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The UnDISCOVERed Future World

Dozens of polished granite monoliths behind Spaceship Earth in The UnDISCOVERed Future World area at Epcot theme park


Future World

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Behind the Scenes

Discover how Walt Disney’s desire to shape a better tomorrow led to the creation of Epcot® on this 4-hour walking tour. 

Close-up of 2 polished granite monoliths with Spaceships Earth in the background at Epcot theme park

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.

Gain insight on Walt’s dream of building the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT), a living, breathing home to 20,000 permanent residents and a model for city planning.

Pass through the pavilions of Future World and hear 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 the man’s accomplishments and challenges. And see how his legacy lives on in the design, technology and spirit of the park in its present form

You’ll also go backstage for an exclusive look at areas usually off limits:

Plus, all tour participants will also receive a complimentary commemorative pin!

Tour locations and experiences are subject to change without notice.

Sign with midnight blue lettering reads ‘Universe of Energy’ at Epcot theme park

Imagineering the City of the Future

By the early 1960s, Walt Disney was a grandfather who wanted to create a more ideal future for his grandchildren. He realized that he could apply what he had learned in creating Disneyland to real communities, even whole cities. 

But he wanted to build something entirely new this time: not just a place to visit, but a place to live. And so he bought 27,500 acres of swampland in Florida to build “all the ideas and plans [he] could possibly imagine,” including his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow (EPCOT).

Concept and Scope
Walt envisioned his futuristic city as being 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.

EPCOT Center was at the time (1982) 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. As Walt saw it, EPCOT Center would never be completed but would instead continue to evolve.

Sadly, Walt passed in 1966, before his dream could be realized and before the opening of Walt Disney World Resort in 1971, but Epcot theme park, as it would eventually be known, continues to celebrate the triumph of human achievement in the realms of technological innovation and world culture.

Monorail glides past The Land Pavilion at Epcot theme park

Know Before You Go

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.
  • Comfortable shoes, such as sneakers, are recommended as Guests will be on their feet for the duration of the tour.
  • Please check in at the Guest Relations Lobby just inside the Main Entrance of Epcot, to the left of Spaceship Earth15 minutes prior to your tour. You will forfeit the entire price of your tour if you no-show or cancel within 2 days of your reservation.

For Reservations Call
(407) WDW-TOUR or (407) 939-8687


Thursday, May 28, 2015

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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