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What You Need To Know

You may have noticed that things have changed because of COVID-19. Your trip to Disney will be no exception. Below are things you need to know before embarking on your trip:

  • Certain parks, hotels, restaurants and other offerings may be modified or unavailable, limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, and park admission and offerings are not guaranteed. View important details.
  • To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for Guests ages 3 and up. Learn more.
  • Limited parking and reduced entrances
  • Temperature screenings prior to entry
  • Face coverings required for Guests ages 3 and up
  • Physical distancing practices including physically-distanced queues and physical barriers
  • Temporary operation modifications, including reduced hours at select locations and no scheduled entertainment offerings or high-touch interactive areas
  • An increased focus on disinfecting and sanitation, including the addition of hand-washing stations and hand sanitizers in key areas.
  • For detailed information, click this link https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/experience-updates/

While You Wait

Trying to secure a reservation for the parks and have to wait? We're big Disney fans and have compiled a list of some fun ways to pass the time.

  • If you haven't already done so, you have to watch 'The Imagineering Story' on Disney+. This 6 part documentary series takes you behind the scenes with the very Imagineers that developed and built the Disney theme parks. 
    This documentary was created by non other than Leslie Iwerks, Adademy Award-nominated filmmaker and granddaughter of Ub Iwerks, Walt Disney's oldest friend who created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse alongside Walt. 
  • Go to Magic Moments on the Disney blog site to get your Disney fix!

The Other Parks

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About Us

Created by the team at Unlimited Ideas. At Unlimited Ideas we are all about our name, unlimited ideas. We think outside the box. We are in the process of creating an exciting new experience for all Disney park visitors. 

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2020 Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival – Topiaries

Snap one-of-a-kind photos of sublime shrubs-of-art—each carefully created and pruned by a talented crew of Disney horticulturists.

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Advanced Training Lab

Get ready for your next space mission by virtually “flying” over the surface of Mars in a jetpack. Race against other players to send a rocket into space. Make and send video postcards from the very edge of space.

The smallest space explorers will be inspired to reach for the stars as they crawl through wormholes in a fun interactive playground, while older cadets play digital games that prep them for future missions.

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American Heritage Gallery

Explore the artistry of American Indian communities—and learn about traditional Native influences.

“Creating Tradition: Innovation and Change in American Indian Art” showcases authentic, historical Native artifacts alongside contemporary works of American Indian art—demonstrating examples of cultural traditions which have been handed down through generations.

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Awesome Planet

Experience a call to action to protect the Earth. In a partnership with the Disney Conservation Fund, this all-new film uses in-theater effects (including wind, scents and water) to tell the story of life on our planet and why it’s vitally important to care for it.

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Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along

Don’t miss this enchanting twist on a timeless tale narrated by none other than Mrs. Potts herself—Angela Lansbury. As Belle and the Beast’s love story unfolds before your eyes, tap your toes and sing along to the songs you know and love like Be Our Guest and Gaston.

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Bijutsu-kan Gallery

The current Bijutsu-kan Gallery show, “Kawaii: Japan’s Cute Culture,” takes a look at this pop-culture phenomenon that’s swept the globe. 

Kawaii means cute or loveable—and represents an obsession with all things darling, like Hello Kitty, which is included in the exhibit. You’ll discover how kawaii is rooted deep in Japan’s Shinto past and how it’s become a core aspect of Japanese culture—and a new form of self-expression.

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Bruce's Shark World

Bruce’s Shark World is inspired by the Disney and Pixar film Finding Nemo. Here, you can test your undersea expertise with quizzes from Nemo’s teacher, Mr. Ray. 

Don’t forget to pose for a photo inside the toothy grin of Bruce, the Shark! He promises not to bite—fish are friends, not food. Mostly.

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Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360

Explore Canada in a newly updated edition of the classic, 12-minute Epcot Circle-Vision 360 presentation.

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Coral Reefs - Disney Animals

Coral reefs are so rich in life that scientists call them the “rainforests of the sea.” Guests can see our artificial Caribbean coral reef at The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot.

