From the Bottom to the Top: Ranking the Attractions in EPCOT

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EPCOT is a favorite Disney Park of many Guests who visit the Walt Disney World Resort thanks to its wonderful celebration of neighborhoods, which are filled with amazing and unique attractions, entertainment, dining, shopping, and more. With so many wonderful experiences to enjoy, there is something for everyone, including family-friendly attractions and big thrills. While every attraction in EPCOT is incredible in its own right, there is definitely a hierarchy with some experiences landing on top as the best. Let’s check out the many attractions in EPCOT and see which ones reign supreme!

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17. Reflections of China

Coming in at the bottom of the list for attractions in EPCOT is Reflections of China, a Circle-Vision show that can be found through the Temple of Heaven in the China Pavilion in World Showcase. The film features beautiful footage that showcases the beauty and diversity of the regions and people of China narrated by Li Bai, a poet from the Tang Dynasty. While there is nothing wrong with Reflections of China, the lack of seating and the requirement to stand to watch the show makes it come at the bottom of the list.

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16. Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360

Up next on the ranking of attractions in EPCOT is Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 which can be found inside a rustic theater in the rear of the Canada Pavilion in World Showcase. Like Reflections of China, Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360 uses stunning footage to share the beauty of Canada’s diverse regions and people. This show is always enjoyable to watch, but again comes in close to the bottom of the list thanks to the lack of seating and the fact that it closes seasonally to transition into a space for food offerings for the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival.

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15. Awesome Planet

Moving over to The Land Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Nature, the next attraction on the list is Awesome Planet, a beautiful film that takes a look at the wonderful story of life and nature on Earth throughout time. Sponsored by the Disney Conservation Fun, Awesome Planet features a very important conservation message with narration by Ty Burrell from Modern Family. Awesome Planet is an interesting film with some stunning cinematography, but it can’t top other attractions found in The Land and throughout EPCOT.

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14. Turtle Talk with Crush

Fans of Finding Nemo have several great experiences to enjoy in EPCOT including Turtle Talk with Crush, which can be found inside The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion in World Nature. This interactive experience welcomes Guests into a small theater where Crush appears and interacts with them in real-time from the other side of a large aquarium window. While the show is always fresh and humorous thanks to new interactions, it’s primarily aimed at children, who are invited to sit on the floor near the front and ask any questions that they might have.

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13. Impressions de France

Ranking a little higher than the other films found in World Showcase is Impressions de France, which is featured in the Palais du Cinema in the France Pavilion and brings Guests on a scenic tour of some of the most popular and stunning locations throughout France. Scoring points for comfortable seating, the highlight of Impressions de France is the beautiful soundtrack which features a medley of French composers including Debussy and Dukas that accentuates the beauty in each scene.

Fiesta scene Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros

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12. Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros

The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros in World Showcase’s Mexico Pavilion is a fun attraction that ranks towards the middle of the bunch. This lively boat ride begins with a serene moment floating past the San Angel Inn Restaurante and through a lush jungle before running into Panchito and Jose who travel across Mexico trying to find Donald before their concert begins. With several catchy songs and beautiful examples of Mexican architecture and culture, the Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros should be enjoyed at least once per visit to EPCOT.

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11. The Seas with Nemo and Friends

Returning to The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion we have an additional attraction that shares its name with the pavilion itself. This charming attraction retells some of the most beloved moments from Finding Nemo while incorporating a new search for Nemo alongside Marlin and Dory. Featuring the song “Big Blue World” and wonderful technology that places the animated characters amongst live sea creatures in the aquarium tanks, The Seas with Nemo and Friends is a classic dark ride that Guests shouldn’t miss.

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10. The American Adventure

Coming in next on the ranking of EPCOT’s attractions is The American Adventure, which is located in the pavilion of the same name in World Showcase. This dramatic show invites Guests to get comfy in a massive theater and features a half-hour production that shares the rich history of the people of the United States. With massive sets, countless audio-animatronics, the dramatic song “Golden Dreams,” and narration by Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain, The American Adventure is a must-do in EPCOT (and also scores extra points for being an amazing place to take a quick afternoon nap!).

