7 Epcot Rides That You Should Absolutely Check Out

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Epcot might not have as many rides as Magic Kingdom, but it’s definitely worth a visit. In fact, it’s one of our favorite stops at Walt Disney World Resort.

Unlike the other parks, it’s unique in that it celebrates human achievement—particularly innovation and foreign culture. In a way, it’s more geared towards adults.

With that said, there are a few things that are fun for all ages! Let’s take a look at some of the Epcot rides below.

1. Test Track

Prior to the ride, you get to design your own vehicle.

When it comes to Epcot rides, Test Track is probably the best that there is. Located in Future World, this attraction simulates the rigorous testing procedures that are used to evaluate concept cars at General Motors.

Refurbished in 2012, Test Track begins with a section that allows you to design your own car. From there, you board a sim-car that goes straight to the testing grounds.

Four things are then put to the test—efficiency, capability, responsiveness, and power, the last of which involves a high-speed (upwards of 65 miles per hour) race around the building!

Location: Future World
Height Restrictions: 40” or taller
Fastpass: Yes

2. Soarin’ Around the World


Soarin’ Around The World is another ride that you can expect to stand in line for. A flight motion simulator, the attraction allows you to depart on a breathtaking journey through the sky.

Nothing short of an immersive experience, Soarin’ utilizes different effects such as wind and artificial scents to simulate the breezy adventure. If anything, you’ll really feel like you’re flying around the world!

Location: Future World
Height Restrictions: 40” or taller
Fastpass: Yes

3. Mission Space

Mission Space is one of the more unique Epcot rides.

Curious to know what it’s like to be a NASA astronaut? If so, be sure to check out Mission Space.

A shuttle simulator, the ride provides you with a realistic feel of what it’d be like to travel to Mars—dodging meteorites along the way!

For a bit of added fun, each rider also gets their own role such as pilot, commander, engineer, or navigator, each of whom is responsible for something different during the mission.

Location: Future World
Height Restrictions: 40” or taller
Fastpass: Yes

4. Frozen Ever After


Frozen Ever After is one of the newer attractions at Epcot. The successor of Maelstrom, it opened to the public in 2016.

A must for any Frozen fan, the ride features several of the film’s hit songs including Do You Want to Build a Snowman and Let It Go. As you can probably expect, you’ll also be able to see some of your favorite characters such as Elsa, Anna, and Olaf.

Despite being a relatively calm ride, Frozen Ever After does have a couple of small drops towards the end.
Location: Norway Pavillion at World Showcase
Height Restrictions: None
Fastpass: Yes

5. Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth glows purple and orange at night.

Spaceship Earth is perhaps one of the most iconic Epcot rides. Shaped like a gigantic golfball, the attraction is somewhat like a time machine in that it showcases the history of communication—from the invention of the alphabet to the creation of modern computers.

Not only is the ride educational, but it inspires a sense of wonder as to what is possible in the future. At the end of it, you even have a chance to “design” your own future using a touch-screen on the ride vehice.

Location: Future World
Height Restrictions: None
Fastpass: Yes

6. Living with the Land

Living with the World is an educational ride that teaches you about agriculture.

When it comes to Epcot rides, Living with the Land is something that you don’t want to miss.

Part of The Land pavilion, the attraction is unique in that it serves as both a ride and a greenhouse tour. Interested in learning more about how we can make things more environmentally friendly? If so, this is the ride for you.

Upon boarding a boat, you’ll sail through different biomes including the tropical rainforest, the prairie, and the desert. Afterwards, you’ll be taken to a place called the “Living Laboratory”, which centres around the future of agriculture.

Sure, it might not be one of those thrilling rides, but you’ll definitely learn something from it!

Location: Future World
Height Restrictions: None
Fastpass: Yes

7. The Seas with Nemo and Friends

The Seas with Nemo and Friends features a ~six million gallon saltwater tank.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends is both a ride and an aquarium. With that said, its main attraction is the fish. For one thing, it has one of the largest saltwater tanks in the world!

In addition to dolphins and sharks, you’ll be able to see eels, turtles, manatees, seahorses, and more. If you happen to be a certified scuba diver, you can even swim with them in the tank!

Location: Future World
Height Restrictions: None
Fastpass: Yes

Which Epcot Ride Is Your Favorite?

Do you have a favorite attraction at the park? What’s your go-to Epcot ride? Let us know in the comments!

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