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Epcot

A vast park of almost 300 acres, Epcot combines visions of the future with the world of today. A figure of eight formation divides the park into two distinct areas, Future World and World Showcase, and this is the Disney park that most warrants a two-day visit.

Epcot entrance

The main entrance of Epcot leads you straight into Future World, a fun, hands-on look at technology and innovation, taking in themes such as Space, Life, Land and Sea for an exploration into science and the environment. Spaceship Earth sits in the centre of seven pavilions, each looking at a different aspect of science and technology, and with a great mix of rides, entertainment and interactive elements.

Move on to the World Showcase, where you will find eleven pavilions with an international flavour surrounding a central lagoon. You can experience a glimpse of far-flung cultures and history, together with entertainment and retail outlets, all themed on countries as diverse as Canada and China, Mexico and Morocco. Be sure to taste some of the fabulous food available from the excellent restaurants offering cuisine from around the world, and enjoy the nightly IllumiNations firework display.

Don't be fooled into thinking that this is a park just for adults - kids love it, too. There's loads of fun here, with some big rides and great play areas, and everyone in the family will find something to enjoy, and maybe learn a few things along the way.

This list is all about planning your time at the park. Check the minimum height requirements shown in this table before joining queues. Check that the rides/shows are suitable for both adults and children. Also use the Fastpass system - you'll save time and enjoy more rides.

Disney's Fastpass info - Click for further info

DAILY ENTERTAINMENT IN EVERY "LAND":
"Illuminations: Reflections of Earth" (World Showcase Lagoon - nightly fireworks display at 9:00pm)
 

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EPCOT® - The Attractions

This list of attractions used in conjunction with Epcot's "Guidemap" + Times Guide & New Information" which you can pick-up at the entrance gate will greatly assist your planning.

*Editor's rating Suitability Suitability Fastpass Fastpass Minimum height Min. height
FUTURE WORLD
Spaceship Earth *** Family Fastpass -
Innovations East and West ** Family - -
Universe of Energy *** Family - -
Test Track ***** temporarily closed Thrill ride Fastpass 1.02m 40"
Imagination Institute *** Family - -
Living With The Land *** Family - -
Soarin' ***** Family Fastpass 1.02m 40"
Circle of Life ** Family - -
Ellen's Energy Adventure *** Family - -
Innoventions ** Family - -
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience ***** Family 3-D show Fastpass -
Leave A Legacy Family - -
Mission: SPACE ***** Thrill simulator - scary Fastpass -
The Seas with Nemo & Friends *** Family - -
Turtle Talk with Crush *** Family - -
Character Greetings Around the Park **** Children - -
Captain EO, the classic 3-D film musical starring Michael Jackson *** Family - -
Disney's Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure *** Family - -
WORLD SHOWCASE
Reflections of Earth *** Fireworks spectacular - -
Mexico *** Family: small boat ride, music - -
Norway *** Family: small boat ride, folk music - -
China *** Family: film, music, acrobats - -
Germany *** Family: music - -
Italy *** Family: a "statue act" - -
USA - The American Adventure *** Family: music, stage shows - -
Japan *** Family: drums + candy artistry - -
Morocco *** Family: music - -
France *** Family - -
United Kingdom *** Family, comedy + music - -
Canada *** Family film + music shows - -
ATTRACTIONS
MAGIC KINGDOM
DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
ANIMAL KINGDOM
EPCOT
SEAWORLD
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE
DINNER SHOWS
WATER PARKS

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PARK FACTS

Location: Off I-4, southwest of Orlando.
Hours: 9a.m.-9p.m. with World Showcase opening at 11a.m. (seasonal variations)


Walt Disney World® Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Fl.

Phone:
(407) 934-7639


TIPS

Best viewing position for the fireworks - next to the English pavilion - Ed's opinion.

This park is huge - almost twice the size of Magic Kingdom. To enjoy this park fully allow 2 days for exploration.

Don't forget to use the Fastpass


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