Epcot®

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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.

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Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
4 out of 5
14651 Chelonia Pkwy, Orlando, FL
The price is $189 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located on a lake, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Disney Springs®, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, and Epcot®. Walt Disney World® and Magic ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (2,090 reviews)
"Loved the amount of amenities 6 pools, several hot tubs, lazy river, ping pong, putt putt, corn hole and beautiful property. Close to Epcot, Magic Kingdom and Disney Springs. would definitely stay again."

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $242 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
Located in Bay Lake, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 6 mi (10 km) of Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, and Disney Springs®. Disney's ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (4,325 reviews)
"Decor seems to be outdated but staff made up for it. Our room 2009 appeared to have an air conditioning issue which prevented it from getting cold."

Reviewed on Oct 26, 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 $239 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Located in Bay Lake, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 3 mi (4.8 km) from Disney Springs®, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (2,249 reviews)
"So nice and easy to stay especially if your going to Disney property"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Walt Disney World Swan
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Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
4 out of 5
14651 Chelonia Pkwy, Orlando, FL
The price is $189 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
The price is $242 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 10
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 $239 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Walt Disney World Swan
Disney's Riviera Resort
Disney's Riviera Resort
3 out of 5
1080 Sea Breeze Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Disney's Riviera Resort
Private Pool/Communal Amenities Full Access/Clean and Modern Townhome/Free WIFI
Private Pool/Communal Amenities Full Access/Clean and Modern Townhome/Free WIFI
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Private Pool/Communal Amenities Full Access/Clean and Modern Townhome/Free WIFI
Solara Resort/10 Mins Disney/Exceptional Home/Private Pool and Spa/Clubhouse
Solara Resort/10 Mins Disney/Exceptional Home/Private Pool and Spa/Clubhouse
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Solara Resort/10 Mins Disney/Exceptional Home/Private Pool and Spa/Clubhouse
Grill /Themed Bedrooms / Private Pool & Spa / Games Room / Theatre Room / Wifi
Grill /Themed Bedrooms / Private Pool & Spa / Games Room / Theatre Room / Wifi
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Grill /Themed Bedrooms / Private Pool & Spa / Games Room / Theatre Room / Wifi
Flexible Canx Policy/20 Mins to theme parks/Pool and spa/themed rooms/games room
Flexible Canx Policy/20 Mins to theme parks/Pool and spa/themed rooms/games room
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Flexible Canx Policy/20 Mins to theme parks/Pool and spa/themed rooms/games room
Private pool and spa/Resort amenities/WIFI/Themed Games Room/20 mins to Disney
Private pool and spa/Resort amenities/WIFI/Themed Games Room/20 mins to Disney
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Private pool and spa/Resort amenities/WIFI/Themed Games Room/20 mins to Disney
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