List of Epcot attractions
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- 1 Future World
- 2 World Showcase
- 2.1 Current World Showcase attractions
- 2.2 Current World Showcase entertainment
- 2.3 Upcoming World Showcase attractions
- 2.4 Upcoming World Showcase entertainment
- 2.5 Past World Showcase attractions
- 2.6 Past World Showcase entertainment
- 3 EPCOT celebrations
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Current Future World attractionsEdit
- Spaceship Earth (Epcot) is an eighteen-story-tall geodesic sphere, located at the front entrance of Epcot. The ride tells the history of communication, with a focus on the development of cultures and the future of technologies.
- Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future is an interactive post show following Spaceship Earth showcasing many "virtual reality" games.
- Mission: Space is a centrifuge-based ride that simulates the training required to be a member of the space program.
- Test Track (Presented by Chevrolet) is a high-speed ride that allows guest to design their own concept vehicles then test them on the "Sim Track" as they ride along in a "Sim-Car."
- Imagination! is a pavilion that contains attractions that highlight imagination.
- The Land is a pavilion that contains attractions that detail how we interact with our natural environment.
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends is one of the largest aquariums in the world.
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends is a ride chronicling Nemo's epic journey, featuring projection technology that makes it appear as though Nemo, Dory, and Marlin are swimming with the live fish.
- Turtle Talk with Crush is an interactive show starring Crush, the Sea Turtle, from Disney/Pixar's Finding Nemo.
- Odyssey Events Pavilion is a flexspace building at Epcot as near the borders of Future World and World Showcase.
- The EPCOT Experience Center is a new home of the Odyssey Events Pavilion to discover a series of engaging exhibits that showcase the relentless innovation, energy and excitement driving the park's unprecedented evolution.
Upcoming Future World attractionsEdit
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a roller coaster inspired by Marvel's Guardian of the Galaxy films.
- PLAY! is a play themed pavilion to occupy the vacant Wonders of Life building.
- Journey of Water is a walk-through attraction inspired by Disney's animated feature film, Moana.
- Awesome Planet, a new nature documentary film for The Land pavilion.
Initial Future World attractionsEdit
|Name||Opening & closing date||Description||Current attraction||Notes|
|CommuniCore||1982–1994||The pavilion served as EPCOT Center's version of Main Street, U.S.A., as it brought together nearly all of the sponsors in the surrounding pavilions under one roof to serve as a supplemental experience to the overall visit to Future World.||Innoventions||The pavilions reopened as Innoventions in 1994 when all new exhibits were installed. In 2007 all signage was changed to incorporate a new Innoventions logo.|
|Horizons||1983–1999||Guests visiting the pavilion were advised that "If we can dream it, we can do it." Featuring a series of scenes incorporating Audio-Animatronics figures in futuristic endeavors and its vision of how the future might develop technologically||Mission: Space||The building was later demolished and the site is now home to Mission: Space.|
|Journey into Imagination||1983–1998||The pavilion housed various attractions, the centerpiece being Journey into Imagination, an Audio-Animatronics ride that taught you about your imagination and how to use it.||Imagination!||Although the premise has stayed the same, the pavilion has been renamed and all of the original attractions have been removed.|
|Magic Journeys||1983–1986||A 3-D art film||Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival|
|The Living Seas||1986–2005||The concept of the building was to take visitors under the ocean to 'Sea Base Alpha'. They would then disembark into the main exhibit area where they could interact with various multimedia displays.||The Seas with Nemo & Friends||It was changed dramatically after the 2006 rehab. The queue, Hydrolators, The Seas film and Seacab ride were removed for a theme based on Finding Nemo, and the attraction renamed The Seas with Nemo & Friends.|
|World of Motion||1982–1996||It was a whimsical look at the history and achievements in transportation ranging from cavemen having to use foot power, the invention of the wheel, Leonardo da Vinci's plans for gliders and flying machines, Christopher Columbus setting sail for America, and the first automobiles.||Test Track||The World of Motion building was kept to house a replacement attraction, Test Track.|
|Universe of Energy||1982–1996||The original attraction featured numerous films that presented information on the subject of energy in a serious fashion as well as a ride through a primeval diorama complete with animatronic dinosaurs.||Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind||The building was gutted and rebuilt, but the overall foundation and original structure will remain.|
