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7 Most Beautiful Sights At Walt Disney World’s Epcot

Of the four theme parks in Walt Disney World, many guests love to spend plenty of time in Epcot thanks to the park’s unique experiences. The front portion of Epcot is home to Future World which celebrates nature and technology through thrilling and classic attractions. The back half of Epcot features World Showcase which houses eleven different pavilions each honoring a different country of the world with beautiful architecture, attractions, dining, entertainment, and shopping. Guests who spend time exploring Epcot can soar over beautiful locations, explore the imagination, create a concept car, travel the world, travel through time, and dive into the seas. With so many wonderful things to experience in Epcot, it is no wonder why guests love to spend time in the park. While each experience in Epcot is unique and amazing, there are some sights and moments which are so beautiful that they simply can’t be missed. Here are the seven most beautiful sights at Walt Disney World’s Epcot which can’t be missed.

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7. Spaceship Earth —

Almost every guest who visits Epcot recognizes the iconic Spaceship Earth. The attraction is found just inside the main entrance to the park and is housed in a huge geodesic sphere that is covered in over eleven thousand futuristic silver triangles. The beautiful structure is home to an attraction which brings guests on a journey through time to celebrate the history of communication and is a favorite of many guests. While Spaceship Earth can be seen from throughout Epcot, guests are sure to take a moment or two just after entering into the park to pause and enjoy the beautiful view of the structure.

6. Living with the Land’s Greenhouses —

Found on the lower level of The Land Pavilion in Future World is an attraction which teaches guests about the enduring nature of the land. Living with the Land is a serene boat ride which brings guests through different environments to demonstrate how the land can thrive in all kinds of conditions. Guests are then treated to one of the most beautiful sights in all of Epcot as they pass through massive greenhouses which are thriving with plant life and vegetation. With the sun streaming through glass panels above and beautiful plants growing in abundance, guests are sure to love each moment of the greenhouses in Living with the Land.

5. Fountain of Nations —

Epcot’s Future World is also home to a massive fountain which features a beautiful message on top of its entertainment value. The Fountain of Nations was dedicated shortly after the park opened with water from many different countries from around the world, making it a truly global fountain. In addition to the rich history of the Fountain of Nations, guests who pause to enjoy the beautiful water feature can enjoy a show which occurs several times each hour that features dancing water, wonderful lighting, and moving music.

4. Illuminations: Reflections of Earth Finale —

Each night in Epcot is brought to a close with a showing of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. The show takes place on World Showcase Lagoon and gathers guests around the fire to enjoy laser lights, pyrotechnics, fireworks, dancing water, special effects, and beautiful music. While the entire presentation is an amazing thing to take in, the finale of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth features the climax of the musical score accompanied by an impressive fireworks display. This beautiful final moment of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth simply can’t be missed on a day in Epcot.

3. View from Japan’s Balcony —

While there are plenty of beautiful places to enjoy while exploring World Showcase, there is one spot in particular which offers a unique view of both its pavilion and World Showcase Lagoon. The Japan Pavilion in World Showcase is home to beautiful architecture, dining, shopping, and entertainment for guests to enjoy on a day in Epcot. One of the largest buildings in the Japan Pavilion is home to the massive Mitsukoshi Department Store on the first floor and the delicious restaurant Tokyo Dining on the second floor. Guests who head up the large staircase which leads to Tokyo Dining can enjoy a balcony which overlooks both the pavilion and World Showcase Lagoon and also offers beautiful views of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth.

2. France’s Eiffel Tower —

The France Pavilion in World Showcase features so many beautiful details that guests truly feel as though they have been transported to the country and are strolling the charming streets of Paris. One of the most beautiful sights in all of Epcot can be found in the France Pavilion as guests can gaze past a beautiful fountain found on a quaint street to enjoy the Eiffel Tower in the distance. The iconic structure combined with the charm and detail of the street is an experience that can’t be missed in the park.

1. No Wait On Soarin’ —

One of the most popular attractions in all of Epcot is Soarin’ which can be found on the lower level of The Land Pavilion across from Living with the Land. Soarin’ invites guests on an epic hang gliding adventure over some of the most beautiful locations, offering a unique perspective which guests may never experience otherwise. Since Soarin’ is so incredibly popular with guests, it tends to have wait times which easily exceed two hours on busy days in Epcot. So one of the most beautiful sights that guests can experience in Epcot is Soarin’ with no wait time!

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.