Future World is one of two "lands" at Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort, divided into two sections, Future World East and Future World West. Making up the other half of Epcot is World Showcase, a unique feature of Future World was its inclusion of a monorail track in the park.
Future World is a collection of attractions each focusing on a different theme or topic with Epcot's iconic geodesic sphere of Spaceship Earth located at the entrance of Future World.
Future World was designed to be a showcase for the future, showcasing new technology in conjunction with stories often exploring the past, how we progressed to the present and giving a glimpse into the future. The increasing speed of technological advances, changing views of futurism and the demand of the corporate sponsors that partnered with Disney on these various attractions would ultimately prove to be a challenge to the staying power of these attractions.
Announced as part of the park's massive overhaul beginning in 2019, Future World is planned to be divided into three sections: World Celebration, World Discovery, and World Nature, at which point the Future World name will be retired.
Future World East
- Spaceship Earth (re-designated as World Celebration) (1982-)
- Mission: SPACE (formerly Horizons) (re-designated as World Discovery) (2003-)
- Test Track (formerly World of Motion) (re-designated as World Discovery) (1999-)
- Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience (at Odyssey) (re-designated as World Celebration) (2019-)
Future World West
- Imagination! (formerly Journey Into Imagination) (re-designated as World Celebration) (1982-)
- The Land (re-designated as World Nature) (1982-)
- The Seas with Nemo & Friends (formerly The Living Seas) (re-designated as World Nature) (1986-)
- Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind (opening 2022) (to be part of World Discovery)
- PLAY! (opening 2021) (to be part of World Discovery)
- Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana (opening 2021) (to part of World Nature)
- Universe of Energy (1982-2017)
- World of Motion (1982-1996)
- CommuniCore (1982-1994)
- Horizons (1983-1999)
- Wonders of Life (1989-2007)
- Innoventions (1994-2019)
- Disney Visa Cardmember Character Experience at Epcot
- Fountain of Nations (Original: 1982-1992/Refurbished: 1993–2019), an elaborate fountain that performed to music every 15 minutes. Shows were presented in no particular order and included music by John Tesh, Yanni, and from Disney movies such as The Rescuers Down Under and The Rocketeer.
- Splashtacular- A show that debuted in 1994 and included the Fountain of Nations and ended a few months later. The attraction was closed due to the water from the fountain blowing onto the stage, soaking the performers and the guests. It also would cause the walkways to get very crowded, making it hard for people to get through.
- EPCOT Computer Central, an area in CommuniCore that featured two shows:
- The Astuter Computer Revue (1982–1984), presented by Sperry Corporation.
- Backstage Magic (1984–1994), a show about how computers controlled park operations around Walt Disney World. Presented by Unisys.
- Disney Vision Adventure: In Virtual Reality, a show that took place in Innoventions about how Disney movies are made using CGI technology featuring Iago from Aladdin.
- Future Corps was a drum and bugle corps band which entertained guests with a high energy instrumental show. The group performed at Epcot from 1982 to 2006.
- Future World Brass, a high energy brass and percussion ensemble that performed at Epcot from 1982 to 2000.
- Wheel of Fortune Live (2017-2018), Tapings of Wheel of Fortune were held near the World Showcase entrance.
- JAMMitors, trashcan percussion band that plays daily.
- Odyssey Restaraunt (1982-1994)
- Espresso, Coffee, and Pastries in Future World East
- Mouse Gear (1999-2021)
- Centorium (1982-1999)