Epcot Theme Park
9:00 a.m. – closing times vary
Best Time to Visit
Sept. 8th – Nov. 15th
Peak Time Frames
June 20th – September 7th,
December 20th – January 3rd,
March 1st – April 30th
Launched in 1982, Epcot invites you to explore global culture, space, the seas and Mother Nature — not to mention the future — all without leaving present-day Orlando.
Your journey begins at Spaceship Earth, housed inside the iconic geodesic globe that serves as the park’s centerpiece. In this attraction, which is part of Epcot’s Future World section, you’ll travel through the history of communication, stretching from humanity’s first cave paintings through today and tomorrow.
From there, you can explore the stars at Mission: SPACE, the oceans at SeaBase, and our ecosystem at Living With the Land. Future World has plenty of other surprises in store for you, including a wide range of interactive attractions designed for kids.
Head further into the park and you’ll come to the World Showcase, featuring faithful homages to 11 different nations. Here, you can experience the culture and cuisine of Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Norway and the United Kingdom, as well as the U.S., without having to cross any oceans.
The World Showcase is also home to attractions such as Norway’s Frozen Ever After and Mexico’s Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros. And you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet beloved characters, including Snow White in Germany, Mulan in China and Belle in France.
Foodies will find much to love here too, starting with autumn’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. During this famed celebration, you can sample gourmet cuisine and exotic beverages from around the world at Global Marketplaces, see legendary performers at the Eat to the Beat concert series, participate in chef-hosted special events, and much more.
In spring, enjoy more food and fun with a focus on amazing agriculture at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Creativity takes center stage — literally — during winter’s Epcot International Festival of the Arts, and the year comes to a spectacular close during the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays.
It all adds up to a stunning salute to humanity’s achievements and dreams — and you’ll only find it in Orlando. See below for additional information on Epcot’s attractions, events and special features, and make plans now to experience its wonders for yourself!
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Customize your Disney experience with a ticket plan that suits you and your family. Epcot tickets start at $109.00.
• Disney Base Tickets
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Similar to Base Tickets, but allows hopping to all of the different Walt Disney World® Resort theme parks on the same day.
• Disney Park Hopper & Water Park Fun & More Tickets
A Disney Park Hopper, plus a Water Park Fun & More attraction option allows you to visit the Disney theme parks and a Disney water park.
• Florida Resident Disney Select Tickets
Exclusively for Florida residents, these tickets can be purchased for either 3 or 4 days. These tickets allow you to visit multiple parks in one day, and include Water Park Fun & More.
Disney Fast Pass+
A Disney FastPass+ allows you to skip the line for participating rides, shows, and character greetings at all Walt Disney World theme parks. Expect shorter wait times than regular standby lines. FastPass+ allows you to select up to three attractions each day at a single park prior to your arrival. Please note that after using all three FastPass+ attractions, you can obtain FastPass+ experiences one at a time for the remainder of the day on your mobile device or at an in-park kiosk.
If you’re a planner, you’ll be pleased to know that you can choose your FastPass+ options up to 30 days in advance with a ticket and up to 60 days with a Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation. Upon using your three FastPass+ attractions, you’ll still be able to secure FastPass+ experiences one at time on your mobile device or at an in-park kiosk for the remainder of your day. Remember, this service is included in the price of admission, so there’s no additional cost.
Participating attractions, rides, and shows:
Epcot Group A (choose one)
• IlumiNations: Reflections of Earth
• Living with the Land
• Test Track
Epcot Group B (choose two)
• Character Spot
• Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival 4D
• Journey into Imagination
• Mission: SPACE
• Spaceship Earth
• The Seas with Nemo & Friends
• Turtle Talk with Crush
Attractions & Ride Guide
Epcot offers a distinctive theme park experience with not only a variety of attractions and rides, but also unparalleled entertainment and events.
Future World: A Vision for Tomorrow
Advanced Training Lab
Space themed activity and action laboratory where astronauts are trained to deal with the challenges of outer-space missions.
Mission: SPACE Race
Who can send their rocket to Mars first? Astronauts vs. ground control in a battle of wits to see which team can accomplish the mission.
