Once you have your park ticket in hand, or connected to your MagicBand, there is much included with your visit. Head to Soarin’ for a hang-gliding experience around the world, head to the Norway pavilion to ride Frozen Ever After and meet the royal sisters, Elsa & Anna at their Royal Sommerhus and more! Besides attractions and meet and greets here are 12 absolutely free things to do in Epcot. Some are off the beaten path and not widely recognized.
1. Project Tomorrow
After riding Spaceship Earth guests will exit through Project Tomorrow. Here guests will find a series of exhibits such as Body Builder and Power City. Spend some time in the air conditioning exploring innovative ideas. Guests can experience these exhibits without riding as well, simply enter through the back entrance.
Jam out with the JaMMitors in Future World. This clean-up crew has been entertaining guests since 1996, by playing on their janitor equipment. Stop to listen to their percussion.
3. Kidcot Stations
Visit each of the countries in Epcot’s World Showcase and find Kidcot Stations. Kids can travel each country and collect a keepsake. They are now sponsored by Ziploc.
4. Splash Pad
Epcot has 2 fun locations to run through water and splash with squirting fountains. Pack a bathing suit, or spend a quick few minutes to cool off. Especially with the Florida heat, this is a perfect fun activity for children. Locations are outside Innoventions or Mission: SPACE.
5. Festival Fun
Epcot is home to 4 yearly Festivals where guests can participate in extra fun at no extra cost! During International Festival of the Holidays guests can see the Candlelight Processional. This beautiful display is the retelling of the traditional Christmas Story, by a celebrity guest narrator. Other Festivals feature concerts at the America Gardens Theater, at no additional cost to guests.
6. Train Display
Located between Germany and Italy, off the beaten path is an adorable miniature train display. Walk along an adorable pathway and see the tiny villages and trains. This is a fun way to spend a few minutes resting. Walt Disney himself loved Trains.
7. Must Do Photo Op
The Totem poles each have a story in the Canada Pavilion. The Eagle Totem Pole tells a tale of a boy and an eagle. The boy finds a trapped eagle on a beach and helps him free. Years later, the boys tribe falls on hard times and struggles for food, the boy returns to the beach and the eagle is waiting with food repaying him for his kindness years ago. The beaver family represents respect. The Whale Totem Pole tells a story of the first potlatch between the creatures of the undersea world and Nagunaks. Then, make sure to get your picture in the totem masks.
8. Play Drums
Stop to play Drums at the Outpost area (Between the China Pavilion and Germany Pavilion). Find a fun area with a variety of drums to try out.
9. Disney Phineas and Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure
Sign up for this free game at the Agent P kiosk at the International Gateway or on the Odyssey Bridge between Future World and World Showcase. Complete your secret missions before time runs out!
10. Bijutsu-kan Gallery
Dive into the Kawaii in the Japan Pavilion of Epcot and learn about Japan’s “cute culture”. On display is the origin and evolution of Kawaii, most notable being the character Hello Kitty. View all the cuteness on display, including a decorated modern Tokyo apartment.
11. Jeweled Dragon Acrobats
Stop by to see this high-flying performance in the China pavilion. The Jeweled Dragon Acrobats perform several times a day.
12. Stave Church Gallery
A fascinating and mythic exhibit is found in the Norway Pavilion of the World Showcase. Learn history of the real Vikings and artifacts from ancient Norway.