Enter the World of Epcot

Come and experience the fun of being a child once again as you enter the wonderful world of Epcot in Walt Disney World, Orlando! The park is themed to flaunt the different cultures of the world as well as different technological innovations.

One of the four major theme parks found in Walt Disney World in Orlando is Epcot, which was formerly known as the Epcot Center.  Twice the size of Magic Kingdom, it has a lot of attractions and events that many guests look forward to.  It is currently the third most visited theme park in the United States and ranks 6th around the world.

The name Epcot comes from the acronym of Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.  It is a theme park featuring a city that was conceptualized by Walt Disney that embodies a paradise or utopian city.  The original vision was that of a model community which would be used as a testing center for city planning.  After the death of Walt Disney, the Walt Disney Company decided that they did not want to maintain the business of having to run a city.  This is why Epcot stands as it is today.

Epcot has 2 main sections: World Showcase and Future World.  Future World consists of different venues that showcase the different aspects and developments of technology.  It explores the different innovative aspects of technology.  Some pavilions and some aspects of Epcot have been phased out in the past years, but there are still some leftovers.  Some of the remnants that could still be seen until today include the following:

  • Imagination! – This is the place in Epcot where guests could immerse themselves in an interactive exhibit.
  • Mission: SPACE – This is a thrill simulator ride which has continuously attracted a lot of visitors to Epcot.  The simulation mimics that of the experience of an astronaut if he is sent to Mars on an expedition.  This is the perfect ride for space enthusiasts and aspiring astronauts.
  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends – The exhibits here aim to devote themselves to studies pertaining the ocean.  They even have the Coral Reef Restaurant to indulge the guests in the best ocean experience.

World Showcase presents pavilions of 11 countries.  This part of the theme park opens two hours after the park opens and remains open until after the attractions of Future World have closed.  Many stores and restaurants sell and serve beer and other alcoholic beverages, unlike Magic Kingdom.  Another main feature of this part is the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure.  This involves an electronic scavenger hunt that is led by the power teenage duo Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable.

The theme park is located at 1510 North Avenue of the Stars, Orlando, Florida.  There are a lot of special events that go on at Epcot, including the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.  For those who want to experience 11 countries in just one place, then this is definitely the place to be! For cheap tickets, there are a lot of online websites that offer such.  Being one of the celebrated Florida theme park, Epcot is truly a great place to be.  If you’re looking to save on buying Disney tickets, there are many special offers that could be found online.

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