Epcot is considered by many to be the “adult” park. There are unique and sophisticated experiences, and there’s lots of alcohol. Epcot is also supposed to be educational. At Walt Disney World’s second theme park you can get a glimpse into the future as well as learn about different cultures. If you try to explain it that way to the kids or the grandkids, they might not see any Disney magic in spending a day in the park. But is it boring for kids? It shouldn’t be, because Epcot has plenty for all ages to love.
Epcot has height requirements on three rides; Mission: SPACE, Soarin’, and Test Track. That means that they’ll still be able to ride Frozen Ever After, Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros, Journey Into Imagination With Figment, Living with the Land, The Seas with Nemo & Friends, and Spaceship Earth. That may not be as many rides as they can ride at the Magic Kingdom, but it beats what is currently available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Epcot is a fantastic place to meet characters. In Future World you’ll find several of the classics, and around World Showcase you can meet plenty of princesses and face characters, including Anna and Elsa. If your little ones want more characters, there are two different character meals in the park.
The Seas is home to one of the largest saltwater tanks in the world. It is a living coral reef. Kids aren’t going to care about how much water there is (5.7 million gallons) or how many species call it home (85), they’ll just want to see the fish. They’ll see plenty of fish, because there are over 4,000 of them. Kids love watching sea animals, so this can give the adults a much needed break. Make sure you check out Bruce’s Shark World, where the children can take part in interactive quizzes and also get a picture inside of Bruce’s mouth.
There is plenty of live entertainment at Epcot. Much of it is Streetmosphere, which is Disney’s word for street shows. Kids don’t have to sit quietly for these shows because people gather around the performers, and some of the shows include audience participation. Check the My Disney Experience App or pick up a Times Guide to know who is performing, when, and where.
Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure
You can read my complete description of Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure here. In a nutshell, it’s an interactive adventure where the whole family can learn about a country and save the world at the same time.
Kidcot Fun Stops
In each of the World Showcase countries the kids can pick up informational cards and then color them the way that they want. It’s free, and there will be Cast Members on hand from the country to talk to the kids and tell them about their homelands. Kidcot Fun Stops are sponsored by Ziploc.
Kids these days (yes, I just used that expression) are technologically advanced. They’re used to playing games and watching things happen. There’s plenty to keep them busy this way at Epcot. The little ones will want to hit Advanced Training Lab, ImageWorks – The “What If” Labs, and Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future. They’ll have such a good time that they might ask if they can spend a second day at Epcot.