Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jul 5, 2009
    Gale Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Will be there in Aug, do you think there is enough to FUN things do at Epcot for a nine and 3 year old? It does not appear to have a lot of rides and things for the younger child.

    Hi Gale,

    My young children love Epcot and we have no trouble finding attractions and entertainment that delight them on each visit.  Some suggestions for your youngest include:

    • The Seas with Nemo and Friends- on this ride, you board a "clamobile" as you follow characters from the popular film along with real sea life through an underwater journey.
    • Turtle Talk with Crush the Turtle - this is in the same pavilion as Nemo and is a live show that enables audience members to speak with Crush.  There are also a variety of wonderful displays and play areas in The Seas Pavilion that little kids love.
    • Journey into Imagination with Figment - this is a whimsical ride that explores the senses and imagination, that most kids really enjoy.
    • Imageworks:  The Kodak "What If" Labs - the Imagination ride exits into this interactive play area, where your kids can conduct music by waving their arms, jump on pictures to make them "talk" and engage in a host of other fun activities.
    • Kidcot Fun Stops - throughout the park, there are free activity stations set up where kids can draw, write, stamp and create adorable masks that they can collect and bring home as a souvenir.  There are over 14 "stations" throughout the park.
    • Epcot Character Connection is a "one stop shopping" area where your kids can meet with some of Disney's biggest stars.  By waiting on one, indoor line, you can meet Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Chip & Dale (characters are subject to change.)
    • My kids love walking through the World Showcase, watching the "street performers"and colorful costumes.  We buy the kids an Epcot "passport" that comes with stickers from all of the countries, and they decorate it as we make our way around the lagoon.

    My list is by no means comprehensive, but rather a few ideas for you to consider as you make your itinerary.

    Have a wonderful vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Tanya, New Jersey

I am Tanya from FL, full-time mom to two fun-loving boys. I have an array of planning tips and believe I offer a unique perspective on how to make Disney an amazing adventure for individuals with a variety of needs and abilities. Learn More About Tanya

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