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Launched in 1982, EPCOT® at Walt Disney World® Resort invites you to explore global culture, space, the seas and Mother Nature — not to mention the future — all without leaving present-day Orlando.
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Your journey begins at Spaceship Earth, housed inside the iconic geodesic globe that serves as the park’s centerpiece. In this attraction, you’ll travel through the history of communication, stretching from humanity’s first cave paintings through today and tomorrow.
From there, unique adventures await throughout the park’s first three areas: World Celebration, World Discovery and World Nature. And now, EPCOT’s first “other-world” pavilion has arrived with Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, an intergalactic, family-friendly chase through time and space. You can also take a Journey Into Imagination With Figment, head to the stars at Mission: SPACE ®, and explore the realm we call home at Awesome Planet, among other unforgettable experiences.
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Head further into the park and you’ll come to the World Showcase, featuring faithful homages to 11 diverse 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 in France, the all-new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure brings Disney and Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning Ratatouille to life as part of a newly expanded France pavilion.
Foodies will find much to love here too, starting with the seasonal EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival. During this famed celebration, you can sample gourmet cuisine and exotic beverages from around the world at Global Marketplaces, experience unique entertainment, 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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Disney Genie Service
Available for all Walt Disney World Resort guests in the My Disney Experience app, the complimentary Disney Genie Service offers new features that let you create your best Disney day. These features include a personalized itinerary creator that effortlessly and smartly maps out an entire day inspired by the things guests tell Disney they love — helping you make the most of your park time so you can have more fun.
Similar to a navigation app on a phone, the Disney Genie Service continues to update your itinerary from morning to night as the day changes, so you can stay spontaneous and go with the flow — whether you need a nap, encounter an unexpected rain shower or want to take a detour for a Mickey ice cream bar.
Through the My Disney Experience app, you can also purchase the Disney Genie+ Lightning Lane Entrance for more than 40 attractions across the four Walt Disney World theme parks, as well as Individual Lightning Lane Entrance for highly demanded attractions. As a reminder, attractions continue to offer a traditional standby queue.
EPCOT offers a distinctive theme park experience with not only a variety of attractions and rides, but also unparalleled entertainment and events. Unless otherwise noted, all EPCOT experiences are suitable for all ages and heights.
Your first stop after arriving at EPCOT, World Celebration features fresh experiences that connect us to each other and the world around us.
ImageWorks — The "What If" Labs
Upon exiting Journey Into Imagination With Figment, prepare to be treated to unique interactive experiences. Play music as you step on colorful picture panels that play musical notes. Design your own customized Figment character, then email it to yourself, a friend or a family member. Or wave your arms like a conductor and direct Figment to play an instrument — the choice is yours.
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Figment, a small purple dragon, serves as your lovable host as you embark on ride vehicles 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.
Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future
Experience innovative exhibits and interactive displays like an illuminated globe that pinpoints your place of origin.
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.
Stories about science, technology and intergalactic adventure come to life in World Discovery.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
Now open, the first “other-world” pavilion at EPCOT includes this thrilling new family-friendly coaster. Matching the grandiosity and fun of the blockbuster films, it is one of the longest fully enclosed coasters in the world.
Height requirement: 42 inches (107 cm)
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 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.
Height requirement: 40 inches (102 cm)
Mission: SPACE Advanced Training Lab
Space-themed activity and action laboratory where astronauts are trained to deal with the challenges of outer-space missions.
Test Track® Presented by Chevrolet®
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.
Height requirement: 40 inches (102 cm)
Understanding and preserving the natural world’s beauty, awe and balance are at the forefront of World Nature.
At The Land Pavilion, this new film explores the spectacular beauty, diversity and dynamic story of Earth using in-theater effects that include wind, scents and water. Featuring narration by Ty Burrell, star of ABC’s Modern Family, and an original musical score from Academy Award-winning® composer Steven Price, the film is produced in collaboration with the Disney Conservation Fund.
Bruce’s Shark World
Observe eight species of stingrays and six species of sharks at The Seas With Nemo & Friends Pavilion. Don’t forget to pose for a photo inside the toothy grin of Bruce, the attraction’s namesake shark.
Living With the Land Presented by Chiquita®
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-pound lemons and Mickey-shaped pumpkins, as well as the diverse eco-systems where you can view striped bass, tilapia and catfish.
Home to over 4,000 amazing sea creatures, the Caribbean Coral Reef Aquarium is one of 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 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 seagulls from Pixar’s Finding Nemo squawking the words, “Mine, mine!”
At The Seas With Nemo & Friends Pavilion, behold green sea turtles and loggerhead turtles while learning more about their fascinating journey from egg to jet-streaming in the ocean.
Soarin’ Around the World
Hang glide in a flight simulator that gives you a breathtaking aerial view and tour across the globe. There’s nothing quite like it.
Height requirement: 40 inches (102 cm)
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 your expert guides. The Story of America is richly woven with imagery accompanied by patriotic songs.
American Heritage Gallery
This rotating gallery showcases “Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art.” The displays include authentic, historical Native artifacts alongside contemporary world of American Indian art — demonstrating examples of how cultural traditions which have been handed down through generations.
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
At the France pavilion’s Palais du Cinémais, this new, 15-minute entertainment event is directed and produced by Don Hahn, producer of the animated and live-action Beauty and the Beast films. Narrated by Angela Lansbury, who played Mrs. Potts in the original film, the sing-along invites you to participate in a twist on a tale as old as time.
