Best Rides for Adults at Epcot

Epcot is often considered the best theme park for adults at Walt Disney World. That’s mostly due to the huge selection of good food and even better drinks, but Epcot also has a variety of attractions adults can enjoy.

Below is our list of the top rides for adults at Epcot. We could honestly list all of Epcot’s attractions as they’re all adult-friendly. Think we missed one? Let us know in the comments.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind

Epcot Nova Corps Star Blaster Ship

Epcot’s newest attraction is also arguably the best at Epcot and possibly the best in all of Walt Disney World. Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind is an incredible – if not overwhelming – experience that will leave you wanting to ride again as soon as you exit.

The coaster is incredibly smooth and is unlike anything else currently at Walt Disney World. Our best comparison is it’s like an enhanced and more fun Space Mountain, but that may not do it enough justice. Read more about Cosmic Rewind in our spoiler-free review.

Test Track

Did you know Test Track is the fastest ride in all of Walt Disney World? Clocking in at 65 mph (well, a posted 64.9 mph), Test Track takes guests through various tests with their designed vehicles.

We love Test Track because it’s fast, has fun theming and has an element of interactivity. Guests design their car and then see how it holds up through the attraction. The ride culminates with a high-speed trip around the outdoor track.

Soarin’ Around the World

Soaring Around the World at Epcot

Soarin’ is a Disney attraction that’s loved by almost everyone. It’s a motion simulator, but this isn’t your typical motion simulator. Guests board a special lift system that brings everyone up and practically into the screen. Your legs dangle as it feels like you’re soaring (er, Soarin’) past famous world landmarks.

It’s worth noting that guests who are afraid of heights may not enjoy this experience. You can ask for the lowest row to minimize this.

Living with the Land

Living with the Land Holidays

A slow boat ride that gently cruises through Epcot’s greenhouses may not be the most exhilarating experience at Epcot. Don’t let that diminish this classic Disney ride. Living with the Land is edutainment at its core.

This is a fascinating ride for adults who can appreciate unique farming techniques. It’s amazing how Disney grows some of the food used in Epcot right there in the ride.

Living with the Land is also an awesome break from the sun, crowds and general craziness of Walt Disney World. Bonus point – this ride is decorated extremely well for the holidays.

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth at Night

Like Living with the Land, Spaceship Earth is a slow-moving ride that’s a Disney classic. The current form of Spaceship Earth takes guests through the history of communication. There’s a ton of detailed scenes, animatronics and the infamous smell of Rome burning.

While some may be ready for an update to Spaceship Earth, it’s still an impressive piece of engineering and creativity. The fact the ride is held completely within the geodesic dome (golf ball) is a true work of art.

Honorable Mention – Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure

Honestly, we love this ride. We’re big Ratatouille fans and it’s awesome to see this ride come to the France Pavilion. Guests shrink down to the size of a rat and venture through the familiar Gusteau’s Restaurant. It’s a fun mix of real sets and screen effects.

The ride does require 3D glasses, which will dock a few points off for some guests.


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David has been writing about Disney since 2018. He founded Notes from Neverland as an outlet to express his love for all things Disney, including Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disney Cruise Line. Join us for news, reviews and more!

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