Florida is famous for being the home of Walt Disney World, but another Disney theme park nearby is more than twice as large as its more celebrated cousin. Epcot, one of four Disney amusement parks in close proximity in the state, occupies more than 300 acres and is itself divided into two sub-parks: the World Showcase and Future World.
The World Showcase consists of a series of pavilions surrounding the World Showcase Lagoon. Each pavilion is dedicated to exploring the culture, cuisine, and contributions of a specific world region. If you have ever visited the "It's a Small World" ride in Disneyland or Disney World, you will recognize that the World Showcase is an extension of the same core ideal: respect and recognition of the human diversity of our world. Some of the pavilions include ones designed to be representative of Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Morocco, Japan, the United States, France, Italy, and Canada, with each featuring shops, restaurants, and other attractions reflecting the target culture.
The other sub-park in Epcot is Future World, an extension of the "Tomorrowland" concept at other Disney theme parks. Here, the focus is on cutting-edge science and technology. Epcot's iconic symbol, recognized the world around, is a gigantic geodesic dome rising above the park. This is Spaceship Earth, which hosts a large number of the attractions and interpretive displays that make up Future World.
Disney vacation rentals provide visitors to Florida with easy access to Epcot and all the other theme parks in the area.