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Epcot®
Vacation Travel Guide

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 & Friends Attraction 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 Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Free cancellation
The price is CA $191 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Bay Lake, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Epcot® and Disney's Hollywood Studios®. Disney Springs® and Disney's ...

4.3/5Excellent! (4,119 reviews)

"Amazing stay Dolphin and Swan never fail. Staff were t friendly but I imagine with COVID-19 their exhausted."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2021

Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Swan
Walt Disney World Swan
4 out of 5
1200 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
Free cancellation
The price is CA $211 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in Bay Lake, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Disney's Hollywood Studios® and Epcot®. Disney Springs® and Disney's ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,177 reviews)

"Location is great. The common areas are beautiful. There are many restaurants to choose from. The restaurants we ate at were all pretty good. We stayed at the Swan. The room was ok. The bathroom was uncomfortable, extremely small; poor craftsmanship."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 3, 2021

Walt Disney World Swan
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
4 out of 5
14651 Chelonia Pkwy, Orlando, FL
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $154 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located on a lake, this family-friendly resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of Disney Springs®, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, and Epcot®. Walt Disney World® and Magic ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,883 reviews)

"The place is quite beautiful and the pools are fantastic. We love the lazy pools. The walk around the lake is relaxing and there is plenty to do. On the down side, the beds in the hotel are too hard. And the restaurants are very limited, unless you want high end seafood. It is very family friendly, ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 2, 2021

Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Epcot®

Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Dolphin
4 out of 5
1500 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
The price is CA $191 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Walt Disney World Dolphin
Walt Disney World Swan
Walt Disney World Swan
4 out of 5
1200 Epcot Resort Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL
The price is CA $211 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Walt Disney World Swan
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
4 out of 5
14651 Chelonia Pkwy, Orlando, FL
The price is CA $154 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Flexible Canx. Policy/games Room/free Shuttle to Disney/4 Miles to Disney
Flexible Canx. Policy/games Room/free Shuttle to Disney/4 Miles to Disney
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Flexible Canx. Policy/games Room/free Shuttle to Disney/4 Miles to Disney
South-facing, Private Pool/spa, Interior Games Room, Wifi, Monitored Alarm
South-facing, Private Pool/spa, Interior Games Room, Wifi, Monitored Alarm
Lake Buena Vista, FL
South-facing, Private Pool/spa, Interior Games Room, Wifi, Monitored Alarm
Resort Open/Flexible Canx. Policy/Private Pool/Themed Rooms/Games Room/WIFI
Resort Open/Flexible Canx. Policy/Private Pool/Themed Rooms/Games Room/WIFI
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Resort Open/Flexible Canx. Policy/Private Pool/Themed Rooms/Games Room/WIFI
FLEXIBLE CANCELLATION POLCIY/PS4/XBox 1/Star Wars Home Theatre/RESORT OPEN
FLEXIBLE CANCELLATION POLCIY/PS4/XBox 1/Star Wars Home Theatre/RESORT OPEN
Lake Buena Vista, FL
FLEXIBLE CANCELLATION POLCIY/PS4/XBox 1/Star Wars Home Theatre/RESORT OPEN
Flexible Cancelation Policy/Resort Open/Pool& Spa/Games Room/Shuttle to Parks
Flexible Cancelation Policy/Resort Open/Pool& Spa/Games Room/Shuttle to Parks
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Flexible Cancelation Policy/Resort Open/Pool& Spa/Games Room/Shuttle to Parks
New Home/Resort Facilities Open/Free Shuttle to Disney/Modern Furnishings/WiFi
New Home/Resort Facilities Open/Free Shuttle to Disney/Modern Furnishings/WiFi
Lake Buena Vista, FL
New Home/Resort Facilities Open/Free Shuttle to Disney/Modern Furnishings/WiFi
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.