Epcot

Epcot

Epcot is the acronym for the Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow. Walt Disney had originally envisioned a real life functioning city. When he died that dream died with him. Instead the world got a theme park that is part science fair and part world’s fair.

The park is broken down into two distinct areas, Future World and World Showcase.

Spaceship Earth at Epcot

Future World

The first part of Epcot that most people encounter is Future World. Future World is a show case of technology at work. Many of the attractions in Future World have an element of education in them.

Don’t think this makes them all boring. Walt Disney believed entertainment could also be educational. He even coined a phrased to describe his philosophy. He called it edutainment, a concept he developed in his True Life Adventure Series.

Grumpy Trivia Bonus: Did you know there is a back door into Epcot? There is. It is located between the United Kingdom and France in the World Showcase. It is accessible by either walking or boat.

Attractions
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future
  • Innoventions West
  • Innoventions East
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Turtle Talk With Crush
  • Sea Base
  • The Circle of Life
  • Living with the Land
  • Soarin
  • Journey Into Imagination with Figment
  • Imageworks- The What If Labs
  • Captain Eo
  • Test Track
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Advanced Training Lab
  • Ellens Energy Adventure
  • Universe of Energy

World Showcase

The World Showcase is Epcot’s answer to the World’s Fair. Each pavilion is dedicated to a specific country. In many cases each pavilion is staffed by natives of that country.

Pavilions
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • France
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • China
  • Germany
  • Italy

The American Adventure

  • Japan
  • Morocco
Attractions
  • O Canada!
  • Impressions de France
  • Gallery of Arts and History
  • Bijutsu-Kan Gallery
  • American Heritage Gallery
  • The American Adventure
  • Reflections of China
  • House of Whispering Willows
  • Maelstrom
  • Stave Church Gallery
  • Kidcot Fun Stops
  • Mexico Folk Art Gallery
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Cabelleros

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