Coral Reefs in the Wild
Corals are tiny animals called polyps that are related to sea anemones and jellyfish. The polyp uses minerals in the water to create a hard exoskeleton to support and protect its body. Living coral reefs are diverse ecosystems built by large colonies of tiny coral polyps. Coral reefs not only support a vast array of marine organisms, but they also help provide natural protective barriers that guard against coastal erosion.

Most coral reefs are found in the warm, shallow oceans located between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn near the equator, and places like Florida and southern Japan. The largest coral reefs grow in Australia, the Caribbean, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific—including the Hawaiian Islands.

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Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival

Don a pair of 3D glasses and settle in for the 18-minute festival, featuring 3 dazzling short films and some incredible in-theater effects.

Before entering the main theater, be sure to take a look at the exhibits showcasing the creative process behind these beloved stories and characters.

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Frozen Ever After

Find a seat aboard your boat and let the lapping waters take you through a frozen willow forest.

Soon, you’ll be rubbing shoulders with some “boulders”—a.k.a. Kristoff’s family from Troll Valley—before bracing for the cold. 

High up in the icy blue world of the North Mountain, Queen Elsa’s enchanting ice palace awaits. Behold the wonder… and keep an eye out for Anna, Olaf and a few more Frozen friends. 

This enchanting “Summer Snow Day” celebration—complete with many of your favorite Frozen tunes—is sure to melt even the coldest hearts!

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Gallery of Arts and History

“Race Against the Sun: Ancient Technique to Modern Competition” offers unique perspectives of life in the Sahara—exploring the fascinating story of Morocco’s indigenous people and showcasing 2 modern-day extreme racing events.

The Berbers - Thriving in the Sahara
Berber tribes have flourished for thousands of years in a challenging desert environment. Experience their amazing culture and learn the secrets to their centuries of success in the Sahara.

Marathon of the Sands (Marathon des Sables)
A 6-day, 155-mile race across the scorching Sahara is anything but a fun-run. Explore our lifelike diorama, featuring authentic race gear, and imagine yourself in the heat of competition.

Rally of the Gazelles (Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles du Maroc)
Fasten your seatbelts for this all-women off-road race, where navigation skills, determination and teamwork mean the difference between getting ahead and going off-course. An immersive vignette highlights the event and offers an interactive photo opportunity.

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Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

Donald’s disappeared south of the border, and it’s up to the other 2 cabarellos from the musical trio—Panchito, the Mexican charro rooster, and José Carioca, the Brazilian parrot—to find him.

Cruise down the Rio Grande on a dark boat ride past some of the most famous sights and cities in Mexico. Is that the missing mallard climbing a Mayan pyramid in Chichen Itza? 

Hilarity and hijinks ensue as the birds go in hot pursuit of their wayward friend throughout this fun-filled ride for all ages.

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House of the Whispering Willows

Discover some of the ingenious ways Walt Disney Imagineers wove elements of Chinese culture into every aspect of the groundbreaking Resort. 

View drawings, photos and artwork of the cutting-edge attractions, 6 different themed lands, 2 hotels—and the shopping, dining and entertainment district known as Disneytown. 

See how architecture and design together seamlessly created an authentically Disney experience that remains distinctly Chinese.

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ImageWorks - The "What If" Labs

After your Journey Into Imagination with Figment, stay and play with sensory activities and games that spark creativity. 

Lead an orchestra by waving your arms in the air, create a symphony of sound by jumping on “Stepping Tones,” record yourself in super-slow motion and design your own dragon and email it to your friends.

What if… every day could be this fun?

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Impressions de France

Be transported to another time and place, a land of princesses and enchanted castles, as the Loire Valley and its magnificent chateaux appear in a stunning 200-degree widescreen view. 

On your virtual journey, ride along with horsemen and hunting dogs in the Cheverny Forest, reflect on the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, visit a bustling marketplace in Normandy and see vintners and cognac makers at work. 

