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Epcot®, the second park built at the Walt Disney World ® Resort, was one of Walt Disney’s visions before he passed away in 1966. Walt’s vision was for Epcot ® (the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) to be a futuristic city, and while Epcot ® today is not exactly what Walt had in mind in terms of an actual city, the overall concept of Epcot ® stays true to his vision, as it is a showcase of international culture and technological innovation. Epcot ® eventually opened its gates on October 1, 1982, and was originally named Epcot ® Center until the name was changed to just Epcot ® in 1983.
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Epcot ® is really two different parks combined into one, with Future World and the World Showcase. Future World offers rides and attractions showcasing man’s progress in science and technology. While, the World Showcase was designed to feature the cultural achievements in food, products and classic architecture of 11 countries from around the world. While most people may think of this as more of a grown-up park, there is literally something for everyone here, with opportunities throughout the park for little and big kids alike to learn and be entertained. For a full description of everything to do at Epcot ®, check out this section devoted to the park’s attractions and remember not to miss some of the hidden attractions of Epcot ®.
Dining at Epcot ® is probably the best of any theme park in the country. With the World Showcase, you will find casual and fine dining restaurants that have native cuisine to the 11 countries represented. Are you in the mood for a good British meal of fish and chips? If so, head on over to the United Kingdom pavilion. Or, for authentic Italian, try L’Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante at the Italy pavilion. Whatever you are in the mood for, you can find it here, we promise! Check out the dining guide to get the skinny on all of your options for dining throughout the day.
Want to know exactly where to get a certain souvenir that you are looking for? Visit our shopping section to get the low-down on all of the merchandise shops around Epcot ® - and trust us, there are a lot of them! And, check out our insider secrets that only we at Orlando Fun Tickets can provide.
Finally, as you retire from a day full of park-hopping, eating and shopping, the resorts at Epcot ® are some of the best to make your home-away-from-home while on vacation. Learn everything you need to know about the resorts in this area in our section on hotels near Epcot ®.