Opened in 1982, Epcot stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. It was originally meant to be an actual city of the future. But after Walt Disney's death, the company decided to instead build it as a theme park. It consists of two worlds: Future World, with its exhibits imagining what the future would be like, and World Showcase, meant to show off the world's cultures by featuring 11 countries.
Its signature "Spaceship Earth" is the white dimpled globe you see when you enter the park. The park itself is more than twice the size of the Magic Kingdom, which was built first.