Watch Bugattis racing in Cannes, hot-air balloons floating along the Loire and celebrate Bastille Day in grand Gallic fashion as you listen to an emotional soundtrack by French composers like Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel and Paul Dukas. 

Their joie de vivre leaves an indelible impression!

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Journey Into Imagination With Figment

The Institute’s beleaguered chairman Dr. Nigel Channing (played by Eric Idle) sets out to prove how the 5 senses capture the imagination—but he’s upstaged by the mischievous Figment! 

Prepare for surprises galore as you travel through a series of vivid, whimsical sensory labs. Learn about all 5 senses as Figment turns the lab upside down and causes quite a stink in the Smell Lab. 

Let your imagination run wild on this marvelous, madcap musical adventure!

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Kidcot Fun Stops

With art supplies provided at each pavilion, you and your family can draw, color and collect activity cards at every country throughout World Showcase. 

Listen to Cast Members share rich stories about their native countries as you create your special keepsake and pick up a memento from that country. You’ll find a Kidcot Fun Stop in every international pavilion at Epcot. Stop by each one to complete your collection!

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Leave A Legacy

The Leave a Legacy program, launched during our Millennium Celebration in 1999, gave Guests the opportunity to commemorate their visit to Epcot at the turn of the last century.

Photo-capture stations took their pictures, which were then etched onto steel tiles and mounted on one of 30 monoliths in the Leave a Legacy Plaza. Each stone ranges in height from 3 to 19 feet, and the heaviest one weighs more than 50,000 pounds!

More than 555,000 tiles were sold by the time the program was discontinued in June 2007.

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Living with the Land

See firsthand how Walt Disney World horticulturalists are using innovative growing techniques and cross-breeding high-yield crops to help feed a growing planet.

Discover a cornucopia of fruits and veggies from around the world—some modified to jaw-dropping effect. Feast your eyes on edible food crops from around the world. Glimpse hybrid striped bass, tilapia, catfish and freshwater shrimp in our fish farm.

On this eye-opening tour, you’ll be inspired by a hopeful vision of farming’s future.

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Manatees - Disney Animals

There are 3 species of manatee: the Amazonian manatee, the West African manatee and the West Indian manatee. The West Indian manatee can be found at The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion, which you can explore after riding The Seas with Nemo & Friends attraction at Epcot.

Manatees in the Wild
West Indian manatees float through tropical and subtropical estuaries, tranquil rivers and coastal waters in search of food and warm water sources. While sometimes manatees pair up on these journeys, they’re relatively solitary animals who have no need to group up for protection. Manatees can be found all along the East Coast of the United States, spanning as far north as the mid-Atlantic during the hot summer months. Populations of West Indian manatees can also be seen in waterways bordering the east coast of Central America and South America, the Greater Antilles and The Bahamas.

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Mexico Folk Art Gallery

You’re invited to “Remember Me!” – La Celebración del Día de Muertos, an exhibit that captures the beauty and spirit of the Day of the Dead holiday. One of the most important events on the country’s calendar, the celebration honors the dearly departed with parades, elaborate costumes and vibrant arts and crafts.

Tour the gallery’s intricately cut pieces of papel picado as well as calaveras, or decorative skulls made of sugar. See pre-Hispanic art that hints at the day’s beginnings and contemporary pieces that highlight its influence in modern Mexican life.

Don’t miss the iconic sculpture Bridal Couple, who did not let death part them.

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Mission: SPACE

What’s it like to be an astronaut? You’ll find out on Mission: SPACE!

Before you board, you’ll train for your mission on the X-2 Deep Space Shuttle at the International Space Training Center (ISTC). Each member of your 4-cadet crew will assume an important role: navigator, pilot, commander or engineer. During your flight, cadets will be instructed to initiate a mission-critical sequence… so be prepared!

Next, count down to liftoff—and an incredible mission through space. Dodge meteorites and slingshot around the moon—or enjoy a flight path with breathtaking views of our home planet.

