Call me crazy, but my all time favorite Walt Disney World park is Epcot. I admit, there is a bit f nostalgia that plays into that selection. Back in the 80’s, as a kid that was obsessed with space and science, this park was like something I had never seen and I was sucked in pretty quickly. Flash forward 30+ years and the park has changed significantly, but I still love visiting the few remnants of the old park and exploring new ones with my son, who is starting to appreciate the park more as he grows up.
So, I recently sat down to see what I could dig up for interesting info about Epcot. Here are some of the more interesting Epcot Facts and Statistics I was able to dig up. As always, I will be adding more and updating these periodically as I find new stuff. Be sure to check back regularly.
Please note that some of these fun facts about Epcot are easier to find than others, so some of these are based on news reports and not official company tallies. All stats are linked to their source unless it was sent to me directly from the company. No stat listed here should be considered in making any type of investment decision. In other words: This is the best I can find, but I don’t guarantee anything.
When did Epcot open?
Epcot opened on October 1, 1982
How old is Epcot?
35 years old
Epcot stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow and was originally supposed to be an actual city.
Epcot attendance total for 2017:
Percentage Change in Epcot attendance total from 2016-2017:
Epcot attendance total for 2016:
Epcot attendance total for 2015:
Percentage Change in Epcot attendance total from 2015-2016:
Number of pizzas served at Epcot’s Via Napoli all time:
Last updated 5/24/16
More than 225 million food dishes are served during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival
Number of global marketplaces at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:
Last updated 2017
Longest-running Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:
Number of years that Disney has been holding the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:
Original length of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:
Epcot’s Spaceship Earth (the Golf Ball) is made up of 11,324 triangle components.
Number of countries represented in the Epcot World Showcase:
Amount of fruits and vegetables grown annually at Epcot’s Land Pavilion:
Last updated 2/6/13