One question I see parents of preschoolers ask regularly is what attractions their children will be able to enjoy at each theme park. When Disney vacation planning, it’s natural to want to spend more time at the parks they’ll enjoy the most—and skip those they won’t. Since EPCOT is mainly known for its annual festivals, the World Showcase, and thrill rides like Test Track, most people think of EPCOT as a place for teens and adults. Just add Magic Travel® is here to dispel these rumors with our top attractions for young children to do at EPCOT.
Frozen Ever After
EPCOT is the place for Frozen fans in your family, not just your little ones! Located at the Norway pavilion, Frozen Ever After brings guests on a slow boat ride through the icy waters of Arendelle as you journey to Elsa’s ice palace. Enjoy a musical tour through the world of Frozen on this one-of-a-kind adventure showcasing innovative technology to bring Elsa, Anna, and other Frozen friends to life. This attraction is one of the most popular rides at EPCOT, so you’ll want to have a plan in place so you can experience this attraction. Contact me to discuss the best options to have your family enjoy this ride.
The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Hop aboard a “clamobile” as you explore the underwater world from Finding Nemo. Accompany Nemo, Marlin, and Dory on their journey across the ocean and even catch a ride on the EAC. The ride incorporates 2D animation with 3D projections giving you a unique perspective of EPCOT’s 5.7-million-gallon saltwater aquarium. The real fun for littles, though, is after the ride. Kids could spend hours exploring the two-story aquarium building that encompasses the attraction. It’s one of EPCOT’s hidden gems! Learn about caring for manatees, get up close and personal with a dolphin, or watch a sea turtle swim above your head. The aquarium features floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of places to view sea life. There are also self-guided educational tours and a complimentary scavenger hunt. Don’t forget to say hi to Crush and ask him anything about sea turtle life during Turtle Talk with Crush. The aquarium is an excellent place for a midday break from the heat or to take cover during an afternoon thunderstorm.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
EPCOT’s newest attraction, located in the France pavilion, is a family-friendly, 4D experience that has you explore Famous Gusteau’s Restaurant from Chef Remy’s point of view. The attraction is open to any height range, making it great for little kids and adults alike.
Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
Also located in France, this 15-minute film is hosted by Mrs. Potts as she retells the tale as old as time—and you get to be a part of it. Parents will want to check out the six display galleries before the film, featuring movie props, costumes, and artifacts celebrating French culture on stage and screen.
Journey Into Imagination with Figment
The Journey Into Imagination ride has seen several updates throughout the years, but it is still considered one of EPCOT’s original attractions. Figment, a purple dragon that embodies a “figment of imagination,” has become one of EPCOT’s most beloved mascots since the attraction first opened in 1983. The ride is a slow, guided tour through the Imagination Institute, where Dr. Nigel Channing and Figment take guests on an expedition to explore the five senses. However, things aren’t always as they appear, especially when Figment is involved! After the ride, stop by the Image Works-“What If” Labs, where your little ones can explore music, color, and sound with interactive games and exhibits. Create a symphony using body movements, or design your own Figment and email it home.
We are so excited that traditional character meet and greets have finally returned to Disney Parks! Now’s the chance to hug your favorite Disney characters and collect their autographs (an excellent souvenir for little ones to bring home).
Here are some of the Disney Characters you can meet in the World Showcase:
EPCOT is the only place that offers a character encounter with Elsa and Anna at the Norway pavilion. You can greet them in their Royal Sommerhus just outside the Frozen Ever After ride.
In addition, you can see your favorite pals like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, and Goofy near the park’s front entrance. You can also meet characters like Joy from Inside Out and Vanellope from Wreck-It Ralph at Image Works inside the Imagination pavilion.
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