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List of Epcot attractions

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

World Celebration

World Celebration attractions

  • Spaceship Earth is an eighteen-story-tall geodesic sphere, located at the front entrance of Epcot. The ride tells the history of communication, with a focus on the development of cultures and the future of technologies.
  • Imagination! is a pavilion that contains attractions that highlight imagination.
  • Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future is an interactive post show following Spaceship Earth showcasing many "virtual reality" games.
  • Odyssey Events Pavilion is a flexspace building at Epcot as near the borders of Future World (to be renamed "World Celebration") and World Showcase.
    • The EPCOT Experience Center is a new home of the Odyssey Events Pavilion to discover a series of engaging exhibits that showcase the relentless innovation, energy and excitement driving the Park's unprecedented evolution.

World Celebration entertainment

  • JAMMitors, trashcan percussion band that plays daily.

World Discovery

World Discovery attractions

World Nature

World Nature attractions

Future

Upcoming attractions

Retired features

Past Future World attractions

Name Opening & closing date Description Current attraction Notes
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 reopened as 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 Audio-Animatronics 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 Audio-Animatronics 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.
Magic Journeys 1983–1986 A 3-D art film Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
The Living Seas 1986–2005 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.
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. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind The building was gutted and rebuilt, but the overall foundation and original structure will remain. Following the announcement, the attraction was became Wonders of Xandar Pavilion, as EPCOT's very first Other-World Showcase Pavilion.
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. Various Attractions 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.
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. PLAY! From 2007 to 2017 the space was used for special events; attractions within have remained closed and partially removed. A new pavilion will occupy this space in 2021.
Wheel of Fortune Live 2017-2018 A game show taping of Wheel of Fortune at the park. It was ended in 2018 to make way for the World Showcase update. World Showcase Update Hosted by Pat Sajak and Vanna White. Located between Test Track and Journey into Imagination with Figment.

Other past attractions

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. Reception of this version of the ride was highly negative, and after only 2 years of operation, the attraction closed for another refurbishment.
Millennium Village 1999–2001 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.
Captain EO 1986–1994; 2010–2015 A 3-D show starring Michael Jackson as a commander of a crew of misfits. It originally closed in 1994, but came back for a second stint after Michael Jackson’s death as a tribute before being closed permanently on December 6, 2015.
Honey, I Shrunk the Audience! 1994–2010 A 3-D show that was part of the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids franchise. It closed in June 2010 to make way for the return of Captain EO.
Ellen's Energy Adventure 1996–2017 A show and ride about energy and how people generate and harvest it. The show is named for its star, Ellen DeGeneres. It also starred Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' and Alex Trebek. It closed on August 13, 2017, to make way for Wonders of Xandar Pavilion attraction (which includes the ride, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind).
Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable 1995-2018 A Lion King themed movie that explained symbiosis.
Food Rocks 1994-2004 A musical revue based on "Kitchen Kabaret" and parodying famous pieces of rock music. The show has since been replaced by Soarin’.
Kitchen Kabaret 1982-1994 An opening-day musical revue featuring personified, anthropomorphized items of food realized through Disney's Audio-Animatronics. Replaced by Food Rocks, which is essentially a more modern update of the same concept.
Innoventions 1994-2019 (Innoventions West) is located in one pavilion (Innoventions East) and houses exhibitions of emerging technologies.

Past Future World entertainment

  • Fountain of Nations (Original: 1982-1992/Refurbished: 1993–2019), an elaborate fountain that performed to music every 15 minutes. Shows were presented in no particular order and included music by John Tesh, Yanni, and from Disney movies such as The Rescuers Down Under and The Rocketeer.
  • 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.
  • Wheel of Fortune Live , Tapings of Wheel of Fortune were held near the World Showcase entrance.

World Showcase

Current World Showcase attractions

  • 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.

Upcoming World Showcase attractions

Current World Showcase entertainment

Past World Showcase attractions

Past World Showcase entertainment

Fireworks Shows

Parades

  • 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

Acts with * are no longer performing

  • Mexico
    • Mariachi Cobre, mariachi band
  • Norway
    • Spelmanns Gledje*, Norwegian folk music
  • China
    • Si Xian*, traditional Chinese music played on authentic instruments
    • Dragon Legend Acrobats*, group of young Chinese acrobats
    • Jeweled Dragon Acrobats, group of young Chinese acrobats
  • Germany
    • Oktoberfest Musikanten, dinner theater
  • Italy
    • Sergio, juggler
    • Lou E. G.*, mime, comedian, magician, street performer
    • Rondo Veneziano*, Electronic Classical Music Group
    • Nova Era*, Electronic Classical Music group (now at Downtown Disney)
    • Imaginum A statue Act* Living statue act
  • The American Adventure
    • Voices of Liberty, a cappella choir singing traditional American songs
    • Spirit of America Fife & Drum Corps
    • American Vybe*, contemporary a cappella group performing American R&B, Jazz, and Swing
  • Japan
  • Morocco
    • MoRockin*, Arabic rhythms fused with rock n' roll
    • Restaurant Marrakesh, Traditional Moroccan music and dance inside restaurant
  • France
    • Serveur Amusant, the comical waiter
  • United Kingdom
    • The British Invasion*, a '60s British rock-and-roll revival
    • The British Revolution, a British rock band playing hits from the '60s to the early '90s
    • The Hat Lady, pianist in the Rose 'n Crown Pub
    • Jason Wethington, Magician, appearing at the Rose and Crown Pub
  • Canada

EPCOT celebrations

  • 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.
  • Wheel of Fortune at Walt Disney World (October 10, 2017 — February 16, 2018): A road show of Wheel took place between 2017 and 2018.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Mary Poppins Epcot Expansion Info". 15 July 2020.
  2. ^ http://allears.net/tp/ep/e_sky1.htm
  3. ^ http://allears.net/tp/ep/skyleido.htm

External links

This page was last edited on 26 November 2021, at 17:53
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