Five Rides for Little Guys (and girls) @ EPCOT
With its history as being Walt’s “future world”, EPCOT holds some fun rides for the little ones, too. At first glance, it seems that EPCOT may not be “fun” for the younger set-I mean, what little kid wants to stroll and drink their way through the World Showcase? Or you may think your little one will be bored with all the “futuristic” attractions at EPCOT. Think again!
Today, I’m sharing with you my top five attractions for the younger ones at EPCOT. I guarantee the adults and cool older kids in your traveling party will enjoy these too!
1. The Living Seas with Nemo and Friends. This one is our family favorite because ALL of us can enjoy it together. While riding in your clam shell, you experience all the highlights of Finding Nemo. We find this is a great ride for hot afternoons. Another great time to ride is “eating” time. While my daughter was still on bottles, we rode this so I could hold her and feed her in the air conditioning. At the same time, our family could enjoy the attraction together.
2. Living with the Land. Again, another fabulous ride for the hot afternoons. In our experience, our wait time here has been minimal. Our young children love seeing the plants and unique flowers growing in The Land.
3. Turtle Talk with Crush. As you exit The Living Seas with Nemo and Friends, you’ll be in a room with all sorts of oceanic life and stations. From there, you’ll be led into a theatre where a 3D, voice activated Crush will appear in front of the audience. He answers live audience questions, interacts with the littles in the room, and educates the audience on sea life.
4. Journey into Imagination with Figment. Figment, the cute purple dinosaur, pops up when you’ll least expect him. He’s so fun to watch out for, and the song will be in your head all day.
5. World Showcase. When it is nap time, we put the sunshade on the stroller, and my husband and I enjoy a leisurely walk through World Showcase. When the kids are awake, we do the Three Cabelleros in Mexico. World Showcase is also a great place to meet characters. We’ve seen Belle and Beast, Snow White, Mary Poppins, and some Aristocats in this area. The kids also might enjoy the German cuckoo clock show, and the small train moving through the gardens in Germany.
If you’re traveling with toddlers or preschoolers, I hope you won’t skip EPCOT on your visit. Not only does EPCOT hold some fun for the younger kids, it’s also a wonderful park to interact with characters. We’ve seen the “Fab Five” at the EPCOT Character Spot, near Innoventions in Future World. Also, princesses in their “home countries” and we’ve seen Stitch or Daisy Duck right at the entrance to EPCOT.
Do your children enjoy EPCOT? What is their favorite attraction?
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