Discover how Walt Disney’s desire to shape a better tomorrow led to the creation of Epcot® on this 4-hour walking tour.
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.
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:
Head to the Cast Services building, where you can catch a glimpse inside the wardrobe department.
Go behind-the-scenes at llumiNations: Reflections of Earth and learn a few 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!
Tour locations and experiences are subject to change without notice.
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. Read More
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.
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.
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.
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