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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, you can explore the stars at Mission: SPACE®, the oceans at The Seas With Nemo & Friends, and our ecosystem at Living With the Land Presented by Chiquita®.
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.
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. Speaking of which, make plans now to join The World’s Most Magical Celebration — the 50th anniversary at Walt Disney World® Resort that’s set to kick off on October 1, 2021. See below for additional information on EPCOT’s attractions, events and special features, and make plans now to experience its wonders for yourself!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with venues for their current status.
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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.
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.
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!
ImageWorks — The "What If" Labs
Upon exiting Journey Into 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. Stop off at every country to pick up a memorable memento with facts and activities and discover insights from around the globe.
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.
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.
Height requirement: 40 inches (102 cm)
Mission: SPACE Advanced Training Lab — Temporarily Unavailable
Space-themed activity and action laboratory where astronauts are trained to deal with the challenges of outer-space missions.
Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future — Temporarily Unavailable
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 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 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.
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)
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.
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)
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
This rotating gallery is currently showcasing “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, 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 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 in size.
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.
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.
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.
To accommodate physical distancing, some experiences and entertainment are currently modified or unavailable.
From special cavalcades down the Magic Kingdom Park parade route and friends sailing the waterways of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park to processions along World Showcase promenade at EPCOT and 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 — Temporarily Unavailable
Traverse the globe as you meet and greet characters from around the world.
Meet Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus — Temporarily Unavailable
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.
Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot — Temporarily Unavailable
Mix and mingle with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and other Disney friends. Meet up in an indoor, air-conditioned space to take photos and get autographs.
Meet Donald Duck in Mexico — Temporarily Unavailable
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 — Temporarily Unavailable
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 — Temporarily Unavailable
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 — Temporarily Unavailable
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 — Temporarily Unavailable
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 — Temporarily Unavailable
No need to tumble down a rabbit hole: Alice happily greets guests and shares her stories in a splendid garden setting.
As a result of physical distancing, capacity in restaurants and availability of dining experiences is very limited and certain experiences have been modified or may be unavailable at this time. Please note, sales of Disney dining plans are temporarily unavailable as well.
EPCOT is the quintessential foodie destination with its carefully curated international restaurants, bakeries, and eateries. Here are a few guest favorites:
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.
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 ambience. But it’s the food that will surprise you: Dine on pork empanadas, shrimp tacos and more.
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 entrées 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 — Temporarily Unavailable
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.
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.
EPCOT’s newest fireworks spectacular is now available!
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.
Jeweled Dragon Acrobats — Temporarily Unavailable
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.
Matsuriza — Temporarily Unavailable
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 — Temporarily Unavailable
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.
Sergio — Temporarily Unavailable
Watch the humorous mime Sergio’s juggling antics set in an Italian piazza-style performance.
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.
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.
Serveur Amusant — Temporarily Unavailable
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.
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.
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, and rest assured you won’t leave emptyhanded. 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 winter gem –– a thoroughly original festival experience merging a trifecta of artistry 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 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 an 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 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 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 — Temporarily Unavailable
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.