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5 Best Rides at EPCOT That You Can't Miss

In this guide we will list out the best rides that EPCOT offers, how each one is unique, and actual (point of view) videos of the rides!

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Table of Contents

  1. Soarin' Around the World
  2. Test Track
  3. Mission: Space
  4. Frozen Ever After
  5. Spaceship Earth

1. Soarin' Around the World

This flight motion simulator will take riders high into the air showcasing the beauties of the world.

Guests will begin in the Swiss Alps, travel above the Pyramids of Egypt, and even see the Wall of China!

To top it all off, this ride uses artificial winds and aromas, to give guests the most realistic experience possible.

It will genuinely feel as if you're traveling the world at high speeds, heading directly from one trademark destination to another seamlessly.


Around 5 minutes.

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Fun Facts

This ride can be found not only at EPCOT, but also Disney California Adventure, Shanghai Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

2. Test Track

Design your own vehicle exactly how you want it, and then test drive it!

One of the coolest rides in all of the Disney parks, guests will select their car, and then move on to the next phase in order to board, and then finally begin riding.

The car that the riders designed will be tested from 4 main factors including capability, efficiency, responsiveness and power.

Riders will feel the acceleration, top speed, handling, and brakes of their designed vehicle.

This ride will reach speeds of up to 65 miles per hour!


Around 5 minutes.

test track

Fun Facts

Test Track cost $300,000,000 to build!

3. Mission: Space

If at one point you've ever wondered what it'd be like to be an astronaut, this ride is for you.

This ride will simulate everything and anything related to space, including boarding, training and even lift-off.

Prior to entering, riders will be assigned a role from pilot, commander, engineer, or navigator.

They'll then be instructed to perform certain activities when prompted.

Strap in, and prepare for an out-of-this-world experience!


5 minutes 38 seconds.

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Fun Facts

This ride cost $100,000,000 to make.

4. Frozen Ever After

Do you love the movie Frozen? Then, this is a must-ride! And even if you don't, you'll still thoroughly enjoy this ride.

Rides will hop inside of a boat, and go through a musical adventure with Frozen's beloved characters.

This calm, slow-moving, but dark ride will encounter Elsa, Anna and even Olaf through their adventure.

Although it's a slower paced ride, it's visually pleasing ranging from all of the light decorations to the larger than life characters.

At times throughout the ride, you'll be inside of the castle, and other times you'll be outside in the frozen environment!


5 minutes.

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Fun Facts

One of the unique aspects of this ride is that riders will move both forward and backwards.

5. Spaceship Earth

Have you ever wondered what is inside of the giant EPCOT ball? Well now is your chance to find out, as you can ride directly inside of it!

Although this ride is called Spaceship Earth, it really should be called 'The History of Earth'.

This is a slow moving educational ride, that showcases the progress that humanity has made throughout history.

It'll cover cave paintings, to development of communication, and how certain humans have forever changed the world for the better.

It gives a great perspective on how the things that we use every day, are taken for granted.

Another unique aspect of this ride is that it's periodically refreshed.

This means that this ride is always being updated with the latest advancements.

A great example of this that a home garage was recently added, that looks very similar to the one where the first Apple machine was created.

It is the perfect ride to get out of the heat, or to end the day, as it is located right next to the entrance of the park.


15 minutes.

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Fun Facts

This ride opened almost 40 years ago, in 1982, and remains a staple ride of the park.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Busiest Ride at EPCOT?

Normally during the day, it is Spaceship Earth. Not only due to how great of a ride it is, but it's also one of the longer rides at 15 minutes. This provides guests a perfect opportunity to cool down from the Florida heat.

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