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Top Epcot Rides for Toddlers: A Guide for Parents

In the past, EPCOT has gotten the reputation of being the Disney Park that is just for adults. Although there are a lot of experiences that adult Guests will enjoy at EPCOT, there are also a lot that your little ones can do throughout the Park.

We want to share some top rides your toddler can enjoy while visiting EPCOT. You might be surprised by all that they can enjoy.

Kids at Remy's in Epcot

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure: France Pavilion

One of the newer rides at EPCOT is the family-friendly trackless ride of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. This ride takes Guests on an adventure with Remy and his friends as they try to avoid trouble at the restaurant.

Even if your little one doesn’t wear the 3D glasses, they can still enjoy the large sets that makeup part of the ride. They love seeing Remy and enjoy the smooth movement throughout the ride.

Frozen Ever After

Frozen Ever After- Norway Pavilion

Moving along the World Showcase, the next ride that toddlers will enjoy is Frozen Ever After. This boat ride takes Guests through the beloved story of Elsa and Ana. Guests can enjoy seeing their favorite characters, including Olaf and Sven, and they float along in their boat through Arendelle.

It wouldn’t be a Frozen ride without the well-known “Let it Go” as Guests see Elsa in her ice castle. Even with a slight drop, kids will love the bright colors and enjoy seeing Olaf and his friends.

gran fiesta
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Gran Fiesta Tour- Mexican Pavilion

Gran Fiesta Tour is the final ride in the World Showcase that toddlers will love. Another smooth boat ride, Guests join the Caballeros as they search for Donald throughout Mexico. With lots to look at, including an indoor volcano, toddlers will have a great time on this calm boat ride.

With typically short waits, this is a great option when you need to step out of the heat and craziness of the World Showcase for some air conditioning and relaxation.

Spaceship Earth Entrance, EPCOT
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Spaceship Earth- World Celebration

It wouldn’t be a trip to EPCOT without a ride on Spaceship Earth. Toddlers will love this slow-moving ride that takes Guests through time and shows how our communication has changed. Although they won’t understand the history or meaning of the ride, toddlers will enjoy the giant sets and animatronics along the way.

As the ride wraps up, they will also enjoy the interactive touchscreen. Allows them to choose their future. Don’t forget to look around the interactive play area as you leave. This can be an excellent place for toddlers to run off some energy while in the cool air conditioning.

Seas with Nemo and Friends
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The Seas with Nemo and Friends- World Nature

Climb aboard your clamshell and enjoy diving underwater as you try to find Nemo. Toddlers will love seeing Nemo and all his friends as they travel underwater. The highlight is when Nemo appears in the natural aquarium at the end of the ride.

Make sure you take time to explore the aquariums as well. These are amazing and have so much for kids to discover. From manatees to dolphins and sea turtles like Crush, toddlers will have a fantastic time.

Turtle Talk With Crush

Turtle Talk with Crush- World Nature

An adorable, interactive show that will have parents laughing and kids amazed is Turtle Talk with Crush. Here kids can ask Crush questions about being a sea turtle, and he asks questions about being human. This show is adorable and so much fun with toddlers.

living with the land
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Living with the Land- World Nature

Another slow-moving boat ride perfect for toddlers is Living with the Land. Here Guests are taken through the different greenhouses that make up EPCOT. Again, toddlers might need help understanding the science behind the greenhouse, but they will be fascinated by all that is growing.

This ride has a lot to look at, from large cucumbers and melons to fish and hidden Mickeys. With a typically short wait, this is an excellent option for those busy afternoons.

Pixar Short Film Festival

Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival- World Celebration

For a cute experience, head to Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival. This theatre plays three short films in a row. If you are a Disney and Pixar shorts fan, you won’t want to miss this. Because they are short films, it is easy to keep toddlers’ attention.

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Journey into Imagination with Figment- World Celebration

Finally, toddlers can enjoy a ride on Journey into Imagination with Figment. This ride might need to be clarified for many riders, but toddlers typically find Figment silly. Remember, there is a short section at the end where dark air gets blown at you. Otherwise, toddlers will find it fun to look for Figment and all the trouble he gets into during the ride.


COMING SOON: Journey into Water- Inspired by Moana

Hopefully, toddlers will soon be able to explore the newest walk-through attraction featuring Moana. Journey into Water- Inspired by Moana, has made significant progress, and we hope it will open soon. Guests will be able to learn about the importance of water as they walk through this shaded area full of water features. We can’t wait!

Those are just the rides that toddlers can enjoy while in EPCOT. There are also numerous performances, many meet and greets, and many play areas they can enjoy. EPCOT has transformed itself over the years, making it a fantastic Park for Disney Guests of all ages. Don’t skip out on EPCOT during your next Walt Disney World vacation.

Related: Free Things to Take Advantage of at EPCOT

Related: Why Adults are Visiting EPCOT

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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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