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Epcot was to be Walt Disney's dream of the Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow, and the centerpiece of "The Florida Project." In some ways, the forward thinking of Epcot's Future World and the diversity of cultures at World Showcase keep a part of Walt's dream alive. Disney, in this case, turned the idea of Epcot into a fantastic theme park and it could be argued, moved the spirit of Epcot to the Disney built town of Celebration, Florida, only miles from the Magic of Walt Disney World. 

Epcot is by far the most "adult" of all the theme parks, but don't be fooled. There is plenty to see and do here and fun for all ages!


Map Click here for an Epcot Map (this is a large .pdf download)


bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Spaceship Earth Featuring Project Tomorrow FastPass+ Enabled Attraction bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Test Track FastPass+ Enabled Attraction
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Ellen's Energy Adventure bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Innoventions
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Mission: Space FastPass+ Enabled Attraction bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Sum of All Thrills
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Advanced Training Lab    
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Epcot Character Spot FastPass+ Enabled Attraction bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) The Land - The Circle of Life
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Living Seas - The Seas with Nemo & Friends FastPass+ Enabled Attraction bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Journey Into Imagination - Journey Into Imagination with Figment FastPass+ Enabled Attraction
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Living Seas - Turtle Talk with Crush FastPass+ Enabled Attraction bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Journey Into Imagination FastPass+ Enabled Attraction
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) The Land - Soarin' FastPass+ Enabled Attraction bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Journey Into Imagination - Image Works
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) The Land - Living with the Land FastPass+ Enabled Attraction    
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Coral Reef - Living Seas  (Lunch)  
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Coral Reef - Living Seas  (Dinner)
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Electric Umbrella
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Fountainview Cafe - Starbucks® 
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Garden Grill - The Land  (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Joffrey's Espresso Coffee & Pastries  
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Sunshine Seasons - The Land - Food Court
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Taste Track - Snacks  

bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Test Track Cool Wash-Snacks & Beverages 
World Showcase
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Mexico bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Japan
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Norway bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Morocco
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) China bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) France
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Germany bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) United Kingdom
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Italy bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Canada
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) American Adventure bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Kidcot Fun Stops
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure    
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Horizons bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) World of Motion
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Wonders Of Life bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) The Living Seas-Original
bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) Maelstrom (Norway) bluebullet.gif (49 bytes) El Rio Del Tiempo (Mexico)
Soarin around the World to debut June 17 at Epcot! Epcot will welcome Soarin’ Around the World on June 17. A new version of the popular attraction located in The Land pavilion will debut to take guests on a journey to far-flung lands, over some of the world’s most unique natural landscapes and man-made wonders. Fastpass+ can now be scheduled.
Frozen Fever is coming to Epcot!
New “Frozen” experiences will open their doors on June 21, including Frozen Ever After, the first attraction inspired by the film, as well as Royal Sommerhus, an Anna and Elsa greeting area.
FastPass+ are now available for Frozen Ever After.
Epcot Flower & Garden Festival 2016
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival returns March 2-May 30, 2016. This annual event showcases the talents of Disney's Horticulture team with enchanting topiary and floral displays throughout the park. The Outdoor Kitchens at World Showcase feature food and drink offerings which focus on fresh, local flavors.

Additional highlights of the festival include educational designer presentations, interactive play and discovery areas for kids and an outdoor concert series, Garden Rocks.

The Garden Rocks lineup* is as follows:

March 4-6 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”
March 11-13 – Starship starring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
March 18-20 – Little River Band “Reminiscing”
March 25-27 – Village People “Y.M.C.A.”
April 1-3 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am”
April 8-10 – The Guess Who “American Woman”
April 15-17 – NEW! Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice “Spinning Wheel”
April 22-24 – NEW! Bad Company, former lead singer BRIAN HOWE “Can’t Get Enough”
April 29-May 1 – NEW! Georgia Satellites “Keep Your Hands to Yourself”
May 6-8 – Gin Blossoms “Hey Jealousy”
May 13-15 – NEW! Darlene Love “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home”
May 20-22 – Night Ranger “Sister Christian”
May 27-30 – The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

*This lineup is subject to change without notice.

Excitement of discovery:

Walt Disney envisioned a showcase for innovation. A place where people could experience the cutting edge of technology. A place celebrating human achievement. The embryo of an idea grew to become Epcot, the Disney discovery park -- 300 acres of attractions, shows, interactive presentations, dining, shopping and architectural wonders where guests are immersed in a celebration of both technological accomplishments and international cultural achievements.

Planning the dream:

On Oct. 1, 1978, Card Walker, then president of Walt Disney Productions, revealed plans for Epcot, a theme park inspired by Walt’s philosophies. A groundbreaking ceremony was held one year later.

Epcot was designed with two “lands” of discovery: Future World and World Showcase. Future World showcases the land, the seas, communication, imagination, energy and technology. World Showcase is a kaleidoscope of nations from throughout the world brought together to celebrate their cultural heritage, arts and entertainment.

Celebrating human achievement:

The opening of Innoventions in 1994 marked an exciting addition to the Epcot experience. This ever-changing exposition of gadgets and gizmos in the heart of Future World gives Epcot guests an opportunity to see, feel and touch the latest inventions and innovations that may change the way they live their lives.

Opening Day:

On Oct. 1, 1982, Epcot opened. The dedication plaque still reads:

“To all who come to this place of joy, hope and friendship, welcome.

“Epcot Center is inspired by Walt Disney’s creative genius. Here, human achievements are celebrated through imagination, the wonders of enterprise, and concepts of a future that promises new and exciting benefits for all.

“May Epcot Center entertain, inform and inspire. And, above all, may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man’s ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere.”

…E. Cardon Walker, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Walt Disney Productions, Oct. 24, 1982

The lay of the Land:

300 acres

Two distinct areas: Future World, a showcase of new ideas and technology; and World Showcase, villages celebrating 11 nations situated along a 1.3-mile promenade that encircles the 40-acre World Showcase Lagoon.


Monorail SignEpcot has two entrances. The original entrance is convenient to Epcot’s 162-acre parking area and the Epcot monorail station (the monorail runs between Epcot and the Magic Kingdom Transportation and Ticket Center three miles to the north).

The International Gateway entrance opened in 1990 near the France pavilion in World Showcase, providing park access to guests staying in Epcot resort area hotels -- Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, Disney’s BoardWalk, Walt Disney World Swan and Walt Disney World Dolphin.

Oct. 1, 1979

Oct. 1, 1982


Future World pavilions:
• Spaceship Earth, 1982
• The Land (presented by Nestlé USA), 1982
• Imagination! (presented by Kodak), 1982
• Universe of Energy, 1982
• The Living Seas, 1986
• Wonders of Life, 1989
• Innoventions, 1994
• Test Track (presented by General Motors), 1999
• Mission: SPACE (presented by HP), 2003

World Showcase pavilions:
• Mexico, 1982
• China, 1982
• The American Adventure, 1982
• Germany, 1982
• Italy, 1982
• Japan, 1982
• France, 1982
• Canada, 1982
• United Kingdom, 1982
• Morocco, 1984
• Norway, 1986


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