Epcot is one of the most unique parks in Walt Disney World as it is home to two distinct halves. The front of the park is Future World which focuses on the combination of technology and nature and how they impact the environment and humans. World Showcase occupies the rear of the park and features eleven pavilions which each highlight one country from around the world. With such a diverse offering, Epcot center can entertain guests for days on end while on a Disney vacation. While each Epcot attraction and pavilion is beautiful in its own way, there are some spots which should definitely not be missed. Here are the seven amazing places in Epcot to not miss on a Walt Disney World vacation.
7. The Seas with Nemo and Friends
This massive pavilion is located in Future World West and takes guests below the surface of the ocean to explore the big blue world. Now featuring an attraction with the same name, guests can explore and learn about the oceans with the characters from Pixar’s Finding Nemo. This pavilion is one of the most amazing places to experience in Epcot because of the beautiful views of the aquarium that it offers. With massive windows offering glimpses into different areas of the aquarium, guests can enjoy viewing dolphins, manatees, turtles, sting rays, and endless species of fish. With these beautiful views, The Seas with Nemo and Friends is one of the most amazing places in Epcot.
6. Living with the Land
This classic Epcot attraction is located on the lower level of The Land Pavilion in Future World West. The Land focuses on human interaction with the Earth and how we can be more efficient and continue to celebrate the beauty of our planet for years to come. Living with the Land is a soothing boat tour that takes guests through various environmental scenes and then into the greenhouses of The Land. These greenhouses are massive and full to the brim with beautiful and exotic plants growing food that actually gets served in restaurants across Walt Disney World. A ride on Living with the Land is one of the most beautiful and amazing experiences in Epcot and can’t be missed on a Disney vacation.
5. Canada’s Gardens
The Canada Pavilion in World Showcase takes guests into the country and offers up the chance to experience its architectural styles and appreciation of nature. Epcot’s Canada features its own version of the Victoria Gardens complete with a serene pond and beautiful blooming flowers. This quiet location allows guests the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful setting in the middle of bustling World Showcase. The Canadian Gardens are an amazing place that can’t be missed in Epcot!
4. Fountain of Nations
This massive fountain can be found behind Spaceship Earth and before the pathway that leads back to World Showcase. When the fountain was dedicated, over twenty five nations brought water from their homelands to pour into the fountain, making it a truly unique and culturally diverse attraction. The Fountain of Nations is an amazing place in Epcot as it features a cooling mist and a show that runs several times an hour. The show features a sweeping score and dancing water making it an amazing place to relax for a few minutes and take in the view.
3. Italy’s Courtyard
Also located in World Showcase, he Italy Pavilion offers up a combination of the country’s culture and architecture making it an amazing place to explore. Guests can stand in the courtyard and enjoy architecture from Venice and Rome and recreations of landmarks including the Neptune Fountain and St. Mark’s Campanile. With the delicious scent of pizza from nearby Via Napoli and the sweeping view of World Showcase Lagoon and Spaceship Earth in the distance, Italy’s Courtyard is one of the most amazing places to enjoy in Epcot.
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2. Mexico Pavilion
The Mexico Pavilion in World Showcase is truly unique as it features two distinct areas. The outside courtyard features a cantina offering up quick service authentic Mexican food and guests can enjoy the architectural style of the nearby massive pyramid. Inside the pyramid, it is perpetually nighttime in the Plaza de los Amigos. Featuring Cava de Tequila offering up unique margaritas and various marketplace style shops selling handcrafted gifts and various souvenirs, the Mexico Pavilion has something for everyone to enjoy. Also located in the back of the Plaza de los Amigos are the San Angel Inn Restaurante and the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros. With so much to enjoy, the Mexico Pavilion is one of the most amazing places to visit on a day in Epcot.
1. Japan’s Balcony
The Japan Pavilion in World Showcase is truly unique with its sweeping architecture and the massive Mitsukoshi Department Store. However, one of the most enjoyable spots in the pavilion is slightly off the beaten path. Located outside of the Tokyo Dining Restaurant there is a balcony that is accessible to all guests. The balcony offers a beautiful view of World Showcase Lagoon and Spaceship Earth and is an ideal place to watch Illuminations: Reflections of Earth each night. With the scenic view and different perspective, the balcony in Japan is one of the most amazing places that can’t be missed on a visit to Epcot!