Eleven years after the Magic Kingdom® Theme Park’s opening, Walt Disney World’s second theme park Epcot® made its debut on October 1, 1982. The park’s Fountain of Nation was filled with water from 25 bodies of water from around the world, representing 29 nations. Near the Epcot entrance stands an 18-story tall geodesic sphere which serves as the park’s icon, Spaceship Earth, as well as, an attraction of the same name. Epcot is separated into two lands: Future World and World Showcase.
The pavilions of Epcot’s Future World include The Land, Imagination!, and The Seas With Nemo & Friends. Popular attractions found in Future World include:
- Journey Into Imagination With Figment
- Living With The Land
- Mission: SPACE
- Spaceship Earth
- Soarin’ Around The World
- Test Track
- Turtle Talk With Crush
World Showcase takes guests on a cultural tour of the world as they visit the 11 pavilions around World Showcase Lagoon. Highlights from World Showcase include:
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros (Mexico)
- Reflections of China (China)
- The American Adventure Show (The American Adventure)
- Impressions de France (France)
- O Canada! (Canada)
- Frozen Ever After (Norway)
Epcot is filled with entertainment for the entire family. Watch the JAMMitors as they make music with their trash cans in Future World. As you walk the countries of World Showcase, stop to enjoy the Jeweled Dragon Acrobats in China. Meet Aladdin & Jasmine in Morocco. Take in the sounds of the British Revolution in the United Kingdom. Pick a pearl from an oyster in Japan. Listen to the Mariachi Cobre in Mexico. Meet Anna and Elsa in Norway.
Epcot is the place to be for anyone looking for a spectacular food experience at Walt Disney World® Resort. Visit The Coral Reef Restaurant where you can view a massive aquarium filled with over 4,000 sea creatures. Feast with Chip, Dale, and friends at The Garden Grill, a slowly rotating restaurant located in The Land.
Eat your way around the world as you dine at the World Showcase pavilions. Snack on a delicious churro in Mexico. Share a pizza created with water imported from Italy at Via Napoli. Enjoy a meal with the Disney princesses while experiencing the taste of Norway at Akershus Banquet Hall. Experience a taste of the Mediterranean at Spice Road Table.