Epcot

  • One of the largest of the Disney theme parks, at over 300 acres in size.
  • Name of the park is an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow.
  • Epcot was the second park to open as part of the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, opening its doors in 1981.
  • A giant man-made lake is surrounded by pavilions representing eleven countries of the World – Canada, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Norway, USA, Morocco, Japan and China.
  • Each pavilion contains gift shops that sell items from that country – maple syrup in Canada, Haribo gummies in Germany, etc.
  • Nighttime show is Illuminations. This can be watched from anywhere around the World Showcase Lagoon and features music, fireworks and a giant globe.
  • Lots of food and drink options – each country pavilion sells alcoholic drinks specific to that country (you go to Germany for beer, Mexico for tequila, France has some great champagne/wine options, etc)

 

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