|The Land||1982–present||It explored how humans can both use the land for their benefit, and how they can also destroy it. Future Technology in better preserving the land was also explored in the pavilion, along with a focus on the celebration of the land itself.||extant||Although the building and the focus has largely stayed the same, the initial attractions with the exception of Living with the Land were all removed by 1995.|
|Wonders of Life||1989–2007||The pavilion was devoted to health and body related attractions. It also housed Body Wars, Epcot's first thrill ride. It is located inside a golden colored dome between Mission: SPACE and the Universe of Energy.||PLAY!||From 2007 to 2017 the space was used for special events; attractions within have remained closed and partially removed. A new pavilion will occupy this space in 2021.|
Other past attractionsEdit
|Name||Opening & closing date||Description|
|Journey into YOUR Imagination||1999–2001||This version of the ride removed Dreamfinder and downplayed Figment's role. The ride was more closely tied to the film Honey, I Shrunk the Audience! (which played in the pavilion's theater), by re-theming the ride as a trip to the Imagination Institute and casting Eric Idle as his character from the 3D film. Reception of this version of the ride was highly negative, and after only 2 years of operation, the attraction closed for another refurbishment.|
|Millennium Village||1999–2001||The centerpiece of Disney's Millennium Celebration. The 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) pavilion opened up its doors to the public on October 1, 1999 and was closed down on January 1, 2001. It is, however, used on occasion. Along with the Odyssey Restaurant, the Millennium Village (now named "World ShowPlace") is used in the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.|
|Captain EO||1986–1994; 2010–2015||A 3-D show starring Michael Jackson as a commander of a crew of misfits. Closed December 6, 2015.|
|Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!||1994–2010||A 3-D show that was part of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise. It closed in June 2010 to make way for the return of Captain EO.|
|Ellen's Energy Adventure||1996–2017||A show and ride about energy and how people generate and harvest it. The show is named for its star, Ellen DeGeneres. It also starred Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' and Alex Trebek. It closed on August 13, 2017 to make way for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.|
|Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable||1995-2018||A Lion King themed movie that explained symbiosis.|
|Food Rocks||1994-2004||An animatronic show that teaches children the importance of the food pyramid through classic rock parody. Show is replaced by Soarin’.|
|Kitchen Kabaret||1982-1994||An opening day animatronic show that teaches children the importance of the food pyramid through a musical revue. Replaced by Food Rocks, which is essentially a more modern update of the same concept.|
|Innoventions||1994-2019||(Innoventions West) is located in one pavilion (Innoventions East) and houses hands-on exhibitions from 2 science-and-technology oriented companies.|
Past Future World entertainmentEdit
- Fountain of Nations (Original: 1982-1992/Refurbished: 1993–2019), an elaborate fountain that performed to music every 15 minutes. Shows were presented in no particular order and included music by John Tesh, Yanni, and from Disney movies such as The Rescuers Down Under and The Rocketeer.
- Splashtacular- A show that debuted in 1994 and included the Fountain of Nations and ended a few months later. The attraction was closed due to the water from the fountain blowing onto the stage, soaking the performers and the guests. It also would cause the walkways to get very crowded, making it hard for people to get through.
- EPCOT Computer Central, an area in CommuniCore that featured two shows:
- Disney Vision Adventure: In Virtual Reality, a show that took place in Innoventions about how Disney movies are made using CGI technology featuring Iago from Aladdin.
- Future Corps was a drum and bugle corps band which entertained guests with a high energy instrumental show. The group performed at Epcot from 1982 to 2006.
- Future World Brass, a high energy brass and percussion ensemble that performed at Epcot from 1982 to 2000.
- JAMMitors, trashcan percussion band that plays daily.
- Wheel of Fortune at Walt Disney World was a taping of Wheel of Fortune that was presented from 2017 to 2018.
Current World Showcase attractionsEdit
- Agent P World Showcase Adventure (June 23, 2012 – present)
- The Outpost is a small Africa-themed area that acts as an unofficial World Showcase Pavilion and includes shopping and refreshments.
- Germany Model Train Display is a small model train layout that features a display of a city and tunnels around the layout's two loops. This is the only attraction in the pavilion until the opening of The American Adventure's Christmas Tree Layout.
- The American Adventure
- Impressions de France is a panoramic movie which visits many of France's cities and historical structures.
