Theme Park Best: Top 5 rides at Epcot

We ask you, our readers, to vote for your favorite food, ride, land, or activity at theme parks around the world every week. This time, we’re at Walt Disney World’s Epcot to rank the top 5 rides at the park.

What are the Top 5 Rides At Epcot? #ThemeParkBest

For the purpose of this poll, we evaluated all the rides in the park, from big to small. We then read through each answer you shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube and compiled the top five.

These are the official winners for Epcot:

5. Soarin’ Around The World

Soarin' Around The World, one of the Top Rides At Epcot.

Soarin’ Around the World is the fastest way to fly around the globe without a passport. This attraction, located in the Land Pavilion in World Nature, has a height restriction of 40 inches. Soarin’ will lift guests 40 feet into the air, directly in front of a simulator screen. From wind effects to gentle gliding maneuvers, and even smells, guests will be immersed in a journey above places like the Taj Mahal, Monument Valley, the Eiffel Tower, and the Great Wall of China.

Full Soarin' Around the World POV on Opening Day at Epcot

4. Test Track

Test Track, located in World Discovery at Epcot.

On Test Track: design a car, then ride along at speeds over 60 mph. This attraction, located in World Discovery, has a height requirement of 40 inches. Test Track allows guests to custom design their own concept vehicle and then test it on the track. Individual six-seat vehicles will take guests through hairpin turns, aggressive braking maneuvers, and a high-speed lap around the entire show building. Guests who are too short or don’t want to ride this attraction can still have fun and design their own vehicle in the Chevrolet Showroom.

Test Track Side by Side Comparison - Original 1.0 Versus New 2.0 at Disney's Epcot

3. Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth, Epcot's icon and one of the top rides at Epcot.

Spaceship Earth, an adventure that we’ll take and make together.” This attraction, located at the entrance of the park in World Celebration, does not have any age or height restrictions. It’s the icon of Epcot and takes guests on a slow-moving journey to learn about the history of mankind and the evolution of technology and communication. During the ride, guests will have their photo taken, which will later be used in a custom video animation depicting their future based on choices they made during the ride.

Spaceship Earth - full low light ride-through at Epcot

2. Living with the Land

Living with the Land, located in the Land Pavilion at Epcot.

Living with the Land, an edu-tainment-style boat ride that showcases the world of plant life, nature, and man’s part in all of it. This attraction, located in the Land Pavilion in World Nature, does not have a height or age restriction. Guests will board slow-moving boats that move from greenhouse to greenhouse as they learn about the vast variety of plants and the best way to take care of them.

Living with the Land: Merry and Bright Nights Front-Row Full Ride with an Empty Boat

1. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, one of the top 5 rides at Epcot.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, Epcot’s first-ever roller coaster. This ride, located in World Discovery, has a height requirement of 42 inches. This coaster features two highly-immersive pre-shows, six different randomly selected 70’s and 80’s hit songs, a high-speed reverse launch, and a long 3 minute and 20 second ride time.

*This is the author’s favorite ride at Epcot, and one of his favorite in the world. Cosmic Rewind is one of the most advanced roller coaster systems ever engineered, from 360º views, massive projection screens, and the coaster’s iconic launch. Technical prowess aside, this coaster is just so much fun, it makes you feel giddy. It has been described as the feeling of dancing, skiing, or surfing in space.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind – First Look Promo

We reached out to you, and thanks to your votes, we have our top 5 rides at Epcot. Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, and YouTube to share your voice in our next poll.


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