With no parades or water park, Epcot is not your typical theme park. It's divided into two sections: Future World celebrates technological innovation, while the World Showcase focuses on international culture. Take a time machine-themed dark ride though the history of humankind at the park's landmark 18-story geodesic sphere. Have a space adventure in a motion simulator, or design a concept car and take it for a "test drive," a thrill-inducing ride. In the World Showcase, pavilions representing 11 different countries encircle a lake. Take a gentle ride on a Viking ship, marvel at the Chinese acrobats, or order a stein at the German beer garden. Kids can make free crafts and get a special stamp at each country. Each pavilion almost exclusively employs citizens from the represented countries, so you can get a native's perspective on any questions you have. To avoid lines, use the FastPass+ system to book reservations for some key attractions, but be aware the slots fill up fast for the most popular ones. With our online itinerary creator, Orlando attractions like Epcot can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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We got to the park for rope drop and went straight to Soarin as we hadn’t managed to get a fast pass. I cried at the end because it was so good. I was so overcome with emotion. Test Track is a good ri... more »
Regresé a Epcot después de muchos años, dispuesto a darle una nueva oportunidad, y la verdad que sigue sin convencerme. En general lo veo un poco desactualizado, es un parque que en los años '80 debe ... more »I went back to Epcot after many years, willing to give a new opportunity, and the truth that still does not convince me. In general I see it a little outdated, it is a park that in the ' 80s must have been super modern but now was somewhat démodé. In addition the pavilions of countries do not justify the payment of an entry so expensive to visit. In summary: If you've never been, it's worth knowing it. But go back, I don't know
Epcot is pretty cool, and shouldn't be missed unless you've already been. The main attraction is the World Showcase, other than that the only cool ride is Fast Track which shuts down frequently. more »
I LOVED Epcot! If there ever was a more moving and powerful message that was brought... I love how they seek to unite people from all over the world by highlighting them and giving you a taste and feel for being there. I have traveled the world and I can honestly say that most of what they did to represent the countries was awesome. And the food there is just perfect! Super fun for a casual stroll around the world!
Glad that we enjoy this amusement park. We did only the Epcot park & from last time we were here is awesome. The GM pavilion with the the car ride is out of this world, the fast,stop & turning of it is extreme & hard on my old body, be aware of it. I found it out the wrong way.... The other simulators that we try was Blaze (we were taken around the world in a flying chair) & Avatar (that one it was so real that to avoid vertigo I just ride 3/4 of the ride with my eyes close but it was worth it) We example food for around the world & was delicious, & the cold beers came to refresh our self's.
EPCOT is in a transition stage that really should of happened years ago. There are a handful of good rides here. Test track is entertaining and mission Mars is unique but can make you feel very sick (go on the static version of the ride if you're prone to motion sickness) and the Frozen ride makes the old Norwegian ride it replaced much much better (expect long wait times as it's popular). But with the addition of the guardian's of the Galaxy ride (which looks massive) and Paris's amazing Ratatouille ride this should become a really good park. Disney just need to do something more with 'The Land', 'Imagination' and 'The Sea' buildings as there's no "must do rides" in them.
Epcot (originally named EPCOT Center) is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. It is owned and operated by the Walt Disney Company through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Inspired by an unrealized concept developed by Walt Disney, the park opened on October 1, 1982 and was the second of four theme parks built at Walt Disney World, after the Magic Kingdom. Spanning 305acres (123 ha), more than twice the size of the Magic Kingdom park,Epcot is dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, namely technological innovation and international culture, and is often referred to as a "permanent world's fair". Epcot was originally conceived by Walt Disney during the early development of Walt Disney World, as an experimental planned community that would serve as a center for American innovation and urban living. Known as "EPCOT", the idea included an urban city center, residential areas, and a series of mass transportation systems that would connect the community. After Disney's death in 1966, the "EPCOT" concept was abandoned as the company had uncertainty about maintaining an operating city. In the 1970s, WED Enterprises began developing a second theme park for the resort to supplement Magic Kingdom, as that park's popularity grew. The new park maintained the idea of showcasing modern innovation through edutainment attractions, as well as the addition of a world nations exposition. The newly-designed park, featuring two sections—Future World and World Showcase—opened as EPCOT Center in 1982. In 2017, Epcot hosted about 12.2 million guests, ranking it as the fourth-most-visited theme park in North America and the seventh-most-visited theme park in the world. The park is represented by Spaceship Earth, a geodesic sphere that also serves as an attraction.
We went for the food and wine festival, this being our second year visiting that specific festival. We had a great time. The food was great, the options in the festival were unique from last year. Booths are organized and laid out in such a way that it is easy to maneuver between them without having to cross through oncoming foot traffic. It was crowded, but lines moved fast. We had our tasting plates in less than 3 minutes at each booth we visited. We will be back in a couple weeks to see what new menu changes are coming:)
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