Epcot is a theme park that is part of the Walt Disney World Resort in the state of Florida. The park originally opened in 1982, and it was created in order to celebrate innovation in technology and culture around the world. The original name was stylized as EPCOT, which stood for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
Millions of visitors come to Epcot each year to roam through the 305-acre theme park. There are several areas to explore, including Future World, which includes such futuristic attractions as Mission: Space, Spaceship Earth, and The Land.
One of the most interesting parts of Epcot is the World Showcase. The World Showcase has 11 pavilions, each of which is based on the theme of different nations. The World Showcase surrounds a lagoon and stretches over one mile.
Each of the pavilions features attractions, restaurants, shops, and architecture based around the culture of the country it is meant to represent. There are also themed rides and live shows held in each pavilion that represents the country.
The nations that are included in the World Showcase are:
Nine of the 11 pavilions have been a part of the Epcot theme park since it was opened. Morocco was added in 1984, while Norway is the newest and was added in 1988.