Tips for Taking a Toddler to Disney’s EPCOT

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While EPCOT has a reputation for being the most adult-friendly Park at Disney World, it can be just as enjoyable for a toddler. When visiting the Orlando theme parks with little ones, researching a few expert tips is always important! So let’s explore what you need to know when visiting Disney World’s EPCOT with a toddler, including the best attractions for them.

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Walking vs. Stroller


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Although EPCOT isn’t the largest Park at Walt Disney World Resort, it still requires a lot of walking. There are no shortcuts through the World Showcase; every pavilion, including those in the front of the Park, is spaced apart. It is recommended to use a stroller – even if your toddler is walking on their own. There are two options for strollers: bringing yours or renting from Disney. If possible, bringing your own can be more comfortable for your little one and customizable. However, remember that bringing your stroller to the Park increases the risk of it getting scuffed, stained, or damaged. Whichever option you choose, it’s important to be mindful of shade as EPCOT has a lot of sunny spots, and also be aware that it does rain frequently in the Orlando area.

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EPCOT’s Baby Care Center

Every Park at Walt Disney World has a Baby Care Center. EPCOT’s center is between the World Showcase and Test Track in the Odyssey Center. Disney’s Baby Centers offer a nursing room, changing room, feeding room, and a playroom with television, books, and toys. They also sell baby and toddler items including diapers (up to size 4), baby food, juice, bottles, and pacifiers. It also has restrooms for the entire family.

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Best Attractions for Toddlers

EPCOT can be a fun and exciting day for curious and creative toddlers. But whichever your little one’s interests are, there are many rides, shows, and exhibits to enjoy at the Park.

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Frozen Ever After

Frozen Ever After

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Based on the popular Frozen franchise, this dark boat ride is a favorite among many toddlers and young children at EPCOT. It has no height restrictions, so even infants can ride on their parent’s lap. Located in the Norway Pavilion, it takes Guests through a retelling of the movie and features Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Sven. And, of course, what Frozen attraction would be complete without a chorus of “Let it Go”?

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure

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One of the newest rides at EPCOT, this indoor attraction in the France Pavilion is ideal for kids of any age. It has no height requirement – making it perfect for babies and toddlers of all sizes. Guests board little rat-like vehicles and scurry around the kitchen, dining room, and walls of Gusteau’s Paris restaurant.

Journey Into Imagination with Figment

Journey Into Imagination With Figment

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You may hear much controversy surrounding this ride. Although, it’s got nothing to do with having inappropriate content or being scary for children. It is based on criticisms of Disney’s changes through the years, drastically altering the ride from its original version. Although some adults may find aspects of the ride dated or annoying, its simple ride system and effects may appeal to young children. It explores the five senses through sound effects, visual gags, and scents. It, too, has no height restrictions allowing all to enjoy it.

The Seas With Nemo & Friends


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Little fans of Finding Nemo (2003) will love this slow-moving ride through various aquariums. Guests board little clamshells and meet characters from the movie who are projected in natural water aquariums along with actual fish. Like the other attractions on this list, it requires no height or age restrictions.

Character Meet and Greets

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EPCOT is one of the best places to meet characters throughout the Disney World theme parks. In addition to classic friends such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto, many other characters can be found within the various countries. It’s not uncommon to see Alice In Wonderland characters in the United Kingdom, Snow White characters in Germany, or Frozen characters in Norway. And since most toddlers, children, and families meet characters when visiting the Magic Kingdom or other parks, EPCOT’s character lines tend to be shorter.


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Final Comments

I hope these suggestions are helpful if you travel to EPCOT with a toddler. However, it’s always best to consider your child’s needs, energy level, and interests. What entertains one may not affect another. Keeping them happy will make all the difference.

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)