Guide to Epcot

Guide to Epcot

Epcot is one of the four Disney Theme Parks in Florida. It is a celebration of human achievement, technology, and world cultures. It is often referred to as a permanent World’s Fair.

Epcot is Split into two worlds, Future World and World Showcase. Future World is divided between East and West. World Showcase is divided between different nations of Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, The American Adventure, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, and Canada. When you enter each of these nations you feel immersed in its culture. The food, shopping, and staff are all themed and originate from the nation they are representing.

On this page, you will find information regarding the AttractionsCharacter Experiences, Concerts and StreetmosphereRestaurants and Eateries, FastPasses

Key Information

Address: 200 Epcot Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821, USA

Opening Times: 9am-9pm

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Attractions

🙂 All Heights and Ages

⭐ FastPass+

Must-do:

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth (Fireworks, World Showcase)

  • Behold the past, present and future of Earth at this stunning fireworks show that celebrates the spirit of humanity.
  • 12 minutes Duration
  • Times: 9pm
  • Optional Extra – IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party

Soarin’ (Ride, Future World – The Land)  ⭐

  • Be lifted 40 feet in the air and watch stunning panoramas that sweeps you from one scenic locale to the next

  • Must Be 40in (102cm) or taller

Living with the Land (Boat Ride · Future World – The Land) 🙂 ⭐

  • Sail through the greenhouses of The Land Pavilion on a boat tour
  • View specimens of worldwide produce in the pavilion’s 4 greenhouses and see live eels, tilapia, catfish and freshwater shrimp
  • Times: 9 AM – 7 PM

Recommended:

Spaceship Earth (Track Ride , Future World)  🙂 ⭐

  • Epcot’s signature attraction, massive “geosphere” that stands above the entrance
  • Travel in time and explore the history of communication from the Stone Age to the computer age.

Turtle Talk With Crush (Live Show, Future World) 🙂

  •  Q-and-A session with Crush from Finding Nemo.
  • Kids encouraged to go up front.
  • 15 minute duration at various times throughout the day.

Innoventions (Walk-Through Exhibit, Future World) 🙂

  • Vibrant pavilion featuring fun activities and exhibits about science and technology
  • Times: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Mission: Space (Motion Base Ride, Future World) 🙂 ⭐

  • NASA-style training and launch on a  shuttle simulator.
  • Very intense and not liked by everyone.
  • Must Be 44in (112cm) or taller

Frozen Ever After (Dark ride, World Showcase, Norway)  🙂 ⭐

  • Take sail from Arendelle on a  Norwegian vessel into the wintery world of Frozen.

Impressions de France (Movie, World Showcase, France) 🙂

  • Film showcasing the grandeur, charm and romance of France In Palais du Ciném.
  • 18 minute duration

The American Adventure (Animatronic Show, World Showcase, American Adventure)  🙂

  • Disney’s rendition of American history as told by Audio-Animatronic versions of Mark Twain and Ben Franklin.
  • 30 minute duration
  • Times: 11:15 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:45 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:15 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:45 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:15 PM, 6:00 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:30 PM, 8:15 PM, 9:00 PM

Turtle Talk With Crush (Live Show, Future World, The Seas with Nemo and Friends) 🙂

  •  Q-and-A session with Crush from Finding Nemo.
  • Kids encouraged to go up front.
  • 15 minute duration at various times throughout the day.

Reflections of China (Movie, World Showcase, China)  🙂

  • Watch a journey through ancient and modern China on a Circle-Vision 360° film,
  • 14 minute duration

Time Permitting:

Test Track (Track Ride · Future World – Test Track)  ⭐

  • Tour an idealized automotive design facility choose some of the elements of a new car that will be tested during your ride.
  • Board a  six-seat “test vehicle” as unseen engineers test your car for traction, response, efficiency, and, of course, speed
  • Must Be 40in (102cm) or taller

O Canada! (Movie · World Showcase – Canada)

  •  Circle-Vision 360° film showcasing Canada,  with Martin Short as your guide.
  • 14-minute duration

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros (Boat ride, World Showcase, Mexico)

  • Float along to live-action footage of the people and places of Mexico superimposed with animation from 1944 The Three Caballeros.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends (Track Ride, Future World)

  • Board a “clamobile” and go under the sea with Nemo as he comes across different characters from the film, Finding Nemo

Not Recommended:

Ellen’s Energy Adventure (Animatronic Show, Future World)

  • 45-minute multimedia trip through time and Ellen DeGeneres’s subconscious

Journey Into the Imagination With Figment (Track Ride, Future World)

  • Board a carriage and through Dr. Channing’s sensory labs, learning and laughing about the 5 senses—sound, sight, smell, touch and taste—on this madcap musical tour with Figment.