Four minutes is all you’ll have to find your four astronaut buddies. Act fast or else…operate the joystick and push your jet pack button, there’s no time to waste.
Explore a space-themed, interactive play area where pint-sized, would-be astronauts can reach for the stars or crawl into wormholes.
Postcards from Space
Life as an astronaut can mean separation from friends and family. Stay in touch by creating and sending your very own video of your space mission to friends and family back home.
View the rich and vibrant undersea world of the Caribbean Coral Reef aquarium.
Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure
Sign up to become a secret agent and participate in clever and surprising missions; you’re even assigned a top secret phone so you can communicate with Major Monogram. No spoiler alerts, but be prepared for some extremely cool experiences as you handle each mission to completion.
Journey into Imagination with Figment
Figment, a small purple dragon, serves as your lovable host as you embark on ride vehicles through the clouds to Dr. Channing’s sensory labs. Little ones will learn about the five senses while Figment interferes with the doctor’s experiences causing chaos for the senses!
ImageWorks – The “What If” Labs
Upon exiting the Journey into the Imagination with Figment, prepare to be treated to unique interactive experiences. Stepping Stones – play music as you step on colorful picture panels that play musical notes. Create a Figment – design your own customized Figment character, then email it to yourself, a friend, or a family member. Figment Melody Maker – wave your arms to and fro like a conductor and direct Figment to play an instrument.
Kidcot Fun Stops
Brightly colored craft stations designed for preschoolers and older can be found at various countries in the World Showcase. Duffy, Mickey Mouse’s teddy bear, is the official Kidcot mascot. Be sure to ask for a complimentary cardboard Duffy to color. Stop off at every country to complete an around-the-world stamp collection and discover insights from around the globe.
Leave a Legacy
More than 550,000 individuals participated in this program by purchasing tiles that would bear their etched likeness on a grand wall at the entrance of Epcot. The exhibit gave guests the opportunity to leave a memento of their happy experience at Epcot. If you participated, you can look up the location of your likeness and name inside the Camera Center in Spaceship Earth.
Living with the Land
Cruise through greenhouses and witness how Disney’s horticulturalists are developing cutting-edge growing techniques to sustain the growing global population. Curious onlookers will get a kick out of the 9-lb lemons, Mickey-shaped pumpkins, as well as the diverse eco-systems where you can view alligators and eels.
Enter the International Space Training Center, and plunge into deep space exploration beginning with an orientation that leads you into a space capsule for your space mission . Select the Orange or Green option, depending on whether you’d like a more or less intense ride and also whether you prefer the spin or no spin version. Either way, don’t miss this thrilling simulation.
Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future
Experience innovative exhibits and interactive displays like an illuminated globe that pinpoints your place of origin.
Home to over 4,000 amazing sea creatures, the Caribbean Coral Reef Aquarium is one the largest man-made ocean eco-systems in the world. Take in the magnificence of sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, and stingrays gliding below the surface. Experience the wonder and learn more about how the aquarium is taking part in several large scale conservation projects. Catch fish feedings at 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Board a clamshell sea cab for a fascinating underwater exploration, which includes an aquarium and creative ocean exhibits. Don’t miss the audio-animatronic hungry sea gulls from Finding Nemo squawking the words, “Mine, mine!”
Behold green sea turtles and loggerhead turtles while learning more about their fascinating journey from egg to jet streaming in the ocean.
Sharks & Stingrays
Observe eight species of stingrays and six species of sharks. As a special experience, you can even snorkel with the sharks and stingrays.
Hang glide in a flight simulator that gives you a breathtaking aerial view and tour across the globe. There’s nothing quite like it.
You can’t miss Spaceship Earth, an impressive icon that’s become the symbol for the Epcot experience. Set off on a trip back in time to a beautifully performed musical score by Emmy Award winning composer, Bruce Broughton. Madame Judy Densch serves as the narrator to this fascinating presentation.
Take off in a giant slot car and gain first-hand knowledge of the daunting evaluation testing done by General Motors on their concept cars. Car buffs will happily embrace this experience.
Turtle Talk with Crush
You can’t help but smile as your 153-year old sea turtle host, Crush, gives you the rundown on life as a sea turtle. An interactive theater show takes you by surprise once you see Crush actually conversing with audience members. A must-see show for all ages.
