For Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers continued
Besides being fun, Epcot is a great educational experience, even for the littlest ones. Here are my recommendations for Epcot:
Living with the Land (The Land)
This is one of my favorite attractions. It will delight the whole family, while learning a lot. You take a boat ride through Disney's extensive greenhouses and fish farm. Little ones will love seeing the pumpkins grown in the shape of Mickey's ears, along with the other exotic fruits and vegetables. They will also love seeing the various fish, alligator, and eel tanks right up close. For an extra special hands-on experience, take the "backstage" tour (available by reservation, for an additional fee).
Circle of Life (The Land)
This is an inspirational short film about ecology and conservation, featuring favorite characters from The Lion King. Very moving, and the kids will love it.
The Living Seas - Turtle Talk With Crush (The Living Seas)
As you make your way through this huge aquarium exhibit, don't miss Turtle Talk with Crush (the character from "Finding Nemo"). Be sure to check Show Times and get there early - this is a super popular attraction, so you may experience a long wait time.
Maelstrom at the Norway Pavilion (World Showcase)
All of the countries at the World Showcase are well worth seeing - but the Norway pavilion has a fun little ride in it. Maelstrom takes you on a Viking boat adventure, complete with Trolls!
El Rio del Tiempo at the Mexico Pavilion (World Showcase)
The Mexico pavilion also has a good ride for little ones - "The River of Time" is a slow boat ride through Mexico's history - complete with "Mayan ruins". It's a nice tour of the entire pavilion.
Character Greeting at Innoventions West (Innoventions)
The pavilion at Innoventions West is a great place to see lots of Disney characters at one time. It's usually not too crowded, and there are several characters lined up in a row for kids to see. You simply join the end of the line, and go from one character to the next. The last time we visited (June 06), they had Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Chip N Dale, Pluto and Goofy together at the Pavilion. Don't forget your autograph book! Check the Times Guide, but character appearances are pretty much continuous throughout the day.
Older kids and adults: Epcot