Hopefully, this page will provide you with some Epcot center information so that your visit to the park will be as stress free as possible.
Going on a vacation is little bit stressful for most people, especially if you do not know what to expect from your destination of choice once you arrive. Most people feel that vacationing should be spontaneous; therefore, they do not plan any of the details of the trip other than how to get to the desired location. I am not one of those people. I like to be prepared for the "what ifs" so that I will have a plan of action in case the need arises. My "what if" situation could be as simple as "What if my child needs first aid while in the park?" Or "What if I forget to bring my camera?" Whatever it is, I like to be prepared.
The Epcot center information listed below is to help you be prepared for your visit to Epcot too!
Baby Care Facilities
A baby care center is located between Test Track and the Mexican Pavillion in the Odyssey Building. The center provides nursing areas that give a little privacy for the nursing mom. Most shops in Epcot sell diapers and a few other baby cre items like pacifiers so, if you have forgotten or have run out of baby supplies, just ask the cast member at the register for help.
Disposable cameras and camera supplies like batteries, memory cards and photo CDs can be purchased at the Camera Center in the Entrance Plaza in Future World and at the World Traveler shop at Internatioal Gateway in World Showcase. You can even have your images transferred from your memory card to a CD at the Camera Center or at ImageWorks in Imagination pavillion.
Almost all of the Epcot Attractions, restaurants and shops are accessible to guests using wheelchairs. To acquire what services are available to guests with visual and/or hearing disabilities or any other Epcot park information, please visit the Guests Relations office located just inside the park entrance next to Spaceship Earth. Disney offers a Guidebook for Guests with Disabilities that provides details about the different services that are available, including transportation, parking, and attraction accessibility throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.
To request and receive a free copy of this guidebook before your trip, write: Disney World Guest Correspondence P.O. Box 10000 Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Our Epcot center information list would not be complete without talking about first aid. A first aid center is located in the Odyssey Building between the Mexican Pavillion and Test Track. A Registered Nurse is usually on hand to help with minor medical problems such as scrapes and bruises, headaches, mild allergic reactions. They have a small selection of medications that they will administer to the patient after you sign a log book giving information such as your name, age and a brief description of the problem. Our family has used the first aid facilities at several of the theme parks throughout the years and has been given Tylenol for headaches, Benadryl for bug bites and even a wrap for a twisted knee. The best part about the first aid centers is that you do not have to pay for most of the services they provide. For Emergeny care while in the park, please notify the nearest cast member for help.>
General Epcot Park Information
General Epcot center information can be obtained from Guest Relations Center which is located just inside the park entrance next to Spaceship Earth. The center has guide maps, and Times Guide to assist you as well as a group of cast members who are available to answer any questions you might have or to assist with any problems.
This Epcot center information can save you money if you plan on renting a locker at more than one park on the same day. Rental lockers are located near Spaceship Earth. The cost for unlimited all day use is $5. A $2 refundable deposit is also required. If you park hop to another park on the same day and need a locker you can save the receipt and it will be honored at the second park.
Lost and Found
Guests can report any lost items and inquire about found items at the desk located in Innoventions East. If you get home and realize you have lost something while inside the park you can call 407-824-4245 to ask if the item has been found.
Out of all of the Epcot center information that guests should know, this is the most important. Report any lost children to the nearest Disney employee as soon as possible so that efforts can be coordinated to find the lost child. Talk with your children before you leave home about what to do in case they cannot find you or if they get separated from you. Plan on a central meeting location if your child is old enough to navigate the park on his/her own. Or, better yet, have them find the nearest Disney Cast member and tell them that they are lost. It might also be helpful for children to have their parent's cell phone numbers memorized or written on something they are carrying with them into the park. Plan ahead; it will save you a lot of panic and anxiety if you do get separated from your children. In Epcot, report lost children to the Baby Care Center or Guests Relations.
An ATM machine can be found at the main entrance of the park; on the path between Future World and World Showcase; and at The American Adventure. Disney accepts cash, most major credit cards, Disney gift cards, Travelers Checks and Disney resort IDs for admission, merchandise, and most restaurants. Some of the snack carts only accept cash payments.
Disney provides park guests with a free package pickup service. When making a purchase that you do not wish to carry around with you the rest of the day, request that your package be delivered to the Lost and Found for pick up later in the day. This service is free, but it takes about 3 hours for the packages to be ready for pick up at the Gift Shop in Entrance Plaza or International Gateway in World Showcase. Disney will also deliver packages to your Disney resort room or ship them to your home.
Parking for day-guests at the Epcot is $11 a day. Parking is free to Disney Resort guests and annual passholders with proper ID. Trams run throughout the day to transport guest from the parking area to the park entrance. Make sure you make a mental note as to where you parked your car. Parking tickets are good for reentry if used on the same day.
This is the most important Epcot center information for guests bringing pets. The Pet Care Kennel is located at the Entrance Plaza. They provide nice, clean kennels or cages for your pet while you are inside the park. The Pet Care area is air conditioned for the comfort of your pet. To find out more information before you arrive, call 407-560-6339.
If you want to leave the park and re-enter on the same day, make sure you hold on to your ticket. Disney no longer requires guests to get their hand stamped prior to leaving the park. You will also need your ticket to prove you are a Disney resort guests if you plan on staying in the park for extra magic hours.
Anyone entering a Disney theme park carrying a bag of any sort must have the bags searched by a security officer prior to admission. Expect small bags like purses and camera bags to be searched as well as larger bags like backpacks, diaper bags, packages and coolers. This may be a bit of an inconvenience but it for the safety of all park guests so be patient.
Strollers and Wheelchairs
Electric carts, wheelchairs and single and double strollers can be rented from Epcot. Single strollers and wheelchairs are $10 a day and double strollers are $18 a day. Electric carts are $35 a day and require a $5 refundable deposit. Wheelchair and strollers rentals are available at both park entrances. Always hold onto your receipt if you plan on leaving the park and reentering on the same day or if you are park hopping on the same day as your rental. You won't have to pay twice.
Check out the digital Tip Boards located in Innoventions Plaza near the Land or near Mission: Space for current wait times at popular attractions and for showtimes. The Tip Board is helpful bit of Epcot center information when planning where you should go and what you should do first. A Disney cast member is always there to answer any questions that you might have.
This Epcot center information is a bit confusing if you are new to the Disney transportation system. Friendship Ferry boats and walkways lead the way to Epcot's International Gateway from the Boardwalk, Yacht and Beach Club and the Swan and Dolphin Resorts. Buses run from all the other Disney resorts, Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach, Epcot and Disney's Wide World of Sports. Magic Kingdom guests must take the monorail to the Transportation and Ticket Center then board another monorail to the park.
Now that you know all of the basic Epcot center information, you are well prepared for a stress free fun day.
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