Everything in ‘Epcot’
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — October 2007 marks the 25th anniversary of the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort. Following are 25 remarkable facts about Epcot: It took nearly 3,000 designers and 4,000 construction workers to build the first phase of Epcot. 54 million cubic feet of dirt was excavated to build the […]
Imagine searching for silken clothes among the lantern-lit marketplaces of China, darting in and out of Europe, Asia, Canada and Africa to purchase unique, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gift items found only in these native lands. Imagine a whirlwind shopping spree around the world without need for a passport or plane ticket. Imagine no longer — it’s Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort.
E-ticket ride thrills Epcot guests LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — All systems are “go,” “launch conditions” are favorable, and Epcot guests are responding with “out of this world” exclamations after experiencing Mission: SPACE presented by HP. The thrill ride has exceeded its sky-high expectations, proving to be one of the most popular attractions at the […]
From the seasonal explosion of the Canada
pavilion’s floral displays to the ancient beauty of China’s
reflective ponds and water lilies, the gardens of Epcot are among
the most extensive at Walt Disney World Resort. In all 11
nations of World Showcase, the gardens set the stage to help
tell each country’s “story” and provide continuity and transition
from one nation to the next. This showplace of themed landscapes is
maintained by a horticulture staff of more than 750.
Mexico is represented by one of Epcot’s dominant landmarks, a huge building like a Mayan or Aztec pyramid overlooking the eastern shore of World Showcase. Inside the Mexico pavilion, Walt Disney World visitors find a moonlit plaza surrounded by tile-roofed shops, one of Mexico City’s most famous restaurants and a memorable boat cruise down El Rio del Tiempo.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Imagine a breathtaking, wind-in-your-hair flight over the natural wonders of California — above towering redwoods, snow-capped mountains, sun-kissed deserts and rocky shorelines. With Soarin’, that dream of free flight becomes reality. Soarin’ is based on the popular Disney California Adventure attraction, Soarin’ Over California, at Disneyland Resort. The exhilarating aerial adventure […]
Inside the Technology LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Walt Disney World Resort takes Epcot guests on a high-flying magical journey that sweeps them up, over and across the richly diverse landscape of California. Never before Soarin’ has anyone had the opportunity to view the Golden State from a bird’s-eye view with such an extraordinary sensation […]
Location: Epcot, Future World, The Land Area of attraction: 59,895 square feet (includes ticketing area, Great Hall where state-of-the-art infrared technology allows guests to participate in up to five different games on digital projection screens by moving their bodies Flight experience: A breathtaking glide over the majestic and diverse natural wonders of California Duration of […]
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Imagine the ultimate dive site with guaranteed calm seas, no current, unlimited visibility, vivid coral formations and more than 65 species of marine life. Imagine non-aggressive sharks, majestic eagle rays, thousands of tropical fish and a 400-pound sea turtle. Imagine not having to get into dive gear until you’re in the water. Divers experience all of this and more at Epcot DiveQuest, a program for Walt Disney World guests offered at The Living Seas pavilion.
“Most excellent” Sea Turtle Crush from ‘Finding Nemo’ Converses with Guests at The Seas with Nemo & Friends in Epcot
Imagine Crush, the sea turtle from “Finding Nemo,” stopping mid-stream, turning to the audience from his movie-screen undersea environment and saying, “Hey you — dude in the green-striped shirt — what’s that on your head?” Walt Disney Imagineers have created precisely this kind of magical interaction in “Turtle Talk With Crush” at Epcot.
The breakthrough experience gives Walt Disney World guests the chance to engage in live, unrehearsed conversations with the animated sea turtle from the Disney presentation of Pixar’s “Finding Nemo.”