Epcot was the first Disney Theme Park we took the twins to. Is that strange? You think it would be Magic Kingdom right? When you live 10 minutes away, worked there for 12 years, are Disney Vacation Club Members AND have Annual Passes you know you’ll be there often and you just let whatever happens happen. While it wasn’t the original plan, we do have a lot of fun with the twins at Epcot.
I tried to have it be Magic Kingdom. We had a resort stay booked at Disney’s Saratoga Springs and I took the day off. My mom and I had planned to go with them to the Magic Kingdom. The girl were 5 months old and we got as far as the parking lot. It was May and blazing hot, we got them out of the car and into the stroller. That’s as far as we got, they were not having it. So, back in the car we went and went to the hotel where we enjoyed relaxing and the air conditioning. So, Epcot it was! They got to join us at the Biergarten and then we hustled out when Sadie’s witching hour started as we were still dealing with colic.
Taking them to the theme parks is so much more fun now, and we find something new that we love at Epcot every time.
My Top 10 Things I Love Doing With My Toddler Twins at Epcot
1. Taking the monorail into Epcot: On our last visit we were staying at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa using Disney Vacation Club points so we took the monorail over to Epcot! It had been ages since I had done so and was such a fun way to enter the park. The girls agreed and were wowed by watching the “ball” as we circled the park before stopping and exiting the monorail.
2. The Seas with Nemo & Friends: This was actually the first attraction the girls went on and it remains one of our favorites. These type of dark-rides at Disney are always fun with such a variety, from the queue line to the riding the EAC with the turtles and ending up in the Aquarium has always been enjoyable. I’ve always loved the part with the jellyfish.
3. The Seas: The attraction itself is great, but we do love just walking around this pavilion and looking at all the fish, especially with the big walls of glass into the aquarium that is so accessible for little ones.
4. The playground at Mission Space: This is a newer discovery for us! I heard about it from another twin mom and we went to look for it and Mission Space was down for refurbishment, so last time we were at Epcot we went to check it out and it was worth it. It’s tucked off to the side of the play area at the end of the ride and I would have certainly missed it if I wasn’t looking for it. It is well themed, as you would expect at Disney, but perfect for my adventurous Stella. Sadie hasn’t yet discovered a love of these types of spaces, but she will get there.
5. Bubble Wand: Okay, so this isn’t Epcot specific, but a new toy that Grandma got. It is actually for Sadie, but in typical twin fashion, Stella took it and proceeded to cover all of the World Showcase in bubbles. This toy entertained her for a good 30 minutes, that is a seriously long time in toddler time people! Worth the investment.
6. Baby Care Center: It’s not as an attraction, but it is worth a stop. This is the best Baby Care Center of all of them in my opinion. It’s a cool place to go, it can be quiet, they have a water filter to refill little kids water bottles, diapers and other baby necessities for purchase, and a less chaotic place to take care of any baby needs that might come up. One thing I appreciate the most is their diaper changing tables. These things are HUGE, and some of the ones around the park are so tiny.
7. The Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros or simply the boat ride in Mexico: Sadie loves Donald Duck and these are about the only fireworks that Stella isn’t afraid of so we definitely enjoy adding this to our list every time.
8. Anna and Elsa Character Meet and Greet: Frozen pretty much trumps everything in our household. We have been lucky enough to meet Anna and Elsa here twice, and both times the wait wasn’t bad at all, and they have been lovely. The queue is very well done and the girls were just simply in awe. Elsa was great at answering Stella’s questions about why Christoph and Olaf weren’t around, and Anna loved Stella’s Goofy hat and even played “Sven Says” with her.
9. The Pastry Shop: I’m not sure if this answer is for the girls, or for me, but it isn’t a visit to Epcot without a visit to Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie, or The Pastry Shop. So many good selections, and right now the chocolate chip cookie is a favorite, but I could get one of each. Although if we’re really looking for something for me in France, the Grand Marnier & Grey Goose Orange Slush is always a great choice.
10. Last, but not least, Spaceship Earth: The girls always love Spaceship Earth and so do I. Taking fun pictures, listening to Judi Dench and looking at the stars. It’s always something we try to put on our agenda at Epcot.
There are so many other amazing things at Epcot that aren’t on this list, but we do love to do! What is your favorite thing to do when you visit Epcot?
Also check out the Things I Love to do with my Toddler Twins at the Magic Kingdom!