Epcot is a truly unique park that is a favorite of many guests thanks to the incredible experiences that can be found there. The park is split into two halves with World Showcase occupying the rear and Future World in the front. While guests love to spend time in both sections of Epcot, Future World is super popular thanks to thrilling and classic attractions, dining, shopping, entertainment, and atmosphere. From popular attractions like Soarin’ and Test Track Presented by Chevrolet to underrated pavilions like Ellen’s Energy Adventure, Future World is home to plenty of experiences that guests are sure to love. The area is unique in that it combines nature and technology to showcase how the world can change through preservation and innovation. With plenty to enjoy, it is no wonder that guests want to make the most of their time in Future World and there are certain ways to do so. Here are seven tips for getting the most out of Epcot’s Future World on a Walt Disney World vacation.
7. Use Extra Magic Hours
Since Future World is so popular with guests, it tends to be pretty crowded on busy days in Epcot. One of the easiest ways to make the most of time there is to take advantage of Extra Magic Hours and arrive first thing in the morning before the crowds. Extra Magic Hours are special times in the Walt Disney World theme parks where only guests who are staying on property are allowed inside. On mornings when Epcot features Extra Magic Hours, guests can enter into the park an hour before the general public and enjoy the attractions and experiences there with lower wait times and fewer crowds.
6. FastPass Soarin’
One of the most popular attractions in all of Walt Disney World can be found on the lower level of The Land Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World. Soarin’ invites guests to take to the skies on an epic hang gliding adventure which offers unique and sweeping views of beautiful destinations. Since Soarin’ is so popular, it tends to easily have wait times exceeding two hours on busy days in Epcot. One of the best ways to enjoy the amazing attraction without losing tons of time waiting in line is by booking a FastPass for the experience. This allows guests to have a designated time period to return to the attraction to enjoy the experience with little to no wait time.
5. Single Rider Test Track Presented by Chevrolet
Another popular attraction in Epcot’s Future World is Test Track Presented by Chevrolet. The attraction invites guests into the design studio where they can create their very own SIM cars and then test them out on the track in Capability, Power, Responsiveness, and Efficiency. Guests can enjoy several different tests and a thrilling outdoor joy loop while competing with other designs to see whose SIM car reigns supreme. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet is very popular with guests and one of the best ways to experience the attraction is by opting to use the Single Rider line instead of the Standby line. Guests who choose the Single Rider line will experience a typically much lower wait time for the same experience so long as they do not mind being split up at the loading platform.
4. Eat at Sunshine Seasons
Future World is home to several dining locations including one incredible quick service option found near Soarin’ on the lower level of The Land Pavilion. Sunshine Seasons is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and features several different ordering counters which serve up a plethora of options including fresh foods grown right there in the greenhouses of The Land. With options like Spicy Fish Tacos, Turkey and Monterey Jack on Ciabatta, and Asian Shrimp Stir-Fry it is no wonder why guests love to dine at Sunshine Seasons!
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3. Watch the Fountain of Nations
Located in the plaza behind Spaceship Earth is a massive fountain which guests can enjoy at all hours of the day. The Fountain of Nations features water from many different countries around the world and puts on a spectacular show several times per hour. Guests who catch the special show can enjoy a wonderful score and dancing waters that reach high up into the air. The Fountain of Nations is even more beautiful at night when special lighting brings the water to life. Pausing to enjoy the show is a great way to make the most of time spent in Future World.
2. Wander Through Mouse Gear
Guests who are looking to shop have a wonderful location to enjoy in Epcot’s Future World. Mouse Gear is a large shop featuring all sorts of unique and classic merchandise including clothing, toys, housewares, accessories, jewelry, Mouse Ears, picture frames, and more. Guests who spend time wandering through Mouse Gear are sure to find the perfect souvenir to remember their time in Epcot.
1. Enjoy The Underrated Attractions
While Epcot’s Future World is home to plenty of popular and thrilling experiences, there are also several underrated attractions which are all enjoyable and entertaining in their own ways. Guests who spend time in Future World definitely should not miss out on attractions like Living with the Land, Ellen’s Energy Adventure, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Journey into Imagination with Figment, and Spaceship Earth.