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Opened on October 1, 1982, as Walt Disney World Resort’s second theme park, Epcot (which originally stood for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow”) offers state-of-the-art thrill rides in Future World, informative and entertaining pavilions at the World Showcase, fascinating exhibits, specialty shops and great international cuisine.

Epcot Attractions

Blast off into the future and expand your imagination at Epcot, which features such fun-filled attractions as Mission: SPACE®, Test Track, The Seas with Nemo & Friends, The Land, Ellen’s Energy Adventure and Spaceship Earth. Kids will love the Journey Into Imagination With Figment ride and the Captain EO 3-D adventure. In addition, Soarin’ is a “high-flying adventure” at the theme park.

Epcot’s World Showcase

Stroll through the World Showcase, where you can learn about different cultures and countries, including Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada. View the patriotic American Adventure show at the American Adventure Pavilion. Other not-to-be-missed attractions within the World Showcase include “O Canada!” and “The Land of Many Faces” (China), two amazing 360° film presentations; Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros boat ride (Mexico); and the Maelstrom thrill ride ( Norway).

Epcot Dining

Choose from a variety of world-class dining options at the World Showcase such as Le Cellier Steakhouse (Canada), Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room (United Kingdom), Les Chefs de France, Restaurant Marrakesh (Morocco), Teppan Edo (Japan), Tutto Italia Ristorante (Italy), Biergarten Restaurant (Germany), Nine Dragons Restaurant (China), Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Norway), San Angel Inn (Mexico) and Coral Reef Restaurant (The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion).

Epcot Annual Events

Annual events at Epcot include the Epcot International Flower & Garden Show in April, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival from October through mid-November and Holidays Around the World from late November through late December. Don’t miss Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, a nightly symphony of “music, lasers, fireworks and magic” at Epcot.

Epcot FASTPASS Attractions

Take advantage of Disney’s FASTPASS, a free reservation system at Epcot that will help you avoid the crowds at the most popular rides and attractions. FastPass attractions for Epcot include Captain EO, Maelstrom, Mission: SPACE, Soarin’ and Test Track. Epcot is typically open at 9 AM daily (seasonal hours; call ahead).

Epcot Future World Attractions

Advanced Training Lab
The Circle of Life

Ellen’s Energy Adventure
Epcot Character Spot
Captain EO
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Living with the Land
Mission: SPACE
Spaceship Earth
Test Track
Turtle Talk With Crush
Ellen’s Energy Adventure

Epcot World Showcase Attractions

The American Adventure – The American Adventure
American Heritage Gallery – The American Adventure
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros – Mexico
Illuminations: Reflections of Earth
Impressions de France – France
Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure
Maelstrom – Norway
O Canada! – Canada
Reflections of China – China

Epcot World Showcase Pavilions

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The Garden Grill – The Land
Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Norway


Boulangerie Patisserie – France
Electric Umbrella – Future World East
Fife & Drum Tavern – The American Adventure
Fountain View Ice Cream – Future World West
Kabuki Cafe – Japan
Katsura Grill – Japan
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe – Norway
La Cantina Restaurant – Mexico
Liberty Inn – The American Adventure
Lotus Blossom Cafe – China
Sommerfest – Germany
Sunshine Seasons – The Land
Tangierine Cafe – Morocco
Yorkshire County Fish Shop – United Kingdom


Biergarten Restaurant – Germany
Bistro de Paris – France
Chefs de France – France
Coral Reef Restaurant – Future World West
La Cava del Tequila – Mexico
La Hacienda de San Angel – Mexico
Le Celier Steakhouse – Canada
Nine Dragons – China
Restaurant Marrakesh – Morocco
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room – United Kingdom
San Angel Inn Restaurante – Mexico
Teppan Edo – Japan
Tokyo Dining – Japan
Tutto Italia Ristorante – Italy
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria – Italy

Disney’s Epcot Videos

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