Walt Disney World’s second theme park, Epcot celebrated its 35th anniversary on October 1, 2017. The anniversary celebration featured special merchandise, three new cupcakes, characters, original cast members and more. While the one-day anniversary celebration may be over you can still celebrate with the park all year long. Here are the top ways to wish Epcot a happy 35th:
Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
There is no greater way to celebrate an anniversary than with food. The 22nd Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is one of Epcot’s most popular annual events and right now you can indulge your taste buds. The culinary event serves dishes from around the world at 35 global marketplaces and also includes celebrity chefs, seminars, cooking demonstrations and the always fun Eat to the Beat concerts. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival runs now through November 13.
Eat a Cupcake
Speaking of food, you can mark the milestone anniversary with a few new sweet treats created especially for the celebration. Take a bite out of Epcot’s signature attraction Spaceship Earth with the Spaceship Earth Cupcakes at Fountain View. This cupcake looks exactly like Spaceship Earth with a dome of cake covered in silver fondant. Sunshine Seasons serves up the vanilla Flower Pot Cupcake in honor of The Land Pavilion. Lastly, the Viking Cupcake at Kringla Bakeri og Kafe is a vanilla cupcake filled with vanilla creamed topped with blue and white buttercream and red sprinkles to represent the Norwegian flag.
Once you’ve taken a bite out of Spaceship Earth we recommend you go take a ride on it. The iconic attraction at Epcot is the first you see and one that has been around since the park opened. We can’t think of a better way to commemorate the parks’ 35th anniversary than by learning about technological innovation, which is what Epcot is all about.
Epcot 35 Merchandise
Remember this special anniversary always with Epcot 35 merchandise. Throughout this year, Epcot will be selling special anniversary items like hats, T-shirts, mugs, glasses and more.
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
On Epcot’s actual anniversary, the park ended the day with a special edition of the nighttime fireworks show, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. While the show is back to its normal rendition we still think it an excellent way to celebrate Epcot. Telling the story of our planet’s history through explosive fireworks, IllumiNations is a thrilling way to end any day at Epcot.