The 7 Best Rides at Epcot for Toddlers

Toddler in front of Spaceship Earth at Epcot

Are you thinking of bringing your toddler to Epcot, but worried they might be bored? Turns out there are a ton of toddler friendly rides at Epcot! Just go! Epcot is our favorite Disney park with toddlers. There are multiple rides and attractions geared towards toddlers. This is a list of the best rides at Epcot for toddlers that you won’t want to miss on your visit.

The Seas with Nemo and Friends

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

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

At the ride’s end, you are dropped off in the The Seas Pavilion. This is a great place to spend some time 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.

Spaceship Earth

toddler with hands on screen at spaceship earth

Located in the Epcot ball itself, slow moving cars on this ride take you on a journey through the evolution of communication. Toddlers will have lots to look at as you move from the prehistoric times to the high tech world of today. Plus, there are some cool light displays that make it fun for all ages!

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!

Frozen Ever After

If you can get a lightning lane spot, this ride is a must see with toddlers. 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: Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe is a great place for a midday break. They have delicious Norwegian pastries from sweet pretzels to lefse bread.

Pro Tip 2: Located nearby in the Norway Pavillion is the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, where you can do character dining and meet the princesses! Reservations need to be made up to 60 days in advance. For more kid-friendly dining in EPCOT, click here.

Gran Fiesta Tour : Mexico Pavilion

Little boy looking around on the Mexico ride at Epcot

An oldie but goodie, 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.  

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.

Journey into Imagination with Figment

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

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.

Colorful building at the Imagination Pavilion

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.  

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

The newest ride in Epcot, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is one of the best rides at Epcot for toddlers. A 3D trackless ride, you are shrunk down to rat size as you explore a kitchen and a dining room with Ratatouille.

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

Living with the Land

Floating hot air balloon decorations at The Land pavilion

One of our favorite rides in Epcot, Living with the Land is a relaxing boat ride located in the Land Pavilion. It 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.

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.

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