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Epcot

Epcot

At Epcot® Disney's unique park of discovery, fun and imagination are combined with the wonder of diverse cultures. You'll find something to amaze and excite everywhere you turn. Where can you travel to four continents, take a rocket ride to Mars, explore land and sea adventures, experience future technologies today and journey into your imagination -- all in one vacation? Epcot, the Walt Disney World celebration of human achievement and discovery, is a one-stop vacation spot for all of that.

Admission

Deciding what ticket to get for your visit to Epcot is no simple matter. Admission cost from a 1-Day/1-Park Magic Your Way Pass of $100.11/adult including tax and $93.72/child including tax at the gate to a 10-Day Magic Your Way pass (lowers the cost to just $37.70 per day) with the possibility of Park Hopper option, Water Park Fun & More option, and No Expiration option. Other admission options are available such as annual pass, Florida resident discounts, etc. The Mouse For Less has a Magic Your Way ticket calculator to assist you in deciding which Magic Your Way option is best for your trip. If you think an annual pass is the way to go for you, visit our "Annual Pass Description and Benefits page". For detailed information on Walt Disney World admission options visit MFL's "Walt Disney World Tickets: Lots of Options" page.

Children under the age of 14 may not enter Epcot unless they are accompanied by another person age 14 or older. In addition, when on rides, children under the age of 7 must have someone age 14 or older with them in the "same" ride vehicle and in the "same" row or the row directly behind them.

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Attractions

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At Epcot®,Disney's unique park of discovery, fun and imagination are combined with the wonder of diverse cultures. You'll find something to amaze and excite everywhere you turn.

  • Future World – a high-energy, high-tech land where guests interact with exhibits, experience internet zones, visit a home of the future and thrill to the pulse-racing liftoff.
    • Spaceship Earth, Ellen's Energy Adventure, Mission: SPACE, Test Track (closed for re-imagining), Soarin, Living with the Land, Captain EO starring Michael Jackson, Journey into Imagination with Figment, and The Seas with Nemo & Friends
      Innoventions East: Stormstruck, Test the Limits Lab, Sum of All Thrills, VISION House and Habit Heroes
      Innoventions West: Character Spot with Mickey, Minnie & Goofy, IBM Think exhibit, Great Piggy Bank Adventure, Videogame Playground, Where's the Fire
  • World Showcase – a world of multi-cultural enchantment, featuring marketplaces bustling with international flavor and a dazzling display of countries that transports guests through the magical worlds of 11 nations with just a few steps.
    • Mexico – Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros, Norway – Maelstrom, China – Reflections of China (360 movie), The American Adventure – The American Adventure, France – Impressions de France (movie presentation), Canada – O Canada! (CircleVision 360 movie)
      Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure - an interactive game played throughout World Showcase; sign up at Odyssey bridge, Norway, Italy or International Gateway

Print out a copy of the Epcot Future World Hidden Gem pocket guide and Epcot World Showcase Hidden Gem pocket guide from our Pocket Guide page and have more fun in the park discovering the hidden gems.

Pick up a Epcot Times Guide as you enter the park for important information such as park hours, special hours, show times, parade and fireworks times, character greeting times and other park hours to help you plan your day.

Throughout the park Disney PhotoPass photographers will capture guests caught up in the Disney experience. Disney's PhotoPass gives guests the opportunity to have great high-resolution photos taken by Disney Photographers using state-of-the-art digital equipment at picturesque locations. Even better, your photos can be accessed, shared, and ordered online. Visit our Disney's Disney's PhotoPass Guide for more information on Disney's PhotoPass service.

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Baby Care, Strollers and Lost Children

Baby Care Center
Mothers with infants can visit Epcot worry free with the services of the Baby Care Centers. The Baby Care Center is located at Odyssey Center between Future World and World Showcase. The facility offers Guests a place to feed, change and nurse babies. Highchairs, rocking chairs, nursing rooms, changing tables and a microwave to heat bottles and food are available. The Baby Care Center also offer formula, bottles, pacifiers, children’s Tylenol, cold and allergy medication, band-aids, Motrin, children's undergarments, t-shirts and baseball caps for Guests to purchase in those "baby emergencies".

Strollers
Epcot rental strollerStroller rentals are available for single day rentals as well as length of stay. The rental price is $15 per day for a single and $31 per day for a double. If you choose to purchase a length of stay rental, the price drops to $13 per day for a single and $27 per day for a double. Just show your receipt for the next day and be expedited through the queue with little or no wait time. If you hop to a second (or more) park on the same day as your paid rental, showing your receipt from the first park with allow you use of a stroller at no additional cost. Visit MFL's Stroller page for detailed information on stroller rental.

The Stroller Shop is located inside at the International Gateway Entrance of Epcot near Spaceship Earth. With your single day or length of stay receipt you can get replacement strollers at Glas und Porzellan in Germany. Availability of replacement strollers are limited and are on first-come/first-serve basis. For guests who would like to customize their stroller tags to make identifying their rental stroller easier they create their personalized tags with many design choices from The Mouse For Less' Stroller Tags page.