Enter a global showcase where the sights, sounds, culture, and cuisine of 11 incredible countries can be explored without ever having to board a plane. Explore far-off lands and ever-evolving cultures.
The American Adventure
Journey through the nation’s fascinating history with Mark Twain and Benjamin Franklin as our expert guides. The Story of America is richly woven with imagery accompanied by patriotic songs.
American Heritage Gallery
The Kinsey collection, celebrating some of the best in African American art and history on display. Peruse over 40 pieces in this masterfully curated collection.
Kawaii, the art of cute, is explored in this quirky and special collection. Check out a replica of a modern Tokyo apartment, as well as study the historical artifacts that showcase Kawaii origins.
Frozen Ever After
Embark on a dark and imaginative boat ride in a Norwegian vessel and enter Arendelle. The Scandinavian wintery world of Frozen awaits you as Anna, Elsa, and Olaf join you along the way.
Gallery of Arts and History
The essence of Morocco is brilliantly captured with artifacts and artisanal beauty: ceramic pottery, ancient musical instruments, and hand-crafted jewelry.
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Float past a Mayan pyramid as you take a lively boat ride hosted by Panchito, one the Three Caballeros. The caballeros chase after Donald Duck on his mischievous escapades. Music, silly antics, and a traditional Mexican setting add to the south of the border fun.
House of the Whispering Willows
Inside this serene setting, guests will discover a special treat: “Tomb Warriors: Guardian Spirits of Ancient China.” Walk through and size up a replica of the Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang, depicting terra cotta soldiers that were buried with the emperor for protection in the after world circa 210 B.C. The original statues were actually six feet tall in size.
Impressions de France
Fall in love with the charm and romance of France. Find yourself amidst enchanting castles, in a hot-air balloon over the Loire Valley, and right in the middle of a spirited market in Normandy. Set to the music of famed composers like DeBussey, this 18-minute film is truly a Gallic gem.
Mexico Folk Art Gallery
Discover traditional Mexican wood carvings while learning about the fascinating legends of the culture of the Oaxacan. The Oaxacan believed that they released the spirits of the beings they carved into the wood.
Find yourself immersed in winter pastimes and sports like hockey and skiing as you observe Canadian culture. From the majestic natural beauty to the cosmopolitan skyline of Vancouver–this Circle Vision 360 production illustrates the beauty and culture of our friendly neighbors north of us.
Reflections of China
A breathtakingly beautiful showcase of the diversity and natural wonders of China are featured in this popular Circle Vision 360 presentation. Float down the Yangtze River, stare in awe at acrobats, and feel like you’re standing in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.
Stave Church Gallery
Soak up Norwegian culture and history as exhibits share the inspiration for the movie, Frozen. You’ll see how moviemakers used images, and Norwegian cultural heritage, to create authentic Norse culture in their film production.
World Showcase Characters
Traverse the globe as you meet and greet characters from around the world.
Meet Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus
Catch up with the royal sisters at Sommerhus in the Norway Pavilion. Anna and Elsa will be excited to welcome you to their Scandinavian summer retreat.
Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot
Mix and mingle with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Joy, and Sadness from Pixar’s Inside Out movie. Meet up in an indoor, air-conditioned space to take photos and get autographs.
Meet Donald Duck in Mexico
It’s a fiesta when Donald Duck takes a tour break from The Three Caballeros. Dressed in traditional Mexican attire, a happy sombrero, and a colorful serape, Donald Duck will be ready for autographs and photo opportunities.
Meet Mary Poppins in the United Kingdom
What’s better than a spot of tea? A jovial encounter with the beloved British nanny, Mary Poppins. She’s a hit with kids as well as grownups.
Meet Mulan in China
Mulan will share her warrior tales with kids near the Temple of Heaven. It’s not every day you get to catch up with a noble warrior princess.
Meet Princess Jasmine in Morocco
You don’t need to take a magic carpet ride to meet Princess Jasmine. Visit with her at the Moroccan Marketplace.
Meet Snow White in Germany
You’ll want to chat with the fairest one of all near the special wishing well. Share a moment or catch a fun photo opportunity.
