Best Theme Parks: EPCOT is now ubiquitous with both Disney and Orlando, but it's actually an acronym, standing for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, and one of its two sections -- Future World -- is an ever-evolving testament to that very idea, showcasing advancements in technology from energy to space travel. World showcase features slices of life from 11 different nations, miniature cultural immersions via food, music, art, architecture and more. That said, don't think the kids will miss out on their favorite Disney characters. The gang from "Finding Nemo" is on hand at The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion, which boasts one of the largest manmade ocean environments in the world (people actually snorkel and scuba dive in it) and various character greetings in the World Showcase will satisfy all character cravings. EPCOT is where education and entertainment come together for a one-two, theme park punch.
Local Expert A.D. Thompson Says:
Best Theme Parks: "Fall brings a foodie's delight to EPCOT with its annual Food & Wine Festival, a favorite of locals who eat and drink their way around the world while enjoying celebrity chef demos."
Recommended as Best Theme Parks Because: Want to scratch a host of countries off your travel Bucket List in a day? Until teleportation becomes reality, there's always EPCOT.