The Best Epcot Rides for Toddlers and Babies in 2023!

Waterfall, monorail track and pyramid at the Imagination Pavillion at Epcot

Are you thinking of bringing your toddler to Epcot, but worried they might be bored? There are a lots of toddler friendly rides at Epcot! Its our family’s favorite Disney park to visit with toddlers. There are multiple rides and attractions geared towards small children, and parents can enjoy eating and drinking around the countries. This is a list of the best Epcot rides for toddlers that you won’t want to miss on your visit.

Epcot Rides for Toddlers: World Nature

The Seas with Nemo and Friends

The sign for the Seas with Nemo & Friends at EPCOT

One of the best Epcot rides for toddlers, this ride takes you in a slow moving clamshell vehicle through the Finding Nemo story line. Toddlers will love the bright colors, music, and characters that make up the ride.

Fish, sharks, and turtles all make an appearance. At the end of the ride, toddlers will love to see their favorite characters swimming along real fish in the Living Seas fish tank.

Little boy staring into a fish tank at the Living Seas Pavilion

At the ride’s end, you are dropped off in the The Seas Pavilion. This is a great place to spend some time in Epcot with toddlers. They have one of the largest salt water tanks in the country, with animals from sea turtles to sharks. The pavilion is also home to manatees and dolphins.

Pro Tip: Inside the Seas Pavilion, don’t miss Bruce’s Sub House, a playground perfect for toddlers.

Pro Tip 2: The Coral Reef is a great kid-friendly restaurant to visit in EPCOT. Dine in front of their giant salt water tank, and watch turtles, sharks, and rays swim by. For more great restaurants that are toddler friendly at EPCOT, visit our EPCOT guide to Family Friendly Restaurants.

Living with the Land Boat Ride

Green boat sailing through the greenhouse on the Living with the Land ride in Epcot

One of our favorite rides in Epcot, Living with the Land is a relaxing boat ride located in the Land Pavilion. It is the perfect ride for toddlers or babies, going at a slow pace with interesting things to see along the way.

Water lily display in the greenhouse at the Living with the Land pavillion

The Living with the Land boat ride takes you through the different biomes, including a rainforest, a desert, and a prairie. Afterwards, it takes you through a greenhouse tour. Adults and kids alike will love trying to identify the unique plants that are housed in Epcot’s experimental environment.

The land sign in front of the living with the land pavillion

Pro Tip: In the Land Pavilion overlooking the boat ride is the Garden Grill, one of the best character dining experiences in Epcot. Featuring Chip ‘n’ Dale and friends, this is a really fun 360 rotating restaurant that is easy and fun with toddlers. Be sure to reserve your dining experiences as early as 60 days prior to your visit. For more tips on character dining in Disney World, visit our Complete Guide to Disney World for Beginners.

Epcot Rides for Toddlers: World Celebration

Journey into Imagination with Figment

Two large doors labeled Sensory Laboratories at the Journey to Imagination ride in EPCOT

Located in the Imagination Pavilion, this ride is a hit with little ones. Hosted by Figment the iconic purple dragon, you will be taken into a laboratory to explore the five senses.

Three figments in skunk costumes on a computer board inside the Journey to Imagination ride at EPCOT

Things immediately go haywire, and the ride is hijacked by Figment who takes you to his upside down home. Toddlers will love the colorful visuals and exciting sounds.

Little boy and his father working on a computer in Image Works at Epcot

Pro Tip:  Spend some time at the “What If Labs” immediately following the ride.  Toddlers will love jumping on colorful blocks with different instrument sounds, and decorating their very own Figment on computer screens.  

Spaceship Earth

Green vehicles on the Spaceship Earth ride in EPCOT

Located in the Epcot ball, slow moving cars on this ride take you on a journey through the evolution of communication. Babies and toddlers will have lots to look at as you move from the prehistoric times to the high tech world of today.

Bright lights and stars at the Spaceship Earth ride in EPCOT

The computer screen embedded in the ride is fun for little ones, and allows them to choose their own future. Cameras take photos of you and your toddler, and place them on pretend characters in a futuristic setting.

toddler with hands on screen at spaceship earth

This is one of the best Epcot rides for toddlers because of how much there is to see. Every new scene has interesting animatronics from throughout the ages. At the top of the dome, you will be treated to a view of the Earth from space. Our kids have always really loved this ride!

Spaceship Earth sign with monorail in the background at EPCOT center

Pro Tip:  At the beginning of the ride, it prompts you to smile for the camera.  Be sure to lift up your toddler to capture their face, it will make for hilarious photos at the end of the ride!

Epcot Rides for Toddlers: World Showcase

Frozen Ever After

Building at the Norway pavillion in EPCOT center

The Frozen ride is a must see with toddlers at Epcot, especially if they are interested in Elsa and Anna. Located in the Norwegian Pavilion, the ride takes you on a boat to the land of Arendelle. Toddlers will love seeing their favorite frozen characters light up in this shiny, musical, and magical boat ride.

Pro Tip: This is a short ride but sometimes has a really big line. When visiting Epcot with toddlers, if this ride is a priority, consider heading there right after rope drop. Another trick that some visitors use is booking an early breakfast reservation at Akershus. If you do this, breakfast can end right around 8:50 and you can hop in the line before other guests arrive. (For tips on how to reserve Disney dining, visit our Disney for Beginners post!)

Gran Fiesta Tour : Mexico Pavilion

Boat going through a scene of a mexican city on the Gran Fiesta Tour in EPCOT center

Fun, festive, and colorful, the Gran Fiesta Tour in the Mexican Pavilion is one of the best rides at Epcot for toddlers.  Hosted by the Three Caballeros, including the recognizable Donald Duck, the boat ride takes you around the beautiful country of Mexico. You’ll see colorful buildings, dolls waving flags, and even a few dancing mariachi bands along the way.  

Scene from a boat of Mexican pyramids on the Gran Fiesta Boat Tour in EPCOT

The ride is a low moving boat ride. Toddlers will love the unique scenery of Mexican volcanos, temples, and markets. One part of the ride is very similar to It’s a Small World, and toddlers and babies will love looking at the dancing dolls.

Mariachi band made of dolls at the Gran Fiesta Ride in Epcot

Pro Tip:  The San Angel Inn Restaurant in the Mexican Pavilion is one of our favorite dining spots with kids in Epcot.  The food is delicious, and kids love waving to the boats as they ride by on the ride.  Be sure to book your restaurants 60 days in advance of your arrival date to get the best dining spots.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

The newest ride in Epcot, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is one of the best rides at Epcot for toddlers. A 4D trackless ride, you are shrunk down to rat size as you explore a kitchen and a dining room with Ratatouille.

Guests will wear 3D glasses and ride in a rat shaped vehicle. 4-D effects are added throughout the ride like water, wind, even some fragrances. Large screens project scenes with characters. If you suffer from motion sickness, this might be one to avoid.

Toddlers will love the excitement and visual appeal of this adventure. It is charming, and overall a mild and an easy ride to take little ones on.

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