Adventure Around the World
Epcot®, where endless possibilities, thrilling attractions, and indulgent international culinary experiences ignite your imagination.
An acronym for the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, Epcot® consists of two themed areas—World Showcase and Future World—both brimming with spectacular showcases, character experiences, and out-of-this world entertainment!
Visit 11 countries at Epcot’s® World Showcase, where you can experience the cuisine, culture, history and architecture of Mexico, Italy, France, Norway, United States, United Kingdom, China, Japan, Canada, Germany, and Morocco.
For your convenience, tickets to EPCOT may be purchased in advance by simply clicking here, or by visiting our Concierge desk upon your arrival.
Future World Highlight Attractions
- Mission: SPACE
Blast-off into space in an authentic NASA-inspired shuttle simulator, one of only four in existence.
- Soarin’ “Around the World”
Visit some of the planet’s most breathtaking wonders during a breezy, airborne adventure as you hang glide from one extraordinary landmark to the next.
- The Circle of Life
Join Simba and other stars from Walt Disney’s The Lion King, as you watch stunning 70mm footage shot in over 30 countries about the majesty of the earth and its environment.
- Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
Inside the Magic Eye Theater, view popular Disney and Pixar short films like never before in 4D for the first time ever.
- ImageWorks—The “What If” Labs
Explore the “What If” Labs, where sensory-inspired play spaces, interactive demonstrations, and mesmerizing visuals will captivate your imagination.
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Dive under the sea without getting wet while you help Marlin and Dory find the ever elusive clownfish, Nemo.
World Showcase Highlight Attractions
- Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P World Showcase Adventure
Become a secret agent and crack the case before the diabolical Dr. Doofenshmirtz wreaks havoc on the park. Use your own smartphone or provided device and go on a mission around World Showcase, where clues and spy-centric adventures will lead you on the most exhilarating scavenger hunt.
- Frozen Ever After
Venture into the wondrous wintery world of Frozen! Set sail on an ancient Norwegian vessel through Arendelle, where you’ll see some of your favorite Frozen friends, the blue world of the North Mountain, and Queen Elsa’s enchanting ice palace.
Character and Entertainment Highlights
- IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
Gather around the World Showcase Lagoon and experience a spectacular nightly firework show, consisting of lights, lasers, videos, and audio that will tell an extraordinary story about the history of the earth.
- Jeweled Dragon Acrobats
Be awed by this vibrant acrobatic troupe from China, who puts on a breathtaking performance of strength, agility and balance.
- Meet Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhaus
Say hello to your favorite Frozen sisters, Anna and Elsa, in their new summer home.
- Meet Mulan in China
Journey to the Temple of Heaven, where Mulan is honored to greet you and reflect upon the paths you’ve each traveled.
EPCOT Dining HIghlights
Epcot’s® World Showcase is a foodie’s dream. Boasting over 60 different eateries, including bars, tapas-style dining, and full-service restaurants, World Showcase features authentic cuisine from 11 different countries.
- Biergarten Restaurant
Celebrate Oktoberfest all year long with authentic German cuisine, featuring a boisterous buffet, communal-style tables, and a lively polka band.
- Chef’s de France
Travel to the heart of Paris, where this charming café offers Parisian delicacies, such as beef tenderloin, classic onion soup, and roasted duck with cherries.
- Katsura Grill
An Asian restaurant featuring a mix of cuisines, Katsura Grill is known for its teriyaki, sushi, curry, salads, sake and plum wine.
EPCOT Seasonal Events
- 2017 Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival
August 31 – Nov 13, 2017
The Epcot® International Food and Wine Festival is a one-of-a-kind, global culinary journey. Taste your way through an endless selection of cuisine and beverages from over 35 individual marketplaces, master chef demonstrations, interactive events, and wine and beer samplings.
- An International Yuletide Extravaganza
November 24 – December 30, 2017
Celebrate the holidays around the world with a one-of-a-kind international festival of food, music, and traditions from 11 different countries. Attend the Candlelight Processional, where a celebrity narrator, 50-piece orchestra, and full choir retell the story of Christmas. Or, watch the “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” holiday presentation, featuring dazzling fireworks, lasers, and extravagant waterworks.
- 2018 Epcot® International Flower and Garden Festival
March 1 – May 29, 2018
Springtime is breathtakingly magical at Disney’s Epcot®. The Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival is an event that the entire family can enjoy. From pop-up outdoor kitchens featuring delectable bites and stunning cuisine, sensational garden and habit exhibits, dozens of world-renowned, Disney-themed topiaries, and an outdoor concert series, this festival is harvest of vibrant and captivating experiences.
For Your Convenience
For your convenience, tickets to Walt Disney World Theme Parks may be purchased in advance by simply clicking here or by visiting our Concierge desk upon arrival.
Guests of Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace enjoy complimentary transportation to all four Disney Theme Parks and Disney Springs®.
And, for a truly magical experience, join us every Sunday for a Disney Character Breakfast with your favorite Disney friends at Letterpress, located on the ground floor.