Need to know the top 10 things to do at Epcot? Whether you’re visiting with friends or family, there is plenty to do at Epcot. But with rising prices and crowds, having a plan for your Epcot day is a must! That way you can skip the park hopper ticket and valuable time spent using Disney transportation. Instead plan to be at the park all day. Here’s our list of Disney Must-Dos at Epcot.
EPCOT Park and the World Showcase and What To Do There
So, we’ve written before about EPCOT. A Lot. We love the Epcot Festivals and can never get enough of the food. From trying out our favorite foodie booths at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival to crushing on the only thing we like in the American Pavilion, the Regal Eagle BBQ Smokehouse. With so many things to see, eat and do at EPCOT, we usually need more than one day in this park. This gives us extra time to hunt down all the Best EPCOT Snacks.
What Should I Not Miss at EPCOT?
Be sure to check out our EPCOT Bucket List so you can be sure not to miss a thing, and our Best Days to Visit Which Disney Park post for our top days to avoid crowds. Ok, let’s dive in. If you only get to do 10 things, these are the things that really make our Disney Vacations feel extra magical.
A day at Epcot means a little bit of culture, a few rides, and food. Here are all our favorite things for a day at EPCOT, Walt Disney World. There is something here to please everyone in your travel party. Be sure to let us know what you love most!
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
EPCOT’s newest ride can be found in the France Pavilion, hidden in the back corner near the new restaurant, La Creperie de Paris. This family-friendly dark ride has a fun queue that brings you across the rooftops of Paris. Once inside little Remy mice cars are tasked with dodging all sorts of kitchen craziness and take you along for the ride. Cute, and fun, this is a good ride for kids. We wouldn’t wait maybe more than 35 minutes for it in a line, but it’s cute. We do like Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway in Hollywood Studios better though.
A signature ride at Epcot, Soarin’ is by far the most popular attraction and loved by kids and grown-ups alike. With landscape scenes and amazing smells, this ride gives you a glimpse into countries around the world. Thankfully, now equipped with multiple bays to carry more riders, the waits on this one are usually less than 40 minutes. Waits are lowest during meal times.
We love Karamell-Kuche, or rather “The Werthers Store.” This shop specializes in caramels, chocolates, and decadent treats made with both. From your basic caramel brownie to s’mores to the delectable freshly made caramel popcorn. You can watch the staff make treats here, and choose to your liking. Better yet, many of these treats are snack-credit eligible if you’re on the Disney Dining Plan!
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
Found in the World Showcase Mexico, this fun boat ride doesn’t need a Lightning Lane Pass, as the standby line is typically less than 20 minutes. Featuring Donald Duck reprising his role as one of the Three Caballeros, you can count on bright colors, music, and even a few Hidden Mickeys that can be found in this ride.
Flower and Garden Festival
Epcot is blessed with annual festivals that are fun, filled with food and activities, and included in the price of a park ticket. But, the Flower and Garden Festival is by far one of the best. Combining beautiful topiaries carved into your favorite Disney characters, and fresh foods, this spring festival is easy and breezy.
Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie
Our absolute favorite place for breakfast is Epcot, you can grab food at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie before the World Showcase opens. This little french restaurant in World Showcase France opens at 9 am ( on days when Epcot is open at 9 am) and offers croissants, egg sandwiches, and small desserts. We also love that being here early in our Epcot day gets us close to the action when World Showcase opens at 11 am.
Living with the Land
Another favorite boat ride in Epcot, Living with the Land is all about sharing our agricultural journey. Focused on conservation, this ride shows off all the vegetables growing at Disney and many used in the restaurants there. If you’re looking for a more in-depth experience check out the Behind the Seeds tour to get an inside look at some of Disney’s conservation efforts.
This ride can be found in the iconic Epcot ball, Spaceship Earth. This experience is part ride, part history lesson, and one of the Epcot top 10 things to do. If you’re looking for something relaxing, informative, fun, and filled with the spirit of Epcot, be sure to add Spaceship Earth to your ride lineup. This ride is one of our favorites! Featuring a history lesson that takes you through the ages of humanity, Spaceship Earth is all about learning the past and writing the future together. We’ve pulled together the Spaceship Earth Script with Dame Judi Dench narrating.
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Epcot is filled with restaurants! How could you ever choose just one? Thankfully Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria can satisfy most tastes! Whether you’re just looking for a good pizza or plan on sitting down to a full meal, this restaurant can offer both.
Found on the lagoon at Epcot World Showcase, EPCOT’s nighttime spectaculars combine lights, music, and projections for a brilliant nighttime display. This evening show is always a nice close at the end of a busy day and really makes your Epcot experience complete.
Epcot Top 10 Things to Do
There is no shortage of amazing rides, restaurants, and shows to watch at Epcot. Be sure to check out the Best Snacks at Epcot and our list of Best Epcot Restaurants and what to skip. So you can have the most amazing foodie experiences on your next trip. Here’s hoping that no matter when you go, or what you do you have an amazing time while you’re there. Let us know your favorite parts of an Epcot Vacation!