Epcot was the second Walt Disney World Resort park to open – 11 years after Magic Kingdom debuted. The park is easily recognised by it’s centrepiece – the iconic Spaceship Earth sphere. The 305-acre park is divided into two sections.
The first, Future World, is a showcase of new ideas, technology, planet Earth and space. Epcot stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. It was a vision of Walt Disney to showcase innovation, celebrate human achievement and allow people to experience the cutting edge of technology. Future World’s attractions include:
- The Land – A simulated hand-gliding adventure over California, Living with the Land and the Circle of Life film.
- Test Track – A thrilling adventure where guests design a SimCar and then take it for a wild ride around the track.
- Mission: SPACE – An intense training launch to Mars
The second area of the park is World Showcase; a fabulous spectacle, celebrating the diversity of our world. 11 nations are represented around an 40-acre lagoon, with a kaleidoscope of dining experiences, live shows and special events. Every night at World Showcase Lagoon, catch the spectacular Illuminations: Reflections of Earth show. Lasers, lights, fountains and fireworks will take your breath away.
Epcot is due to unveil a brand new Guardians of the Galaxy-inspired rollercoaster. It is set to be one of the longest roller coasters in the world and will live in the Future World section of the park.
Good to knows
- A monorail operates between Magic Kingdom and Epcot and can be accessed through the main entrance.
- Epcot is twice the size of Magic Kingdom, so be realistic about how much you can fit into one day.
- Grab a FastPass to skip the queue and enjoy some of your favourite rides without lining up.
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