Lost Children
There's nothing more frightful to parents than the thought of losing their child in the ocean of people inside a theme park. There are many fascinating distractions at Epcot and children can wander off in a blink of an eye. Be prepared so that you won't spend precious vacation time frightened and in search of each other. Have a plan, before your vacation, make and print some Kids Travel ID's. There are many designs to choose from, they're easy to make and children love to have their own ID cards. When you enter Epcot at the beginning of the day, take a picture of your child from your camera, phone or by a Disney Cast Member on your Photopass so that you can readily show a Cast Member what your child is wearing and what he/she looks like if you should become separated from your child. Set up a meeting area in the park. Locate a Cast Member so that your child can meet a Cast Member "in person" and will not be afraid of them. Let your child know to look for Cast Members with Disney ID tags and to show the Cast Member their ID cards if they could not find you. If you become separated, stay in the area and enlist the assistance of a Cast Member to search for your child. Most likely your child is in the same vicinity looking for you. If you have not located your child after searching the area, and there are more than one adult in your party, split up and have one go to the pre-determined meeting location while another follow the direction of a Cast Member. All lost children will be taken to Lost Children inside the Baby Care Center by a Cast Member if they can not locate the parents in the immediate area.

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Contact Numbers

  • Dining Reservation – (407) WDW-DINE (407) 939-3463
  • Florist – (877) 608-0066 or (407) 827-3505
  • Guest Information – 407-824-2222
  • Lost and Found – (407) 560-7500
  • Merchandise (if you just HAVE to have that special something you saw on your trip to Walt Disney World but didn't have time to purchase or if you want to purchase something to be delivered to your friend vacationing at Walt Disney World) – (407) 363-6200, Fax – (407) 352-6369 email - wdw.mail.order@disneyworld.com
  • Reservation – (407) W-DISNEY (407) 934-7639 or call your favorite travel agent at The Magic For Less Travel at (888) 330-6201
  • Tables in Wonderland – (407) 566-5858
  • Tours – (407) WDW-TOUR (407) 939-8687
  • Ticketing – (407) 566-4685

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Extra Magic Hours

Guests staying at Walt Disney World Resort hotels can enjoy more time in the theme parks with the enhanced Extra Magic Hours (EMH) benefit. Each day, one of the theme parks opens an hour early, or stays open two hours extra after regular park hours. This benefit offers guests more time to enjoy shorter lines during these extended theme park hours. There is no charge for this Disney Resort guest benefit. Dates and times for EMH very throughout the year. Go to Extra Magic Hours Schedule for the current schedules. Not all attractions are open during EMH. For details and a list of attractions currently listed as open during EMH go to MFL's Extra Magic Hour Information page.

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FastPass+

FastPass+ is a great system that lets you "eliminate the wait" at the most popular park rides and attractions. Nothing feels better than being able to bypass this wait and jump straight to the front of the line. FastPass+ allows guests staying at a Disney-owned resort to book up to 3 FastPasses+ selections per park per day up to 60 days in advance or off-site guests to book up to 3 attractions per park per day on the day of their visit. Currently, Disney's FastPass+ is offered on the following Epcot rides and attractions:

  • Epcot: Spaceship Earth, Test Track, Captain EO starring Michael Jackson, Journey Into Imagination with Figment, Mission: SPACE, Soarin', Living with the Land, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Turtle Talk with Crush, Character Spot, Maelstrom, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

Visit our FastPass+ Guide for more details on FastPass+, and great MouseForLess tips on how to use utilize this great tool to it's fullest. Visit our MyMagic+ to get information about using MagicBand during your park visit.

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Epcot Height Requirement at a Glance

Epcot Theme Park
  • Mission: SPACE - 44" (112cm)
  • Test Track - 40" (102cm)
  • Soarin' - 40" (102cm)

Visit our Height Requirement page for height requirements to all Walt Disney World attractions.

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Food

Rose and CrownGuests to Epcot may bring coolers smaller than 24"L X 15"W X 18"H. Coolers will be inspected and no glass containers or alcoholic beverages are allowed. For those who prefer to leave the cooking to Disney, the following selections are available. Click on the name below for menu. Visit our WDW Menu Page for a complete list of menus available for Walt Disney World. If you are on the Disney Dining Plan you can print out a pocket guide for Epcot in our Pocket Guide page.