Current World Showcase entertainmentEdit
Upcoming World Showcase attractionsEdit
- Wondrous China
- Canada: Far and Wide
- United Kingdom
- DuckTales World Showcase Adventure
Upcoming World Showcase entertainmentEdit
Past World Showcase attractionsEdit
- El Rio del Tiempo (The River of Time) (October 1, 1982 – 2007), was a boat ride that shows many aspects of Mexican life, history, and celebrations.
- Maelstrom (July 5, 1988 – October 5, 2014), was a boat ride into Norway's past and present.
- Portraits of Canada, this film from Expo 86 in Canada was played temporarily instead of "O Canada"
- Canada 67
- O Canada! (October 1, 1982 – January 2, 2007), the Circle-Vision 360° film was updated in 2007.
- O Canada! (August 31, 2007 - August 1, 2019), was a Circle-Vision 360° that will be replaced by Canada: Far and Wide.
- Millennium Village (October 1, 1999 – 2000), a large building built for the Millennium Celebration with many small attractions that represent countries not in World Showcase.
- Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure (January 28, 2009 – May 18, 2012)
Past World Showcase entertainmentEdit
- Carnival de Lumiere (premiered October 23, 1982)
- A New World Fantasy (premiered 1983)
- Laserphonic Fantasy (premiered June 9, 1984)
- IllumiNations (January 30, 1988 - September 20, 1996)
- IllumiNations 25 (A) (September 21, 1996 - May 18, 1997)
- IllumiNations 25 (B) (May 19, 1997 - January 31, 1998)
- IllumiNations (98) (February 1, 1998 - September 21, 1999)
- Surprise in the Skies (1991–1992) 
- Skylaidescope (1985–1987)  Planes were launched from the Epcot Center Ultralight Flightpark.
- IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth (October 1, 1999 – September 30, 2019), previously "IllumiNations 2000: Reflections of Earth", created for the Millennium Celebration, ended on September 30, 2019 to make way for a new fireworks show called Epcot Forever.
- Tapestry of Nations (1999–2001), a parade created for the Millennium Celebration
- Tapestry of Dreams (2001–2003), a refurbished version of Tapestry of Nations replacing the Sage of Time, the parade's original host/narrator with three Dreamseekers
Live and Musical EntertainmentEdit
Acts with * are no longer performing
- Mariachi Cobre, mariachi band
- Spelmanns Gledje*, Norwegian folk music
- Si Xian*, traditional Chinese music played on authentic instruments
- Dragon Legend Acrobats*, group of young Chinese acrobats
- Jeweled Dragon Acrobats, group of young Chinese acrobats
- Oktoberfest Musikanten, dinner theater
- The American Adventure
- MoRockin*, Arabic rhythms fused with rock n' roll
- Restaurant Marrakesh, Traditional Moroccan music and dance inside restaurant
- Serveur Amusant, the comical waiter
- United Kingdom
- The British Invasion*, a '60s British rock-and-roll revival
- The British Revolution, a British rock band playing hits from the '60s to the early '90s
- The Hat Lady, pianist in the Rose 'n Crown Pub
- Jason Wethington, Magician, appearing at the Rose and Crown Pub
- Off Kilter*, a Celtic and Canadian rock band
- Millennium Celebration (1999–2000), this included:
- A Mickey Mouse hand holding a wand over Spaceship Earth with the text "2000" (wand then changed to say "Epcot"; 1999–2007)
- Millennium Central: a rethemed area in front of the Fountain of Nations. Includes the Pin Station.
- IllumiNations 2000: Reflections of Earth, the new nightly fireworks show. Its name was changed to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth after the Millennium Celebration.
- Tapestry of Nations (1999–2001): a new parade about unity and world peace featuring large puppets.
- Millennium Village (1999–2000): a large building with many small attractions that represent other countries that are not in World Showcase.
- 100 Years of Magic (2001), part of the Walt Disney World Resort celebration.
- Tapestry of Dreams (2001–2002), a refurbished version of Tapestry of Nations replacing the Sage of Time, the parade's original host/narrator with three Dreamseekers.
- 25th Anniversary (October 1, 2007): included a re-dedication of the park, presentations by Marty Sklar, an exhibit showing the history of EPCOT, fan gatherings, and was concluded by a special IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth which added an extra few minutes of fireworks. Classic Epcot songs ranging from We've Just Begun to Dream from opening day to Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand from the Millennium Celebration were played around the entrance and around the park all day.
- Veness, Susan (2015). The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 9781440587818.