Overview

Opening in October of 1982, Epcot is more than double the size of its Walt Disney World sibling, the Magic Kingdom park. Split into two sections, Epcot celebrates innovation and utopian technology in Future World, while spotlighting 11 international destinations in World Showcase. Guests can sample the sights, sounds and flavors of Canada, France, Japan, Italy, Morocco, Norway, Mexico, China, Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom on foot or by monorail. Looming over everything is Spaceship Earth, the sparkling geodesic sphere that is the park’s hallmark.

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Families looking for old-fashioned carnival rides mixed with immersive learning experiences are invited to check out The Seas with Nemo & Friends; Journey Into Imagination With Figment; and Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P's World Showcase Adventure. International arts and cultures are showcased throughout the park in Reflections of China, the Stave Church Gallery, the Bijutsu-kan Gallery, Impressions de France, and many others. Ellen DeGeneres and Bill Nye the Science Guy star in Ellen's Energy Adventure, a multimedia ride featuring three films and an immersive realm that brings the world of dinosaurs back to life. For guests interested in landscaping, the park features many acres of elaborate waterways, flowers, and trees.

Price range

Admission for children 3-9 years of age is $84, while admission for guests 10 years of age and up is $95. Multi-day ticket packages are available, from two to five days, with costs ranging from $54 to $92 per day, depending on the package length and age of each guest. Park Hopper and Water Park Fun & More Tickets, range from $39 to $84. The Park Hopper Option allows same-day access to Epcot, Magic Kingdom park, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. The Water Park Fun & More Option allows two visits to select Walt Disney World destinations/attractions.

Best time to visit

Spring is when the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival blooms with exotic plants, topiaries of Disney characters, and hands-on gardening workshops. Holidays Around the World occurs every December, and illuminates holiday traditions from far-off destinations.

Near by POI

Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park has a layout inspired by the Disneyland Park in California, and features iconic rides like the Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. Disney’s Animal Kingdom brings the thrill of live animals from all over the world together with impressive landscaping to immerse visitors in a one-of-a-kind wildlife experience. Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrates Tinseltown’s Golden Age with movie-themed attractions and exhibits based around legendary animated productions.

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