It’s the season for Easter eggs – and by Easter eggs, I mean hidden references and secrets that are always so exciting to find. Walt Disney World is such a great place for nerds looking for layers of detail and story, and Epcot is no different. Here are some of my favorite Epcot Easter eggs.
In Future World West, between Innoventions and the Land Pavilion, look down to see the inventor’s circle embedded in the concrete. This timeline of groundbreaking inventions throughout history is designed like a solar system, with inventions spreading outward from the center of the design. It’s worth taking a look to see these inventors honored as part of the spirit of Future World.
If you do walk up to the Land Pavilion, after riding Soarin’ Around the World, you may stop at the pavilion’s restaurant, Sunshine Seasons. Notice that each part of the restaurant is themed to a different season, with colors of the decorations changing depending on where you are in the restaurant.
While we’re in Future World, if you ride Journey into Imagination with Figment, you may notice a door in the lab on the ride that says Dean Finder. This is a reference to the original host of this attraction, Dreamfinder.
The Morocco Pavilion is one of my favorite pavilions, largely because of its gorgeous design, architecture, and tile-work. It’s also got one of the largest Epcot Easter eggs, because it’s one of the few spots within a Walt Disney World theme park where you can actually see an attraction from another theme park – but most guests don’t notice it because Walt Disney Imagineering did their job. You can actually see the back of the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios from the Morocco Pavilion, but they designed the back of the attraction so it looks like it fits in with the rest of the Morocco Pavilion.
Another one of our favorite secrets, though not-so-secret at night, is the light-up walkways in the plaza behind Spaceship Earth. They make the sidewalk sparkle, and it’s one of those extra magical details that I love about the Walt Disney World parks.
Of course, you can also be on the lookout for hidden Mickeys, which appear in all four of the theme parks.
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