The Circle of Life (Future World)

  •  Widescreen film about conservation, commentary from the stars of The Lion King
  • 20 minute duration

Character Experiences

Mickey and Friends

Chip and Dale from The Rescue Rangers

Anna and Elsa from Frozen 

Belle from Beauty and the Beast

Snow White from Snow White

Princess Jasmine and from Aladdin

Princess Mulan from Mulan

Alice and friends from Alice in Wonderland

Mary Poppins from Mary Poppins

Cinderella from Cinderella 

Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

Ariel from The Little Mermaid

Concerts and Streetmosphere

American Music Machine (Future World)

  • 5-person a capella performing American pop songs
  • 15 minute duration at various times in afternoon

JAMMitors at Future World East

  • clean-up crew breaks it down as they drum with some unlikely utensils!
  • 10minutes duration, various times

Rose & Crown Pub Musician (United Kingdom)

  • Musician performs pub tunes in British pub
  • 45 minutes from midday to afternoon

British Revolution (United Kingdom)

  • British Revolution covers a variety classic rock song
  • 30 minute duration, various times in afternoon to evening

Quickstep (United Kingdom)

  • UK quartet perform authentic Scottish, English and Irish songs
  • 20 minute duration, 5 days per week, various times in mid-morning to afternoon

Mariachi Cobre (Mexico)

  • mariachi band performs the traditional folk music of Jalisco
  • 25 minute duration, various times in mid-morning to afternoon

Voices of Liberty (American Adventure)

  • A cappella group perform patriotic music inside hall
  • 15 minute duration, various times in mid-morning to afternoon

Wies N Buam (Germany)

  • The Oktoberfest Boys perform traditional Bavarian music
  • Various times from midday to evening

Matsuriza

  • Japanese Taiko drums
  • 15 minute duration, various times in midday to afternoon

Jeweled Dragon Acrobats

  • Chinese acrobatic troupe
  • Duration 20 minutes from afternoon to evening

Serveur Amusant

  • French acrobats
  • Duration 20 minutes from midday to afternoon

Matboukha Groove (Morocco)

  • international musicians perform mix of North African, Moroccan, Arabic, Mediterranean and  Latin music
  • Various times from midday to evening

Sergio

  • Italian piazza-style juggling and mime show
  • Duration 20 minutes from midday to afternoon

Restaurants

Highly Recommended:

Monsieur Paul (Table Service, France)

  • Disney most expensive in-park restaurant, open only for dinner, serving classic French
  • Entrees start at  prices $39, three-course menu around $90

Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe (Counter Service, Norway)

  • Serves salmon, roast beef, ham, and club sandwiches from $7.50
  • Know for pastries $3-5
  • Specialities include School Bread, kringla sweet pretzels, cream-filled pastry horns, lefse flatbread and the open-faced salmon and egg sandwich
  • There’s limited covered outdoor seating.

Les Halles Boulangerie and Patisserie (Counter Service, France)

  • traditional French bakery, offering soups, salads, baguette sandwiches and pastries, Wine, champagne, beer and gourmet coffees $2-9

Via Napoli (Table Service, Italy)

  • Offers tradional Southern Italian, large selection of pasta and antipasti, but known for pizza
  • Entrees from $18- 30, Pizzas from $18-48

Teppan Eda (Table Service, Japan)

  • Japanese Teppanyaki-style restaurant, also serving appetisers and sushi
  • Entrees include protein, salad, noodles and rice from $29-36

Le Cellier Steakhouse (Table Service, Canada)

  • Themed as wine cellars of historic Canadian hotels,
  • Know for most Cheddar Cheese Soup,
  •  Serves selection of beef, venison, pork, chicken, salmon, and pasta, from $29-54

La Hacienda de San Angel (Table Service, Mexico)

  • Authentic Mexican cuisine and margaritas, dinner only
  • Entrees from $25-58

Katsura Grill (Counter Service, Japan)

  • Serves teriyaki, sushi, chicken cutlet curry, salads from $9-14
  • Draft beer, sake and plum wine

Recommended:

Tangierine Cafe (Counter Service, Morocco)

  • Mediterranean cuisine, know for shawarma,
  • serves wraps, platters, tabouleh, hummus, lentil salad and falafel
  • Entrees from $9-15

Tokyo Dining (Table Service, Japan)