Meet Alice in Wonderland in the United Kingdom
No need to tumble down a rabbit hole, Alice happily greets guests and shares her stories in a splendid garden setting.
Dining Hot Spots
Epcot is the quintessential foodie destination with its carefully curated international restaurants, bakeries, and eateries. Here are a few guest favorites:
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Set in a cozy cellar tucked below in a Canadian chateau, Le Cellier excels at presenting patrons with a diverse menu reflective of the various Canadian provinces with an old world charm. Tender filets and inventive seafood dishes are highlights; the poutine fries and the cheddar cheese soup will please foodies.
La Hacienda de San Angel
Come in and feel the warm welcome of waterfront dining in a replica of a Mexican hacienda. Beautiful artwork and artisanal pottery add to the ambiance. But it’s the food that will surprise you: dine on pork empanadas, shrimp tacos, and more. Time it right and you can order a top-shelf margarita and catch the Illuminations show all at once.
Coral Reef Restaurant
What could be more incredible than dining while being surrounded by the splendor of the Caribbean Coral Reef Aquarium watching sea turtles and schools of vibrantly colored marine life? It’s the ultimate in theater-style dining. Try the popular seared Mahi Mahi and be sure to dive into The Chocolate Wave for dessert.
Experience the fun of community dining as you assemble around a giant hibachi grill. Watch lively Japanese Teppan chefs create your meal right before your eyes. Chicken, steak, seafood, and vegetable entrees are chopped, tossed, and grilled to perfection. Udon noodles or steamed rice accompany meals. Hand-rolled sushi and deep-fried tempura are also offered.
Akerhus Royal Banquet Hall
Set in a Scandinavian medieval castle with cathedral ceilings, guests will be able to meet characters at specific times throughout the day. The Norwegian meatballs are deliciously savory and seafood fans are bound to love the fresh scallops and shrimp platter. The Taste of Norway is not to be missed though, it’s a wonderful sampling of imported cheeses, cured meats, and vegetables.
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Italian food lovers will be enamored with the variety and quality of this eatery that focuses on Southern Italian cuisine and wood-fired pizza. Quality ingredients make all the difference here–San Marzano tomatoes and real Caputo flour create top-notch flavors and textures. The eggplant parmesan is a house specialty and the gelato is definitely the way to finish the meal!
Music, dance, and artistry all combine to enhance your Epcot experience. A special treat is just around the corner as you happen upon the most whimsical array of entertainers.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
Stellar fireworks brilliantly highlight the history of Earth. The show contains three segments: Earth is Born, Triumph of Life, and Hope for the Future.
JAMMitors at Future World East
A trio of nutty custodians can be found at the Innoventions Breezeway jamming on their trash can drum sets plonking out lively beats. Musical comedy and drumming bits combine to create a spirited performance.
Jeweled Dragon Acrobats
Unbelievable feats involving flying Chinese acrobats, see-saws, and human ladders are just some of the elements that make this a visually stunning show in the China Pavilion.
Listen to the booming sounds of Taiko, a form of Japanese drumming. Performances by the percussion troupe include synchronous dramatic dances in front of the Japan Pavilion.
Rose & Crown Pub Musician
It’s the perfect place to sit down, order a pint, and sing along to fun-loving and traditional songs from the pubs of the United Kingdom. Rambunctious fun can be counted on across the pond.
Watch the humorous mime Sergio’s juggling antics set in an Italian piazza-style performance.
Rock on with the ultimate British rock tribute band. High-energy covers of the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, and The Who keep the crowd jamming with some of rock’s greatest hits.
Made with Magic
“Made with Magic” accessories allow guests to become a part of the nighttime shows, lighting up in time and color scheme with the Epcot light extravaganzas. Items include Mickey ears and gloves.
There’s nothing like a traditional 12-piece mariachi band to serenade you with classic Mexican melodies. Mariachi Cobre has shared stages with legends such as Santana and Linda Ronstadt.
Marvel at French acrobats as they perform thrilling balancing acts that will leave you holding your breath.
Voices of Liberty
Gather around the American Gardens Theatre and listen to this fan favorite, an eight-person a cappella group costumed in 1800s attire. Choral arrangements are enhanced by the perfect acoustic setting in the rotunda.
