You already know that Epcot is a great park for adults (drinking around the world, anyone?). But you may not be aware that it’s a fantastic park for kids, too. There is so much to do for kids in Epcot, from character sightings to rides. Today I’ll let you in on things to do with kids in every Epcot country.
Things To Do with Kids in Every Epcot Country
A lot of people have the mindset that Epcot is just for adults! Seriously, there is SO much for the kids, too! Take a peek at my list of exciting things you can do with your kids in every Epcot Country!
All Countries: Kidcot
In every country within the World Showcase, there is a Kidcot Fun Stop. At this location, kids can meet a cultural representative from that country and receive a fun stamp, sticker or drawing from each country. While the experience has been altered for COVID-19 for safety, it’s still a great opportunity for kids to learn more about each country. And the best part – it’s free!
Mexico: The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros
This boat ride is inside the pyramid in the Mexico Pavilion and is a great way to keep your kids entertained. As an added bonus, it’s indoors and a great way to escape the Florida heat. The ride takes you through scenes of Mexico and features Donald and the caballeros. After the ride, stick around and explore the Mexican pyramid. They have a Mexico Folk Art Gallery with art inspired by Coco that your kids are sure to love.
Norway: Frozen Ever After
If your kids are fans of Ana, Elsa, and Olaf, there’s no better place than Norway to stop and get your Frozen fix. The Norway pavilion features Frozen Ever After, a boat ride featuring scenes from the films. Even the line for the ride is fun, with great Frozen theming. Plus, it’s indoors so it’s a great way to beat the heat.
China: House of Good Fortune
One of my daughter’s favorite places in Epcot was the House of Good Fortune. This is an enormous shop located in the China pavilion. The shop had authentic treasures from China, and we spent a solid hour just looking through the store. There are tons of souvenirs that are great quality and within a child’s budget (meaning, lots under $5!) which is hard to come by at Disney World!
Germany: Miniature Village and Train Set
Just on the outskirts of the Germany pavilion, there’s a miniature village and train set that will capture your kids’ imagination. It’s intricately built and has so much detail that my kids and I stood and just watched it. It’s typically not as crowded there as the heart of the pavilion, so it’s a nice break from the crowds, too.
Italy: Gelato from Gelati
By this time, you’ve likely made your way halfway around the World Showcase and it’s time for a treat. Gelati has treats for the kids and wine for the adults, which makes it a great stop for families. Kids can try the famous gelato sandwiches, and will love the bright colors the gelato comes in.
The American Adventure: Concerts & Live Entertainment at the American Gardens Theater
The theater is located in the American pavilion and backs up to the water. There is live entertainment scheduled throughout the year, particularly during the festivals. You can enjoy the music without needing to be in the theater itself. One of our favorite things to do is grab a funnel cake from the stand near the theater, and enjoy the cake and music for a while.
Japan: Pick-a-Pearl at Mitsukoshi
At the Pick-a-Pearl station, you get to select an oyster from a tank inside the shop. The cast member will open the pearl in front of you, and the pearl inside is yours to keep. Kids love the idea of selecting their own oyster and seeing the pearls inside. For added fun, you can turn the pearl into a necklace or other keepsake jewelry within the shop.
Morocco: Aladdin merch
During COVID, the majority of Morocco has been closed but the shop Souk Al-Magred is still open and is one of the best sources for Aladdin merchandise. Also take a peek at the Race Against the Sun exhibit, where kids can learn about the modern day races taking place in Morocco.
France: Beauty and the Beast Sing Along
Stop in at the Beauty and the Beast Sing Along where your kids can sing and get a new take on what happened in the movie. And bonus: it’s air conditioned and has comfortable seats. Mom and dad are happy and comfortable, and kids are entertained by the show.
United Kingdom: Character Sightings
This is one of the locations within Epcot where you’ll spot some favorite characters at the gazebo. Mary Poppins and Alice will pop in throughout the day and wave and greet guests from the gazebo. The gazebo makes for a great photo op as well!
Canada: The Totem Poles
These were an absolute hit with my kids. They loved looking at all of the totem poles, and especially loved the photo cut-out totem poles where they could put their own faces on a totem pole. They still talk about these!
Something for Kids in Every Epcot Country
As you can see, there are tons of things to do with kids in every Epcot country, and plenty of ways to entertain kids throughout the park. It’s definitely not one to miss on your next trip! Ready to learn more about Epcot? Check out our post on the snacks you don’t want to miss and the best quick serve restaurants in Epcot. And when you’re ready to book your trip, we’ve got friends at Walt Express Travel who would love to help! We also have a Facebook group, DISNEY EXPRESS LANE, that has tons of tips about Epcot and ALL THINGS DISNEY!
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