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Exploring Everything at EPCOT

With EPCOT turning 40 this year, we thought it would be fun to take some time to look at this Disney Park’s fantastic offerings.   EPCOT was always known for bringing Guests edutainment. A way to educate Guests about different topics while also bringing entertainment.

We will explore all that EPCOT has to offer Guests during their Walt Disney World Resort vacation. We hope this will help you plan your day at EPCOT.

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EPCOT wasn’t always known for rides, but lately, that has changed. There are a variety of rides for Guests of all ages and thrill levels throughout EPCOT. Let’s take a look at a few of them.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

The most popular ride at EPCOT and the newest for Guests to experience is the thrilling indoor coaster Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. Guests are launched into an experience that they won’t soon forget.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

On a family-friendly ride back to the France Pavilion, Guests are shrunk to the size of Remy. From there, race through the kitchen to avoid getting in trouble. This trackless ride is full of surprises as it combines screens and 3D effects, and so much more.

Frozen Ever After

A fan favorite, Frozen Ever After, located in the Norway Pavilion, is a ride through the Frozen story. With the incredible animatronics of all our favorite frozen friends, great songs, and a little thrill, this ride is a favorite of many.

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Test Track

Put your car to the test with this ride. Guests design their car and then put it through various tests, including a thrilling speed test that takes them outside at high speed. Kids love the thrill of this ride as they feel the wind in their faces as they rush to high rates.

Mission Space

Guests have mixed feelings about Mission Space. If you are prone to motion sickness, you will want to steer clear of this ride. Are you looking for an intense experience? This blast to Mars is for you. A simulator replicating being an astronaut, Mission Space is not for the weak.

Spaceship Earth

The most iconic ride at EPCOT is Spaceship Earth. Guests enter Spaceship Earth and enjoy a ride through the story of how communication has changed over time. This isn’t a thrilling attraction; however, it is one that we feel is a must-do on each of our Disney trips.

Living with the Land

Another iconic attraction that is classic EPCOT is Living with the Land. This slow-moving boat ride takes Guests through the gardens at EPCOT that the horticulture team uses. Guests can learn about how these new growing systems are helping and how EPCOT continues to work on new methods.

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Get ready to fly around the world to view iconic features. This ride takes Guests high up and has them soaring. Soaring around from the Taj Mahal to the Great Wall of China, Guests will have their breath taken away by the views on this ride.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends

Swim along with Nemo and friends is this classic Disney dark ride. Guests are taken through the story of Nemo as they work to help Dory find their little fishy friend. It is neat to see how Disney incorporated the aquarium with this ride.

Journey into Imagination with Figment

The last main ride at EPCOT features everyone’s favorite purple dragon- Figment. This ride is a little strange, but some Guests love it. Learn about the five senses with Figment as you travel through the sensory labs.

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There are so many dining options throughout EPCOT that Guests will always be able to find something delicious. EPCOT offers some of the top dining locations at Walt Disney World, from the fantastic food booths throughout the festivals to the signature dining experiences.

We can’t go through all the options at EPCOT here, but we have a few top suggestions as you plan.

Quick Service

EPCOT has numerous quick service locations where Guests can enjoy a great meal. Our first choice would be back in the American Pavilion with Regal Eagle. Guests can enjoy delicious barbeque, excellent sides, and top drinks. Connections Eatery is a new quick service location at EPCOT. Connections have quickly become a fan favorite by bringing some of our favorite foods to use with a twist.

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Table Service

Throughout EPCOT, Guests can also find top-notch table service restaurants. For a fun meal with characters, Garden Grill is a top option. Chip n’ Dale welcomes Guests to their feast of food! A popular option that provides high-end dining in a unique experience is Space 220. Guests enjoy a prie-fixe meal as they dine 220 miles above Earth.

For high-end meals, Guests can look at dining at Le Cellier, Chef de France, Rose & Crown, or Spice Road Table. These locations provide an upscale dining experience with fine dining, excellent atmospheres, and top drinks.

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EPCOT has always been known for the entertainment provided throughout Disney Park. They are starting with the films offered in The Land Pavilion and throughout the World Showcase. Many pavilions also offer unique displays that are special to the country and a great way to learn more.

There are also many performers throughout the Park as well. Many of these performers work to bring the culture of the different cultures to the Guests. They are a massive part of the EPCOT experience.

EPCOT is a magical Disney Park with so much to offer Guests when they visit. Exciting rides, delicious food, and incredible entertainment all create those magical experiences in EPCOT. Don’t miss out on your next Disney trip.

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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