Epcot®

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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 & FriendsAttraction 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 Swan
Walt Disney World Swan
4 out of 5
1200 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
The price is $148 per night from Sep 6 to Sep 7
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Lake Buena Vista. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and 3 spa tubs. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,781 reviews)
"Loved that I could just walk over to Epcot!"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

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Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
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The price is $188 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Lake Buena Vista. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and a private beach. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (4,108 reviews)
"Had a wonderful time at this resort. It was very beautiful and well taken care of. The resort and parking fees were a little steep but that's to be expected in the Disney area. Although there is no resort fees at Disney resorts and the parking is half the price. So keep that in mind. I had an extra ..."

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

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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, 32821
The price is $164 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 4-star spa resort in Orlando. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 outdoor pools, and 4 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2,122 reviews)
"I booked a one-night stay for my fiance and I and we were both pleased upon arrival. The drive and the hotel have an elegant feel to them. We checked in with Armando, I believe, and he took great care of us. I had a question about parking and he kindly helped me. I drank a ton of Starbucks because ..."

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
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1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
The price is $188 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
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4 out of 5
14651 Chelonia Pkwy, Orlando, FL, 32821
The price is $164 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
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Disney's Riviera Resort
3 out of 5
1080 Sea Breeze Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
The price is $570 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
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Disney's BoardWalk Inn
Disney's BoardWalk Inn
4 out of 5
2101 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
The price is $519 per night from Aug 24 to Aug 25
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Disney's Yacht Club Resort
Disney's Yacht Club Resort
4 out of 5
1700 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
The price is $464 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
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Walt Disney World Swan Reserve
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4 out of 5
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Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
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Disney's Port Orleans Resort French Quarter
3.5 out of 5
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The price is $256 per night from Aug 22 to Aug 23
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