Guests who visit Walt Disney World love spending their time exploring the four theme parks to enjoy unique and thrilling attractions, dining, entertainment, and shopping. Of the four theme parks, many guests love to spend a lot of time in Epcot thanks to its unique makeup of two distinct halves. Future World occupies the front half of the park and focuses on the combination of technology and nature and World Showcase occupies the rear of the park featuring eleven different pavilions celebrating different cultures and nations from around the world. With so much to see and do on a day in Epcot, it is no wonder that guests love to spend time there. On a typical day in the park, guests can soar over beautiful sights, design their own cars, travel the world, dive into the seas, and tap into their imaginations. With plenty of things to keep them busy, guests can easily spend lots of time in the park and never want to leave! Here are eight reasons why guests love staying at Epcot when visiting Walt Disney World.
8. Spaceship Earth –
The most recognizable attraction in Epcot is Spaceship Earth found just inside the park’s entrance. The attraction is housed in a massive geodesic sphere that is covered in thousands of futuristic looking silver triangles. Guests who enter into Spaceship Earth can travel from the beginning of time to modern day to celebrate the history of communication. While moving in their time machines, guests pass by important moments in history like the invention of the printing press, man landing on the moon, the burning of Rome, and the Renaissance. Many guests also love the ending of Spaceship Earth where they can answer a series of questions to generate a unique cartoon that portrays how their future might look.
7. Soarin’ –
Located in the lower level of The Land Pavilion is an attraction which allows guests to take to the skies on a completely unique experience. Soarin’ invites guests to hang glide over the beautiful sights all around the globe for views that they have never seen before. Guests can pass over the Matterhorn, the Great Wall of China, Iguazu Falls, and Epcot. Guests are sure to love Soarin’ so much that they will return time and time again!
6. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet –
Also found in Future World is an attraction which invites guests to tap into their creative sides and design their own vehicles. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet brings guests into the design studio to create their own cars based on efficiency, power, responsiveness, and capability. Once on board the SIM cars, guests move through a series of tests and scenarios to see how their designs measure up on the track. Test Track by Chevrolet also includes a thrilling finale in which guests can enjoy a joyride on an outdoor portion of track and take in unique views of Future World while whipping around. Guests love visiting Test Track Presented by Chevrolet time and time again to create different designs and see how they rate!
5. Frozen Ever After –
Do your best to snag a FastPass for Frozen Ever After 60 days in advance for Disney Resort guests or 30 days in advance for non-resort guests. This attraction is located in the Norway Pavilion and boasts extremely long wait times in the stand-by line. Save the time… FastPass this one! Frozen Ever After is a family-friendly boat ride that took the place of the former Maelstrom and follows a similar track, winding through multiple experiences up and down the river. It’s a fun attraction with beautiful surroundings, top notch animatronics, and of course… the forever popular Frozen characters and songs to sing along with!
4. Living with the Land –
Located across from Soarin’ on the lower level of The Land Pavilion is a serene attraction which teaches guests about agriculture. Living with the Land has guests board boats and gently float through a series of different environments to teach them how the land can thrive in almost any setting. Guests can then enjoy a scenic loop through massive greenhouses which grow all sorts of produce and plant life that is used throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. Living with the Land aims to be both educational and entertaining and offers beautiful views of vegetation for guests to enjoy.
3. Journey into Imagination with Figment –
Guests who are looking to tap into the power of their imaginations can visit an attraction that is full of whimsy and fun. Journey into Imagination with Figment can be found in the Imagination! Pavilion in Future World and invites guests into the Imagination Institute where Dr. Nigel Channing is leading a tour through their sensory labs. Shortly after the tour begins Figment, a loveable purple dragon, interrupts and instills a little fun into the experience. Eventually, Figment takes over the entire tour and teaches Channing and guests that imagination works best when it is set free.
2. The American Adventure –
The host nation of World Showcase is the American Pavilion located directly in the center of the area. The pavilion is dominated by a massive brick building with white trim which is home to an attraction which simply can’t be missed on a day in Epcot. The American Adventure is an epic presentation of the history of the American people leaning heavily on audio-animatronics to tell the story. Guests can watch as the people survived through the Mayflower pilgrimage, the Civil War, and other trying times in American history to evolve into the strong nation they are today. The show runs continually throughout the day and is sure to move guests with its message and wonderful song “Golden Dreams.”
1. Illuminations: Reflections of Earth –
No day in Epcot is complete without gathering around World Showcase Lagoon for a presentation of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. The show combines pyrotechnics, laser lights, dancing water, special effects, and a beautiful score to tell the story of how all people are united as one. Guests can enjoy the show from all angles of World Showcase, but are advised to find a spot at least an hour before show time as Illuminations is very popular! Guests who enjoy a showing of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth are sure to have the perfect ending to a long day in Epcot.