5 Favorite Attractions in Epcot’s Future World
Epcot has many great attractions…here are 5 of our favorites in Epcot’s Future World that you won’t want to miss on your next Disney vacation!
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an astronaut? Wondered what it would be like to be launched into space by a rocket ship? Mission: Space is a space shuttle launch simulator modeled after actual NASA instrumentation. As guests make their way though the Planetary Plaza, they will see a stimulation lab where a gravity wheel simulator can be found. Before boarding the shuttle, guests can also spot a Command Room with control panels and a Lunar Roving Vehicle. Upon boarding your very own space shuttle simulator, Gary Sinise, the actor from Apollo 13, will provide you with instructions. Each member of your crew will have one of four specific duties: engineer, pilot, commander, and navigator. Guests have the choice between two intensity levels: orange and green. The Green Team experiences a less intense experience, designed for those who experience nausea, motion sickness, or are looking for a more subtle experience. The Green Team’s simulator will also stay completely still instead of spinning. The Orange team will encounter more tilts and spins, and a lot more G-force. Once boarded, guests will strap in and be launched into the sky. After flying past the stars and the moon, cadets will aim for a perfect landing upon the surface of Mars. This once in a lifetime experience gives guests an opportunity to experience life as a real NASA astronaut and will leave guests with memories to last a lifetime.
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Join Nemo and some of your favorite underwater friends in this light hearted and family friendly attraction. Located next to the Seas aquarium, this ride brings guests on an adventure through the Big Blue World. After guests make their way through an artistic and detailed waiting area, they will walk onto the loading doc and board a giant “clamobile”. The adventure begins with Nemo and his friends from school swimming through the waves together. Along this journey, Dory and Marlin the clownfish are once again are faced with the task of finding Nemo after he becomes lost from the group. They travel the ocean with the help of Mr. Ray, Bruce, Crush, and many other beloved movie characters. Travel through a sea of jellyfish, coral reefs, sunken ships, underwater mines, the East Australian Current, and anemones to help find the always disappearing clownfish. Once your ride is over, you will disembark to find yourself in front of a 5.7 million gallon saltwater aquarium. Here you can discover a large variety or fish and sea creatures, as well as fact boards throughout the area. In addition, Nemo and friends can be found in the aquarium swimming amongst real live aquatic creatures!
Have you ever dreamt of seeing the world? How about experiencing those worldly sights, sounds, and smells from a hang glider? Soarin’ Around the World provides guests with the unique experience to strap in and go on an adventure unlike any other. Upon entry, guests will travel through a concourse filled with destination portraits and trivia. Guests can interact by playing the Soarin’ Challenge on their smart phone. Questions will be asked on topics such as international history, landmarks, culture, fare, and additional facts. Once guests have arrived at the attraction loading zone, they will be harnessed in and raised forty feet up in front of a one eights degree, eighty foot IMAX dome. After liftoff, passengers will experience a journey that will take them through many wonders of the world! Destinations include the Australian Sydney Harbour, the Great Wall of China, and the South American Iguazu Falls. The ride lasts a little under five minutes, and absolutely should be on your family’s “to do” list!
This attraction was made for those who seek thrill and speed! Test Track was opened in the late ninety’s and has since been one of the most popular attractions to Epcot guests. Each person will create his or her very own virtual design that is later transformed and used in the simulation test. With the help of Chevrolet, guests will be challenged to create a unique and innovative car design. The vehicle is created based on the test criteria of efficiency, capability, responsiveness, and power. After creating their custom vehicle, guests will board a six-passenger SIM car. They will then act as dummies in the simulation vehicle. To test how the virtual design would perform in real life circumstances, the SIM car will be put through numerous tests including weather and heat tests and terrain handling. The vehicle will also fly past obstacles and eventually make its way to a speed test in which it will travel up to sixty-five miles around a racetrack three stories high. When the test comes to an end, passengers may disembark into a Chevrolet showroom. Here, guests will be able to see how well their virtual design performed during the test, create a commercial for the design, and use a virtual testing center for a full experience!
Turtle Talk with Crush
Join your favorite talking sea turtle in the totally righteous attraction Turtle Talk with Crush! The entire family can join in the fun with a live question and answer interview with Crush himself. Guests enter into a small theater where a window to the sea awaits. Little ones can sit up close and personal as Crush communicates through a hydrophone. Each show is completely improvised, so that every experience is unique and special. Dory, Marlin, Nemo, Squirt, or his new friends Bailey and Destiny join Crush to help introduce you to the underwater world and give you insight to all things turtle. He will learn names, interact with guests personally, and answer any questions guests may have. This experience is unique and one you surely won’t want to miss out on!