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Guide to EPCOT (Map, Tips & More)

If you are planning a trip to EPCOT Park at Disney World, make sure you are prepared. We have some EPCOT tips & park information that should help.


Guide to EPCOT

Opening in 1982, EPCOT is Disney World’s second theme park. It is quite large, twice the size of the Magic Kingdom.

It often gets a bad rap for not being very fun, but I assure you that this park is amazing with tons of things both kids and adults will enjoy.

Before you head to the park, there are some things you should know that will help your trip.

EPCOT Map 2024

Layout of EPCOT

The first thing that you need to understand about EPCOT is that it is divided into four sections: World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature and World Showcase.

Spaceship Earth

World Celebration

World Celebration is the section of EPCOT nearest to the park entrance and focuses on connecting with the global community.

Spaceship Earth is the only ride in this section and it takes you on a journey through the evolution of society’s greatest achievements.

Wonders of Xandar Pavilion

World Discovery

World Discovery focuses on innovation, technology and exploration.

This is where you will find some of the more popular rides at the park: Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind, Test Track and Mission Space.

Mission Space allows you to feel what it’s like to travel in space as you travel on a space mission!

Test Track at Epcot

Test Track gives you a chance to develop your car and then race it against others to see how well it stacks up!

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind takes guests on an intergalactic chase through time and space with the heroes of Xandar!

World Nature

World Nature encourages guests to learn about the world through interaction with our environment and to take care of our natural resources.

Journey of Water takes guests on an interactive trail where they learn about the importance of our greatest natural resource.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends is a ride where you will go on an adventure with Nemo inside a clamshell. When you finish, you can spend time exploring the Coral Reef.


Soarin’ Around the World takes you on a high-flying journey to different parts of the world where all your senses will be in overdrive!

Epcot World Showcase

EPCOT World Showcase

EPCOT World Showcase invites guests to explore cultures around the world.

Mexico Pavilion (see more)

Gran Fiesta tour. Go on a search for Donald Duck with 2 of the 2 Caballeros, Panchito (the Mexican charro rooster) and José Carioca (the Brazilian parrot).

“Remember Me!” – La Celebración del Día de Muertos exhibit. Learn about the Day of the Dead holiday and see scenes from Pixar’s Coco.

Norway Pavilion

Frozen Ever After is one of the most popular rides in EPCOT. Take a journey to Arendale to visit Elsa and see some of her friends along the way!

Royal Sommerhus. If you want to meet Anna & Elsa, this is where you will find them.

EPCOT China Pavilion

China Pavilion

Reflections of China takes you on a 14-minute journey to see parts of China you might not otherwise see.

Jeweled Dragons Acrobatics is a wonderful show that showcases talented acrobat artists from China.

Germany Pavilion

Germany Pavilion

The Pavilion doesn’t feature any attractions or rides but does have great places to eat and unique shops selling delicious caramel treats, Christmas ornaments, and Beer Steins.

Italy Pavilion at Epcot

Italy Pavilion

The pavilion doesn’t feature any rides or attractions but you may see Sergio, the mime & juggler perform if you are there at the right time. There are also some great restaurants and stores that sell glass, jewelry, and Venetian-style masks.

American Adventure Pavilion in EPCOT

American Adventure

Colonial theater Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain walk you through American history using 35 animatronic figures from history.

Voices of Liberty at Christmas in Epcot

You may also enjoy listening to the singing of the Voices of Liberty inside the pavilion. They put on 15-minute performances throughout the day.

Japanese Pavilion

Japan Pavilion

There are no rides & attractions in Japan Pavilion, but they have some unique shops and great places to eat including Tepan Edo which is a Hibachi-style restaurant.

Morocco Pavilion in Epcot

Morocco Pavilion

There are no rides & attractions in thus pavilion, but you should take your time to walk around. There is plenty to see!

France Pavilion in Epcot

France Pavilion

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure takes guests into the world of “Ratatouille,” where they will shrink to the size of Chef Remy and scurry through Gusteau’s famous restaurant.

Beauty & the Beast Singalong Visit a French cinema for a 15-minute film featuring songs from the animated classic, Beauty and the Beast.

Impressions de France. Watch an 18-minute video that transports you to some of the most famous landmarks in France.

UK Pavilion in the World Showcase

UK Pavilion

While there are no rides, attractions, or restaurants, there are some places to grab a pint or some fish & chips.

There are also plenty of great shops including a Tea Store, a Toy Store, and a Store specializing in Soccer gear.

Canada Pavilion


Canada Far & Wide. Explore Canada in a newly updated edition of the classic Epcot Circle-Vision 360 presentation

Monorail at Epcot

How to Get to EPCOT (Transportation Options)

EPCOT is the only park that you can get to by just about every type of Disney transportation possible. Here are all the ways you can get there:

  • Car: You can drive straight to the EPCOT parking lot and either tram or walk to the entrance. This parking lot is HUGE and you will want to make sure that you read our Disney World parking tips so that you don’t forget where you parked your car.
  • If you are staying at a Disney World Resort that is on the Monorail, you can take the monorail to the Transportation Center and then take another monorail straight to EPCOT.
  • If you are park hopping between Magic Kingdom & EPCOT, you can also monorail from Magic Kingdom to the Transportation Center and then onto EPCOT.
  • Guests who are staying at a Boardwalk resort, can either boat into EPCOT or walk.
  • Those staying at Pop Century, Art of Animation, Caribbean Beach, and Riviera Resort have the option to take the Disney Skyliner to Epcot.
  • All Disney Resort Guests can get transportation to EPCOT through the Disney Bus Line.

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