- UPDATED APR 25 2015
- By Len Testa
Epcot features two distinct park sections, Future World and World Showcase, both full of attractions, dining, and entertainment. Throw in Epcot's seasonal festivals Flower and Garden in the spring and Food and Wine in the fall and you've got a park that requires a lot of know-how to get around. TouringPlans tools like the Crowd Calendar, Ticket Calculator, and Custom Touring Plans will get you the most wanted Epcot experiences without the hassle of time wasted standing in line. Make your Epcot visit memorable for the time you spent riding Test Track with your family, not the time you spent waiting in line for Soarin'.
Today's Park Information
Crowd Levels (next 3 days):
Park Hours (next 3 days):
- 9:00 am - 9:00 pm Crowds: 6/10
WHEN TO VISIT EPCOT
Walt Disney World's second park is also its second most popular. Epcot can be very crowded during holidays, festivals and special events so it is very important to know what's happening before you plan your visit. We track wait times every minute of every day at Epcot so we know things like when the line at Soarin' is going to reach 3 hours long. This also means we know when it has it lowest crowd. Check the Crowd Calendar to see how crowded Epcot is, was and is going to be.
Foodies and imbibers flock to Epcot every fall during the Food & Wine Festival. This popular event brings tourists and locals in droves to the park, especially on weekends. You can see how Epcot's special events affect the Crowd Levels throughout the year and you can even use the Crowd Tracker to track-a-day. We'll notify you when the crowd levels have changed.
Special Events at Epcot
Special Events affect traffic patterns at Epcot more than any other park. If you're not there for a special event you may find yourself amidst thousands of guests who are. Epcot hosts the Food & Wine Festival in the fall and the Flower & Garden Festival in the spring. All the key events are outlined on the Calendar.
PLANNING YOUR DAY AT EPCOT
"We love Touring Plans. We were able to go in 2012 during spring break which had 10 out of 10 crowds and able to accomplish all of the rides and attractions we wanted. I will always utilize the touring plan system!"
- Melissa K.
A day at Epcot is a day well spent - if you know where to go and what to see. Epcot has several must-dos like Soarin', Spaceship Earth, and IllumiNations. Test Track is popular as well but tends to break down often. Our mobile app Lines will tell you the real time status of every attraction - operating hours, whether it is broken down or not, how long you'll wait in line. Use it to stay one step ahead.
Want to know how to use FastPass+? How to get a reservation at Canada's Le Cellier? Is Extra Magic Hour Morning worth it at Epcot? TouringPlans has the most accruate and extensive coverage of all things Epcot.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO AT EPCOT
Between Future World and World Showcase, the sheer size of Epcot can wear you out! Here's the Whitbey family taking a break in France.
Epcot is like getting two parks for one price. Find exciting attractions in Future World, experience cultures from around the world in World Showcase, or do both! TouringPlans tools help you get into all of Epcot's best attractions including:
Epcot is also a great park for meeting and greeting some of Disney's best known characters, and TouringPlans can help you collect all the autographs and photos you've been looking for. Meet and greet characters like:
- Mary Poppins
- Alice (in Wonderland)
- Alladin and Jasmine
- Snow White and others!
WHERE TO EAT IN EPCOT
The (reasonably) new Via Napoli has quickly become a favorite spot for families to dine. Some of the best pizza in Florida is made in it's ovens, themed after famous Italian volcanoes.
Epcot hosts Walt Disney World's most varied collection of eateries with cuisine from around the world and around the corner. Get honest, up-to-date reviews in our menu database, find out how much you need to budget to dine the way you want to, and learn which restaurants give you the best discounts for your Walt Disney World affiliations. Experience dining at:
During the festivals, TouringPlans brings you the Garden Kiosk and Outdoor Kitchen menus as well as reviews of the newest offerings during the first weeks of the festivals so that you don't have to guess which snacks you want to spend those precious dining plan credits on. TouringPlans also keeps you updated on the best of Epcot's snacks and drinks like:
- Grand Marnier Slushies
- Croque de Glaces
- Ice Cream Martinis and lots of other fantastic snacks.