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Lockers

Epcot LockersThere are two locations for lockers at Epcot, one inside the park and one outside of the park. Outside lockers are located at Epcot Bus Facility, behind the Bus Information booth. The luggage lockers are 23"H X 16"W X 29"D and are coin operated. The rental cost for these are $1 (4 quarters) for each use. There are also small lockers (11"H X 9"W X 16"D) at the International Gateway Strollers. The cost of the rental for these lockers are $7 per day plus $5 deposit. Inside Epcot you will find the lockers located at the base of Spaceship Earth. There are two sizes of the lockers, small (11"H X 9"W X 16"D) and extra-large (17.5"H X 12"W X 22"D) and cost of rental is $7 per day for small and $9 per day for extra large plus $5 deposit. The key can be returned up to one hour after the park closing for the deposit refund. If Guests are park hopping, they may return the key to receive the $5 refund then present the receipt at the other park and pay $5 deposit to continue locker rental for the remainder of the day (excluding Epcot luggage lockers and Disney's Hollywood Studios Bus Information lockers which are coin operated).

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Tours

Guests who are interested in guided tours can take advantage of some excellent tours offered at the Epcot. "Nature-Inspired Design (Segway) Tour" lets you discover the wonder of nature-inspired design as you glide through land, sea and air at Epcot. "Epcot Dive Quest" is a unique scuba diving experience inside the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater tank at the Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion in Epcot theme park. In "Dolphins in Depth" Guests can learn about and get up close with a school of dolphins at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion. "Seas Aqua Tour" allows Guests to swim on the surface of the 5.7-million-gallon saltwater tank inside the Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion. "The UnDISCOVERed Future World Tour" takes you into secret backstage areas of Epcot theme park and see amazing facilities that Guests are ordinarily not permitted to visit. "Around the World at Epcot (Segway) Tour" is a two part tour with the first part consisting of a training session where an expert instructs you on the basic operation of the Segway Personal Transporter. "Simply Segway Tour" In this beginner program showcases the innovative Segway Personal Transporter and offers formal training and indoor riding time on the device that has truly revolutionized mobility and travel at the Innoventions area in Epcot. "Behind the Seeds at Epcot" takes you through the future of agriculture in greenhouses and labs, go alligator gazing, release lady bugs and learn the advanced, and often experimental, techniques used to grow hydroponic crops with little or no soil. "Gardens of the World Tour (Seasonal)" is an in depth look at the Flower & Garden Festival throughout the park.. To reserve tours call (407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687. Visit the Epcot section of Disney Backstage Tours & Experience page for details, prices and restrictions for each tour.

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Wheelchair Accessibility and Service Animals

For the convenience of Guests with disabilities, wheelchairs, Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECV) and Electric Standing Vehicles (ESVs) are available for rent at Epcot. The wheelchair rental fee is $12 with no deposit required. The ECV/ESV rental fee is $50 per day plus a $20 refundable key deposit. The rented unit must be returned to the original rental location to receive a credit card deposit refund. Quantities are limited and subject to availability. For Guests who require a wheelchair rental for multiple days, a Length of Stay rental ticket is offered for $10.00 per day. The wheelchair and ECV rental location at Epcot is on the east side of the Epcot theme park Entrance Plaza and at the International Gateway near Spaceship Earth.

WDW ECVGuests can ask for a Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities. Epcot can accommodate Guests with mobility, visual and hearing disabilities. Refer to the guidebook for more details on special restrictions and seating areas.

Trained service animals are welcome at Epcot and are allowed in most locations. Not all attractions can accommodate service animals. In those instances a member of the Guest's party must remain with the animal. All service animals must remain on a leash or harness at all times. Epcot allows Guests to use backstage locations for service animal to take breaks and relief themselves. A Cast Member must accompany the Guest to the designated backstage areas. The areas allowed are at the Main Entrance near the Kennel, Backstage at Universe of Energey in Future World East, Backstate at Imagination! in Future World West, Backstage at Viking Ship in Norway, Backstage at the left of Germany, Backstage at the left of Morocco and at International Gateway behind World Traveler.

Most restrooms are designed for access by Guests using wheelchairs. Companion-assisted restrooms are available at the following locations: First Aid, near Spaceship Earth, Future World East opposite Test Track, Future World West Opposite The Land, Near Norwary, Near Morocco, Near Canada.

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Transportation

In addition to Walt Disney World buses running to Epcot from individual Walt Disney World resorts, Disney has added park-to-park buses on a permanent basis. Epcot guests can catch buses running to the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom at approximately every 20 minutes throughout the day. The direct bus to Magic Kingdom from any park still goes to the Transportation and Ticket Center and you have to take the ferry or monorail to the park.

Park guests may also take a water ferry from Disney's Hollywood Studios, Disney's Boardwalk Inn, the Yacht and Beach Clubs and the Swan and Dolphin resorts to Epcot park.

Epcot guests also have the option of catching a Monorail to or from the Magic Kingdom resort. The Monorail "to" Epcot is located the Transportation and Ticket Center and can be reached from the Magic Kingdom by taking a ferry or Monorail from the park.

Guest driving electric vehicles may use one of four Level 2 ChargePoint charging stations found at the Journey parking lot at Epcot. Cost is $.35 per kw/h, with a minimum charge of $1.50. Payments can be made at the charge station with a credit card or a ChargePoint account card.

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