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Epcot®
Vacation Travel Guide

Epcot® which includes food, a bar and street scenes
Design your own race car and take an international food safari at the theme park that celebrates human achievement.

With a name that stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, expect to see into the future at Epcot®. You’ll also explore the world of today in pavilions dedicated to different nations. Covering 300 acres (121 hectares), Epcot® has two main areas: Future World and World Showcase. Future World’s exhibits look at innovation, technology and science, while World Showcase presents the past and present cultures of 11 countries. 

Epcot® is one of four theme parks at the Walt Disney World® Resort, which is about 20 miles (35 kilometers) southwest of downtown Orlando. As you enter the park, you won’t miss the Future World area as it is marked by Epcot®’s icon, a huge geosphere, sometimes called the “giant golf ball.” Inside the sphere, take a ride on Spaceship Earth for a 16-minute journey through the history of human communication. 

Another highlight at Future World is Soarin'™ Around the World. Whether you're soaring above man-made marvels like the majestic Great Wall of China, cruising over natural sights like Iguazu Falls in South America or swooping past sailboats on Australia's spectacular Sydney Harbour, this is your chance to experience the joy of hang gliding as you never have before.

Budding astronauts should head straight to Mission: SPACE® Attraction, another ride that simulates flying, this time in a capsule headed for Mars. One of the most popular rides at Future World is Test Track® Attraction presented by Chevrolet. Design your own high-performance car and see how it stacks up in a real automobile testing ground.

At World Showcase, make your way through 11 countries without leaving Florida. Each country has its own pavilion and they’re all centered around a peaceful lagoon. Try each country’s cuisine and pick up a souvenir unique to that part of the world. 

The Seas with Nemo & Friends Attraction is a sure-fire hit for kids. It has a huge aquarium, a “clamobile” amusement ride and the Turtle Talk with Crush, during which kids can chat to the turtle from the Disney Pixar movie Finding Nemo. On their way through World Showcase, children can make their own souvenir to take home for free.

Allow at least a full day to explore Epcot®. Popular attractions like Spaceship Earth are busiest early in the morning, so either arrive before it opens or wait until later in the day. Stay at one of the hotels in Walt Disney World® Resort and take advantage of the Extra Magic Hours Benefit available to hotel guests, which provides extra time to explore the attractions before and after the general hours of operation.

Design your own race car and take an international food safari at the theme park that celebrates human achievement.

With a name that stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, expect to see into the future at Epcot®. You’ll also explore the world of today in pavilions dedicated to different nations. Covering 300 acres (121 hectares), Epcot® has two main areas: Future World and World Showcase. Future World’s exhibits look at innovation, technology and science, while World Showcase presents the past and present cultures of 11 countries.

Epcot® is one of four theme parks at the Walt Disney World® Resort, which is about 20 miles (35 kilometers) southwest of downtown Orlando. As you enter the park, you won’t miss the Future World area as it is marked by Epcot®’s icon, a huge geosphere, sometimes called the “giant golf ball.” Inside the sphere, take a ride on Spaceship Earth for a 16-minute journey through the history of human communication.

Another highlight at Future World is Soarin'™ Around the World. Whether you're soaring above man-made marvels like the majestic Great Wall of China, cruising over natural sights like Iguazu Falls in South America or swooping past sailboats on Australia's spectacular Sydney Harbour, this is your chance to experience the joy of hang gliding as you never have before.

Budding astronauts should head straight to Mission: SPACE® Attraction, another ride that simulates flying, this time in a capsule headed for Mars. One of the most popular rides at Future World is Test Track® Attraction presented by Chevrolet. Design your own high-performance car and see how it stacks up in a real automobile testing ground.

At World Showcase, make your way through 11 countries without leaving Florida. Each country has its own pavilion and they’re all centered around a peaceful lagoon. Try each country’s cuisine and pick up a souvenir unique to that part of the world.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends Attraction is a sure-fire hit for kids. It has a huge aquarium, a “clamobile” amusement ride and the Turtle Talk with Crush, during which kids can chat to the turtle from the Disney Pixar movie Finding Nemo. On their way through World Showcase, children can make their own souvenir to take home for free.

Allow at least a full day to explore Epcot®. Popular attractions like Spaceship Earth are busiest early in the morning, so either arrive before it opens or wait until later in the day. Stay at one of the hotels in Walt Disney World® Resort and take advantage of the Extra Magic Hours Benefit available to hotel guests, which provides extra time to explore the attractions before and after the general hours of operation.

Top Hotels Close to Epcot®

Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $224 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
Located in Bay Lake, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Disney Springs® and Disney's ...
4.3/5Excellent! (4,303 reviews)
"Great location. The pool was unbelievable. Everyone was extremely friendly"

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Swan
Walt Disney World Swan
4 out of 5
1200 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
The price is $269 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 13
Located in Bay Lake, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®. Disney Springs® and Disney's ...
4.4/5Excellent! (2,242 reviews)
"Beautiful accommodations. Close to Boardwalk and provided transportation to all Disney Parks."

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

Walt Disney World Swan
Disney's Beach Club Resort
Disney's Beach Club Resort
4 out of 5
1800 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
The price is $531 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
This family-friendly Lake Buena Vista resort is located on the boardwalk, within 1 mi (2 km) of Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Disney's Blizzard Beach ...
4.4/5Excellent! (708 reviews)
"Beautiful resort; the staff were extremely helpful and attentive"

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2020

Disney's Beach Club Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Epcot®

Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
The price is $224 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Swan
Walt Disney World Swan
4 out of 5
1200 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
The price is $269 per night from Jul 13 to Jul 13
Walt Disney World Swan
Disney's Beach Club Resort
Disney's Beach Club Resort
4 out of 5
1800 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
The price is $531 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Disney's Beach Club Resort
Flexible Canx. Policy/games Room/free Shuttle to Disney/4 Miles to Disney
Flexible Canx. Policy/games Room/free Shuttle to Disney/4 Miles to Disney
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Flexible Canx. Policy/games Room/free Shuttle to Disney/4 Miles to Disney
Free Bus to Theme Parks/games Room/upper Loft/resort Amenities/free WFI
Free Bus to Theme Parks/games Room/upper Loft/resort Amenities/free WFI
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Free Bus to Theme Parks/games Room/upper Loft/resort Amenities/free WFI
Resort Open/flexible Canx. Policy/private Pool/themed Rooms/games Room/wifi
Resort Open/flexible Canx. Policy/private Pool/themed Rooms/games Room/wifi
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Resort Open/flexible Canx. Policy/private Pool/themed Rooms/games Room/wifi
South-facing, Private Pool/spa, Interior Games Room, Wifi, Monitored Alarm
South-facing, Private Pool/spa, Interior Games Room, Wifi, Monitored Alarm
Lake Buena Vista, FL
South-facing, Private Pool/spa, Interior Games Room, Wifi, Monitored Alarm
Flexible Cancellation Polciy/ps4/xbox 1/star Wars Home Theatre/resort Open
Flexible Cancellation Polciy/ps4/xbox 1/star Wars Home Theatre/resort Open
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Flexible Cancellation Polciy/ps4/xbox 1/star Wars Home Theatre/resort Open
Private Pool and Spa/free Shuttle to Parks/inc Water Park/10 Mins Disney/wifi
Private Pool and Spa/free Shuttle to Parks/inc Water Park/10 Mins Disney/wifi
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Private Pool and Spa/free Shuttle to Parks/inc Water Park/10 Mins Disney/wifi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.