Epcot 2023 Attractions – The Complete Guide

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Written By Carlos Braga

Knowing all the attractions at Epcot is essential to ensure a perfect itinerary during your day there, mainly because it is the largest park in all of Walt Disney World.

Epcot is divided into four areas, they are: World showcase, World Celebration, World Nature and World Discovery.

Epcot's Map 2022
Epcot 2023 map

The World Celebration, World Nature and World Discovery areas were formerly called Future world.

Together they form the largest area of the park, these areas characterize a city of the future and that is where Spaceship Earth, the famous big silver ball, is located, an attraction that has already become a very famous tourist monument.

In these areas you will find shows and attractions for the whole family like the brand new Guardians of the Galaxy attraction and many others.

At the end of the year, the attractions are even more special, so if you are planning Christmas and New Year in Orlando, be aware of the schedule you can find there.

Christmas at Epcot
Christmas Decoration at Epcot

The World Showcase is an area that pays homage to the different cultures of the world and there you can discover pavilions from 11 countries: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, United States, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom and Canada.

In each of the countries it is possible to find typical restaurants, cultural representations, shops and attractions related to the nation being represented.

But in this post we will focus only on the attractions of the park.

List Of All Epcot Attractions

First, we'll list all the attractions at Epcot before going into detail about each one.

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind
  2. Remy's Ratatouille Adventure
  3. Frozen Ever After
  4. Spaceship Earth
  5. The Seas With Nemo and Friends
  6. Soarin?
  7. Living With the Land
  8. Journey Into Imagination With Figment
  9. Mission: SPACE
  10. Test track
  11. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction queue at Epcot
Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind attraction queue at Epcot

Epcot's Best Rides

And of course, among so many attractions there are those that are considered the best and consequently more popular.

So far, we consider these to be the best and totally must-see attractions at Epcot:

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
  2. Soarin? Around the World
  3. Frozen Ever After
  4. Test track
  5. Remy's Ratatouille Adventure

I take the opportunity to point out that the Guardians of the Galaxy attraction is, in my humble opinion, the best attraction in all of Walt Disney World, so far.

Epcot's Best Attractions for Kids

  1. Remy's Ratatouille Adventure
  2. Frozen Ever After
  3. Spaceship Earth
  4. The Seas With Nemo and Friends
  5. Soarin?
  6. Journey Into Imagination With Figment

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Epcot Attractions

Definitely, buy your tickets before leaving.

This will save you the lines when you arrive at the park and will also allow you to reserve your Disney Park Pass before you go.

You can buy your tickets directly on the Disney website or through authorized agencies and with discount and installments (contact us).

The Lightning Lane is not always worth it.

Rainfall in Florida can happen every day depending on the season, so take a raincoat.

Rainy Day at World Showcase at Epcot
Rainy Day at World Showcase at Epcot

In addition to the rains, another climatic factor that will disturb you a lot is the heat. If you go outside of winter, you can be sure that you will feel hot in the park.

In order to soften the heat, we recommend that you take a Cooling Towel. Just wet it, it will be cold and will help immensely to be less uncomfortable in the heat.

If you want to save money, avoid eating at the park's restaurants, we recommend that you take snacks in your backpack.

Another element that can make you spend a lot of money is buying water or soda around the park, so we recommend taking a thermal cup and fill in the water fountains around the park.

If you want to do the Drinking Around the World Bring a thermos glass both to drink water in between breaks and to transport your drinks without heating if you are going in the summer.

Before we talk about each of the attractions found at Epcot, follow the map of the park with the location of each of the attractions.

Map created with wanderlog, a travel planner on iOS and android

Epcot Attractions By Park Area

Epcot Attractions at World Discovery

Guardians Of The Galaxy Cosmic Rewind

That's right, Epcot has an attraction entirely dedicated to Guardians of the Galaxy.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Cosmic Rewind - Epcot Ride
Guardians Of The Galaxy Cosmic Rewind- Epcot Attraction

Its opening took place in 2022 and after walking in it, I can say with certainty that it is the best attraction at Epcot and even Disney World.

Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind is a roller coaster that features an innovative system with 360-degree vehicles that can even launch in reverse.

In it you will have a totally immersive experience.

Guardians Of The Galaxy Cosmic Rewind - Epcot Ride
Guardians Of The Galaxy Cosmic Rewind- Epcot Attraction

The adventure begins in the "Galaxarium", a planetarium-like exhibit that explores the similarities and mysteries of Earth's and Xandar's galaxy formation.

You'll be transported into outer space on this incredible, immersive and thrilling Epcot attraction!

 Mission: Space

This exciting and very realistic attraction simulates the takeoff and journey of a space rocket.

 Mission Space - Epcot Attraction
 Mission Space – Epcot Attraction

The simulators are inspired by those used by NASA, and provide an experience very similar to real travel, even with changes in gravity.

 Mission Space - Epcot Attraction
 Mission Space – Epcot Attraction

Anyone who doesn't have that astronaut spirit can have fun in Mission: Space advanced Lab, an area that has games and activities related to stations and space travel, knowledge and fun are also guaranteed. 

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Test track

This is a small-scale version of automotive testing, a partnership between Disney and Chrevrolet.

Test Track - Epcot Attraction
Test Track – Epcot Attraction

First you will create your car, with the following specifications defined by you: handling, maneuverability, economic and environmental efficiency and power, after that you will board the test drive in the car produced by you.

Test Track - Epcot Attraction
Test Track – Epcot Attraction

The track has challenging curves and paths for your best experience, in addition the weather conditions can be changed so that all sensations are felt.

Epcot Attractions at World Celebration

Spaceship Earth

As we have already mentioned, this is the famous iconic ball of Epcot, in addition to taking pictures outside the monument, be sure to visit the inside of the attraction.

Spaceship Earth - Epcot Attraction
Spaceship Earth – Epcot Attraction

It's a lot of fun and great for a break.

At Spaceship Earth you will be transported to a time travel guiding the history of communication from prehistory to the newest digital technologies.

It's a real trip back in time with lots of scenes and things to see during the tour.

Spaceship Earth - Epcot Attraction
Spaceship Earth – Epcot Attraction

Journey into Imagination with Figment

Your five senses will be put to the test in this crazy sensory lab.

Dr Channing and a playful purple dragon will be your guides in this fun experience.

Journey into Imagination with Figment
Journey into Imagination with Figment

the attraction of figment It's a lot of fun, especially for kids.

After this journey be sure to visit Image Works and produce music and images from your imagination. This area is also where you can find Wreck-It Ralph to take pictures!

Wreck it Ralph and Venelope at Epcot
Wreck it Ralph and Venelope at Epcot

Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival 

This is a 3D cinema of Pixar shorts.

It's pretty cool, cute, but it's not a must-see attraction, after all, it's nothing very different from what you can see today on Disney+.

Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival 
Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival 

It's worth it if the day is very hot and you want a nice place to rest with air conditioning, or if you're a big fan of Pixar shorts!

Creations Shop (Formerly Mouse Gear)

If you know what I'm talking about, you might be wondering why I included Creations Shop in this list of Epcot attractions.

Creations Shop - Amazing Epcot store
Creations Shop – Amazing Epcot store

I will explain why. Creations shop is a store!

But it's not just any store, it's the biggest store in any Disney parks!

That's enough for me to practically consider it one of the park's attractions.

Creations Shop - Amazing Epcot store
Creations Shop – Amazing Epcot store

There you can find practically everything, it is worth stopping by during your tour.

Epcot Attractions at World Nature

Soarin: Around the world

The Soarin is a simulator of a hang gliding trip through incredible places in the world.

Soarin' Around the World - Epcot Attraction
Soarin Around the World – Epcot Attraction

You'll fly past famous landmarks like the Great Wall of China, natural beauties like Iguazu Falls or even fly over incredible places like Sydney Harbour, Australia.

