5 Rides Everyone Can Ride at Epcot

Spaceship Earth at epcot

Sure, there’s plenty of thrill rides at Walt Disney World, but when you’re traveling with family or on a multigen vacation, there’s rides that not everyone can (or wants to) ride. So, which Walt Disney World rides CAN you hit with everyone in your vacation party? Here’s five attractions and rides anyone can ride at Epcot.

Epcot monorail
The Monorail isn’t the only ride everyone can ride together at Epcot! Photo Credit: Karyn Locke.

When you’re traveling with your family to Walt Disney World, there’s bound to be times where not everyone can ride at the same time – and that can be a bummer. But, there are attractions at Epcot that are more than accommodation for all. Here’s our five top picks.

Journey into Imagination with Figment

Since 1983, Figment has made us giggle. Located in the the Imagination pavilion in Future World, the pesky purple dragon not only is a hoot to watch, the slow-moving ride is downright fun for small children, adults, and grandparents. Get ready to hold your nose in one spot, though: the bold scent of coffee is lightly blown into your face! There’s generally not much of a standby line for Journey, so save your FastPass selections for other rides. 

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros. Photo Credit: Karyn Locke

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

It’s a hunt for Donaldo (aka Donald Duck) on a slow-moving boat ride in the FastPasses on the Gran Fiesta Tour. During the ride you’ll see highlights of Mexico cities and float by a volcano and the table service restaurant, San Angel Inn Restaurante. The attraction is filled with animated dolls similar to “it’s a small world” in Magic Kingdom and the songs are fun. Only on high crowd level days have we seen the Gran Fiesta tour crowded, so we like to hop on, off, and back on again it’s so fun! 

Just in case you need it, here’s the official Epcot map.

Spaceship Earth at Epcot
An animated scene from Spaceship Earth. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

Spaceship Earth

There’s no way to miss this ride: it’s in Epcot’s icon! The ride will take you back in time and then send you to the future in 16 minutes’ time, and the interactive screens make the backward descent fun. You’ll learn about everything from the creation of the alphabet to the painting of the Sistine Chapel. Lately, Spaceship Earth’s standby queue has been filling up quickly, so consider using one of your lower tier FastPasses to lock in a time. 

Frozen Ever After
Frozen Ever After. Image Courtesy of Disney Parks

Frozen Ever After

There’s plenty of “Frozen” in this slow-moving boat ride and kiddos that love the movie will love it. located in Norway Pavilion in World Showcase, right now it’s THE ride to hit for families of all ages. Lock down a FastPass+ selection as soon as you’re able for Frozen Ever After. 

Living with the Land ride at Epcot
Living with the Land boat ride at Epcot. Photo Credit: Steven Locke

Want the scoop on how to avoid the lengthy standby queue? Trips with Tykes has the scoop on how to ride Frozen Ever After at Disney World without the wait. 

Living with the Land

In my opinion, I feel that Living with the Land is sorely overlooked. Located in The Land Pavilion in Future World (and adjacent to Soarin’), the 20 minute boat rides gives us all a lesson in horticulture. It’s eye candy for gardeners and kiddos will love looking for Hidden Mickeys.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

The Seas with Nemo & Friends is short but sweet (five minutes long), but it’s so worth it. You’ll hop into a slow-moving clam shell and off you go to basically relive the movie’s top scenes. The last part is our fave: Nemo and friends are projected into the massive aquarium to swim with the fishes.


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5 Thoughts to “5 Rides Everyone Can Ride at Epcot”

  1. I hate it when people say that there is nothing to do at Epcot! There are so many incredible experiences that are overlooked. One of my favorite attractions in all of the Disney World resort is Living With the Land. This is a great list, thanks for writing!

    1. Karyn Locke

      Agreed! There’s so many things to do that it’s sad when folks discount it. We LOVE Living with the Land!

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