Epcot® is arguably the second most iconic of the four WALT DISNEY WORLD® RESORT theme parks. Epcot® is made up of two distinct lands: Future World and the World Showcase.
People from all around the globe come to Epcot®. Not just to visit, but to work there! Epcot® is arguably the most diverse of the four theme parks. There are two main worlds within Epcot; Future World and the World Showcase. There are 11 countries represented in the World Showcase at Epcot® and each hosts ambassadors from its country. There is no place on Earth quite like Epcot®. No matter how many times you visit the park, you’ll likely learn something new each time.
Future World at Epcot:
Future World at Epcot® represents what our world could and just might be. The most iconic Epcot® attraction is Spaceship Earth, housed in a giant geometric sphere. Future World also houses pavillions where you’ll find rides, exhibits and other attractions. Pavillions within Future World at Epcot® include:
Innoventions, Imagination!, The Land and The Seas
The World Showcase:
The World Showcase allows you to become completely immersed in cultures from around the world. You’ll see the sights, taste the flavors, hear the sounds and meet the people from the country of each pavillion you visit. The current countries represented at the World Showcase at Epcot® are:
Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada
Epcot® utilizes FastPass+ on its most popular attractions. You can make reservations via the MyMagic+ app or website up to 60 days in advance if you are staying at one of the Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels. If you are staying off-property, you can start making Fastpass+ reservations 30 days in advance. Some of the most popular FastPass+ attractions at Epcot® include Frozen Ever After in the Norway Showcase, Soarin’ Around the World and Test Track in the Future World.
Of course the attractions aren’t the only major draws to Epcot®. Being able to taste the flavors from around the world brings foodies year-round. In fact, one of the most sought after restaurants is found in Epcot®. Le Cellier is a high end steak house located in the Canada Showcase. You’ll definitely want to make your reservation 180 days in advance for this spot. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is one of the most popular Character Dining experiences and is located in the Norway Showcase. And finally, Coral Reef is a seafood restaurant with floor to ceiling views of The Seas with Nemo & Friends aquarium. Of course there are numerous quick and table service restaurants throughout Epcot® as well.
Epcot® also earns the title “most festive” of the four major Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks for hosting the most festivals. The newest addition to Epcot’s festival line-up is the Festival of the Arts. This celebration begins in January and features different events each weekend. The Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival blooms each spring at the theme park. Fall brings the International Food and Wine Festival and winter brings Holidays Around the World at Epcot®. Most of the general admission festival activities like concerts and displays are included with your the park ticket. However, each festival normally includes special workshops, meals, experiences or events that may be extra. Check before you go to make sure you don’t miss out on anything!
Epcot® is so much fun with an incredible variety of experiences. Plus, with so many festivals, it’s a different experience each time you visit! Be sure to plan enough time to take in all that Epcot® has to offer during your vacation to Walt Disney World®.