Epcot is home to both Future World and World Showcase which combined offer up endless unique opportunities for guests to enjoy. Future World allows guests the chance to blast off into space, dive into the ocean, and design their own cars whereas World Showcase allows them to explore eleven countries of the world all in one day. With so much to do and see, there are some Epcot attractions that have become beloved classics and would be sorely missed if they were ever to close. With the parks constantly being updated and renovated, there are some attractions which guests agree need updating, but also some that should never be replaced. Here are seven attractions we hope never close at Epcot.
7. Spaceship Earth –
This is the quintessential Epcot attraction that all guests love experiencing. Located inside the iconic massive geodesic sphere, the attraction takes guest on a journey through time starting with the beginning of life up to modern day. Focusing on communication and how it has developed and evolved over the years, Spaceship Earth is full of iconic scenes like Rome burning (that smell!), a beautiful narration by Dame Judi Dench, and a fun interactive element where guests get to create a skit of their own future by answering several questions. Combining classic elements with fun interactive ones helps to make Spaceship Earth so beloved by guests and we all hope that it never closes.
6. Soarin’ –
This attraction is located on the bottom level of The Land Pavilion in Future World and it offers guests the chance to soar high over scenes all around the globe! Simulating a hang gliding experience, guests find themselves in a massive air hanger and suddenly soaring high above in front of a massive projection screen that transports them on a grand adventure! Soarin’ features beautiful scenes like the Matterhorn, the Great Wall of China, Iguazu Falls, and Epcot. With the unique chance to hang glide over amazing locations, Soarin’ is a guest favorite and an Epcot attraction we hope never closes.
5. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet –
This attraction located in Future World East allows guests to step into the design studio and see just what goes into designing and creating a modern vehicle. With the opportunity to design a unique “SIM” car and then test it on the track in capability, responsiveness, efficiency, and power, guests love visiting time and time again to see how their designs score. With unique road tests and a thrilling high speed lap around the outdoor loop, Test Track Presented by Chevrolet is a guest favorite and an attraction that we hope never closes.
4. Living with the Land –
This classic Epcot attraction can be found on the lower level of The Land Pavilion across from Soarin’. Featuring a serene boat ride that focuses on our interaction with the land and how we can responsibly sustain it, Living with the Land takes guests through several environmental scenes and then on a beautiful tour of the greenhouses. With behind the scenes glimpses into areas where food is grown for the restaurants of Walt Disney World, Living with the Land is a classic that many guests hope never closes.
3. The American Adventure –
This production can be found in the America Pavilion in World Showcase and it tells the story of the American people through massive projections, dozens of Audio-Animatronics, and a beautiful score. Guests can enjoy this thirty minute show throughout the day and can listen to the story of the people told by Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain. The beautiful finale features the sun rising on a new day in America set to the powerful song “Golden Dream.” With a glimpse at the history of the United States and some of the influential figures who guided us there, many guests love the American Adventure and hope that it never closes.
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2. Journey Into Imagination with Figment –
This Future World West attraction takes guests into the Imagination Institute where they can explore laboratories centered around the five senses. Along the way, Figment joins the tour and shows how imagination can make life interesting when set free. While the attraction has changed several times over the years and no longer features Dreamfinder, guests still love visiting the whimsical Figment and hope that this attraction never closes.
1. Impressions de France –
This film runs continually each day in the France Pavilion in World Showcase. Housed in the beautiful Palais du Cinema and featuring scenic views of Paris, Versailles, Normandy, and the French Countryside set to a gorgeous score comprised of several French composers including Debussy and Dukas, the show is a must see. Impressions de France makes guests feel as though they have left World Showcase and experienced French culture and is an attraction that we hope never closes in Epcot.