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10 Experience You Shouldn’t Miss at EPCOT

EPCOT is the Walt Disney World Park that has undergone the most change in the last year. As we move into 2023, even more changes will continue transforming this Disney Park.

With so much changing, it can take time to determine precisely what you should prioritize when visiting EPCOT. We are going to break down the ten experiences you won’t want to miss out on when visiting EPCOT in 2023.

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1. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

The top ride in EPCOT and Walt Disney World is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. This new, high-thrill attraction is a not-miss attraction. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is an indoor coaster like Disney has never seen before. It is a combination of Space Mountain and Rock n’ Roller Coaster.

A first-ever reverse launch, Guests are blasted into the action as they help the Guardians on their mission. Guests sit in an all-new omnicoaster that keeps them constantly in action. Guests won’t want to miss out on this high-speed, thrilling coaster.

To experience this coaster, Guests need to purchase an Individual Lightning Lane or join the virtual queue at either 7 am or 1 pm. Get ready for a wild ride through the galaxy.

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2. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Back in the France Pavilion, Guests won’t want to miss out on Remy’s Ratotulie Adventure. This family-friendly ride is a fun ride that the whole family can enjoy. Get shrunk down to the size of Remy and join him in the kitchen as he tries to stay out of trouble.

This isn’t a thrilling attraction, but it is super cute. The combination of screens and sets makes it super exciting and entertaining. Don’t skip over this ride when visiting EPCOT. Remember that it continues to be super popular, so snag a Genie+ return time or get there in the morning to avoid long lines.

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3. Frozen Ever After

Hang out with the favorite sisters in all of Disney and their friends on Frozen Ever After. Found in Norway, Frozen Ever After is another family-friendly ride in EPCOT. This ride is a classic dark boat ride. It takes Guests through the story of Arendelle with fun songs, incredible animatronics, and even a little thrill.

Little ones will love seeing their favorite Frozen friends on this ride. We love Olaf and Sven, as they are so adorable. Adults will enjoy seeing their little ones light up with excitement as they experience the ride.

Frozen Ever After also sees long lines, so use Genie+ or rope drop in the morning to avoid long lines.

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4. Test Track

Another top ride in EPCOT is Test Track. This ride might not be thrilling for adults who can drive, but kids seem to love it. Guests start by designing their cars before putting their designs to the test.

Test Track simulates different road tests that cars are put through, including high-speed tests with Guests racing outside at 60 mph. This is the most thrilling part of the ride. Use a single ride if you can, or get Genie+ to avoid the long lines that build at Test Track. Keep in mind that weather also impacts this ride. Because of the outside section, it will shut down for rain and lightning.

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5. Soarin’

Soarin’ is located in the Land Pavilion and is a fantastic ride in EPCOT. This ride simulates hang-gliding and takes Guests over icons and fun locations worldwide. Soar over the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal, and wrap up at EPCOT.

The sights are breathtaking, and the combination of smells truly transforms Guests to these special locations throughout the World. We love Soarin’ and feel like it is a not-miss attraction.

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6. Festival Fun

Chances are good that there will be a festival in EPCOT when you visit. Take time to enjoy all the festival offerings. Enjoy the live entertainment that is brought in for each festival. Make sure to enjoy some festival food, and don’t forget to slow down and enjoy all the decorations.

The festivals make each season special at EPCOT and truly transform the Park. Make sure you enjoy all that they have to offer.

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7. Seas Pavilion

Take time to walk around the Seas Pavilion. Home to one of the biggest aquariums, you can enjoy dolphins, sea turtles, and much more. This area is excellent for kids to walk around and explore. Get out of the sun and the crowd and just enjoy.

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8. Spaceship Earth

It wouldn’t be a trip to EPCOT without a ride on the iconic Spaceship Earth. Travel through time to see how our communication ability has grown over time. Although it might not be thrilling, Spaceship Earth is a classic EPCOT ride. It entertains while educating along the way.

EPCOT China Pavilion
EPCOT China Pavilion

9. Exhibits

Something that makes EPCOT so unique is the pavilions throughout the World Showcase. Each pavilion brings the country’s culture to Guests, from the food and drinks to the shops. What a lot of Guests don’t take the time to enjoy are all the unique exhibits within the countries.

Take time to explore the countries throughout the World Showcase. You will find remarkable, quiet areas to relax in. Some countries, such as China and France, offer films. Each pavilion is unique and should be explored.

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10. Food

Finally, make sure you take time to eat while in EPCOT. It might be delicious plates from the festival kitchens or a fantastic sit-down meal at Le Cellier. No matter what your food goal is, you will be able to find something at EPCOT.

We love the new Connections Cafe & Eatery and Regal Eagle Smokehouse. There are so many options throughout EPCOT for great food you won’t want to skip a meal here.

Those are the top ten experiences you won’t miss in EPCOT during your next visit.



Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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