As you may or may not know, I have a slight (major) obsession with Disney World. It’s one of my favorite places to visit. Definitely in my top three, for sure. Any time I have a say in where we go for a family vacation, it typically includes a Disney park. For a while now I’ve been wanting to start a blog series where I talk about my favorite and least favorite rides, best places to eat, and more Disney World tips. To start out, here’s a post with a countdown of my opinion on the five best rides at Epcot. Not intentionally, all of my favorite rides are located in Future World which is the first half of the park before you get to the World Showcase.
5! The Sum Of All Thrills
This ride is one that for whatever reason, I never hear anything about. It’s in the Innoventions building at Epcot which I guess not many people go in. Or maybe everyone knows about it and I’m just living under a rock. This ride allows you to design your own roller coaster and then sit in a simulation-arm-hand-shaped-robot-thing (pictured below) that twirls, flips, and twists and makes you feel like you’re actually riding the coaster you designed. The only reason that this isn’t higher on my list is because the tight pods did make me feel a little claustrophobic.
4! The Seas With Nemo And Friends
Pretty self-explanatory why this ride is in my top five. Everyone loves Finding Nemo and this ride is adorable. Finding Nemo is one of my favorite Disney movies and it’s definitely one that I’ve seen quite a few times. You sit in a big pink seashell and go into an underwater-themed world surrounded by characters from the film. After the ride ends, there is an actual aquarium that you can visit.
3! Living With The Land
I have a feeling that no one would put this ride in their top five except for me. It’s kind of a boring ride. You board a small boat and it takes you around a greenhouse while you get to look at a lot of different plants and learn how food is grown. I just find it to be so pretty and relaxing – a nice break from the craziness of the rest of the park. It never has a long wait time which is another plus.
Hands down one of the best rides ever. It almost was my first place pick but I’ll explain why it wasn’t down below. It’s honestly so hard to explain this ride to someone who’s never been on it before. It’s a hang-gliding simulator where you fly over various scenic views. Just trust me and go on it if you’ve never been on it before and keep it a surprise by not watching a YouTube video first. It’s incredible and I don’t have the words to accurately describe what it’s feels like as the floor drops out from beneath you.
1! Test Track
It was a tough choice but Test Track beat out Soarin’. I just really like the thrill of the ride. When the car goes outside, it goes from a slow speed to an almost immediate 65 mph. It doesn’t sound like much but when it picks up speed that fast it’s pretty exhilarating and fun.
Hope you enjoyed! Let me know your favorite Epcot rides down below.