Epcot’s known for its futuristic feel, world showcase and its famous seasonal festivals, but what are the best attractions to do while you’re there?
- Test Track
This is my favourite ride in Epcot! While it is classed as a thrill ride, I think guests of all ages with enjoy it. Trust me, I’m quite hesitant when it come to big, fast rollercoaster type rides and even I love it.
Before you actually jump in the ride vehicle you get to design your own car; you can make it as outrageously unrealistic or as conservative and normal as you like. Once you’ve done that you can board the vehicle and take it for a “test drive”. You go through a series of tests to see how your car scores in efficiency, capability, responsiveness and finally power. The power test is the best part where you’ll be hurled round the mile-long stretch of track reaching 65mph to really get your adrenaline pumping.
Test Track is a popular attraction, so it’s well worth trying to get some fastpasses if you can.
This is a very close second for me; it really was a toss up to whether Test Track or Soarin’ was going to be number one. The only reason why it has dropped into second place is because I preferred when it was Soarin’ over California rather than Soarin’ around the World. However, it is still fantastic and like no other ride I’ve every been on. Once you board the ride vehicle you take “flight” where you’ll get a birds eye view of the worlds most famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Great Wall of China, and Sydney Harbour just to name a few.
Again, it is definitely worth getting some fastpasses for Soarin’ as the queue can get pretty long, often over an hours wait. Once you’ve been on it you’ll realise why it’s so popular.
- Spaceship Earth
Spaceship Earth is the first attraction you’ll see as you enter Epcot and is in fact inside the great big golf ball. A slow moving ride that’s suitable for everyone, this attraction takes you through the history of mankind and how we’ve developed over thousands of years. I like this ride since its fairly long, interesting and a nice break from walking around the park. Although I would recommend going on this attraction, I wouldn’t wait more than 20 minutes for it. As it’s the first ride people get to it often very busy in the morning so keep an eye on wait times so you can join the queue when it’s shorter.
- Frozen Ever After
Found over in the Norway Pavilion, Frozen Ever After is the newest attraction at Epcot. I must admit after hearing all the reviews and seeing the long wait times I had high expectations for this ride and I’ve got to say I was a little disappointed. Frozen is a good ride, with great animatronics but it’s too short and doesn’t really follow the flow of a story. It’s definitely not worth the 2 hour, sometimes longer, wait time but if you manage to grab some highly sort after fastpasses or it has a shorter queue then it’s still worth a go.
- O Canada!
In the Canadian Pavilion, O Canada is a 360-degree film all about Canada, it’s landscape, culture and people, presented by Martin Short. I think it’s excellent and makes me want to jump on a plane to Canada immediately every time I see it.
This attraction is usually quite quiet as it’s tucked away at the back of the pavilion and if you see it for no other reason, it’s a good place to get away from the torrential rain or scorching heat.