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 Do’s 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. Which 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!
Frozen Ever After
Epcot’s newest ride is all about Frozen and you will need a FastPass+ to experience this without too long of a wait. This indoor boat ride brings you past familiar scenes from Arendelle to the tune of familiar songs. Perfect if you’re traveling with kids or as an afternoon FastPass+ selection that gets you out of the Florida weather.
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. This is another ride that warrants a FastPass+, because you don’t want to miss the chance to ride it!
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 rarely needs a FastPass+. 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 can be found in this ride.
Food and Wine Festival
One of our favorite events at Walt Disney World, the Food and Wine Festival offers an array of cultural cuisine, shows, experiences, and Remy’s scavenger hunt game. This event is perfect for kids and adults, with tons to do, see, and eat around the World Showcase. Check out all our posts on the Food and Wine Festival for everything to know before you go!
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 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.
Epcot Top 10 Things to Do
If you’re looking for even more fun at Epcot, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is set to open on October 1st, 2021 in Epcot France World Showcase. 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!