The Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Orlando is a must-see for any Disney fan. On the other hand, Epcot at Walt Disney World is the best location to get a taste of different countries, cuisines, and cultures. The landscapes are stunning and genuine, making you feel as though you’re actually there. The authentic architecture and cultural heritage of various nations serve as inspiration for the various themes.
EPCOT, how it started?
On October 1, 1979, construction began on Walt Disney World’s second amusement park. On October 1, 1982, Epcot Center opened to the public. Eleven years after its initial opening, the Magic Kingdom was linked by Monorail to the brand-new Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow.
Facts about EPCOT
EPCOT is an amusement park that aims to do more than just entertain; it also aims to educate.
When compared to the Magic Kingdom, which occupies only 107 acres, EPCOT’s 300 acres so prepare to walk a lot more at EPCOT than you would at Magic Kingdom.
One day won’t be enough to see and do everything at EPCOT.
The primary entrance to EPCOT is accessible via tram. The International Gateway entry to EPCOT is serviced by Disney’s Skyliner gondola system. With the addition of the International Gateway station, guests now have a much easier time accessing the Park. (Tip: When it is rainy, it halts operating.)
The massive symbolic icon Spaceship Earth (Round Sphere) can be found in the World Celebration area of Epcot, which can be seen as soon as you approach the park. You have the ability to board Spaceship Earth and travel through time, exploring the history of communications as well as its potential. There is the choice of a slow one, in addition to a more rapid and dynamic one.
Epcot is broken up into four distinct zones or areas – World Nature, World Nature, World Nature, and World Celebration.
The World Nature section of Epcot will receive the least level of attention. World Nature is committed to comprehending and preserving the natural world’s beauty, awe, and balance. It includes the exhibit The Land and The Seas with Nemo & Friends.
World Discovery at EPCOT has only three attractions, and visitors appear to have conflicting feelings about the rides. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Mission: Space, and Test Track can all be found here.
The majority of your time will be spent in World Showcase. There are a total of 11 countries, plus an African-themed Outpost. All of these attractions are located along a 1.3-mile walkway that circles the 40-acre World Showcase Lagoon. One day is insufficient to explore each country and experience its culture. I wish Epcot could expand to include more nations in the future. Some countries have auditoriums where you can view country-specific videos. It contains a lot of useful knowledge.
Epcot World Showcase features 11 different nations.
- United States
- United Kingdom
Taking photos with Disney characters is another enjoyable activity, particularly if you have small children. It is not only for children but also for many people. Those Disney characters are also quite convincing. For example, while I was there, my child took pictures with Alice in Wonderland & Mary Poppins in the United Kingdom, Donald Duck in Mexico, Princess Jasmine in Morocco, and Anna and Elsa in Norway. There are many more Disney characters with whom your children can take pictures throughout the park. Characters abound in the nations that inspired their stories. For many tourists, this may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Please be patient with long lines and take some memorable photos.