- 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
- Mission: Space
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track
- The Seas w/Nemo & Friends
- The Land
- --Soarin' Around the World
- Universe of Energy
- Phineas & Ferb:
- Kidcot Fun Spots
- -- Frozen Ever After Opening June 2016
- American Adventure
- United Kingdom
- Eat to the Beat Concerts
- Garden Rocks Concerts
Reflections of Earth
- IllumiNations Boat
- Innoventions Fountains
- Live Entertainment
- -- American Music Machine
- -- Flag Wavers of Sansepolcro
- -- Quickstep, UK
- -- British Revolution, UK
- -- 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.
Soarin' Over California Returns Briefly - The original "Soarin'" attraction will reopen on May 27. It will run through June 16. The new "Soarin' Around the World" film will make its debut on June 17.
Turtle Talk with Crush -While Dory has already been making appearances at Epcot's Turtle Talk with Crush, other characters from the upcoming film "Finding Dory" (due in theaters on June 17) are slated to be added to the interactive attraction.
Joy and Sadness from Inside Out Character Meet and Greet - Near Character Spot
Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival - March 2 - May 30, 2016 (Now 90 Days!)
Disney*Pixar Short Film Festival Replaced Captain EO
Baymax Meet and Greet added to Epcot Character Spot - across from Mickey and Friends
Norway -- Frozen Ever After replaces the Maelstrom and the Royal Summerhus will house Anna and Elsa for meet and greets - June 17, 2016
Soarin' Around the World - a new film and third theatre debut June 17, 2016
Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival - September 14 - November 14, 2016
What's Going - Going - Gone...
Holidays Around the World - November 27 - December 30, 2015