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.
Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360
In this updated edition of the classic Epcot Circle-Vision 360 presentation, explore Canada with a breathtaking look at the Great White North featuring new scenes, a new musical score by Canadian composer Andrew Lockington, and new narration by award-winning actors Catherine O’Hara and Eugene Levy.
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 and Jose, two of 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 Gallery
Inside this serene setting, 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 terracotta soldiers that were buried with the emperor for protection in the after world circa 210 B.C. The original statues were actually 6 feet tall.
Impressions de France
Fall in love with the charm and romance of France. Find yourself amid 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.
Kidcot Fun Stops
Brightly colored craft stations designed for preschoolers and older can be found at various countries in the World Showcase. Stop off at every country to pick up a memorable memento with facts and activities, and discover insights from around the globe.
Mexico Folk Art Gallery
Discover traditional Mexican wood carvings while learning about the fascinating legends of the culture of the Oaxacan, who believed that they released the spirits of the beings they carved into the wood.
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.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
In this delicious new attraction, you will feel like you’ve shrunk to the size of Chef Remy as you scurry through Gusteau’s famous restaurant on a wild adventure for the whole family. When rounding the corner into this new portion of the pavilion, you will be transported into a fanciful version of Paris that feels straight out of the animated film.
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.
From special cavalcades down the Magic Kingdom® Park parade route and friends sailing the waterways of Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park to motorcades on Hollywood Boulevard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, each area will come to life throughout the day. You never know when a party of your pals may come by, so be prepared for plenty of surprises.
Note: Some experiences may be modified, limited in capacity, and subject to availability or closure.
World Showcase Characters
Traverse the globe as you see characters from around the world.
See Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus
Catch up with the royal sisters from Frozen at Sommerhus in the Norway Pavilion. Anna and Elsa will be excited to welcome you to their Scandinavian summer retreat.
See 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 photo opportunities.
See 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.
See Princess Jasmine in Morocco
You don’t need to take a magic carpet ride to see Princess Jasmine. Visit with her at the Moroccan Marketplace.
See Snow White in Germany
You’ll want to see the fairest one of all near the special wishing well. Share a moment or catch a fun photo opportunity.
See Alice in Wonderland in the United Kingdom
No need to tumble down a rabbit hole: Alice happily shares her stories in a splendid garden setting.
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EPCOT is the quintessential foodie destination with its carefully curated international restaurants, bakeries and eateries. Here are a few guest favorites:
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Set in a Scandinavian medieval castle with cathedral ceilings, this restaurant gives guests the opportunity 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.
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.
La Crêperie de Paris
This new restaurant in the France pavilion offers both table- and quick-service options, including sweet crepes, savory buckwheat galettes (naturally gluten friendly), and authentic French hard cider.
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 at La Hacienda de San Angel. But it’s the food that will surprise you: Dine on pork empanadas, shrimp tacos and more.
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Set in a cozy cellar tucked below in a Canadian chateau, Le Cellier Steakhouse excels at presenting 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.
Experience the fun of community dining as you assemble around a giant hibachi grill at Teppan Edo. 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.
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Italian food-lovers will be enamored with the variety and quality of Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, which 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.
British Revolution (Temporarily Unavailable)
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.
EPCOT’s current fireworks spectacular will be available through April 2, 2023, after which the park will welcome a brand-new show.
A trio of nutty custodians can be found jamming on their trashcan drum sets, plonking out lively beats. Musical comedy and drumming bits combine to create a spirited performance.
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.
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.
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.
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 winter gem — a thoroughly original festival experience merging a trifecta of artistry into one: performing, culinary and visual arts. Promising to captivate, this experience features opportunities to sample artisanal cuisine with a Disney flair at a variety of inventive food stations. Soak up curated art exhibits and participate in exclusive art workshops. Topping things off, you will be treated to magnificent performances from an array of Broadway stars, jazz ensembles, marching bands and more.
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. Springtime beauty is enhanced by the Garden Rocks outdoor concert series as well as outdoor kitchens offering culinary goodies.
EPCOT® International Food & Wine Festival
Sample a global array of food, wine and desserts at this festival. With over 30 tasting stations, you’ll quickly understand why it’s a yearly favorite for many. Featured musical artists at the Eat to the Beat concert series add to the special atmosphere.
EPCOT® International Festival of the Holidays
Discover a festival like no other, featuring the joyous holiday traditions of the 11 World Showcase nations. Delight in stirring live musical productions and savor seasonal food and beverage specialties at the Holiday Kitchens.
Disney’s Holiday D-Lights
A behind-the-scenes tour of all the holiday magic and sparkle.
Disney’s Yuletide Fantasy (Temporarily Unavailable)
Take a private group tour and discover the magic of all the holiday traditions around the world as well as a few Disney ones.
When it comes to shopping, EPCOT has an amazing assortment of stores to discover. Enjoy a diverse range of shopping opportunities throughout your visit.
This is the spot to shop for magical mementos and explore original works of Disney art.
A waft of sweet Werther’s caramel will lure you in, and 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.
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.
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, minus the price haggling.
Treasures of Xandar
Stock up on exclusive Guardians of the Galaxy fashions, accessories, home decor, collectibles and toys. How did they amass such an incredible collection? By partnering with The Broker, who appeared in the original film.