Disney World Epcot – 2 Day Touring Plan
Between the sheer size of the park and a large number of attractions, Epcot is a place where it would be quite easy to spend several days and never run out of things to do. Nevertheless, with two full days to explore, it is entirely possible to get a reasonable overview of all the major and some minor attractions.
Epcot is divided into four sections — World Discovery, World Nature, World Celebration, and the World Showcase. World Discovery is about exploring space and the world. World Nature is about the earth and conservation. World Celebration involves future technologies. World Showcase is about different countries like a world fair.
Day One – Front of Epcot
The front of Epcot opens at 9 am, although you should plan to arrive at least an hour early. The most popular attractions are generally Cosmic rewind, Frozen, Remy, and Test Track, so go to them or get a Lighting Lane at 7 am.
You can grab breakfast at Connections Eatery and coffee at the cafe.
Other rides in this area that are popular are Soarin’ and Mission: Space. Soarin’ can take a bit of a wait and Mission: Space may cause motion sickness, so judge accordingly.
See the animals as well as the Finding Nemo-themed attractions at The Seas with Nemo and Friends. Everywhere you turn there are new discoveries, all loosely based around the theme of “technology.”
Do not miss Epcot’s best-kept secret. Club Cool is one of the few places on Disney property to get something entirely free. An international assortment of Coca-Cola products, many not sold in this country, is on tap, and you can drink as much as you like for no charge. Be sure to try the Beverly, an aperitif from Italy.
Grab lunch at the Garden Grill with Chip and Dale.
Enjoy Test Track with the single rider lane and if you didn’t get a virtual queue for Cosmic in the morning grab one at 1 pm.
Catch a show of the Jammiters and sample Cosmic Rewind merch. If you can get a reservation for Space 220 to finish out your day.
Day Two – World Showcase
The World Showcase does not open until 11 am. Therefore, 9 am to 11 am would be a perfect time to re-visit your favorite attractions in the front of the park, get breakfast, or enjoy some shopping. Also, make sure your Lightning Lanes for Remy or Frozen are set.
When the World Showcase opens, choose a direction. The countries of the World Showcase are laid out in a circle around the World Showcase Lagoon, so it is best to begin at one end and work your way around the Lagoon in order. Use the My Disney Experience App to see times of shows, meet and greets, and Genie+ reservations.
While everything in the World Showcase is well worth seeing, there are a few particular “don’t miss” attractions. The Voices of Liberty perform acappella renditions of classic folk and Americana songs as the preshow for The American Adventure main show.
Street performers abound in every country and add a good deal of flavor to the country’s pavilion. From mimes in Italy to acrobats in China, leave yourself plenty of time to enjoy the acts.
You will definitely want to catch Harmonious, Epcot’s nighttime laser light, and fireworks spectacular. The show is best seen from the center of the lagoon and people start waiting for it an hour out. So grab a treat to find a spot.
Epcot is a huge park in terms of sheer square footage and a number of attractions. Nonetheless, with two full days to explore it is entirely possible to get an excellent feel for the park. Keep an eye on the time, but allow yourself to get off the beaten path. Epcot will surprise you with its hidden secrets.