Many of the guests who travel to Walt Disney World each year do so as a family and typically bring children along with them. While many of these guests opt to spend the majority of their time in the Magic Kingdom since that Disney Park has countless family friendly experiences, the other three Disney Parks are also wonderful locations to explore with children. Epcot in particular is the perfect balance of entertainment and education, making it an ideal location for families with children to spend time in. Epcot’s Future World features attractions and experiences that offer children the chance to enjoy hands-on technology and amazing moments, and Future World allows children to feel as though they have traveled the world and enjoyed amazing experiences along the way. From favorite characters and incredible technology to educational moments, Epcot is a wonderful place. Here are the top nine things to do for kids at Epcot in Walt Disney World.
1. Spaceship Earth
Located just inside the main entrance of Epcot is Spaceship Earth, a slow moving journey that brings guests from the beginning of time to modern day to explore how communication has evolved. While some children might find the experience on the dull side, there are plenty of wonderful details to point out to them while listening to the educational script narrated by Dame Judi Dench. In addition, children love the ending of Spaceship Earth where they can answer a series of questions and see a cartoon vignette of their future come to life, complete with their faces!
2. Journey Into Imagination with Figment
Children also love another attraction found in Epcot’s Future World that helps them set their imaginations free. Journey Into Imagination with Figment is situated in the Imagination Pavilion and brings guests on a tour of the location’s sensory labs. Figment the purple dragon soon begins to interfere with the tour and create funny and interactive moments while singing the classic song “Imagination.” With a surprise ending and the important lesson that imaginations should also be allowed to explore and run free, this attraction is a must do for kids in Epcot.
3. Soarin’ Around the World
The Land Pavilion in Epcot’s Future World is home to an amazing attraction that is popular with both children and adults. Soarin’ Around the World brings guests on an unforgettable hang gliding adventure over some of the most beautiful locations in the world including the Great Wall of China, the Eiffel Tower, and Mount Kilimanjaro. Children who are tall enough to ride can sit back and swing their feet over these amazing locations while also learning about world geography.
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4. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet
Children who are tall enough to safely experience Soarin’ Around the World can also enjoy another popular attraction in Epcot’s Future Word. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet is a favorite attraction of children as they are invited to design their very own SIM cars with complete control over everything from tires and color to aerodynamics and efficiency. After creating their masterpieces, children can strap in and see how their design measures up on the track before enjoying a thrilling high speed loop at the end.
5. The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Children who are in interested in the ocean and marine life definitely need to spend time in The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion in Future World. The location is home to an attraction of the same name which retells the story of Finding Nemo in addition to Turtle Talk with Crush where children can interact in real time with Crush and learn about the oceans. The pavilion is also home to many exhibits where children can check out animals such as manatees and dolphins while learning about the beauty and importance of the oceans.
6. Frozen Ever After
One of the most popular Disney animated films of all time is Frozen which tells the story of Anna and Elsa and the kingdom of Arendelle. The Norway Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to the popular Frozen Ever After where children can board boats and set sail for adventure and a summer celebration with favorite characters from the film. The highlight of the attraction is when guests emerge in Elsa’s ice palace and experience the queen singing the hit “Let It Go” on her balcony up above.
7. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
The Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is also home to a wonderful attraction that allows children to learn about the culture and beauty of the country while also being entertained by some familiar faces. The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros features a scenic tour of Mexico with Jose and Panchito as they search for Donald for a concert that evening. With beautiful scenes that showcase the diversity of Mexico and its traditions, children are sure to love this fun attraction.
Each of the eleven pavilions in Epcot’s World Showcase bring a country from around the world to life through entertainment, attractions, culture, history, dining, and more. Children will love stopping in each pavilion at the Kidcot location where they can participate in an entertaining craft while also learning more about that country. This free experience is a wonderful way for children to not only learn, but also create lasting keepsakes that they can bring home from Epcot with them.
9. Illuminations: Reflections of Earth
One of the most amazing experiences that children can enjoy in Epcot is the nightly showing of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth which takes place on World Showcase Lagoon. Combining pyrotechnics, music, dancing water, laser lights, fireworks, and more, children are sure to be completely enraptured by this beautiful show and consider it the perfect end to a fun and educational day in Epcot!