The last park we visited was EPCOT … Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. Walt Disney had a huge thing for technology, innovation and the future and that passion is quite prevalent here. I remember when the park first opened and how exciting it was that Walt Disney World now had two park options … Magic Kingdom and now Epcot. It became a favorite back then (early 80s) and still holds its excitement today.
Epcot is divided into two distinct sections, Future World (celebrating the advancement of technology) and World Showcase (celebrating the people of the world). We spent the morning playing around Future World. Here is where the majority of the rides are, with the highlight, for us at least, being Test Track. This fast-paced ride is fun and is similar to California Adventure’s Radiator Springs Racers in Cars Land … though, I will say Radiator Springs Racers is beautifully themed and beats Test Track out by that factor alone.
We visited most of the pavilions … The Land, Mission Space, Innoventions, Imagination and Spaceship Earth, of course … and got a pretty good sampling of what Epcot’s Future World has to offer now. Playing around with technology … I had forgotten how much fun Future World could be.
Allie instagrammed the start of our day at Epcot … Spaceship Earth!
Group Selfie in front of Spaceship Earth.
Spaceship Earth houses one of my favorite ride attractions. We went back in time to follow the history and path of communication … all the while traveling in small cars throughout this ‘golf ball’ like sphere.
Our future is told for us. Here are our pics on the big wall! Jacob and I and then Rod and Allie. We’re famous!
Flavors Around the World is a must-do stop in Future World. This attraction offers tastes of sodas that can be found around the world … for free. Don’t get too excited though with the idea of free soda all day long … most aren’t drinkable in large quantities! It’s fun, however, to taste them and it’s even more fun to watch your family members taste them. Makes for great photo ops!
Epcot is beautiful. The Monorail goes right through it and is a great transportation option between Epcot and Magic Kingdom.
Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival was going on and provided for some beautiful and whimsical moments. Rod and I couldn’t resist having a photo with TowMater … in topiary form.
Even Mickey was on hand merchandising himself out as a garden gnome in the shops.
Test Track was a much-anticipated ride. It was Allie’s first time and Jacob was curious as to how his old favorite had changed from the last time he rode it.
In our car and ready for speed!
The interactive queue is a lot of fun and helps pass the time. We built a custom car for the test track … powerful & pink!
Rod and Allie built a sleeker design.
This time I Mike Wazowski’d myself … I was holding up my phone filming the speed. Rod looks like he’s holding on for dear life!
After the ride, we hung out in the pavilion for awhile having our photo taken with our virtual cars and some real cars, too.
We decided to eat lunch in The Land pavilion. Makes sense, since this pavilion is mostly about food.
The Sunshine Seasons food court is one of the biggest and best in Walt Disney World. Just look at the dessert options alone! So many cupcakes.
Mission Space was our next adventure … well, for Allie and Jacob. Having previously ridden this ‘scramble your brains’ rocket through space ride, Rod bowed out this time around. And I … well, that just isn’t happening.
Allie and Jacob survived their space trip.
Future World is a lot of fun and you could easily spend an entire day here, but there was a second part of Epcot still to visit … World Showcase.
We each took photos and videos on our iPhones during this trip. I have gathered all the footage together to create this trip journal of our adventure … offering everyone’s point of view. Hope you enjoy our trek!
Next up: Epcot ~ World Showcase!