Enjoy a fascinating, 4-hour walking tour of Epcot—which Walt Disney envisioned to help shape a better tomorrow.
The Future Is Now
Take a trip back in time to see how Walt’s vision of a futuristic utopia became the Epcot we know today Read More
Take a trip back in time to see how Walt’s vision of a futuristic utopia became the Epcot we know today.
Walt dreamed of building the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT)—a living, breathing home to 20,000 permanent residents and a model for city planning.
Stroll through the pavilions of Future World while hearing the amazing story of the groundbreaking construction project that brought Epcot to life. Learn how each pavilion and the attractions within it are a testament to Walt’s accomplishments and challenges. And see how his legacy lives on in the design, technology and spirit of the park.
Also, go backstage for an exclusive look at areas usually off limits:
Head to the Cast Services building and catch a glimpse inside the wardrobe department.
Go behind-the-scenes at llumiNations: Reflections of Earth and learn some of the secrets of the nighttime fireworks spectacular—from technical specifics to its symbolic relevance to Future World.
Plus, all tour participants will also receive a complimentary commemorative pin!
Please note: tour locations and experiences are subject to change without notice.
Imagineering the City of the Future
By the early 1960s, Walt Disney imagined an ideal future for his grandchildren. Read More
By the early 1960s, Walt Disney imagined an ideal future for his grandchildren. He wanted to create real communities—even whole cities—by applying what he had learned in creating Disneyland.
He decided to build something that was not a place to visit, but a place to live. And so he bought 27,500 acres of swampland in Florida to actualize “all the ideas and plans [he] could possibly imagine,” including his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT).
Concept and Scope Walt designed his futuristic city to be circular, with entertainment and commercial areas at its hub and community buildings and residential neighborhoods radiating outward. Automobile traffic would be kept underground, with only monorails, PeopleMovers and foot traffic above ground.
Opening in 1982, EPCOT Center was the largest construction project on Earth, costing between $800 million and $1.4 billion and taking 3 years to complete. At 300 acres, it is more than twice the size of Magic Kingdom park.
Sadly, Walt passed away in 1966, before Walt Disney World Resort was opened and before his dream of Epcot Center could be realized. His company determined that building and managing a city without him to guide the process was untenable. And so after his death, Epcot Center was transformed into a theme park—one which is never completed but always evolving, in keeping with Walt’s vision.
Epcot, as it would eventually be known, continues to celebrate the triumph of human achievement in the realms of technological innovation and world culture.
Know Before You Go
View important information including Guest restrictions, recommended attire and check-in location Read More
View important information including Guest restrictions, recommended attire and check-in location.
Guests must be at least 16 years of age with a valid photo ID.
The UnDISCOVERed Future World is an outdoor tour, so be sure to check the weather forecast and dress appropriately.
Sneakers or other comfortable shoes are recommended as Guests will be on their feet for the duration of the tour.
Please check in 15 minutes prior to the start of your tour inside Fountain View at Future World.
No-shows will forfeit the entire tour price unless reservations are cancelled at least 48 hours in advance.
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