Your crew is counting on you to make the mission a success!

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Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future

After your journey through Spaceship Earth, explore the latest in high-tech science.

Assemble a digital human body using technology developed to perform remote surgeries. Hit the road in a driving simulation game that demonstrate accident avoidance systems. Take a peek at groundbreaking medical diagnostics for your home.

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Reef Fish - Disney Animals

Many species of reef fish call The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot home. On Level 1, look for clownfish, yellow tang, regal blue tang and cleaner shrimp. You can spot hermit crabs, shrimp and butterflyfish, too. On Level 2, visit the Explorers’ Club to see giant clams and sea stars.

You can also get an up-close look at reef fish while taking part in experiences such as Epcot Seas Adventures – Aqua Tour and Epcot Seas Adventures – DiveQuest.

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Reflections of China

Watch in wonder as your guide, Tang Dynasty poet Li Bai, takes you on an immersive tour through the sights and sounds of China. You’ll float down the Haungpu River to Shanghai and see historic Nanjing Road. Witness the gentle, fluid movements of tai chi and the agile acrobatics of the Peking Opera Company.

Scale the hauntingly beautiful Huangshan mountain range into the mythical Sea of Clouds, the inspiration of poets and painters for centuries.

Follow the Yangtze River to the water-bound city of Suzhou, dubbed “the Venice of the East” by Marco Polo.

Visit a busy night market in Xinjiang Province and trek across the Gobi Desert on the ancient Silk Road and enter the vast Forbidden City.

Thanks to spectacular “wraparound” Circle-Vision 360° cinematography, you’ll feel as if you're really there!

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Sea Turtles - Disney Animals

Guests can see spectacular green sea turtles and loggerhead sea turtles at the The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot.

Sea Turtles in the Wild
Sea turtles live in warm oceans around the world. They find their food on shallow seagrass beds, coral reefs and the open ocean, but sea turtles can migrate long distances between their feeding grounds and the nesting beaches where females return to lay eggs.

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SeaBase

Spot sea turtles, angelfish, dolphins, rays, sharks and more swimming through the 5.7-million-gallon Caribbean Coral Reef Aquarium, one of the largest man-made ocean environments on the planet. It’s home to over 4,000 sea creatures from over 60 species.

Ascend to the second floor’s Observation Deck—a circular, window-lined room in the middle of the aquarium—and find yourself almost completely surrounded by marine life!

Fish Feedings
See the fish flock to eat at 10:00 AM and 3:30 PM daily.

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Sharks and Rays - Disney Animals

Come marvel at these fantastic fish at the massive aquarium of The Seas with Nemo & Friends at Epcot. You’ll find sand tiger sharks, blacknose sharks, spotted eagle rays and many other species of sharks and rays!

Feeling adventurous? Take the plunge and scuba dive alongside sharks and rays—and thousands more species—as part of the Epcot Seas Adventures – DiveQuest experience. Or, explore the same waters as you snorkel with the Epcot Seas Adventures – Aqua Tour.

Sharks and Rays in the Wild
There are over 1,200 species of sharks and rays. Most ray species and some sharks prefer warm, shallow waters and coral reefs. Other sharks inhabit the open oceans or prefer to prowl the ocean floor. Some sharks and rays can even thrive in both freshwater and seawater. As predators, sharks and rays play an important role in the environment. Most shark species are opportunistic feeders, preying on sick and injured animals—which helps keep the ocean healthy!

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Soarin' Around the World

Feel the thrill as you’re raised high in the air and swept from one scenic locale to the next. See the world’s wonders—natural and manmade—like you never have before. No mountain is too high. No landscape is too far.

Your journey begins as the clouds part above the majestic Swiss Alps. Next, you’ll visit polar bears in icy Greenland, swoop past sailboats on Australia’s iconic Sydney Harbour and weave between elephants marching toward Mount Kilimanjaro.

