Guide to a Fun Day at Epcot with Baby
Although Epcot is much different from the Magic Kingdom and other Walt Disney World theme parks, it is just as much fun for families with babies and toddlers. Epcot has become a must-do for Ella and I during our Walt Disney World vacations and we have spent some of our best Disney days exploring this beautiful theme park. Epcot is home to some pretty amazing kid-friendly rides, attractions and character meet and greets. Here is our complete Guide to a Fun Day at Epcot with Baby:
All About Epcot
Believe it or not, Epcot is over twice the size of Disney’s Magic Kingdom! Epcot is made up of two sections: Future World and the World Showcase. In Future World you will find popular attractions based on the past, present and future of our world. Some of the most popular attractions for families in Future World are Spaceship Earth, Innovations, The Land and The Sea. The next area of Epcot is the infamous World Showcase. Epcot’s World Showcase is a gorgeous journey around the world made up of 12 different countries. Each of the 12 pavilions in Epcot’s World Showcase are filled with culture, cuisine and entertainment unique to each country it represents. Since Epcot is such a large theme park, it is a great idea to look over the official park map before your visit.
Baby-Friendly Rides at Epcot
Epcot is home to some must-do Disney rides and attractions that you and your family do not want to miss! Since there aren’t as many rides located in Epcot, lines can get long during busy hours of the day. Be sure to book fast passes ahead of time so you can experience all of these exciting attractions. Here are a couple of our favorite baby-friendly rides at Epcot:
The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Explore the big, blue world in this slow paced, kid-friendly ride featuring your favorite characters from Disney’s Finding Nemo. This ride is an absolute must-do with toddlers and young children! Ella loves this ride so much we always end up going on it more than once. The Seas with Nemo and Friends is located in The Seas area of Future World. Be sure to check out the huge aquarium and the rest of the ocean inspired fun at the Sea Base located at the exit of the ride.
Frozen Ever After
Visit your favorite Frozen sisters on an exciting flume-ride to the Kingdom of Arendale. This ride features all of your favorite characters and songs from Disney’s Frozen. Frozen Ever After is located in the Norway Pavilion of the World Showcase. This ride is extremely popular so we highly suggest booking a fast pass ahead of time. Without a fastpass you should be prepared to wait at least 60 minutes for this ride. Also, keep in mind that Frozen Ever After features a small drop towards the end of the end. I have taken Ella on this ride many times and it never bothers her but every child is different.
Some more of our favorite baby-friendly rides in Epcot are: Journey Into Imagination with Figment, Spaceship Earth, Turtle Talk with Crush and Living with the Land.
Character Meet and Greets
In my opinion, Epcot has the best character meet and greets in Walt Disney World. There are many characters that you have the opportunity to meet in Epcot that you will not find elsewhere. Character Meet and Greets are located in both Future World and the World Showcase. Here are our favorite character meet and greet spots:
Epcot Character Spot
The Epcot Character Spot is my favorite character meet and greet spot in Disney! This character meet and greet is located in Future World and features Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. This is an excellent way to meet some of your child’s most beloved Disney characters all at once. One of the greatest things about the Epcot Character Spot is you can book fastpasses for this attraction.
Throughout the World Showcase
The World Showcase is an excellent place to meet some of your favorite Disney characters, including Disney Princesses! Many of the World Showcase pavilions feature unique character meet and greets through out the day. These characters are only featured during certain hours of the day so I suggest checking out the time guide located in the Epcot Map.
Meet Elsa and Anna in Norway
Meet Donald Duck in Mexico
Other characters you can find throughout the World Showcase are Mulan, Jasmine, Belle, Aurora, Snow White, Alice, Mary Poppins and more.
Exploring the World Showcase
The World Showcase is made up of 12 pavilions: Mexico, Norway, China, Africa, Germany, Italy, America, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada. Not only is it so much fun for kids to explore the different countries throughout the World Showcase, but it is educational at the same time. Each of these pavilions feature their own amazing culture, cuisine, and entertainment. You could easily spend an entire day exploring the World Showcase. Ella absolutely loves listening to the different music and watching the performances in each country. The World Showcase also features Kidcot Fun Stops in each pavilion that allow children to collect stamps and create their own souvenir at each craft station.
These are our Disney must-dos for a fun day at Epcot with baby. There is so much to do and explore at Epcot that no two visits are ever the same. I hope my Guide to Epcot with Baby inspires you to spend a little extra time exploring this awesome theme park! Thanks for reading.
For more Walt Disney World Tips be sure to read my Tips For Taking a Toddler to Disney World.