There are some great rides and attractions for toddlers at Epcot in Disney World, but you have to choose carefully. So which are the best? Here is our list.
We all know that there are lots of fun activities for toddlers at Magic Kingdom. But, taking a toddler to Epcot can be an absolutely wonderful experience too! It can be tailored to fit the needs of your little one but also be interesting to the adults in your party. Some people will tell you that the rides and attractions at Epcot won’t appeal to your toddler. Well, I think those people have either done it wrong, or not tried it.
Given that a toddler is usually only good for about a half a park day, you don’t have to try to plan a FULL day of rides for your toddler. The list below contains some great rides for toddlers at Epcot that should not be overwhelming.
The Character Spot is one of the best attractions for toddlers at Epcot
If you toddler loves the classic characters, meet Mickey and friends at the Character Spot in Epcot! This is near the entrance to the park so you may want to schedule your FastPass at the beginning of your Epcot day. This is a great spot to catch a little breath in the air conditioning on hot days.
The Seas with Nemo and Friends is a great ride for toddlers
Located in the Seas Pavilion, this slow ride is a great ride for the toddlers in your bunch. It takes you on a seashell that moves through the tale of Finding Nemo. Have some Nemo or Dory fans in the bunch? They will especially love this!
The New Frozen Ride at Epcot is another great Epcot toddler ride
Frozen Ever After in the Norway pavilion will take you through the story of Frozen. It is a beautiful ride and will entertain even the youngest riders, especially if you have a Frozen enthusiast in the group! Frozen is very popular with my toddlers, so this one was a hit. The ride CAN be a bit jerky towards the end of the ride, so I might keep my newborn (under 6 months) off of this one if you happen to be traveling with one. Having said that, our 8 month old LOVED it!
Turtle Talk with Crush
An interactive comedy experience with the world’s coolest turtle. Crush will answer questions from the kids in the audience and teach them all about his world just as Crush learns about the human world, dude. Older toddlers, preschoolers and school age kids will all enjoy this show.
Or, as my preschooler calls it, The Big Ball. We tried this one out with our toddler largely because it is such an iconic structure, but it turns out to be a great ride for toddlers at Epcot! While it may not be about characters or fantasy like some other Disney rides, it is still a nice, cool, relaxed and entertaining ride for everyone.
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
Located inside Epcot’s Mexico pavilion, this is a boat ride with Donald Duck. Lines are usually very short for this one, and it can extend your time inside the air conditioning on a hot day. Spending some time in the Mexico pavilion is a great way to allow your toddler to stretch their legs and cool off at the same time. And mommy can get a to go Margarita at La Cava del Tequila! Here are some other tips for staying cool at Disney World.
I’ve had good luck on all of these rides and attractions with my toddler, and I think they will help you and your toddler get the most out of Epcot.