updated October 12, 2020
Last week, I shared our family’s best Magic Kingdom attractions and today we’re off to Disney World’s second park for the best Epcot rides and attractions!
Epcot has a reputation for not being kid-friendly when this couldn’t be farther from the truth for our family. It’s my kids’ favorite park and there are lots of fun rides and attractions for kids.
Epcot has the highest percentage of rides we all enjoy. There are no roller coasters and they enjoy the thrill rides here. It’s also large and open with the best ability of all the parks to disperse crowds. And we don’t even need to mention the food which is plentiful and unique!
But, we’re here to talk about attractions today! These are best Epcot rides we all love and can all share together.
1. Test Track
My boys do not ride roller coasters because they don’t like any drops, but they LOVE the fastest ride in all of Disney World – Test Track!
Half the fun at Test Track is designing their own cars while waiting in the queue and then seeing how the cars perform in each portion of the test track.
They. Love. This.
Car design gets quite competitive in our family! And, of course, the grand finale 60 mile per hour road test is always a favorite.
Riders must be at least 40″ tall so the littles might have to miss this one.
2. Impressions de France
Soft theater chairs.
Ice cold air conditioning.
Glorious French landscapes and classical music.
There is nothing to dislike about the movie in the France pavilion, Impressions de France!
This has long been Mommy’s favorite attraction at Epcot. While the movies in the China and Canada pavilions require standing, France offers comfy seats to rest your feet for 20 minutes.
And the movie scenes.
Those gorgeous French scenery.
And Debussy. Saint-Saens. Ravel.
3. Mission Space: Green
We perfectly fit in the four-seat Mission: Space cockpit as a family of four and have so much fun with our own flight assignments and duties during the mission.
While your interactions on this ride don’t affect the outcome like Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the kids still love flipping all the switches and pressing buttons!
Half of us are space nuts, so that plays a part in our collective love for this ride as well!
This ride also has a low height restriction, but isn’t nearly as intense as its centrifugal sister ride, Mission Space: Orange.
4. Journey Into Imagination
One of Epcot attractions geared towards young children and … what can we say? The kids love it!
No height restrictions and Epcot’s favorite little purple dragon make this ride pure fun.
Sure, the current incarnation of Journey Into Imagination may not be as good as the original, but little kids will still find it very entertianing!
5. Spaceship Earth
For decades, Mommy’s family tradition has been to ride Spaceship Earth at the end of the day on the way out of the park. There is never any line in the evening. It’s a long, quiet, and relaxing way to end the day, and somehow just doesn’t feel right riding in the daylight!
There is no height restriction, the ride is slow and steady, and the kids will love the “choose your own future” interactive feature at the end of the ride.
Spaceship Earth is always a must-do for our family at Epcot!
What are your family’s favorite EPCOT attractions?