By Herb Leibacher Submitted On May 31, 2011
Epcot at the World Disney World resort in Florida is the ideal place for you next family vacation. The name, Epcot, stands for “Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow” and was to be Walt Disney’s vision of a huge futuristic self sustaining city. Unfortunately, he died before he could complete his plans for Epcot – the city. But, great ideas at Disney never die. Walt’s vision still gave us a very interesting theme park that is really adult oriented.
Future World is the portion of EPCOT that has rides and attractions that showcases future progress and technology.
This is a ride that takes you from the beginning of time through to today. It takes about 15 minutes and is very educational. You step off the ride into Project Tomorrow which has a lot of interactive new technology for you to try out.
Ellen’s Energy Adventure
This is the Universe of energy ride and it has recently been updated to include a section with Ellen Degeneres and Bill Nye, the Science Guy. Beware of the dinosaurs; they may be hungry.
This is a simulator ride that gives you the experience of liftoff, G forces, and reentry from space. If you ever wanted to be an astronaut, this is your chance.
This is a roller coaster type of thrill ride that lets you see what it feels like to ride an automobile test track.
Let your ideas run wild – color, sounds, smells. Enjoy the Journey into Imagination with Figment attraction – a fun ride that lets your mind have fun.
The Land Pavilion
This attraction is an important one. It features a boat ride entitled The Land where you journey through different types of growing areas and times on this planet. It also wanders through the Walt Disney World greenhouse and fisheries so that you can see the innovative ways that Disney uses to produce seafood and vegetables for use in its resorts.
Many other attractions are available throughout Epcot including the different countries located around the World Showcase.
This country is represented by an Aztec temple which houses a ride through the country’s past and present. There is a Mexican restaurant as well as a Mexican cantina.
The next country has a boat ride through the Norwegian seaside and exits at a movie about the country of Norway. You can eat at the Norwegian smorgasbord.
There is a 15 minute 360 circle vision movie about China inside the huge Chinese temple. Chinese gifts are available.
A beer Hall is the attraction where you can enjoy German food and fun. Shops showcase German figurines and gifts.
The architecture is quaint and the shops are fun and filled with Italian goods
The American Experience is a history lesson onstage.
Their pavilion is a large Japanese building which houses shops and a wonderful Japanese restaurant.
Eat at the Moroccan restaurant and buy some interesting souvenirs from that country.
Buy French souvenirs while waiting to see a movie about France in 360 Circle Vision. Walk by the Seine and have your picture taken in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower
England and Canada round out the countries in this around the world adventure that takes you on a fast trip around the world while at Walt Disney World Epcot Center Theme Park.
A Great Vacation For Families And Adults
Epcot has something to offer everyone – from the thrills of space to cuisine from around the world. Be sure to plan a day or two at Epcot the next time you visit the Walt Disney World resort in Florida.
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