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Hopping Through Epcot's World Showcase Using a Passport

by Tad on October 20, 2016 12 Orlando

World Showcase at Epcot is a wonderful place, with different countries and cultures to discover and explore. Sometimes you may be tempted you want to just hop right past some countries—well, don’t! Every country has something different to offer, and each has some amazing things to see! Of course, when you are traveling through 11 different countries in one day, you’re going to need a passport!

Epcot Passport - World Showcase Waterfront

 

How do I make sure I see everything? I use an Epcot passport, of course! Before you even enter World Showcase, you can hop into any of the stores in Epcot and purchase a passport for a reasonable fee. The Epcot passport pack includes a World Showcase button, the passport itself, and stickers for each of the countries. Now, at first this might seem like something aimed for younger tadpoles, but I am far from little and had to get one!

Epcot Passport

The Epcot passport has certain things to be filled out and specific spots for the stickers. The stickers were almost my favorite part! They are images from different spots in each of the World Showcase countries. It makes you want to hop around to find those specific spots for yourself!

Epcot Passport - Morocco

There is also a date and time entry that cast members in each of the countries' Kidcot Fun Stops will fill out for you. Cast members will also stamp your passport and write something different that relates to that specific country. For example, in Morocco, they might write your name in Arabic! Every country has its own signature style for what it put into the passports. It really makes the whole experience rewarding and special!

Epcot Passport - Happy Birthday!

If you are celebrating your birthday, make sure you get a birthday pin at any store in the park! If you’re wearing the pin, the cast members may even draw a picture for you, or write “Happy Birthday” in another language! When I was in Japan, they wrote me “Happy Birthday, Tad” in Japanese and also drew Baymax with a birthday cake! They really take the time to make your experience as special and memorable as they can.

Epcot Passport - Exploring Italy in World Showcase

One of my favorite things about this Epcot passport adventure is exploring the countries! It’s easy to do, especially if you’re trying to fill up your passport, and a lot of fun. The Kidcot Fun Stop is not always front and center when you enter a country! You have to go and actually look for it, which I love. It forces you to see parts of the country you may have originally overlooked! The amount of detail Disney has put into each country is toadally awesome! You feel immersed into the atmosphere, and it’s easy to forget that you’re still in Florida!

I like to think of an Epcot passport as a necessity when traveling from country to country, and the World Showcase is no exception! The next time you are visiting Epcot make sure you pick up one up! And don't forget, if you're visiting the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, there is a special passport for each of the food marketplaces. You can learn more about it in our festival guide.

The Epcot passport is just one of the toadally cool, under-the-radar ways to discover the different parts of the park, but there are others. Let us know how you like to explore Epcot in comments below!

Stay cool!

Keep hopping, Tad!
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Nov 27, 2018 at 2:24 a.m. Erica Says...

Is there any way to order these ahead of time? I want to give them to my kids for Christmas for our trip in February but I want the actual book from Epcot and not one that someone else made. Thanks!

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Nov 27, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erica!

We believe they can be purchased in the Shop Disney Parks app!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Nov 12, 2018 at 12:49 a.m. Erin Says...

Curious - how much are the passport kits? :)

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Nov 13, 2018 at 2:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Erin!

Passports are $11.99 and can be found at most retail locations throughout World Showcase :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 13, 2018 at 1:18 a.m. Robert Denis Holewinski Says...

Hello! I was the Disney Designer who created and developed the Epcot Passport in 1991 and am very proud that this item is still available. It is one of the many things l designed while with Disney that l am most proud of. Thank you all for the wonderful comments about the Passport! Robert

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Feb 18, 2019 at 4:24 p.m. Declan Says...

We loved the passport. It made our journey through the World Showcase 10x more fun! It also helped us learn more about the country’s cultures. We thought it was awesome that each person was from a certain country which was in the Showcase. The stamps that came with passport were also super fun too.

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Sep 21, 2018 at 11:57 a.m. Felippe Says...

Hello Robert.

This is a great idea! I went to Disney three times and I didn't know about the passport.. That's to bad. Anyway, from a designer to another, congratulations about the creation!

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Apr 11, 2018 at 6:32 p.m. Dawn Leblanc Says...

Do you know if they still have the passports in 2018. And where in Epcot do you purchase them?

I did it when I was a kid at Disney and was hoping my kids could do it as well. It was really cool!!

Thanks for the help!

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Apr 12, 2018 at 3:35 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Dawn,

Yes, as far as we know, you can still get the Passport Kits! You should be able to purchase them at any retail shop located in Epcot.

Stay cool!

Tad

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Dec 31, 2017 at 3:34 a.m. Carla Says...

Can this be done year round or only at certain times?

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Jan 2, 2018 at 11:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Carla,

Yes, you can get a Passport Kit any time at Epcot!

Stay cool!

Tad

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Oct 15, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. Jennifer Says...

I love this idea!! I was on the fence about buying the passport. My family and I can't wait to do this!!

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