Want to know what the best things to do at Epcot are for adults?
Epcot is the one Disney Park that I feel we can all agree is the one park that is perfect for adults to visit. One would assume immediately that this is because of the ability to drink around the world.
Epcot is unique in its ability to allow its guests to experience different cultures from around the world, especially through its food and beverages.
“Drinking Around The World” has become a staple within the theme park community when it comes to World Showcase.
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There is way more opportunities to experience something fun and different for adults as Epcot and today I will be sharing five of my favorites with you!
NOTE: Some of these experiences are temporarily unavailable due to the global crisis.
1. Rose & Crown Tea Experience
At the Rose & Crown Pub and Dining Room, you can explore the history of the World famous Twinings Tea and essentially have an early morning private adult private tea party.
Included with your tea tasting is scones and sandwiches. World Showcase is all about immersing yourself in the culture.
With this experience, you can learn about the famous English tea brand, its history and try out some of their most popular flavors.
One of the good things about this experience is if you are an early riser or want a head start on other guests when it comes to doing World Showcase, then you’ll be happy to know that the tastings are at 9:45a.m.
When Are the Tastings?
They are conducted on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Great option if you want to reach Frozen Ever After or any close by attractions before the park opens at 11a.m.
The tour is $35 per person and is recommended to be booked in advance as same day reservations are limited capacity.
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2. Epcot Seas Adventures DiveQuest Tour
Do you remember that episode of Full House when they go to Disney World and Joey and Jesse record their radio show in an aquarium tank? Did you know that you can actually snorkel in that very same tank?
One of the best things about this is that guests do not have to be scuba certified to partake in this experience.
You will spend 2 and a half hours exploring this 5.7-gallon man made Caribbean coral reef.
While you won’t be diving, you will get the opportunity to mingle with over 65 different species of marine life in the clear, saltwater tank.
This experience includes a 30-minute guided exploration of the tank as well as an chance to ask questions regarding the care of the animals, types of animals, and more.
You get a tour of the infrastructure that houses these spectacular creatures, get a complimentary photo of your group in your gear and a souvenir to take home with you.
This once in a lifetime experience will cost $145 per person before tax and is accessible for guests with disabilities. You must call and pay in advance to book.
3. Experience Fine Dining Japanese Style at the Chef’s Table
Inside the quiet and intimate Japan Pavilion lies Takumei-Tei restaurant, located next to the Mitsukoshi store.
Every room in the restaurant is themed after an element and you can enjoy a 9-course meal at the Chef’s Table in the water room with the Kaiseki dining experience.
You will spend 3 hours experiencing the balance and tranquility of Japanese art, nature combined with fine dining.
Your meal will feature Otoshi, imagined daily by the chefs, two different kinds of wagyu beef, Temari sushi, a palate cleansing course in between a matcha tea ceremony and shizuku dessert.
This experience truly is something to behold. Guests must call to book and it costs $180 per person plus tax and the party minimum is six people.
This can also be paired with a beverage tasting experience for an additional $100 per person plus tax.
4. Try a Wine Walk Around the World
While I did mention that many Guests come to Epcot to try out some alcohol from around the world, very many are unaware about the many different wine flights that you can try throughout World Showcase.
The World Showcase Wine Walk features flights from the Germany, Italy and France pavilions and a wonderful way to learn about old world wines throughout these countries.
The best part is that it won’t break the bank for you compared to some other options on this list. It’s priced at an affordable $20.
In order to participate, you would show up to one of the Wine Walk locations at any of these pavilions:
- Weinkeller- Germany
- Enoteca Castello- Italy
- Les Vins De France- France
Once you pay, you will be treated to a tasting of red and white wines from these different countries, and a thorough history of these wines and their connection to their countries.
It’s a more sophisticated way to drink around the world and an affordable way to get that fix.
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Last but certainly not least, It wouldn’t be a “best of” list for Epcot if I didn’t mention the festivals that happen pretty much year-round.
Anytime you visit Epcot, there is bound to be a festival happening with a special and unique theme. The Epcot festivals are as follows:
- Festival of the Arts: Jan-Late Feb
- Flower and Garden Festival: March- Early June
- Food and Wine Festival: Mid July- Late Nov
- Festival of the Holidays: Dec- Mid Jan
These festivals are full of many offerings ranging from special merchandise to commemorate the specific festivals.
You can even partake in all different kinds of art forms like chalk art, painting, postcards and you can participate in a community “paint by the numbers” activity.
Nothing is complete without taking a piece of art home with you and supporting a local artist or brewery in Orlando.
Festival of the Holidays gives guests a chance to celebrate all sorts of religious occasions all over the globe in world showcase including Kwanzaa, Hanukkah and Christmas.
You can hear storytellers tell their holiday tales from their perspective countries in every pavilion, try festive treats and truly feel the spirit of the season no matter where you go in Epcot.
These festivals have become a huge draw and staple for adult guests as there are so many things to do, see and experience no matter when you visit.
And there we have it!
Five of some of the very best unique and ultimately fun things to do at Epcot for Adults ranging from affordable to “treat yo self!”
I hope that this gives you an idea of what offerings the spectacular world of Epcot has to offer now.
You will have many adventures to look forward to as it undergoes its current transformation into something more futuristic and inclusive to all.
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Until next time, Happy Park Hopping Hipsters!
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