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Guide to Every Attraction at Disney World’s Epcot

Guide to Every Attraction at Disney World’s Epcot

Epcot is a huge park with lots to explore.

Here’s a guide to all Epcot rides and attractions to help you decide what to do on your next trip…

What rides are at Epcot?

Epcot has a total of 20 rides and shows:

  • Awesome Planet
  • Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along
  • Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360
  • Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival
  • Frozen Ever After
  • Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  • Impressions de France
  • Journey into Imagination with Figment
  • Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana
  • Living with the Land
  • Mission: SPACE
  • Reflections of China
  • Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
  • The Seas with Nemo & Friends
  • Soarin’ Around the World
  • Spaceship Earth
  • Test Track
  • Turtle Talk with Crush

Characters and Nighttime Entertainment

In addition to the attractions and shows listed below, Epcot also offers visitors lots of opportunities to see characters as well as a nighttime fireworks spectacular.

Epcot Map

This park is divided into themed “worlds”:

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Epcot Guide Map
Epcot Guide Map

World Celebration

Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival

Located inside the Magic Eye Theater, this 4D movie experience includes 3 animated shorts from both Disney and Pixar Studios.

disney and pixar short film festival - imagination - epcot
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: 18 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Not a high priority but great as a time filler and fun for anybody that enjoys the popular animated shorts.
  • When to visit: Anytime
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Tip(s):Don’t sit too close to the front.

Journey into Imagination with Figment

Located in the sensory labs of the Imagination Institute, this ride takes you through an exploration of your senses. The exit area is a fun play area for little ones.

journey into imagination with figment - epcot
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: 6 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Not a high priority but with relatively few attractions for little ones, this should definitely be on the “must see” list for families with young children.
  • When to visit: Anytime
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Tip(s): There is a second or two at the ending where the room goes totally dark and air is blown at your face that can catch kids (and adults!) off guard. Visit any time, rarely much of a wait.

Spaceship Earth

Located inside the golf ball, this attraction is a gentle ride through time to see how far we’ve come. Using a picture that is taken at the beginning of the ride, on the decent your head is added to interactive illustrations about the future. The picture is also used in the exit area up on the large screens.

spaceship earth - fountain - epcot
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Everybody
  • Attraction length: 15 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes
  • When to visit: Anytime
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: Yes
  • Tip(s): Do not ride this in the morning. Many people enter the park, see this first and want to ride. Although most little ones will likely not find this scary at all, there is a sequence where it does get a bit dark.

World Discovery

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a roller coaster at Epcot.

The attraction is inspired by the Marvel film of the same name and is taking over the area where Ellen’s Energy Adventure used to be.

guardians of the galaxy cosmic rewind - loading zone
  • Height req: 42 inches
  • Suitable for: Anyone tall enough to ride, though can cause motion sickness for some
  • Attraction length: About 3 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes, especially for Marvel fans
  • When to visit: Anytime with Virtual Queue or Individual Lightning Lane selection
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Tip(s): The only way to ride is by joining the virtual queue or purchasing an Individual Lightning Lane in the My Disney Experience app

Mission: SPACE

Revamped in 2017, this attraction is a simulator that lets you feel like an astronaut and takes you from launching pad on 1 of 2 missions: the family-friendly Mission Space – Earth (with a 40 inch height requirement) and a Mission Space – Mars (with a 44 inch height requirement). Once on the selected mission, each rider is assigned 1 of 4 jobs to do (in reality, it just means you push a blinking button when it lights up in front of you).

Mission: space
  • Height req: 40 or 44 inches
  • Suitable for: Anybody 40″ or taller who can handle simulators
  • Attraction length: About 5 and a half minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes
  • When to visit: 2nd hour (or later with Genie+)
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: Yes
  • Tip(s): To prevent motion sickness, just keep looking forward and don’t look to the side to see your companion. The exit area is really fun and a great place for non-riding members of your group to wait while you ride.

Test Track

Guests on this ride first spend time in a pre-show room with computer screens where you build your own car. You then proceed to the ride area and board a car. Once boarded, you ride a convertible car through various car tests, ending in a high-speed lap outside.

Many people are confused about how their designed car relates to the ride itself. If you look on the screens throughout the ride (after every car test), you should see the car you designed and how it performs compared to the cars designed by other people in your ride vehicle.

The exit area of this ride allows you to do other things with the car you designed, including driving it on a virtual track. You can also pose with various real cars with virtual backgrounds to get your picture taken and emailed to you.

test track at epcot
  • Height req: 40 inches
  • Suitable for: Anybody 40″ or taller who can handle some jerky movements and high speed
  • Attraction length: About 5 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes
  • When to visit: 1st hour (or later with Genie+)
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: Yes
  • Tip(s): Single rider line is available here

World Nature

Awesome Planet

A film with an environmental message full of nature photography, space imagery, and in-theater special effects

awesome planet - the land pavilion - epcot
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anyone tall enough to ride, though some controls may be harder to reach for little ones
  • Attraction length: About 10 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes
  • When to visit: Anytime
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Tip(s): There is rarely a wait here so it is a great place to take a break from the heat.

