Since opening on October 1, 1982, several attractions have come and gone from Epcot, while others have been changed and updated. Split into Future World and World Showcase, the Epcot theme park sprawls across 300 acres (more than twice the size of Magic Kingdom Park!) and encompasses icons from the spherical Spaceship Earth to the giant slot car Test Track. To help celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of Epcot, we wanted to take a closer look at five of the unique attractions and experiences that make this Walt Disney World Resort theme park a fan favorite. Happy 30th birthday, Epcot!
Take 5: Attractions at Epcot
- The Scientist Who Inspired The Name of Epcot’s ‘Spaceship Earth’ – Learn about the history of the iconic Spaceship Earth. Do you know which great mind actually inspired this classic Epcot attraction?
- Chat Live with Walt Disney Imagineer Melissa Jeselnick Today at 1:15 p.m. EDT – The Test Track is currently under renovation, but read this Live Chat with Imagineer Melissa Jeselnick for details on what the updated attraction will include.
- Epcot International Food & Wine Festival Fans Get Early Start Today at Walt Disney World Resort – While not an attraction, the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is a staple at Epcot. Now in its 17th year, the event brings food from 6 different continents together in one sensational event.
- Major Makeover for the France Pavilion at Epcot – By early December, Bistro de Paris in the France Pavilion at Epcot will have a whole new look plus a new name, and by mid-December, a new bakery will be open. The France Pavilion is one of eleven countries represented around the World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot.
- Voices of Liberty Sing the National Anthem – Watch as the Voices of Liberty, the a cappella vocal group that performs daily at the American Pavilion at Epcot, sing the United States’ national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”