List of Epcot attractions

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Epcot is a theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort. The term "attractions" is used by Disney as a catch-all term for rides, shows, and exhibits.

Future World[edit]

Current Future World attractions[edit]

  • Innoventions, located in two pavilions (Innoventions East and Innoventions West), houses hands-on exhibitions from various science-and-technology oriented companies.
  • Test Track (Sponsored by Chevrolet) is a high-speed ride that allows guest to design their own concept vehicles then test them on the "Sim Track" as they ride along in a "Sim-Car"
  • Imagination! is a pavilion that contains attractions that highlight imagination.
    • Journey into Imagination with Figment is a ride that encourages guests to use their senses and their imagination.
    • ImageWorks is an interactive post show following Journey into Imagination.
    • Captain EO is a 3-D show starring Michael Jackson as a commander of a lovable crew of misfits on a special mission in this 17 minute space fantasy adventure.
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends is one of the largest aquariums in the world. The pavilion contains two attractions:
    • The Seas with Nemo & Friends, a ride chronicling Nemo's epic journey, featuring projection technology that makes it appear as though Nemo, Dory, and Marlin are swimming with the live fishes.
    • Turtle Talk with Crush, an interactive show starring Crush, the Sea Turtle, from Disney/Pixar's film Finding Nemo.
  • The Odyssey Restaurant in Showcase Plaza. Used for conferences, and previously a fast-food location.

Initial Future World Attractions[edit]

Name Opening- Closing Date Description Current Attraction Notes
Spaceship Earth 1982–present The ride shows guests how advancements in human communication have helped to create the future one step at a time. The attraction involves a timeline from the origins of prehistoric man to the dawn of the 21st century, where guests can then create a future for themselves.
CommuniCore 1982–1994 The pavilion served as EPCOT Center's version of Main Street, U.S.A., as it brought together nearly all of the sponsors in the surrounding pavilions under one roof to serve as a supplemental experience to the overall visit to Future World. Innoventions The pavilions were renamed Innoventions in 1994 when all new exhibits were installed. In 2007 all signage was changed to incorporate a new Innoventions logo.
Horizons 1983–1999 Guests visiting the pavilion were advised that, "If we can dream it, we can do it." Featuring a series of scenes incorporating Animatronic figures in futuristic endeavors and its vision of how the future might develop technologically Mission: Space The building was later demolished and the site is now home to Mission: Space.
Journey Into Imagination 1983–1998 The pavilion housed various attractions, the centerpiece being Journey Into Imagination, an animatronic ride that taught you about your imagination and how to use it. Imagination! Although the premise has stayed the same, the pavilion has been renamed and all of the original attractions have been removed.
The Living Seas 1986–2006 The concept of the building was to take visitors under the ocean to 'Sea Base Alpha'. They would then disembark into the main exhibit area where they could interact with various multimedia displays. The Seas with Nemo & Friends It was changed dramatically after the 2006 rehab. The queue, Hydrolators, The Seas film and Seacab ride were removed for a theme based on Finding Nemo, and the attraction renamed The Seas with Nemo & Friends.
World of Motion 1982–1996 It was a whimsical look at the history and achievements in transportation ranging from cavemen having to use foot power, the invention of the wheel, Leonardo da Vinci's plans for gliders and flying machines, Christopher Columbus setting sail for America, and the first automobiles. Test Track The World of Motion building was kept to house a replacement attraction, Test Track.
The Land 1982–present It explored how humans can both use the land for their benefit, and how they can also destroy it. Future Technology in better preserving the land was also explored in the pavilion, along with a focus on the celebration of the land itself. Although the building and the focus has largely stayed the same, the initial attractions with the exception of Living with the Land were all removed by 1995.
Universe of Energy 1982–1996 The original attraction featured numerous films that presented information on the subject of energy in a serious fashion as well as a ride through a primeval diorama complete with animatronic dinosaurs. Ellen's Energy Adventure The current show stars Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Nye 'The Science Guy,' and Alex Trebek. It deals with energy, how energy is produced, the history of energy production, and the search for new energy resources. In particular it focuses on the origins of fossil fuels such as petroleum, coal and natural gas.
Wonders of Life 1989–2007 The pavilion was devoted to health and body related attractions. It also housed Body Wars, Epcot's first thrill ride. It is located inside a golden colored dome between Mission: SPACE and the Universe of Energy. N/A As of April 2013, the pavilion hasn't operated regularly for over 9 years, and although the space is sometimes used for special events, the attractions within have remained closed, and since been partially removed.

