Walt Disney had a vision for the future and to that end he planned for the construction of a place that would showcase those futuristic predictions and hopes. This place would act as a model of what communities in the future should be like. So, in 1982 EPCOT opened at Disney World on about 300 acres. Epcot and Disney are located in the Orlando area of Florida which boasts more visiting tourists than any other city in the world (followed closely by NYC and Paris). EPCOT is actually an acronym that stands for Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow. EPCOT turned out to be an attraction comprised of two main components: 1) a world showcase of different cultures and 2) future world that focuses on a futuristic vision for tomorrow.