Epcot originally opened its doors in October 1982 and has been providing endless amounts of high-tech fun and incredible cultural experiences ever since then. The Park is split into two distinct realms: the first being Future World, which allows you to take a look into the technology of the future. The second is World Showcase, which gives you the opportunity to explore 11 countries in one day.
Experience the thrill of the attractions, interact with the futuristic games, browse the many shops and taste all the different cuisines of the world. You’ll struggle to fit all the fun of Epcot into one day, but read on to discover all the best bits that aren’t to be missed.
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Things to do
With so much going on in Epcot, you’ll want to start planning your time way before your holiday starts. But don’t forget to pick up your guide to Epcot when you arrive too, as this’ll tell you when and where you need to be to experience awesome displays from all around the world. We’ve listed the ones we think you shouldn’t miss, but you’ll find countless more going on in all the World Showcase zones throughout the day and night.
The fantastic thing about Epcot is you can make it your mission to eat in a new country every single day of your holiday, should you want to. There are so many incredible places to dine; it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. Why not book a Character Dining experience? These take place in certain restaurants at a particular time and allow you to meet the stars whilst enjoying a delicious meal at the same time. Below are just a few places we’ll think you’ll enjoy, so pick your favourites and be sure to make a reservation well in advance of your holiday starting.
Food on the go
Waiter service restaurants
Epcot might not be the biggest Disney Park, but that doesn’t mean you won’t need any help seeking out all of your favourite Disney Characters as you go about your day, as it spans more than 300 acres. Each Character has its own favourite place that it likes to hang out, whether that be in a particular restaurant or area of the Park, so take a look below at where you’ll be able to find them to ensure you don’t miss out on that all important autograph and photo.
It would probably be easier to tell you what type of shops you won’t find in Epcot; there are that many to browse. You’ll find every kind of gift shop and clothes shop known to man and you’ll never be short of somewhere to buy themed souvenirs from all the different countries that you can visit in around the World Showcase.
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