Soaring Around the World
Soaring Around the World – Epcot Attractions

A tip from the team is to stay in row B1 when the queues start to form, this is one of the places with the most privileged views.

Soarin' Around the World - Epcot Attraction
Soarin Around the World – Epcot Attraction

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

The Ride The Seas with Nemo & Friends is a calm and cute ride with characters from the cartoon Finding Nemo.

The Seas with Nemo & Friends - Epcot Attraction
The Seas with Nemo & Friends – Epcot Attraction

You will go through several scenes of the movie and see all the characters in this incredible animation by pixar.

It's a really cool attraction, especially for kids and people who like the movie.

At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off directly at The Seas, where the exhibits are located, Turtle Talk with Crush, observation platforms for the main aquarium, which was once the largest aquarium in all of America and much more.

The Seas - Epcot
The Seas – Epcot

Turtle Talk with Crush

It is a very interactive attraction and full of jokes, starring Crush, the turtle from the movie Finding Nemo where he interacts directly with visitors.

Turtle Talk with Crush - Epcot Attraction
Turtle Talk with Crush – Epcot Attraction

It is a very nice attraction, but it is necessary to know how to speak English, so if you are a tourist and do not speak English well, it is possible that you will not enjoy this interaction very much.

Living with the Land

In the ride from the Living with the Land you will learn a lot about nature.

It's a visit to the Epcot laboratory via a boat tour, where you'll learn a lot about the origin of foods and ways of cultivation with multimedia displays.

Living with the Land - Epcot Attraction
Living with the Land – Epcot Attraction

In my opinion it is a very cool attraction!

Awesome Planet!

This attraction is a movie, and it is located inside The Land pavilion.

It is a 10-minute film that shows the beauties and evolution of planet Earth, in addition to warning about the importance of environmental conservation.

Awesome Planet! - Epcot attractions
Awesome Planet! – Epcot attractions

Not a must-see epcot attraction, in fact far from it! We almost never recommend this attraction in our scripts.

Epcot Attractions at World Showcase

The World showcase is known for its country pavilions, and deservedly, it's really amazing to walk between these pavilions.

But that's not what World Showcase is all about, there's much more to it than meets the eye.

There you will have the opportunity to visit the countries:

- Mexico
Norway
– China
- Germany
- Italy
- United States
- Japan
– Morocco
- France
- UK
– Canada.

Let's check out some of the attractions and activities you can find there!

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure 

The new attraction Remy's Ratatouille Adventure is similar to Ratatouille: The Adventure, which opened in Disneyland Paris.

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure - Epcot Attraction
Remy's Ratatouille Adventure – Epcot Attraction

It was inspired by the Disney animation Ratatouille, which tells the story of Remy, a little mouse who dreams of becoming a chef and lives in Auguste Gusteau's restaurant.

Here, visitors will feel the size of Remy and will live an incredible and very hectic experience, running for a safe place in the kitchen of the Parisian restaurant while being chased.

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure - EPCOT Attraction
Remy's Ratatouille Adventure – EPCOT Attraction

This is a 4-D attraction where you will smell, sound every move and see spectacular scenes that will make you really feel part of the world of Ratatouille.

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It's really cool and because it's so recent it's one of the most requested attractions in the park.

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros

A super cool attraction starring the 3 Caballeros that are the Donald Duck, José Carioca and Panchito.

It is located in the Mexico pavilion.

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros - Epcot Attraction
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros – Epcot Attraction

More specifically, it is inside the Mayan pyramid found there.

Even if you decide to have a meal at San Angel Inn, you can see the attraction boats passing by.

The attraction lasts 6 minutes and the story is that Donald Duck is missing and it is Zé Carioca and Panchito's task to find him.

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros - Epcot Attraction
Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros – Epcot Attraction

So you'll go through different places of Mexican culture looking for Donald Duck, and be aware that he can appear anywhere.

It's a really cool attraction for the whole family.

