Epcot is opened year round. General admission starts at 09:00. When you are staying at a Disney hotel you can get early access most days.
Closing times vary depending on the season and is usually between 21:00 and 22:30.
Check the operating schedule for 2018 for more details on opening and closing times.
Walt Disney World Resort is located southwest of Orlando, off Interstate 4, west of Florida’s Turnpike. On the I-4 take the relevant Walt Disney World Exit.
Take exit 64 if you are heading to the Magic Kingdom or Hollywood Studio’s. For Animal Kingdom and Blizzard Beach you’d do best to take Exit 65 and exit 67 will lead you to Epcot, Typhoon Lagoon, Disney Springs and the Boardwalk. After the exit just follow the signs for the park you will be visiting.
Here are some sample routes:
From the Tampa Area
Take I-4 East to Walt Disney World Exits
From Miami or Ft. Lauderdale
Take Florida’s Turnpike North to Osceola Parkway West (exit 249) to Walt Disney World Exits
From Orlando International Airport
Take OIA South exit (FL 417S – Toll) to Osceola Parkway West (exit 3) to Walt Disney World Exits
From Interstate 95
U.S. Highway 1 or southbound on Florida’s Turnpike: take I-4 West to Walt Disney World Exits
From Southbound Interstate 75
Take Florida’s Turnpike South to Interstate 4 West to Walt Disney World Resort Exits
Standard parking for a car or motorcycle costs $22 per day. If you are driving a camper or other oversized vehicle parking will be $27 per day. From the car park you hop on a shuttle to take you to the entrance of the theme park. If you wish to park closer to the park entrance you can opt for preferred parking, which will cost $45 per day for a car or motorcycle.
There are a select number of parking spaces with charging points for electrical cars. Due to the limited availability it’s on a first come first serve basis. To use the ChargePoint you need a credit card of pre-ordered ChargePoint card. The charging costs are $0,35 per kWh, with a minimum of $1,50. Epcot offers 4 ChargePoint spaces.
Futur World is divided into Future World East and Future World West by Future World Plaza. The whole area is designed around the technological advances of man and imagines what the future might hold.
This is where you will find Soarin’, Mission: Space, Test Track and of course Spaceship: Earth
The World Showcase is built around the World Showcase Lagoon where you can enjoy IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth. All around the lagoon you will encounter little pieces of countries and culture from all over the world. Visit Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada while you wander through this area of Epcot.
Attractions at Epcot
Turtle Talk with Crush
Enter Crush’s “Human Tank” for a Q- and A- session with the turtle. Along the way you will also meet other characters from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory.
Take flight in a hang glider for an airborne adventure past some of the most breathtaking sceneries and sights the world has to offer.
Want to become an astronaut? Then get some training at Mission: Space. On board this shuttle simulator you can experience the intense journey to mars on the Orange Mission or orbit the Earth on the Green Mission.
Buckle in for this high octane ride in the simulation car. Put the car you just created to the test on this track and race through rough terrain on the circuit. With speeds up to 65 mph this is a feast for speed freaks.
The Seas wit Nemo & Friends
Join Marlin and Dory in the ocean without getting wet to find Nemo. Dodge Bruce the Shark, ultraviolet “jellies’ and underwater mines. Then catch the EAC with Crush for a righteous ride.
Living with the Land
Board a boat for tour of the greenhouses in the Land Pavilion. Learn where food comes from. See that chocolate, coffee and vanilla grows on trees and discover the Micky shaped pumpkins and 9-pound lemons.
Frozen Ever After
Set sail to Arendelle in an ancient Norwegian vessel to discover the wonderfull world of Frozen. Queen Elsa’s enchanting ice palace awaits your visit. On your journey keep an eye out for all your frozen friends.
Shows and Entertainment at Epcot
Disney & Pixar Short
During this Short Film Festival you get to experience Disney and Pixar as never before, in 4D! Enjoy the 3 short animations that are great for the whole family.
Gran Fiesta Tour
Go on a tour of Mexico with the 3 caballeros to find Donald who has gone missing. This fun filled adventure is a gentle boat ride that is an experience for family members of all ages.
Reflections of China
In the China Pavilion you can enjoy a 360 degree Circle-Vision film that will take you all over ancient and modern China. Get to know the sights and sounds of China.
The American Adventure
This 30-minute show with audio-animatronics, film and music will bring America’s past to life. Join the historic figures atop the Statue of Liberty, on the Mayflower and for the writing of the Declaration of Independence.
Impressions of France
Enter the Palais du Cinéma for a wondrous film about the charm and beauty of one of Europe’s most romantic countries. Vist Versailles, Normandy and the Loire Valley in one go. Vive la France.
This 360-degree Circle-Vision film will showcase all Canada has to offer in just 14 minutes. Travel to Horseshoe Falls, Niagara, the Toronto Film Festival and of course Montreal.
Getting around in Epcot
In the Park
Everything in the park is within walking distance. To travel between the parks, you can take one of the regular buses that travel via the on-site resorts as well. From Epcot you have the additional option to take the boat to Hollywood Studios or take the Monorail System to Magic Kingdom.
Staying at one of the on-site hotels?
There is a regular bus service that operates between all resorts and the different parks. You can also take the ferry to get from your hotel to the park.