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Epcot

Robert Niles
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Published: August 20, 2015

Walt Disney World's second theme park, Epcot opened October 1, 1982. The name originally was an acronym for "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow." Walt Disney envisioned EPCOT to be a real city — with residences, offices, a hotel, schools, parks, shopping, restaurants, and a few Disney-style themed attractions thrown into the mix.

After Walt's death, when company managers considered developing Epcot as a theme park, some wanted the park to focus on new technology, while others wanted to showcase international culture. Eventually, they pushed the two plans together and created the hourglass-shaped combination of Future World and World Showcase that we know as Epcot today.

AttractionsRatingHeight
Future World - Imagination
Journey Into the Imagination With Figment5
Captain EO4
Future World - Innoventions
Innoventions7
Future World - Mission: Space
Mission: Space844
Future World - Spaceship Earth
Spaceship Earth8
Future World - Test Track
Test Track740
Future World - The Land
Soarin'840
Living with the Land8
The Circle of Life5
Future World - The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Turtle Talk With Crush8
The Seas with Nemo and Friends6
Future World - Universe of Energy
Ellen's Energy Adventure7
World Showcase
IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth9
World Showcase - American Adventure
The American Adventure7
World Showcase - Canada
O Canada!7
World Showcase - China
Reflections of China7
World Showcase - France
Impressions de France9
World Showcase - Mexico
Gran Fiesta Tour6
World Showcase - Norway
Frozen Ever After

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DiningRating
Future World - Innoventions East
Electric Umbrella Restaurant7
Future World - Innoventions West
Fountain View9
Future World - Test Track
Taste Track10
Future World - The Land
Garden Grill8
Sunshine Seasons7
Future World - The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Coral Reef Restaurant7
The American Adventure
Fife and Drum Tavern5
World Showcase - American Adventure
Liberty Inn6
World Showcase - Canada
Le Cellier Steakhouse9
World Showcase - China
Lotus Blossom Cafe8
Nine Dragons Restaurant7
World Showcase - France
Monsieur Paul10
Les Halles Boulangerie and Patisserie9
Chefs de France8
World Showcase - Germany
Biergarten8
Sommerfest7
World Showcase - Italy
Via Napoli8
Tutto Italia7
World Showcase - Japan
Teppan Edo9
Katsura Grill9
Tokyo Dining8
World Showcase - Mexico
La Hacienda de San Angel9
San Angel Inn Restaurant8
La Cantina de San Angel7
World Showcase - Morocco
Tangierine Cafe9
Spice Road Table8
Restaurant Marrakesh8
World Showcase - Norway
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe9
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall7
World Showcase - United Kingdom
Yorkshire County Fish Shop8
Rose and Crown Dining Room8

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