The American Adventure

The attraction has approximately 30 minutes where it tells the story of the United States with projections and patriotic music.

The American Adventure - Epcot Worldshowcase Attraction
The American Adventure – Epcot Worldshowcase Attraction

The place has a special symbolism for the American people, for example the facade bricks were handcrafted with Georgian red clay.

The beauty of the grandiose theater that houses the play is one more reason to visit.

Frozen Ever After

One of Epcot's most popular attractions!

Frozen Ever After - Epcot Attraction
Frozen Ever After – Epcot Attraction

Located in the Norway pavilion, the Frozen Ever After tour the waters of Arandelle, kingdom of princesses Elsa and Anna from the movie Frozen.

From the lake docks you will settle into your seat, and stroll into the frozen forest.

Frozen Ever After - Epcot Attraction
Frozen Ever After – Epcot Attraction

In this attraction you will see practically all the characters from the film in a super realistic and different way.

Reflections of China

It's a 14-minute film about China.

Honestly, it's not an attraction that I like very much.

We don't usually recommend it because we believe there are more interesting Epcot attractions to do during your day.

Reflections of China at Epcot
Reflections of China at Epcot

Impressions from France

Another of Epcot's attractions in movie format!

This is a 20 minute film about France.

Impressions from France
Impressions from France

Just like “Reflections of China”, I don't think it's unmissable. But it might be interesting for some people, especially for French people or lovers of France.

It is usually shown towards the end of the day.

Pictures with Characters at epcot

What many don't know is that Epcot is perhaps the best park to take pictures with a variety of Disney characters, including the princesses.

Princess Anna - Character for photo at Epcot
Princess Anna – Character for a photo at Epcot

There are several characters scattered around the park, so who likes pictures with characters, this park is a full plate!

We recommend that you take the map at the entrance of park, because there you will find the Times Guide.

In it you can check the appearance time of each character.

Wreck-It Ralph at Disney Parks
Wreck-It Ralph Disney parks

Which Characters I meet for photo at Epcot?

There are many, and in addition to those listed here, you can have positive surprises with surprise characters throughout your day.

The characters usually found there are:

Mulan in China
Snow White in Germany
Alice in England
Beauty and the Beast in France
Alladin and Jasmine in Morocco
Marry Popppins in England
Winnie the Pooh and Tigger in England
Detonate Ralph
baymax
Many others

Princess Jasmine in the Morocco Pavilion at Epcot for Photo
Princess Jasmine in the Morocco Pavilion at Epcot for Photo

Epcot concerts

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth (Closed)

This fireworks show represented the past, present and future of planet Earth.

IllumiNations Reflections of Earth
IllumiNations Reflections of Earth

Unfortunately, Illuminations came to an end in 2020 and was replaced by "Epcot Forever", a temporary show that has also come to an end and was replaced by Harmonius, a show that promises to captivate many people for years, just as Illuminations captivated us!

Harmonious: New Epcot Fire Show

The show passes through three distinct chapters on the shores of the World Showcase Lagoon, celebrating the countries and cultures of the world.

Harmonious begins with the sunrise, and as the world awakens around the viewer, they set off on a journey that takes them around the globe.

Harmonious New Epcot Fire Show
Harmonious New Epcot Fire Show

The tour visits from the home of “Moana” in the South Pacific and a Middle Eastern interpretation of “Aladdin” to “The Jungle Book” (Mowgli) in India, the Chinese legend of “Mulan”, the European nations that inspired Valente ? and ?The Hunchback of Notre Dame?, plus many surprises!

Does it look amazing? Really is!

Kidcot Fun Stop

Okay, this isn't quite an attraction, but it's worth mentioning here!

In every pavilion in each country you can find an area dedicated to young children with tables and pens, where they can color some ready-made pictures that Disney supplies.

Kidcot Fun Stop
Kidcot Fun Stop

Usually this area is located in the pavilion stores and there are always employees helping the children. It's a cool alternative to entertain the kids!

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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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