If you’re anything like us, you may know Epcot as a magical place for delicious drinks (drinks around the world, anyone?), delectable dining, and superior shopping. But what about the kiddos? Fear not, they won’t be left out here. There is so much for kids to do at Epcot!
Read on to learn 8 of the best things for kids to do at Epcot!
Finding Dory’s Friends
New to The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion, ‘Finding Dory’s Friends’ is a scavenger hunt that takes small seafarers on a journey throughout this cool pavilion to solve rhyming puzzles which will help Dory find her favorite marine friends!
This self-led activity allows guests of all ages to learn more about Epcot’s amazing Living Seas Aquarium. Families can find the scavenger hunt booklets on the first floor and “swim” their way through the pavilion while making unforgettable memories as they collect stickers, search for clues, and explore cool exhibits and displays. Speaking of swimming, let’s dive right into the World Showcase — the location for our next pick!
Kidcot Fun Stops
It’s never too early in a child’s life to travel the world, and there’s no better place to do so than in Epcot’s World Showcase! In each international pavilion, a Kidcot Fun Stop craft station can be found. These stations are hosted by a cultural representative from that country — making them even more relevant!
Kids of all ages can collect stamps and create a personalized souvenir, adding their own splash of color to the given design. Young globetrotters will love coloring, doing crafts, seeing their names written in other languages, and getting to hear enriching stories from Cast Members about their native countries. Safe travels, young Mouseketeers!
Bon appetit, kiddos! Foodie families will be thrilled to learn that Epcot has two awesome character dining experiences available for guests to enjoy.
Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall — Her Royal Highness (usually Belle!) is hosting a feast for some of the most beloved Disney Storybook Princesses and you are welcome to come and dine in this medieval-style castle!
Here you’ll have the chance to meet Princesses such as Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Princess Aurora, and Ariel while enjoying a feast filled with regal accouterments, all set up by the High Queen herself. It’s a veritable Norwegian Smorgasbord!
Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest Feast at Garden Grill Restaurant — Enjoy an all-you-care-to-enjoy family-style feast in a rotating dining room with views of Living with the Land. You’ll get to enjoy your meal while being visited by Chip ‘n’ Dale and their Disney pals (including Farmer Mickey!).
They’ll be wearing their favorite harvest attire, so make sure to have your cameras ready for this unique character eat, meet, and greet experience!
Unique Character Experiences
All around Epcot, there are unique opportunities to experience interactions with some of your favorite Disney characters. Come “online” and get ready to fist bump, high five, and share some laughs in the Imagination! pavilion as you interact with Ralph, Vanellope, and Joy.
Next, head to World Showcase and visit the gardens of the United Kingdom to ask Alice all about her adventures in Wonderland. As you travel through France, say “bonjour!” when come across Belle.
While in China, reflect on history and hear legendary tales of heroism from the warrior that followed her heart, Mulan. Once you get to Norway, take a respite from the heat and “chill out” at Elsa and Anna’s Royal Sommerhaus summer cabin. They’ve traveled the world, and would love for you to visit them in their new home in Epcot!
Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival
Parents, are you looking for a respite from the heat for your family? Check out the hottest Disney and Pixar shorts — in an air-conditioned theater! This is the perfect length, at just under 20 minutes, and is a great starting point to see if your young ones enjoy the movie theater. Wearing 3D glasses and experiencing immersive 4D in-theater effects, you’ll get to enjoy three short films you won’t soon forget!
Before entering the theater, your family will have the opportunity to check out exhibits that showcase the creative process that goes into creating these unforgettable films and characters.
Bruce’s Shark World
The Seas with Nemo and Friends is a fin-tastic way to enter the Living Seas Aquarium. There’s a lot to do and see here, and one of our favorites is Bruce’s Shark World. Here, you can encounter a life-sized replica of Bruce, everyone’s favorite shark from Pixar’s Finding Nemo! There are so many teeth in that “mindless eating machine” grin! But don’t worry, he won’t bite, because fish are friends, not food.
Don’t forget to swim on by for a photo of your own while going through this interactive walkthrough exhibit. You may even find Mr. Ray, Nemo’s teacher, asking questions that can be answered on touch-screen monitors. Make sure your young ones have brushed up on their Nemo knowledge for his quiz!
Advanced Training Lab
Now that you’ve safely returned from your mission to Mars aboard Mission: SPACE, your young one is ready to become a Space Cadet! Get ready for liftoff in the Advanced Training Lab! “Flying” over Mars in a jetpack is the perfect way to prepare for your next space mission. Race against other cadets to send a rocket into outer space.
Smaller explorers will enjoy the interactive playground as they crawl through wormholes, inspiring them to reach for the stars. Guests of all ages will have a blast at the Advanced Training Lab!
ImageWorks – The “What If” Labs
After riding ‘Journey into Imagination with Figment’, take time to explore The “What if” Labs of ImageWorks, inside the Imagination! pavilion. Here you’ll find activities that excite the senses and games that will spark creativity.
Your creative kiddo will have the chance to conduct an orchestra by simply waving their arms and jumping on “Stepping Tones” to create a symphony of sound. They’ll even be able to design their own dragon that they can email to themselves or a friend they’d like to keep updated on their Disney adventure!
Are you excited about checking out these Epcot activities with your kids? Please let us know in the comments below!