20 Amazing Epcot Facts and Statistics (2018)

ecpcot facts statisticsCall 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.

See also: 150 Amazing Walt Disney World Facts and Statistics

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.

Epcot Facts:

When did Epcot open?

Epcot opened on October 1, 1982

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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 Statistics:

Epcot attendance total for 2017:

12.2 million


Percentage Change in Epcot attendance total from 2016-2017:

4.2%


Epcot attendance total for 2016:

11.7 million

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Epcot attendance total for 2015:

11.8 million

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Percentage Change in Epcot attendance total from 2015-2016:

-0.7%

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Number of pizzas served at Epcot’s Via Napoli all time:

1 million

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:

35 marketplaces

Last updated 2017


Longest-running Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:

2017 (75 days)


Number of years that Disney has been holding the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:

22 years (as of 2017)


Original length of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival:

30 days


Epcot’s Spaceship Earth (the Golf Ball) is made up of 11,324 triangle components.


Number of countries represented in the Epcot World Showcase:

11


Amount of fruits and vegetables grown annually at Epcot’s Land Pavilion:

30 tons

Last updated 2/6/13


Epcot’s Living Seas Aquarium was once the largest aquarium in the world.


Epcot’s Test Track is the fastest Disney theme park ride ever built (64.9 mph).


EPCOT Center officially became EPCOT in 1996.


What was Epcot supposed to be?

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