Epcot is the best park at Walt Disney World. You can tell me it’s not, but I won’t believe you. Ever since I was a kid I’ve loved “traveling” around the world, getting a little crazy with Figmet, and watching the monorail zoom through the park. Because of this, it’s difficult to pick the best rides at Epcot.
Best Rides at Epcot
Over the years Epcot has seen a lot of changes, with even more to come, but to be it still doesn’t hold a candle to the other parks. As a self-proclaimed Epcot Expert these are my favorite rides in the park. (And just an FYI as soon as the Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coast opens, it’ll be on this list too.)
Soarin’ is one of the most amazing rides the Imagineers have ever created. I’ve be lucky enough to ride it at Epcot and at Tokyo Disney Sea.
Originally, it was Soarin’ over California when it originally opened at Disney’s California Adventure and when it made its debut at Epcot.
In its current form, it is Soarin’ Around the World! Which makes me feel super cool (that never happens) when I get to fly over destinations I’ve seen all over the world.
Soarin’ is one of the most popular rides at Epcot and tends to have a very long line. Keep that in mind when you’re planning your day around the park.
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Best Rides at Epcot: Spaceship Earth
Spaceship Earth is the centerpiece of Epcot rising over the buildings. From most parts of the park you can see the giant geodesic globe calling you towards it.
Inside is one of the original rides in the park which has grown and changed over the years, but has always told the same story. The story of our planet, our history, and the technology we’ve developed. With all the changes coming to Epcot it is getting another makeover and I can’t wait to see what this it’s transformation will be.
Test Track is currently the only thrill ride worth going on at Epcot until the Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster opens.
This ride, sponsored by Chevrolet, takes visitors through the process of creating a testing a car. That’s right, you get to design your very own virtual car from the bottom up. Once the design is complete you get in your ride vehicle and put that car to the test. It will go head to head with the other cars people in your vehicle have designed.
From testing the breaks, taking tight turns and going through all kinds of weather each car gets graded. The final test is speed which takes you outside the test building and on to a track!
Best Rides at Epcot: Frozen Ever After
If you have someone in your family that loves Frozen, you’ll need to go on this ride! Located in the Norway pavilion this ride took the place of the Maelstrom and uses the same tracks.
Frozen Ever After takes riders on a journey to the Kingdom of Arendelle to visit Anna, Elsa, and the gang. The storyline has riders visiting during the Winter in Summer Celebration and is full of Frozen music and classic Disney magic!
Journey into Imagination
I’ve loved Figment’s Journey into Imagination since I was a kid. While this ride has had a facelift since I first went on it, it’s still one of my favorites, and if they close it’ll probably cry.
This is a ride for the whole family to enjoy as it’s a smooth ride and easy to get in and out of the carriage (for lack of a better word) that you need to sit in for the ride. There are some loud noises, but for the most part, it is a completely visual ride. Most of the time there isn’t a line either, which I think is a big plus!