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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) 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' Around the World 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 Takes Flight! 
Soarin' Around the World is NOW OPEN with new, breathtaking digital projections. Soar over, around, and through some of the world's most magnificent landscapes and iconic destinations in this fan favorite attraction. The addition of a third theater means that even more guests can enjoy Soarin' than ever before! Fastpass+ is available for this attraction.
New “Frozen” experiences are NOW OPEN in the Norway Pavilion! 
Frozen Ever After, the first attraction inspired by the film, as well as Royal Sommerhus, an Anna and Elsa greeting area, have recently debuted in World Showcase. FastPass+ is available for Frozen Ever After.
2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Dates and Eat to the Beat Concert Lineup
Food and Wine Festival 2016 
The annual Disney tour of tastes from six continents, running 62 days from September 14 through November 14, has become one of America’s top food festivals and features inspired flavors at more than 30 global marketplaces.

A new lineup of popular celebrity chefs and a series of first-time Disney resort cooking and dining experiences will add fresh culinary appeal to the 21st Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase at Walt Disney World Resort.

New marketplace menus debut and festival favorites return – Hard soda float, anyone? Guests can choose a favorite hard soda to mix with vanilla ice cream for a sweet treat at Desserts & Champagne marketplace. A savory vegan dish will debut at the Greece marketplace, and the popular Farm Fresh marketplace will showcase Florida’s bounty with new savory dishes. Up to 47 percent of the menu food items are new or reimagined dishes.
Eat to the Beat Concert Lineup:
Performances are 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00 p.m. daily, and included in Epcot admission. Lineup is subject to change; songs listed are for artist recognition only and may not be included in the concert play list.
Sept. 14-15 – Wang Chung NEW! “Everybody Have Fun Tonight”
Sept. 16-18 – STARSHIP featuring Mickey Thomas “We Built This City”
Sept. 19-20 – Air Supply “All Out of Love”
Sept. 21-23 – BoDeans NEW! “Closer to Free”
Sept. 24-25 – Fuel “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”
Sept. 26-28 – Sugar Ray “Fly”
Sept. 29-30 – Los Lobos “La Bamba”
Oct. 1-2 – David Cook “Light On”
Oct. 3-4 – Wilson Phillips “Hold On”
Oct. 5-6 – Blues Traveler “Run-Around”
Oct. 7-9 – Plain White T’s NEW! “Hey There Delilah”
Oct. 10-11 – 38 Special “Hold On Loosely”
Oct. 12-13 – Jeffrey Osborne NEW! “On the Wings of Love”
Oct. 14-16 – Tiffany “I Think We’re Alone Now”
Oct. 17-19 – Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx “Lady”
Oct. 20-21 – Christopher Cross “Sailing”
Oct. 22-23 – Toad The Wet Sprocket NEW! “Walk on the Ocean”
Oct. 24-25 – Chaka Khan “I Feel for You”
Oct. 26-27 – Billy Ocean “Caribbean Queen”
Oct. 28-29 – Living Colour NEW! “Cult of Personality”
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 – Hanson “Get the Girl Back”
Nov. 2-3 – Soul Asylum NEW! “Runaway Train”
Nov. 4-6 – Delta Rae NEW! “Bottom of the River”
Nov. 7-9 – Boyz II Men “Motownphilly”
Nov. 10-11 – Sister Hazel “All For You”
Nov. 12-14 – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy “Go Daddy-O”

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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