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9 Things You May Be Missing In Walt Disney World’s Epcot

Epcot is a favorite Walt Disney World theme park of many guests thanks to its amazing attractions and experiences. Guests who spend time in the park can explore Future World where technology and nature are showcased in a variety of pavilions before heading to World Showcase where countries from around the world unite with beautiful pavilions that transport guests across the globe. While there are plenty of things to enjoy in Epcot, many guests get caught up in the popular and big ticket attractions like Soarin’, Frozen Ever After, Test Track Presented by Chevrolet, and IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. While these attractions and experiences are amazing, there are plenty of others which tend to get overlooked by guests who beeline for the popular ones. Guests who spend a lot of time in Epcot might never realize that they are missing out on some amazing experiences slightly off the beaten path. In order to make the most of a day in Epcot, guests need to take the time to enjoy these ten experiences which are all amazing. Here are nine things guests might be missing in Walt Disney World’s Epcot.

9. Living with the Land —

One of the most popular pavilions in Epcot’s Future World is The Land where the guest favorite attraction Soarin’ is located. Guests who visit the pavilion often just enjoy that one popular attraction and leave, which causes them to miss out on several other experiences which are amazing. Living with the Land is located on the lower level of The Land Pavilion across from Soarin’ and invites guests on a gentle boat ride which first showcases how the land can thrive in all sorts of diverse environments. Guests can then enjoy passing through beautiful greenhouses where all sorts of fruits, vegetables, and plants can be found growing.

8. The Circle of Life —

On the middle level of The Land Pavilion there is another attraction which often tends to be overlooked by guests. The Circle of Life combines animated characters from the Disney animated classic The Lion King with beautiful films to teach guests about the importance of taking care of the environment. With plenty of humor from Timon and Pumbaa and an important message, The Circle of Life is a great attraction to enjoy while in Epcot.

7. Club Cool —

Found near the Fountain of Nations in Future World is a location where guests can go to sample some free beverages and cool off from the hot Florida temperatures. Club Cool is sponsored by Coca Cola and offers guess the chance to try different products that the company sells around the world. Guests can sample beverages from South Africa, Italy, Japan, and Greece and see which flavor is their favorite while cooling off for a few minutes in Epcot.

6. Turtle Talk with Crush —

The Seas with Nemo and Friends is one of the largest pavilions in Epcot and is home to a popular attraction of the same name. While many guests love to enjoy that attraction, they often don’t spend any time exploring the pavilion after disembarking. Guests should instead of to stay a while and enjoy all that The Seas with Nemo and Friends has to offer including an interactive attraction called Turtle Talk with Crush. Guests can enter into a small theater where Crush and friends from Finding Nemo appear and interact in real time answering questions and telling jokes. This unique experience is one that guests are sure to love in Epcot!

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5. Fountain of Nations —

Found at the rear of the plaza located behind Spaceship Earth is a massive fountain which many guests tend to walk right past on their way to World Showcase or other attractions. The Fountain of Nations is a beautiful sight and features a show of dancing water and beautiful music several times an hour. Guests can pause to enjoy the show and definitely should do so at night when wonderful lighting brings the Fountain of Nations to life.

4. American Adventure —

Epcot’s World Showcase is home to eleven different pavilions which allow guests the opportunity to travel around the world enjoying unique dining, entertainment, shopping, architecture, culture, and attractions. While several pavilions in World Showcase feature attractions, they tend to often be overlooked by guests who simply continue exploring the dining, shopping, and walkways of each pavilion. The America Pavilion is home to an attraction that tells the story of the American people and can’t be missed. The American Adventure is a wonderful experience that combines audio-animatronics, artwork, photography, music, and history in a show that is hosted by Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain. With a moving finale and plenty of historical moments along the way, guests are sure to love the American Adventure.

3. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros —

The Mexico Pavilion is home to a boat ride which combines the beauty of Mexico with classic Disney characters. The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros features Jose and Panchito traveling across the beautiful sights and locations of Mexico in search of Donald. The Three Caballeros cause all sorts of mayhem and humor and guests can delight in the beauty and diversity of Mexico while floating along in their boats.

2. Reflections of China —

Guests who take the time to pause for a film in China are sure to have their breath taken away by beautiful footage of the massive country. Reflections of China is hosted by the poet Li Bai and showcases the beauty and splendor of China including the Forbidden City, Gobi Desert, Shanghai, and Yangtze River. Shown in gorgeous circle vision, guests are sure to be amazed by Reflections of China.

1. Impressions de France —

Like the China Pavilion, the France Pavilion is home to a wonderful film which showcases the diversity and beauty of the country. Impressions de France is housed in the Palais du Cinema and combines beautiful footage of locations in France with classical French compositions. Guests can explore Versailles, Cannes, Normandy, and more while enjoying music by French composers like Debussy and Dukas during each showing of Impressions de France!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.