One of the more educational theme parks at Walt Disney World is Epcot, which offers elementary students a chance for hands on, interactive learning adventures. Kids can learn about the past, present and future at a variety of different themed pavilions located throughout the park. Check out some of the attractions, rides and shows that are sure to keep the attention of your elementary aged child.
- Soarin’ – in the Land Pavilion. (Be prepared, there is a height requirement for this ride. 40 inches)
- Advanced Training Lab – Mission: SPACE
- Mission: SPACE (Be prepared, here is a height requirement for this ride. 44 inches)
- ImageWorks – The “What If” Labs
- Journey Into Imagination with Figment – test all of your senses on an out of control tour of the sensory lab.
- Kidcot Fun Stops – located in various areas of the theme park, including The Land and The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilions.
- The Circle of Life – The Land – go on an eco-friendly adventure with Simba, Timon and Pumba.
- The Seas with Nemo and Friends
- Captain EO
- Ellen’s Energy Adventure
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track – Presented by Chevrolet (Be prepared, here is a height requirement for this ride. 40 inches)
- Catch a performance of the JAMMitors at Future World East
- Jeweled Dragon Acrobats – China Pavilion – your kids will be amazed by the acrobatic ability of the performers in this show.
- Sergio – Italian Juggler located in Italy.
- Kidcot Fun Stops – located throughout most of the country pavilions in Epcot.
- The American Adventure
- Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure
- Stay until the end of the day for IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
Most of your time at Epcot may be spent at the Innoventions pavilions where there are many hands on experiences for kids of all ages. They can learn about fire safety at home during a mock-fire drill in a mini house. There is a video game wall where they can play a variety of newly and soon to be released video games. They can even be part of their own video game where they run, jump and dance their way to victory.
No matter what you plan to do while visiting the Epcot Theme Park, there is plenty to do for everyone in your family. There is so much to enjoy that you may want to divide the park into two days to be able to enjoy everything there is to see.