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9. Mission: SPACE

Mission: SPACE is a very thrilling attraction found in the World Discovery neighborhood of EPCOT that invites Guests to train at the International Space Training Center. Somewhat unique, the attraction offers up a more intense Orange Team version  — which involves a mission to Mars with full G forces — and a less intense Green Team version with a calmer orbit of Earth offering up beautiful views. While Mission: SPACE is definitely a fun and unique attraction, it falls lower on the list than other thrilling options in EPCOT due to its propensity for giving many Guests motion sickness from either version.

Remy's Ratatouille Adventure attraction

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8. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

One of the newest attractions in EPCOT is Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure in the France Pavilion in World Showcase, which brings the story of the favorite rat from Ratatouille to life. Guests shrink down to the same size as Remy and board cute mouse cars before setting off through massive sets that are brought to life through strategically places screens showcasing the action. With glimpses of the famous Gusteau’s restaurant and lots of fun, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is something that all Guests should enjoy while in EPCOT.

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7. Journey into Imagination with Figment

Getting closer to the top of the list brings us to the Imagination Pavilion in the World Nature neighborhood of EPCOT. Journey into Imagination with Figment is a favorite attraction of many Guests who adore the loveable purple dragon Figment, and the whimsical and fun adventure he brings them on through a series of mishaps and adventures in the Imagination Institute’s sensory labs. Journey into Imagination with Figment scores points with Guests thanks to Figment and the beloved song “One Little Spark”, however it slips from closer to the top of the list because of the ongoing absence of the Dreamfinder!

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6. Living with the Land

A classic, yet underrated, attraction in EPCOT comes in next on the list in the heart of The Land Pavilion in World Nature. Living with the Land is a slow-moving boat ride that aims to teach Guests about the diversity and beauty of the planet while showcasing innovative growing techniques that are helping to increase food production. After moving through several different environments, Guests can enjoy massive greenhouses that feature all sorts of unique vegetation techniques that produce food served in restaurants throughout the Walt Disney World Resort! While slow and educational, Living with the Land is still a classic that cannot be missed.

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5. Frozen Ever After

Fans of the hit movie Frozen have an amazing attraction to enjoy in the Norway Pavilion of EPCOT’s World Showcase. Frozen Ever After has Guests board traditional Viking ships and set sail for the kingdom of Arendelle for a summer festival being hosted by Anna, Elsa, and the gang. In addition to familiar music and incredible audio-animatronics that look very lifelike, Frozen Ever After is a fun and whimsical journey that brings the fictional universe to life for all Guests to enjoy.

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4. Test Track Presented by Chevrolet

Test Track Presented by Chevrolet has a comfortable position near the top of the list of attractions in EPCOT thanks to its big thrills and interactive elements. Located in the World Discovery neighborhood of the Disney Park, Test Track Presented by Chevrolet invites Guests to design their very own SIM cars and then see how they rank on the track in categories including Efficiency and Power. With exciting moments including a failed brakes test and a high-speed outdoor loop, the attraction is a must for any Guests visiting EPCOT looking for thrills.

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3. Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth is the most iconic attraction in EPCOT and is housed inside the equally iconic structure of the same name found just inside the main entrance of the Disney Park in World Celebration. The attraction brings Guests back to the beginning of time to showcase the history of communication and how technology and advancements have improved our lives. With a memorable narration by Dame Judi Dench, an interactive ending, and unforgettable lines like “thank the Phoenicians,” Spaceship Earth is a highlight of any day in EPCOT.

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2. Soarin’ Around the World

Runner up for the top of the list in EPCOT is Soarin’ Around the World which can be found on the lower level of The Land Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Nature. This incredible attraction whisks Guests to the skies and brings them on a hang gliding adventure over locations across the globe including Monument Valley, Mount Kilimanjaro, Sydney Harbor, the Taj Mahal, the Eiffel Tower, and more. With a dramatic ending over the skies of EPCOT, Soarin’ Around the World is a unique experience that cannot be matched elsewhere.

Guardians of the Galaxy Comic Rewind

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1. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Coming in at the top of the list of attractions in EPCOT is the newest addition to the Disney Park, which can be found in World Discovery where Ellen’s Energy Adventure previously existed. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is a thrilling and innovative attraction that puts Guests in the middle of the action with the Guardians as they battle a new villain and work to save Earth from his clutches. With a reverse launch, a random selection of catchy songs, and unique rotating technology, this new attraction has easily claimed the top spot in EPCOT and cannot be missed!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.