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana is an outdoor trail that guests take in at their own pace as they explore and interact with playful water features themed after the popular animated movie. The experience includes lots of water features and fountains to help guests learn how the cycle of water works.

te fiti at journey of water inspired by moana
  • Height requirement: None
  • Suitable for: Everyone
  • Attraction length: Depends — it’s a self-guided outdoor trail
  • Do we recommend? Definitely for fans of Moana
  • When to visit: Anytime when Virtual Queue is in use or when Standby is available
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Eligible for Early Entry: Yes
  • Eligible for Extended Evening Hours: Yes
  • Scheduled Refurbishments
  • Tip(s): There are wet and dry paths, the latter for those who want to avoid getting wet. You don’t need to use a MagicBand, a MagicBand+, or a special app to for the interactive water features.

Living with the Land

This gentle boat ride takes you on a tour of some of the greenhouses to see how things are grown at Disney World.

Living with the Land
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Everyone
  • Attraction length: 15 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Only as a time filler, not a high priority (but we think everyone should ride it at least once!)
  • When to visit: Anytime
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: Not officially, but Living with the Land often opens up during Early Entry

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

The Seas with Nemo and Friends is an attraction that brings the animated characters from Finding Nemo and the real aquatic life inside the aquarium of The Living Seas together.

Seas with Nemo and Friends
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: 5 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes
  • When to visit: Anytime
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: Yes
  • Tip(s): The line for this attraction moves quickly.

Soarin’ Around the World

Soarin’ is one of the most popular rides in all of Disney World and a very unique experience. You sit in a ride vehicle that lifts you in front of a huge screen and then you glide through many popular landmarks from across the world, often smelling various things you see on screen.

soarin attraction at epcot
  • Height req: 40 inches
  • Suitable for: Anybody 40″ or taller
  • Attraction length: 5 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Absolutely
  • When to visit: 1st hour (or later with Genie+)
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Tip(s): Ask to be seated in the front row to avoid seeing dangling feet in front of you during the ride.

Turtle Talk with Crush

Turtle Talk uses the same technology that is used at Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor in Magic Kingdom which includes an actor voicing the character while also controlling the live animation on the screen. This fun show includes many of your favorite characters from Finding Nemo and Finding Dory. The technology always amazes me.

turtle talk with crush - epcot - seas pavilion
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: 15 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes
  • When to visit: Anytime
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Tip(s): You can visit this pavilion any time without much of a wait although getting a Genie+ for Turtle Talk can be helpful during many times of the year.

World Showcase

The America Adventure

A dramatic re-telling of the American story, featuring 35 animatronics and a 72-foot screen.

The american adventure
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: 29 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes, if you have time or if you need to get out of the heat or rain
  • When to visit: Anytime, as scheduled
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Tip(s): This is 1 of 2 theaters in the World Showcase with seats, making it a great spot to rest and cool off. Although it may not appeal to many little ones or kids, the quiet, cool theater can be welcome if you need a break from the crowds.

Canada Far and Wide

New film called “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” that premiered in January 2020.

Canada Far and wide - Epcot
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: 12 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes, if you have time
  • When to visit: Anytime, as scheduled
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Tip(s): The theater for this show is sometimes used as a food booth during festivals, so the show does not run year round.

Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along

A video sing along version of the popular Disney classic Beauty and the Beast.

beauty and the beast france
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anyone tall enough to ride, though some controls may be harder to reach for little ones
  • Attraction length: 15 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Recommended for Beauty and the Beast fans and those that enjoy sing-alongs
  • When to visit: Anytime, as scheduled
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Tip(s): Good spot to take a break from the heat or to get out of the rain

Frozen Ever After

A beautiful & gentle boat ride with all your favorite Frozen characters. While the World Showcase as a whole opens at 11, this attraction is available for guests to ride at park opening.

Frozen Ever After
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: 5 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes, especially for Frozen fans
  • When to visit: 1st hour (or anytime with Genie+)
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: Yes
  • Tip(s): After exiting Frozen Ever After, head over to meet Anna and Elsa at the Royal Sommerhus.

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros

A cute, gentle boat ride that is sort of like “it’s a small world”, but instead of being the world it is only focused on Mexico.

gran fiesta tour - epcot - mexico pavilion
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: 7 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes
  • When to visit: Anytime
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Tip(s): Try to ride when the World Showcase opens to avoid any lines. Even when there are lines, it moves fast.

Reflections of China

Journey through ancient and modern China during a spectacular 12-minute Circle-Vision 360° film.

reflections of china - epcot
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anybody
  • Attraction length: 12 minutes
  • Do we recommend? As a time filler
  • When to visit: Anytime, as scheduled
  • Lightning Lane available: No
  • Eligible for Early Entry: No
  • Tip(s): While you wait for the movie to begin, explore the Tomb Warriors room which is nearby.

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is the new attraction in the France pavilion at Epcot.

Modeled after Ratatouille: The Adventure in Disneyland Paris, this trackless 4D family-friendly ride shrinks guests down to the size of a rat as they go on an exciting journey through Gusteau’s kitchen.

remy's ratatouille adventure - epcot - france pavilion
  • Height req: None
  • Suitable for: Anyone
  • Attraction length: 5 minutes
  • Do we recommend? Yes, specifically for families
  • When to visit: First thing or toward the end of the park day
  • Lightning Lane available: Yes
  • Eligible for Early Entry: Yes

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