With Spaceship Earth as its icon, Epcot has been a Walt Disney World favorite since the Epcot Center opened in 1982. Epcot celebrates technology and the future with two featured sections: Future World and World Showcase. Future World explores technology while World Showcase has pavilions representing eleven countries from around the world. Epcot has rides but more prominently features shows and tours ranging from Honey I Shrunk the Audience to the environmentally-conscious The Circle of Life. Nearby, the America Gardens outdoor arena hosts live performances.
Aquatica is a whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark that’s only in Orlando and could only come from SeaWorld. There is one river where you float through an undersea world of colorful fish and another races you into rolling rapids. There are also slides that spin and soak you, and their incredible signature ride – two awesome, enclosed tube slides that send you speeding through a lively lagoon filled with playful, black and white Commerson’s dolphins. Delight in the serene-to-extreme waters in the gigantic double wave pools and soak in the sun (or the cooling shade) on the white sand beach. Aquatica is where the fun is as endless as the sea itself.
Need to cool off? Look no further than Disney's Blizzard Beach, a water park inspired by snow and winter sports. At the heart of the park is Mount Gushmore, which plays host to numerous chutes and slides—including the Summit Plummet, the world's largest and fastest free-fall body slide. There are attractions for all ages with Tike's Peak, a water play area for young children and Ski Patrol Training Camp, an area designed for pre-teens. Relax while floating down a tube on Cross Country Creek or take a dip in the pool of Melt-Away Bay. If you like water, you'll love Disney's Blizzard Beach.