- Attraction Seating
- Basic Services
- Calendar of Events
- Character Meet and
- Epcot with Kids I
- Epcot with Kids II
- Extra Magic Hours
- Fast Facts
- Operating Hours
- Rehabs and Closures
- Restaurant Photo Gallery
- Ride Restrictions
- Smoking Policy
- Special Needs Travelers
- Ticket FAQ
AT A GLANCE...
- Character Spot
- Club Cool
- Journey into
- --Captain EO
- Mission: Space
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track
- The Seas w/Nemo & Friends
- The Land
- Universe of Energy
- Phineas & Ferb:
- Kidcot Fun Spots
- American Adventure
- United Kingdom
- Eat to the Beat Concerts
- Garden Rocks Concerts
Reflections of Earth
- IllumiNations Boat
- Innoventions Fountains
- Live Entertainment
- -- Flag Wavers of Sansepolcro
- -- Paul McKenna Band
- -- The JAMMitors
- Sounds Like Summer Concert Series
- Chocolate Around the
- Mission: Space - To Boldly
Go Where I Will Never Go Again
- Re-Discovering Future World
- Shopping Around the World
- Spaceship Earth: Re-Imagineering an Icon
OTHER WALT DISNEY WORLD
OTHER DISNEY THEME
Future World is open from
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
World Showcase is open
11 a.m to 9 p.m.
IllumiNations Most Nights at 9 p.m. Time may be later during Epcot's Food and Wine Festival and Epcot's Holidays Around the World.
To all who come to this place of joy, hope and friendship, welcome.
Epcot Center is inspired by Walt Disney's creative genius. Here, human
achievements are celebrated through imagination, the wonders of enterprise,
and concepts of a future that promises new and exciting benefits for
May Epcot Center entertain, inform and inspire. And, above all, may
it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man's ability to shape
a world that offers hope to people everywhere.
On October 1, 1979 ground broke for the second Theme Park at Walt Disney World. Three years and $1.4 billion later, on October 1, 1982, Epcot Center opened at the Walt Disney World resort. The new Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow was connected via monorail to the familiar Magic Kingdom theme park.
It was Walt's Dream to have a self-contained city reside here... unfortunately he passed away before it could be built. The Walt Disney Company created a theme park which incorporated Walt's love for World's Fairs and the promise of the future!
Epcot has come along way since the early days.
Welcome to Epcot, a theme park design to both entertain and educate. Epcot is twice the size of the Magic Kingdom, so be prepared to walk. You really won't be able to see it all in one day, so if that's all the time you have, plan carefully.
The 9,000 space parking lot rarely fills. Trams take you to the main entrance of Epcot where you enter the turnstiles and find yourself right in front of Spaceship Earth.
Epcot is made up of Future World and World Showcase. Future World is where you can experience the past and future of technology advancements. World Showcase highlights the art, architecture and culture of the countries that surround the World Showcase Lagoon.
Epcot is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Most of Future World remains open until 7 p.m.; World Showcase opens at 11 a.m. and remains open until 9 p.m. IllumiNations is shown nightly, at closing, around the World Showcase Lagoon. On busy holidays (4th of July, Christmas, Easter) Epcot may remain open until 10 p.m. or later.
Ever wonder what EPCOT stands for? The official answer is Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. Epcot visitors and cast members have other answers: Every Person Comes Out Tired, Employee Paychecks Come Out Tuesday, and so on.
The American Music Machine a new, contemporary a cappella group began April 29, 2015
High Pockets - On the Voices of Liberty's days off, a four man jazz ensemble called High Pockets plays Americana songs and Disney classics under the rotunda inside American Adventure.
Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival - March 4 - May 17, 2015
The Paul McKenna Group from Scotland in the United Kingdom.
B’net Houariyat, a musical/dance act in Morocco
The Lumberjack show perform in Canada.
The Flag Wavers of Sansepolcro in Italy
Sounds Like Summer Concerts June 7 - July 25, 2015
Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival - September 25 - November 16, 2015
A new Frozen-based attraction will replace the Maelstrom in Norway in 2016.
What's Going - Going - Gone...
Innoventions Exhibits Closed at the end of April 2015: The Great Piggy Bank Adventure, Where's the Fire, THINK, Video Games of Tomorrow and the VISION House.
Holidays Around the World in Epcot - November 28 - December 30, 2014
Epcot's Food and Wine Festival - September 19-November 10, 2014
Norway's Maestrom attraction closed on October 5, 2014
On September 27, 2014, Off Kilter, Mo Rockin and the Fife and Drum Corp had their final performances in Epcot.
On September 25, 2014, the World Showcase Players in the United Kingdom had their final performance.