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Hotel Near Epcot

A Whole New World

Visit the second of four parks built at Disney! Spanning over 300 acres, Epcot® is twice as large as Magic Kingdom® Park and welcomes over 12 million guests each year. The park was built on "technological innovation and international culture" and is represented by an 18-story geodesic sphere known as Spaceship Earth. Fun fact - if you ever catch yourself in a rain storm, take cover under the Spaceship Earth. Lucky for you, the attraction was designed to funnel rain water to the nearby lagoon and keep visitors dry.

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Attractions at Epcot

Travel the world in one day at Disney's Epcot® as you taste the cuisine and learn about the cultures of 11 different countries! From Mexico to France, Morocco to Germany, each country provides visitors with authentic experiences, locally-themed restaurants, and exciting attractions!

Epcot World Showcase


World Showcase at Epcot

Epcot's World Showcase represents delicious cuisine from across 11 different countries to give you a taste of everything. What you'll miss in rides you'll make up for in relaxing scenic areas, boat rides, and shows that will transport you to a different country.

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Future World: A Vision for Tomorrow


Future World at Epcot

Step inside the future at Epcot's Future World, a vision for tomorrow. From flying high on a hang-gliding adventure to rocketing straight to space at a NASA-style shuttle simulator, everyone in your family is guaranteed to have a great time. Check out the seasonal events and character meet and greets you won't want to miss!

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Annual Epcot Events

In addition to the daily entertainment, Epcot® is home to many fun festivals throughout the year, including the Candlelight Processional, International Food & Wine Festival, Disney's Wine & Dine Half Marathon, International Flower & Garden Festival, and more!

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend


young marathon runnerMake your trip to Disney® extra special with the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend! Take your pick - full marathon, half marathon, Goofy’s Race, 10K, 5K, Dopey Challenge, Castaway Challenge, Runner’s World VIP, or the runDisney Kids Races. Run, walk, or skip through Epcot with the entire family dressed up in your favorite costume. If you’d rather cheer from the sidelines, join The ChEAR Squad and create extra magic for your runner.

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Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend


star wars stormtroopersCalling all Star Wars fans! Experience Star Wars in a new way and challenge yourself to the Star Wars Half Marathon – The Dark Side, a Star Wars 10K or 5K, or themed kids races at Epcot®. Start your race on Floridian Way and travel through Epcot® with white stromtrooping cheering you on. May the force be with you while running on Darth Vader’s turf!

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Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend


runners in the circleJoin the royal celebration with your favorite Disney® Princesses during the Disney® Princess Half Marathon Weekend! Your family can choose between the half marathon, 10K, 5K, themed kids races, or cheer on the sidelines.

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival


food at the epcot food and wine festivalSample food and drink from around the world at the Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival! Discover over 30 booths located in the World Showcase and explore various cuisines from Africa to Greece and everything in between. Indulge in tasting plates of Korean-style BBQ, Greek fries, craft beer, and more during the celebration.

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Candlelight Processional


epcot-candlelight-processionalAs the holiday season quickly approaches, get in the spirit at Epcot® Candlelight Processional! Be moved by the reading of the iconic Christmas story as it is told by a celebrity guest alongside a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. The Candlelight Processional is held nightly during the holiday season and all are welcome!

Event Dates: November - December

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Epcot International Festival of the Arts


Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Over multiple weekends, guests will enjoy global masterpieces, musical concerts, and culinary creations sure to please. The event will run Fridays - Mondays and will unveil brand new art each and every week.

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Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon


epcot-wine-dineDisney's Wine and Dine Half Marathon is 13.1 miles full of Disney magic! Explore Disney's parks at night as you race through the streets of ESPN Wide World of Sports®, around Animal Kingdom®, under the Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios®, and cross the finish line at Epcot®. Join the celebration at the Finish Line Party at Epcot® Food & Wine Festival!

Marathon Weekend: November

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Hotel Transportation To Epcot

Guests can enjoy our complimentary shuttle to Epcot Center. The shuttle picks up guests outside our hotel one hour before the park opens around 8am. Shuttle's run every 30 minutes thereafter, depending on traffic and conditions.

For a shuttle ride back to the hotel look for Bus Route B at Epcot Spaces 29 - 30

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Family-Friendly Hotel Near Epcot®

Whether you are visiting to explore the vision Walt Disney had for a better tomorrow, any one of the wondrous countries of Epcot®, or are in town for an Epcot® special event, BEST WESTERN Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel is the perfect place to stay! Our Disney Springs hotel provides guests with a complimentary shuttle to and from the park making traveling to any of Epcot® exciting events easy! After a fun-filled day exploring Epcot®, crawl into one of our plush beds and wake up rejuvenated for the Disney day ahead! Our great location, comfortable accommodations, and unparalleled customer service make Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel an ideal place to stay on your next Disney vacation!

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