Glide above marvels like the Great Wall of China, the Great Pyramids of Egypt and the Taj Mahal in India. Cruise over Monument Valley, Fiji’s Lau Island and thundering Iguazu Falls in South America. Look down on the Eiffel Tower as it sparkles like a jewel in the night, surrounded by the lights of Paris.

This must-see attraction will leave your heart soaring!

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Spaceship Earth

A bold and vibrant symbol of Epcot since the park first opened in 1982, Spaceship Earth will always remain a beacon of hope and human progress.

Just like Epcot, Spaceship Earth has continued to grow and evolve. The next exciting evolution of Spaceship Earth will focus on the story of humanity, following our long journey from prehistoric humans to today—brought to life with heart and inspiration.

Many of your favorite moments will be updated in amazing ways, blended with brand-new scenes to tell a story about our extraordinary human experience. We can’t wait to share with you the magic and wonder when Spaceship Earth returns!

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Stave Church Gallery

View historical items—some displayed outside of Norway for the first time—to explore how the Vikings’ beliefs impacted their daily life.

Uncover the stories that guided the Vikings, beginning with the creation myth that explains how the world was created from the bones of giants, held together by a gigantic tree and populated by bold gods who inspired heroic and ruthless deeds.

Marvel at their heroic ancient deities, including Odin, ruler of Asgard, Thor, the mighty protector god, Loki the trickster and Freya, goddess of love.

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Test Track

Cruise over to the gleaming Chevrolet Design Center to create your own virtual concept car. When you’re done, buckle up in a 6-passenger “SIM Car” and take it for an exhilarating spin on the test track. 

Rev through rough terrain and obstacles along the winding circuit. Accelerate through straightaways, maneuver switchbacks through inclement weather, hug curves banked at 50-degree angles and scale hills up to 3 stories high. 

Reach speeds of up to 65 miles per hour as you put your car through its paces. After each test, check the scoreboard to see how your vehicle performed!

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The American Adventure

In this dramatic production featuring 35 Audio-Animatronics figures, digital rear-projection images on a 72-foot screen and stirring patriotic songs, you’ll watch firsthand as America’s story unfolds.

Take your seat in a stately Colonial theater and meet Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain—your guides on this trip through time.

Witness landmark events like landing of the Mayflower, the Boston Tea Party, the winter at Valley Forge, the penning of the Declaration of Independence, the Civil War and the Great Depression.

You’ll even encounter luminaries like Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Thomas Jefferson, Chief Joseph and Teddy Roosevelt, among others.

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The Seas with Nemo & Friends

Board a “clamobile” and descend slowly below the waves, where Nemo’s friends flit through brightly colored coral reefs and gently swaying anemones. Dodge stinging jellyfish, underwater mines, a toothy anglerfish and an even toothier Bruce the shark. 

Catch a ride on the righteous East Australian Current with Crush the sea turtle and his little dude, Squirt. But where’s Nemo? 

Just keep swimming til you find him!

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Turtle Talk With Crush

Got a burning question for Crush? During this live 15-minute chat, you may get to ask it.

Take a seat at Turtle Talk theater and watch as the turtle from Disney and Pixar’s Finding Nemo swims up close. Through the amazing technology of the hydrophone, he can communicate directly with land-based dudes and dudettes about almost anything that’s on their minds.

Ask him about marine biology, his friends from the sea, his favorite foods, life on the East Australian Current—it’s totally up to you!

He may also introduce you to his pals Marlin, Nemo and Squirt—plus new friends from Disney and Pixar’s Finding Dory.

The show is improvised, so it’s different every time. It’s an ocean full of laughs for all ages!

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Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience

Walt Disney Imagineering invites Guests to witness the progress predicted by Walt Disney himself when he said, “Epcot will always be in a state of becoming.” And now, the biggest transformation in Disney park history is underway as Epcot welcomes the next generation of immersive storytelling with brand-new attractions and astonishing interactive experiences. Visit the Odyssey Events Pavilion to discover a series of engaging exhibits that showcase the relentless innovation, energy and excitement driving the park’s unprecedented evolution!

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