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Epcot Overview

Epcot opened in 1982 as a tribute to Walt Disney’s dream of an “Experimental, Prototype Community Of Tomorrow”, dubbed ‘E.P.C.O.T'. The park was designed to feature new ideas and stay focused on the future. Unfortunately because of this, the park was for a long time seen as a park for Adults. Over the years however this changed with the launch of new attractions and the ‘Kidcot’ stations around the World Showcase.

The park is split into two lands; Future World, where you’ll find most of the parks attractions, all focusing on the future and our impact on the land and sea, and the World Showcase, featuring eleven countries each represented by Disney cast members from the particular country and a range of shops and restaurants, selling typical goods found in each location. A select few of the ‘stations’ have attractions in some shape or form.

Epcot is also home to the highly popular “International Food and Wine Festival” as well as the “International Flower and Garden Festival”. At Christmas, Epcot plays host to the “Candlelight Procession”, featuring celebrity speakers who tell the story of Christmas from the America Gardens Theater, along with a 50-piece live orchestra.

Epcot’s star attraction include Mission Space, Spaceship Earth, Soarin’ and Test Track.

Epcot Lands

Epcot is split into 2 lands. Each land has a unique theme with attractions, stores and restaurants which compliment the area they are in.

Epcot Events

Epcot has 1 regular events, most of which will be shown every day at least once.

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

epcot-showcase-japan-fireworksIlluminations: Reflections of Earth is Epcot's night time firework show, held over the World Showcase Lagoon. This is an extremely well planned and beautiful show. The show received Amusement Today's 2006 Golden Ticket Award for being the top evening show in any American theme park.

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