Other Past Attractions[edit]

Name Opening-Closing Date Description
Journey Into Your Imagination 1999–2001 this version of the ride removed Dreamfinder and downplayed Figment's role. The ride was more closely tied to the film Honey, I Shrunk the Audience (which played in the pavilion's theater), by re-theming the ride as a trip to the Imagination Institute and casting Eric Idle as his character from the 3D film.
Millennium Village 1999–2001 It was the centerpiece of Disney's Millennium Celebration. The 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) pavilion opened up its doors to the public on October 1, 1999 and was closed down on January 1, 2001. It is, however, used on occasion. Along with the Odyssey Restaurant, the Millennium Village (now named "World ShowPlace") is used in the Epcot Food and Wine Festival.
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience! 1994–2010 This was a 3D movie that was part of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise. It closed in June 2010 to make way for Captain EO.

Future World entertainment[edit]

  • Splashtacular- A show that debuted in 1994 and included the Fountain of Nations and ended a few months later. The attraction was closed due to the water from the fountain blowing onto the stage, soaking the performers and the guests. It also would cause the walkways to get very crowded, making it hard for people to get through.
  • EPCOT Computer Central, an area in CommuniCore that featured two shows:
    • The Astuter Computer Revue (1982–1984), presented by Sperry Corporation.
    • Backstage Magic (1984–1994), a show about how computers controlled park operations around Walt Disney World. Presented by Unisys.
  • Disney Vision Adventure: In Virtual Reality, a show that took place in Innoventions about how Disney movies are made using CGI technology featuring Iago from Aladdin.
  • Future Corps was a drum and bugle corps band which entertained guests with a high energy instrumental show. The group performed at Epcot from 1982 to 2006.
  • Future World Brass, a high energy brass and percussion ensemble that performed at Epcot from 1982 to 2000.
  • JAMMitors, trashcan percussion band that plays daily.

World Showcase[edit]

Current World Showcase attractions[edit]

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  • Norway
    • Maelstrom is a boat ride into Norway's past and present.
    • Agent P World Showcase Adventure (June 2012)
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  • The Outpost is a small Africa-themed area that acts as an unofficial World Showcase Pavilion and includes shopping and refreshments.
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  • Germany
    • Germany Model Train Display is a small model train layout that features a display of a city and tunnels around the layout's two loops. This is the only attraction in the pavilion until the opening of The American Adventure's Christmas Tree Layout.
    • Agent P World Showcase Adventure (June 2012)
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  • Japan
    • Agent P World Showcase Adventure (June 2012)
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  • France
    • Impressions de France is a panoramic movie which visits many of France's cities and historical structures.
    • Agent P World Showcase Adventure (June 2012)
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Past World Showcase attractions[edit]

  • Mexico
    • El Rio del Tiempo (The River of Time) (October 1, 1982 – 2007), was a boat ride that shows many aspects of Mexican life, history, and celebrations.
  • Canada
    • Portraits of Canada, this film from Expo 86 in Canada was played temporarily instead of "O Canada"
    • Canada 67
    • O Canada! (October 1, 1982 – 2007), the Circle-Vision 360° film was updated in 2007.
  • Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure (January 28, 2009 - May 18, 2012)

World Showcase entertainment[edit]

Fireworks Shows[edit]

Parades[edit]

  • Tapestry of Nations (1999–2001), a parade created for the Millennium Celebration
  • Tapestry of Dreams (2001–2003), a refurbished version of Tapestry of Nations replacing the Sage of Time, the parade's original host/narrator with three Dreamseekers

Live and Musical Entertainment[edit]

Acts with * are no longer performing

EPCOT celebrations[edit]

  • Millennium Celebration (1999–2000), this included:
    • A Mickey Mouse hand holding a wand over Spaceship Earth with the text "2000" (wand then changed to say "Epcot"; 1999–2007)
    • Millennium Central: a rethemed area in front of the Fountain of Nations. Includes the Pin Station.
    • IllumiNations 2000: Reflections of Earth, the new nightly fireworks show. Its name was changed to IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth after the Millennium Celebration.
    • Tapestry of Nations (1999–2001): a new parade about unity and world peace featuring large puppets.
    • Millennium Village (1999–2000): a large building with many small attractions that represent other countries that are not in World Showcase.
  • 100 Years of Magic (2001), part of the Walt Disney World Resort celebration.
    • Tapestry of Dreams (2001–2002), a refurbished version of Tapestry of Nations replacing the Sage of Time, the parade's original host/narrator with three Dreamseekers.
  • 25th Anniversary (October 1, 2007): included a re-dedication of the park, presentations by Marty Sklar, an exhibit showing the history of EPCOT, fan gatherings, and was concluded by a special IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth which added an extra few minutes of fireworks. Classic Epcot songs ranging from We've Just Begun to Dream from opening day to Celebrate the Future Hand in Hand from the Millennium Celebration were played around the entrance and around the park all day.

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