La Maison du Vin
A well-appointed wine and cookery shop for Francophiles and foodies alike. Assorted culinary goodies and wares include: ceramic pots of herbs de Provence, Le Creuset cookware, specialty chocolates, French cookies, and snacks as well as apparel and fun souvenirs.
Mitsukoshi's Department Store
Iconic Japanese items are easy to find here. From Hello Kitty and Pikachu plush toys to bonsai trees and Japanese tea pots, there’s an endless selection of merchandise. Treat yourself to Pick a Pearl where a cast member pulls out a live oyster and shucks it for a pearl that can serve as a memento or be crafted into a piece of jewelry right on the premises.
This is the spot to pick up your Mouse ears and just about anything else Disney-related such as clothes, toys, and wonderful souvenirs.
Plaza de los Amigos
It’s easy to fall in love with this typical Mexican market where guests can buy everything from festive sombreros to hand-blown beverage glasses. Expect an authentic experience, except there’s no price haggling.
A waft of sweet Werther’s caramel will lure you in, rest assured you won’t leave empty handed. A caramel apple or chocolate-covered strawberry is almost an essential experience––don’t leave without one.
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Epcot has played host to internationally known festivals that attract people from all over the world. It’s where food, fun, culture, and unique adventure come together to craft the finest events and experiences..
Epcot® International Festival of the Arts
Don’t miss this gem––a thoroughly original festival experience merging a trifecta of experiences into one: performing, culinary, and visual arts. Promising to captivate, this experience will feature opportunities to sample artisanal cuisine with a Disney flair at a variety of inventive food stations. Guests will soak up curated art exhibits and also have the opportunity to participate in exclusive art workshops. Topping things off, festival goers will be treated to magnificent performances from an array of Broadway stars, jazz ensembles, marching bands, and more!
Epcot® Food & Wine Festival
Sample a global array of food, wine, and desserts. With over 30 tasting stations, you’ll quickly understand why it’s a yearly favorite for many. Featured musical artists add to the special atmosphere. Want to learn the art of sushi rolling or crafting the perfect cocktail? Attend Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! – an add on experience to the festival admission.
Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival
Stroll through exquisite garden spaces and exhibits at this renowned garden festival. Gardening gurus will be on hand sharing their expert tips, and special guided tours are available. Spring time beauty is enhanced by an outdoor concert series as well as outdoor kitchens offering culinary goodies.
Come hear the celebrity narrated Christmas story at one of Epcot’s most iconic and popular events. A 50-piece orchestra and choir (made up of the Disney choir and national guest choirs) perform inspirational holiday music to accompany the presentation.
You can purchase a Candlelight Processional Dining Package, which will guarantee your seat and give you lunch or dinner at one of the Epcot restaurants.
Disney’s Holiday D-Lights
A behind the scenes tour of all the holiday magic and sparkle.
Disney’s Yuletide Fantasy
Take a private group tour and discover the magic of all the holiday traditions around the world as well as a few Disney ones.
Holidays Around the World at Epcot
Celebrate the holidays at Epcot with each country’s unique customs and pageantry. Start off at the American Adventure, where you can find out if you made the nice list upon meeting Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Unique Experiences & Tours
A special scuba diving excursion begins with a 40-minute exploration in a beautiful marine environment. Guests encounter schools of angel fish, sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, and stingrays. Next, you’ll be escorted on a comprehensive behind-the-scenes tour where you can converse with trainers and researchers.
Ages 10 and up. Diving gear provided. Scuba certification card required. Parent or guardian must dive with minors 10-17 years of age.
No theme park admission required
Dolphins in the Depth
Interact with Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in waist deep water. Please note that dolphins are not forced to participate, but since they’re highly social there’s a good chance you’ll experience an up close encounter.
Ages 13 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult
World Showcase: DestiNations Tour
A walking tour takes guests through the back story and creation of all the World Showcase Pavilions. You’ll gain insight into the wonders of the World Showcase.
Lunch is included at one of the countries as well as a cultural experience at one of the pavilions.
Ages 16 and up
Gain an exclusive and rare glimpse of Future World. One of the most memorable elements to the tour are the insider stories regarding Walt Disney’s vision and grand philosophy.
Ages 16 and up
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