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1st October 2018

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.

Epcot is like getting two parks for one price. Find exciting attractions in Future World, experience cultures from around the world in World Showcase, or do both! Epcot's best attractions including:

Soarin'; Test Track; Frozen Ever After; Mission: SPACE; Spaceship Earth and more!

 

Epcot, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, opened in 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."

Walt Disney World's second park is also its second most popular. Epcot can be very crowded during holidays, festivals, and special events, so it is very important to know what's happening before you plan your visit.

Special Events at Epcot

Special Events affect traffic patterns at Epcot more than any other park. If you're not there for a special event you may find yourself amidst thousands of guests who are. Epcot hosts the Food & Wine Festival in the fall and the Flower & Garden Festival in the spring. All the key events are outlined on the Calendar.

 

future world

- Spaceship Earth : Travel in time and explore the history of communication on a ride that takes you from the Stone Age to the computer age. Don’t use FastPass+ for Spaceship Earth–do it later in the day, as crowds entering the park in the morning tend to be drawn to it.

- Mission: SPACE - Experience authentic NASA-style training on this shuttle simulator. Journey to Mars with the more intense Orange Mission. Or, orbit the Earth with the less intense—but still exhilarating—Green Mission. You probably will not need FastPass+ for this except during peak season.

- Test Track : Design a virtual concept vehicle and then go for a high-octane spin at this attraction that’s thrilling and creative. If you don’t use FastPass+ for Soarin’, get it for Test Track. If you use FastPass+ for Soarin’, either do Test Track via the Single Rider line, or do it very first thing in the morning or late in the evening.

- The Seas with Nemo & Friends : Go under the sea—without getting wet—on this attraction based on Disney•Pixar's Finding Nemo which finds Nemo lost again. Don’t bother with FastPass+ for it–do it whenever with minimal waits.

- Turtle Talk with Crush: Gather ’round a window to the ocean for a real-time Q-and-A session with your favorite totally tubular turtle. Righteous! Don’t use FastPass+ on this.

- Soarin' Around the World : Take flight on a breezy, airborne adventure as you hang glide above some of the most breathtaking wonders the world has to offer.It’s highly recommended that you utilize FastPass+ for it or that you prioritize early in the morning or late at night.

- Living with the Land : Sail through the greenhouses of The Land Pavilion on a boat tour and behold 9-pound lemons, Mickey-shaped pumpkins and more! Don’t use FastPass+ on this.

- Journey Into Imagination with Figment : Figment the playful, purple dragon is your guide on this whimsical ride through the Imagination Institute. No need for FastPass+ here.

- Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival: Experience popular Disney and Pixar short films like never before—in 4D for the first time ever. No need for FastPass+ here.

 

 

world showcase pavilions

- Mexico : A pre-Colombian pyramid surrounded by lush landscaping fashioned after a Yucatan jungle is your first introduction to the Mexican pavilion.

- Norway: The area of Norway resembles a Norwegian town square with its cobble stone courtyard and a replica of a 14th century fortress found in Oslo.

- China : You enter the China Pavilion through a distinct triple arched ceremonial gate patterned after the Temple of Heaven in Beijing.

- Germany : A fountain with a statue of St. George slaying a dragon, is the centerpiece of the cobblestoned German platz (plaza) in the World Showcase's Germany pavilion.

- Italy : The 83 foot belltower in the World Showcase's Italy is an authentic replica of the original campanile in St. Mark's Square.

- American Adventure : The American Adventure pavilion is a colonial-style mansion whose roots are found in the architecture of Independence Hall, Boston's Old State House, Monticello, and Colonial Williamsburg.

- Japan : Japan is one of the more picturesque of the countries in the World Showcase. It also is one of the best spots for shopping.

- Morroco : Guarding the entrance to the Morocco pavilion is a reproduction of the Koutoubia Minaret of Marrakesh, a prayer tower of the 12th century mosque.

- France : The France Pavilion is a bit deceptive at first glance. Tucked away behind the Monsieur Paul restaurant, is an alleyway where the Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie is found.

- United Kingdom : The United Kingdom pavilion is a bustling destination. Through the seamless blend of architecture that takes you from the streets of London to an English cottage, the essence of this nation is yours to enjoy.

- Canada : When you head to our neighbor to the north, the first thing you'll notice is the the mansard-roofed Victorian-style "Hotel du - Canada." The Canada pavilion's centerpiece was inspired by the Chateau Laurier, a historic hotel found in Ottawa.

world showcase attractions

- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros (Mexico ): Take in the sights of Mexico and the antics of the 3 feathered amigos on this gentle boat ride through the Mexico Pavilion.

- Frozen Ever After (Norway) : Hoist the sails in Arendelle aboard an ancient Norwegian vessel as you set out into the wondrous wintery world of Frozen! This should be your number 1 FastPass+ priority, and you need to book it as far in advance as possible.

- Reflections of China (China) : Journey through ancient and modern China while watching this 14-minute Circle-Vision 360° film, screening in the China Pavilion.

- The American Adventure (America) : Audio-Animatronics, film and music bring America's past to life during this 30-minute show at the American Adventure Pavilion. It ranks as one of the all-time greatest achievements of Walt Disney Imagineering, and shouldn’t be missed by anyone.

- Impressions de France (France) : Enjoy this 18-minute film showcasing the grandeur, charm and romance of one of Europe’s most enchanting countries. Lines are never all that long.

- O Canada! (Canada) : Tuck away inside the Canada Pavilion for a 14-minute Circle-Vision 360° film showcasing our neighbor to the north. Lines are never all that long.

- IllumiNations : Reflections of Earth: IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will be ending in the second half of 2019. The show is currently planned to run through the end of summer 2019 to make way for a new nighttime fireworks spectacular.

- British Revolution in the United Kingdom :  Bang your head to the best of British rock as this 4-piece band plays everything from psychedelic to punk. - Serveur Amusant in France is a wait-staff duo performing comedic and acrobatic feats.

- Jeweled Dragon Acrobats : This vibrant acrobatic troupe from China performs breathtaking feats of strength, agility and balance.

- Mariachi Cobre : This spirited mariachi band performs the traditional folk music of Jalisco, Mexico, throughout the Mexico Pavilion.

 

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