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10 Exceptional Experiences at Walt Disney World’s Epcot

Epcot is an amazing Disney Park to experience while spending time in Walt Disney World as it is filled with unforgettable attractions, dining, entertainment, scenery, architecture, shopping character meet and greets, and more that are completely unique to the park. Guests who spend time in Epcot can enjoy everything from thrilling attractions to family friendly ones as well as enjoy educational experiences that are presented in fun and innovative ways. While there are plenty of wonderful things to enjoy in Epcot, certain experiences are so mind blowing that they cannot be missed while spending time in the park. From entertainment and dining to unforgettable attractions, here are ten exceptional experiences to enjoy during every visit to Epcot.

 

1. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet

One attraction in Epcot’s Future World is mind blowing in that it involves guests in every step of the process from design to testing. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet welcomes guests into the world of automotive design and tasks them with creating unique SIM cars with a focus on power, efficiency, responsiveness, and capability. Each design is then put through a series of tests that guests enjoy first hand from a moving car. While there are several calm moments throughout the experience, Test Track Presented by Chevrolet also offers big thrills through an antilock brake test and a high speed outdoor loop making it a favorite of many guests.

2. Soarin’ Around the World

Another amazing attraction found in Epcot’s Future World features the mind blowing combination of offering guests the chance to visit beautiful places from around the globe and experience technology and a ride system that makes them feel as though they are hang gliding through the skies above. Soarin’ Around the World has guests sit in comfortable seats and suddenly take to the skies as they gently glide above sights such as Mount Kilimanjaro, the Great Wall of China, Monument Valley, Iguazu Falls, and the Eiffel Tower. Not only is the chance to virtually visit all of these locations mind blowing, but the chance to do so from high above makes Soarin’ Around the World mind blowing.

3. Living with the Land

Found right near Soarin’ Around the World in the Land Pavilion is another attraction that is much more serene and based in education, but is still mind blowing to guests. Living with the Land is a calm boat ride that brings guests through different environments that showcase how the land can thrive in many different types of environments before moving through massive greenhouses. Each greenhouse is home to many different types of plants that are being produced using innovative and responsible growing techniques including aquaponics, exposed root systems, and more. Not only will guests be blown away by the bountiful harvests and impressive techniques, but also by the fact that most of the things that they see growing will soon be served in restaurants throughout Walt Disney World.

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4. Mission: SPACE

No adventure is as thrilling or mind blowing as one through space, and Epcot’s Future World is home to the ultimate space journey. Mission: SPACE is based in the International Space Training Center where guests can choose between two different adventures. The Green Team launches for a calmer orbit around the Earth with breathtaking views of the continents as well as weather phenomena below. The Orange Team is a much more intense adventure featuring centrifugal forces to mimic launching into space before a thrilling mission to Mars. Featuring unparalleled forces and thrilling adventures through space, Mission: SPACE is a must do attraction in Epcot.

5. The Epcot Experience

As Epcot undergoes changes leading up to the fiftieth anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort, there are several new additions that are already available for guests to enjoy. The Epcot Experience can be found in The Odyssey building and combines the future of Epcot with stunning technology that literally brings the room to life. The center of the room features a 3D model of Epcot and its pavilions which are animated using state of the art projection mapping as stories of Epcot’s future are brought to life both on the model as well as the massive wrap around screen that dominates the room. Guests are sure to have their minds blown not only from The Epcot Experience itself, but from seeing all of the wonderful new things coming to Epcot.

Epcot Experience

6. Frozen Ever After

Many guests are fans of the hit Disney animated film Frozen and one attraction in Epcot brings the characters from the film to life and tends the story. Frozen Ever After brings guests on a boat ride into the kingdom of Arendelle where they can find favorite characters like Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff while journeying into the ice palace for a summer celebration. While each scene is wonderful, guests are sure to have their minds blown upon entering into the palace and seeing the incredible Elsa animatronic belting out “Let It Go.”

7. Traveling the World

No experience in Epcot is as mind blowing as having the opportunity to travel the world without ever leaving the park. World Showcase occupies the entire back half of Epcot and features eleven pavilions that each celebrate a country from around the world. Each country is brought to life through incredibly immersive details including architecture, culture, artwork, shopping, dining, entertainment, and more. One of the most incredible ways to enjoy each pavilion is by talking to the Cast Members who work there as they are all from that native country. A trip through World Showcase is sure to feel like an authentic trip around the world!

World Showcase

8. La Cava del Tequila

Guests who are looking to enjoy some adult beverages in a cozy and inviting setting in Epcot are sure to absolutely love one location found in the Mexico Pavilion. La Cava del Tequila is located inside of the pyramid in the pavilion and features only several small tables as well as a handful of seats at the bar. The location is such to be a favorite of those who stop in thanks to the incredible menu of delicious specialty margaritas as well as the extensive list of tequilas to try on their own or as part of a flight. This wonderful location is sure to thrill any guest looking to enjoy a delicious beverage!

9. Biergarten Restaurant

Another dining location in World Showcase is sure to be a favorite for guests thanks to its immersive setting and live entertainment. The Biergarten Restaurant in the Germany Pavilion transports guests to Oktoberfest in Germany in a small town courtyard. There are traditional buildings scattered around, large family-style tables, the moon peeking through the clouds, and a large stage. Throughout each seating period guests can enjoy traditional German foods from the buffet as well as live entertainment including an oompah band. With such an immersive experience and delicious food, guests will forget that they aren’t actually in Germany!

10. Epcot Forever

The final mind blowing experience that guests can enjoy in Epcot occurs each night on World Showcase Lagoon. Epcot Forever is a wonderful celebration of the past of Epcot that also focuses on how the spirit of Epcot will live forever through all changes that occur in the park. The show features beloved music from both past and current attractions paired with fireworks, pyrotechnics, and special effects including lasers. Epcot Forever also features beautiful kites which soar through the skies above the lagoon illuminating the night. This wonderful show is the perfect way to end any night in Epcot!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.