Part of being a great travel planner is making sure our clients have all the tips and tricks available to them. I’m often asked by families with young children if they should skip Epcot because they all have the misconception there isn’t many age appropriate activities for them. The truth is Epcot has a lot more to offer for everyone than most visitors realize, especially the kids. Epcot offers a lot of hands on attractions and educational opportunities through the rides, countries and displays. Please note many of these attractions offer us parents a chance to sit down and take a break in the air conditioning for a few minutes. I hope you enjoy this list and I would love to hear your feedback.
The Seas with Nemo & Friends – Future World West
Board your “clamobile” and descend into the “Big Blue World” to help Marlin and Dory in search of Nemo. As you swim through the bright coral, jelly fish and wavering sea anemones, be on the lookout for Bruce the shark, because you never know where he is lurking. I don’t want to give away all the secrets of the ride, but the ending is “Totally Awesome!”
Turtle Talk with Crush – Future World West
Enter the Turtle Talk Theater and take a seat into Crush’s ocean world, as your little one has the chance to interact and ask Crush questions. By using a high-tech “hydrophone”, Crush can directly talk with all the little dudes and dudettes! With each new wave of kids is completely unique interaction, so come back to see Crush more than once and you’ll be guaranteed a different experience. Be sure to check your times guide or My Disney Experience app to find the exact times to catch Crush.
Living with the Land – Future World West
This entertaining boat ride through Disney’s greenhouses show guests how they are pioneering new ways to grow fruits and vegetables to keep up with today’s changing world and actually see many of the foods you eat grow before your very eyes.
Journey Into Imagination with Figment – Future World West
Climb into your car and enjoy this ride to learn more about the five senses with mischievous Figment. Be aware there’s a new experience around each corner as each sense is brought to life.
ImageWorks , The “What If” Labs – Future World West
After riding Journey into Imagination with Figment, enjoy this interactive play area that encourages kids to use their imagination while making music and pictures!
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros – World Showcase, Mexico
Located inside Mexico, this leisurely boat ride never has a wait and is a great way to take a break from the sun. Set along the Rio Grande, you are in search of Donald Duck who appears along the way at popular Mexican tourist sites.
Kidcot Fun Stops – World Showcase
Located at every Country around World Showcase, these stops offer FREE fun activities for the kids to enjoy. Make sure you see the Cast Member at each stop for your complimentary cardboard Duffy the Disney Bear to decorate and personalize with provided supplies. The Cast Members will also teach your child about their native country, how to say “hello” and stamp their Duffy in each country. Make sure to look for the symbol on your park map to collect them all!
Innoventions East – Future World East
Step inside this pavilion, where your kids will have the opportunity to design and then ride their own thrill ride, try their hand at destroying household items, experience the perfect storm and learn more about the green initiatives to save the world.
Innoventions West – Future World West
Once they’ve tried everything at Innoventions East head West where they can become a fire chief and play on a 30-foot fire truck, learn about saving money with a virtual piggy bank and play, dance and pose in front of a virtual wall.
Sea Base – Future World West, with Turtle Talk with Crush & The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Here a 5.7 million gallon aquarium is home to one of the largest man-made ocean environments with over 60 species and 4,000 sea creatures. Cast Members offer feedings at 10:00 am and 3:30 pm, where they also describe the rays, sea turtles and fish that swim right in front of you!! Keep an eye out for the dolphins too; those are always a big hit my kids.
Spaceship Earth – Future World near the Entrance
The 180-foot tall ball is the flagship attraction for Epcot. This classic ride is a must do for everyone and takes you back in time to see the historical milestones that make today’s communication possible.
Does all this sound like a great day? Remember this is just ONE of Disney World’s four parks for your family to enjoy. If you enjoyed this blog keep an eye out for parts three and four and to read part one on the Magic Kingdom click here. Are ready to book a trip to Disney World? I would love to help and my services are always FREE, contact me via Facebook, Pinterest, email or phone 1-800-670-4312 Ext 144.
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