Epcot has to be one of my favourite parks in Walt Disney World and this guide will show you all you need to know. It consists mainly of two sections, Future World & World Showcase, the two areas combine together to make one large and extremely fascinating Park.
The Epcot ball, often referred to as the ‘Golf Ball’ can be seen from various landmarks and even certain Hotels. The ball itself greets you at the entrance to the park and you can then realise and appreciate its sheer volume and architectural elegance.
Be sure to enter the ball for ‘Spaceship Earth’, a slow moving ride through the history of communication and explore the landmark moments that made today’s communication technology possible.
The first main section of the park is Future World, a collection of scientific zones which divide up into sections such as: geography, automotive safety, agriculture and fossil fuels, with attractions that focus on all sorts of interests such as: communication, imagination, energy, the land and our environment, transportation, space exploration and the ocean.
Future World is extremely educational and will have all ages using their imaginations to infinity and beyond, it truly is a vision for tomorrow.
The second section is the World Showcase, a collection of eleven countries which are all set around a beautiful 40 acre lake.
Forget around the world in 80 days, you and your family will enjoy everything the World Showcase has to offer in one day. Fancy a spot of lunch in Mexico, fine dining in France, refreshments in a great British Pub, well why not!
Each country has something totally unique to offer and highlights the best and most famous iconic landmarks from their country. Every step of the 1.3 mile trek is enjoyable, you’ll experience entertainment, shops, dining and attractions unique to their native culture.
Epcot is a truly fun, wonderful and educational day out and what better way to end the perfect day than watching the nightly display of IllumiNations : Reflections of Earth, this is a nighttime spectacular of erupting flames and fireworks set around the beautiful lagoon.
The show plays tribute to the history of our planet with video images displayed onto a giant floating sphere, and lasers fill the skies as it tells the Earth’s incredible tale of humanity and the achievements of our time.
The sphere blossoms like a flower to expose a ball of fire, while the lagoon is lit up by a sparkling mass of white lights as a chorus of voices fill the air with wonder, this all leads to the shows’ finale.
The entire day will leave you speechless and filled with that magical feeling Walt set out to inflict upon everyone.
EPCOT RIDES AND ATTRACTIONS
- Test Track
- Mission Space
- Spaceship Earth
- The Seas Pavilion
- Seas with nemo & Friends
- Turtle Talk With Crush
- Journey Into Imagination
- Club Cool
- Disney & Pixar Short Film
- Character Spot – Baymax (Character Meet)
- Character Spot – Joy & Sadness (Character Meet)
- Pluto (Character Meet)
- Daisy Duck (Character Meet)
- Mexico Pavilion
- Mexico – Gran Fiesta Tour
- Mexico – Mariachi Cobre
- Mexico – Donald (Character Meet)
- Norway Pavilion
- Norway – Frozen Ever After
- Norway – Anna & Elsa At The Royal Sommerhus (Character Meet)
- China Pavilion
- China – Acrobatic Show
- China – Refl. Of China
- China – Mulan (Character Meet)
- Germany Pavilion
- Germany – Snow White (Character Meet)
- Italy Pavilion
- Italy – Sergio
- Amer. Adv. Pavilion
- American Adventure – Voices Of Liberty
- Japan Pavilion
- Japan – Matsuriza
- Morocco Pavilion
- Morocco – Matboukha Groove
- Morocco – Aladdin & Jasmine (Character Meet)
- France Pavilion
- France – Impr. De France
- France – Serv. Amusant
- France – Belle (Character Meet)
- France – Aurora (Character Meet)
- Uk Pavilion
- Uk – British Revolution
- Uk – Quickstep
- Uk – Mary Poppins (Character Meet)
- Uk – Alice In Wonderland (Character Meet)
- Canada Pavilion
- Canada – Alberta Bound
- Canada – O Canada!
Garden Rocks Concert
Make sure you look out for the concert times as its a must do, we absolutely loved it and was lucky enough to see Billy Ocean.
Have you been to Epcot? What was your favourite part?