Epcot, a theme park located at the Walt Disney Resort, is famous for its surreal rides. Below are some of the top thrill rides at Epcot that every visitor yearns to sample.
- The Sum of all Thrills
Visitors can customize the design of their thrill rides (virtual coasters, toboggans, or airplanes) using mathematical tools, a touch screen, and a robot motor. Using the screen, you can create your specifications for the ride including height, speed, dips, and turns. You can board a robotic 4D simulator that uses motion, vision and audio to simulate a real riding experience once the design is over. Since you are the designer of your ride, you can control the thrill levels on your ride to create a pulsating experience. You can find The Sum of all Thrills at Inside Inventions, Epcot.
- Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros
Hidden on the inside of the great pyramid is a Mexico Epcot ride designed to take you through the adventures of an mariachi band that’s preparing to open for a new concert. When Donald Duck, the third member of the mariachi band, goes missing you the viewers take a boat ride to view his adventures. Follow Donald as he tours Mexico on a flying poncho. By the end of the boat tour you finally arrive at the concert starring The Three Caballeros.
- Mission: Space
This adventure simulates the experience inside a spacecraft, destination: Mars, through sustained G forces. The simulated flight is very close to reality though a bit unsettling for first timers. This event recreates events in space with an incredible degree of closeness to reality and most of the people who have had the opportunity to ride it report that the ‘flight’ as breathtaking.
Located at the Future World in Epcot, the height requirement for this ride is 44 inches. This event has a fast-pass (a fast pass is a virtual line program that eliminates long waiting lists).
- Test track
You can find this ride in the Future World section at Epcot. It involves a bumpy automobile journey that does not take off until the last moment when the vehicle almost rolls over. The ride system is very advanced, and guests get an insight into the technical aspects of custom-made car testing process. Some of the going is rough, but the demonstrations are impressive. The Test Track has fast-pass privileges.
Inside the Norway pavilion at World Showcase in Epcot is a boat-ride simulation system that takes guests deep into the mysteries of the past and present of Norway. Maelstrom comes fully equipped with thrilling images, light-out moments and a nervy backward drop. A new ride will replace Maelstrom in 2016.
- Soarin’ Over California
This ride is one of the most popular E-rides at the Land Pavilion in Epcot. Soarin’ is a thrilling adventure that takes visitors on a virtual journey all over California, giving them insights into the city and stimulating their sense of reconstruction and imagery.
The height requirement at Soarin’ is 40 inches. Currently, guests interested in Florida can try out the Soarin’ Hoopla, a clone of the original.
- The Seas with Nemo and Friends
Do you want to embark on an epic journey, a journey to rescue ‘Nemo?’ This thrill ride takes you through the sea, riding a ‘clamobile’, back from the mission to find ‘Nemo,’ a fictional character. It is an animated sea ride full of animated sea creatures, including sharks. The landscape is aquatic and very convincing.
The rides at Disney’s Epcot theme park are numerous, very creatively put out and enthralling. They are also a nervy subject for first timers before the thrills catch up with them. Apart from the ones mentioned, there are many more thrills to sample, and the choice is up to the guests to decide on thrill levels they can sustain.