  • Japanese-style fine-dining restaurant
  • Serving sushi, grilled meats, tempura, and katsu combinations from $12-29

Biergarten (Table Service, Germany)

  • authentic German buffet and lively entertainment.
  • Serves bratwurst, rotisserie chicken, pork schnitzel, salads, Bavarian cheesecake and hand-pulled apple strudel

Chefs de France (Table Service, France)

  • French nouvelle cuisine at this family-friendly brasserie
  • Offers quiche, Croque Monsieur or entrees of chicken, duck, salmon from $15-33

Garden Grill (Character Meal, Future World,The Land)

  • Buffet family-style dining with Chip n’ Dale.
  • Many of vegetables are from Living with the Land Greenhouse
  • Open for Breakfast, lunch and dinner, priced from $15-35, $35-60

Spice Road Table (Table Service, Morocco)

Restaurant Marrakesh (Table Service, Morocco)

  • Moroccan cuisine, serving roast lamb, shish kebab, couscous and brochette of chicken.
  • serves couscous, kebabs, lamb, salmon, and lemon chicken from $19-25
  • A four-course “Taste of Morocco” option is available

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Character Meal, Norway)

  • Dine with the Disney princesses including Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Princess Aurora, Ariel
  • The breakfast is traditional American, but lunch and dinner feature is Norwegian dishes
  • All meals include a family photo with a Disney princess

San Angel Inn Restaurant (Table Service, Mexico)

  • Mexican specialties, including Carne Asada, Mole Poblano, Pescado a la Veracruzana from $10-26

Rose and Crown Dining Room (Table Service, United Kingdom)

  • A “family-friendly” British pub, serving steaks, roasted rack pork, fish and chips, salmon, and chicken curry, from $19-29
  • Outdoor patio tables are prime seats for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

Sommerfest (Counter Service,  Germany)

  • An outdoor, counter-service window serving bratwurst, frankfurters, pretzels, apple strudel, and German beers from $3-10

Sunshine Seasons (Counter Service, Future World, The Land)

  • Indoor food court, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner,  $3-14
  •  Four serving stations: A soup-and-salad station, a sandwich station, an Asian noodle-and-stir-fry station, and a grill station with chicken, pork, and salmon.

Time Permitting:

Fountain View (Counter Service, Future World, Innoventions West)

  • Starbucks location serving specialty beverages and Disney baked goods and La Boulange pastry items.

Yorkshire County Fish Shop (Counter Service , United Kingdom)

  • Serving battered fish, hot chips, English cookies and “draught” beer $3-11

La Cantina de San Angel (Counter Service, Mexico)

  • Mexican favorites, including tacos de barbacoa, empanadas con queso, guacamole, churros and traditional fruit popsicles $8-13
  • Draft beers, margaritas and Mexican sodas are also available.

Electric Umbrella Restaurant (Counter Service, Future World, Innoventions East)

  • Serving burgers, vegetarian flatbread, chicken breast nuggets, desserts $10-20

Tutto Italia (Table Service, Italy)

  • Serving handmade pasta, chicken, fish, salads, lasagna from $20-27

Coral Reef Restaurant (Table Service, Future World, The Seas with Nemo and Friends)

  • Dine surrounding by Panoramic windows displaying living coral reef and sea creatures
  • International Seafood specialties from $23-31

Lotus Blossom Cafe (Counter Service,  China)

  • Serving Chinese favorites, including pot stickers, egg rolls, orange chicken, shrimp fried rice, beef noodle soup from $3-12

Nine Dragons Restaurant (Table Service, China)

  • Pan-Chinese Cuisine, including Cantonese, Mongolian, Szechuan, Hunan and Kiangche-style specialties from $7-23

Not Recommended:

Liberty Inn (Counter Service, American Adventure)

Fife and Drum Tavern (Counter service, The American Adventure)

FastPasses

Epcot offers FastPass+ for 12 different experiences, which are grouped (or “tiered”), and Disney limits how many FastPass+ reservations you can make for each group.

Group A (Choose 1 attraction)

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
Frozen Ever After
Soarin’
Test Track

Group B (Choose 2 attractions)

Disney/Pixar Short Film Festival
Journey Into Imagination With Figment
Epcot Character Spot
Living with the Land
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Spaceship Earth
Turtle Talk with Crush
Mission: SPACE Green
Mission: SPACE Orange

For more information visit:

Epcot Overview, Attractions, Restaurants etc, WDW  Info

Epcot, Theme Park Insider

Epcot FastPass+ Tips, Advice, and Strategy

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