticket attraction that will allow guests to step into the “rockin’ and action-packed” world of the Guardians of the Galaxy!

On the ride, guests will experience the thrill and adventure of space travel. Disney says that Peter Quill visited Epcot as a kid. There has been no opening date announced.


Ratatouille Attraction

In 2014, Walt Disney Studios Park in Paris opened Ratatouille: The Adventure. The attraction has been a huge success, and now Epcot’s France Pavilion will have its very own version of the 4-D attraction! Guests will shrink down to Remy’s size as they are chased around Gusteau’s legendary Parisian restaurant.


United Kingdom Pavilion

Dick Van Dyke took the stage at the 2019 D23 Expo to help deliver the news that the UK pavilion will receive a makeover as the street is reimagined to become Cherry Tree Lane from the beloved Mary Poppins film.

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And, for the first time ever, a Mary Poppins-themed attraction will arrive in a Disney theme park!

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