An Overview of Epcot at Disney World

Epcot was the second park built at Disney World. This park is unlike any other theme park I have ever been. This park feels like two separate parks rolled into one. There is something for everyone, and a larger footprint at this park makes it feel less crowded and more relaxed.

This park is divided into 2 areas:

  1. Futureworld
  2. The World Showcase

Both areas are known for certain landmarks and attractions-

Future World

  • Spaceship Earth (The giant ball!)
  • Soarin’
  • Test Track
  • Living With the Land

The World Showcase

  • 11 pavilions each representing a different country


Epcot has quite the variety of rides. Some are thrill rides, some are educational, and all are incredibly fun (in my own humble opinion). Check out my complete list of rides at Epcot, including descriptions, locations, height requirements, and more.


Epcot offers the most restaurants of any of the parks. You'll have a variety of several quick stops, kiosks, character meals, and fine dining at this park.

It's important to note that not all restaurants and stops at this park will accept dining plan credits. So you'll want to double check your selections before you decide on a restaurant.

Check out my complete list of restaurants at Epcot for more information on restaurants, reservations, dining credits, and more.

Transportation to Epcot

At Epcot you have several transportation options to get you to the park.


You can park for free at Epcot if you are a resort guest or annual passholder. Otherwise parking is $25/day.


If you are staying at the Grand Floridian, the Polynesian, or the Contemporary Resort you can take the monorail from your hotel directly to the transportation and ticket center. From there you can transfer to the Epcot Monorail get to Epcot.


There are bus stops to and from the resorts that stop in front of Epcot.

Minnie Vans

Using the Lyft app you can call a Disney Cast Member to pick you up in a special van that looks like Minnie Mouse. All Minnie Vans have 2 car seats available and can take you anywhere on the Disney property. Price varies depending on how far you travel.


Coming in fall of 2019 you'll be able to take Gondolas to and from Epcot and Hollywood Studios to these resorts:

  • Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Riviera Resort
  • Pop Century Resort
  • Art of Animation

Bringing items into the Park

At Epcot you CAN bring a bag or backpack on to every attraction. So feel free to pack a bag with your essentials for the day.

What can I bring in to the park?

You can bring:

  • Food
  • Small cooler
  • Milk/formula/other drinks
  • Small tripods or monopods (they have to fit in to your backpack
  • Your own stroller

What items can’t I bring?

  • Wagons (You can’t bring anything that your child has to be pulled in)
  • Folding chairs
  • Selfie sticks
  • Weapons
  • Large coolers

Have fun!

Check out our touring plans for Epcot, and have fun!

Still confused or need help?

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See you at the parks,

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