7 BEST Things to Do at Epcot for Adults (READ THIS BEFORE YOU GO)

Are you looking for the best things to do at Epcot for adults?

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I have only to the top experiences listed for you which include some hidden gems.

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.

There is way more opportunities to experience something fun and different for adults as Epcot and today I will be sharing 7 of my favorites with you!

Disney Epcot Drinking Around the World Tips. France Pavilion with with Frozen Strawberry Martini. One of the best things to do at Epcot for adults.
Frozen Strawberry Martini

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1. Tea Experience

Did you know that you could do a Twinings Tea Tasting with an experienced Cast Member?

At the Tea Caddy in the U.K. Pavilion, you can explore the history of the World famous Twinings Tea and essentially have a private adult private tea party (because not too many people know about this hidden Disney gem).

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival English Tea Garden UK Pavilion. One of the best things to do at Epcot for adults.

World Showcase is all about immersing yourself in the culture and with this experience, you can learn about the famous English tea brand, its history and try out some of their most popular flavors.

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Making it one of the best things to do at Epcot for adults.

When Are the Epcot Tea Tastings?

They are conducted daily with times varying throughout the day. However, you do need to sign up 30 minutes in advance at The Tea Caddy.

How much does the Epcot Tea Tasting cost?

You’ll be happy to know that this is a FREE Disney World experience but like I mentioned earlier, you have to sign up 30 minutes in advance.

Epcot Flower and Garden Festival English Tea Garden in UK Pavilion

According to planDisney, a self-guided tea tour pamphlet is available, too.

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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 the other option: EPCOT Seas Adventures – Dolphins in Depth.

What’s Included in the Epcot DiveQuest?

You will spend 2 hours exploring this 5.7-gallon man made Caribbean coral reef.

Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot in Disney World Aquarium with scuba diver EPCOT Dive Quest. One of the best things to do at Epcot for adults.

While you won’t be diving, you will get the opportunity to mingle with over 2000 sea creatures in the clear, saltwater tank.

This experience includes a 40-minute guided exploration of the tank as well as a chance to ask questions regarding the care of the animals, types of animals, and more.

Coral Reef Restaurant at Epcot in Disney World Aquarium with diver swimming with sharks DiveQuest. One of the best things to do at Epcot for adults.

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.

How much does the Epcot DiveQuest cost?

This once in a lifetime experience starts at $229 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 Takumi Tei

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 the most luxurious 7-course meal. Making it one of the best things to do at Epcot for adults.

What’s Included with your meal at Takumi Tei?

You will spend about 1.5 to 2 hours experiencing the balance and tranquility of Japanese art, nature combined with fine dining.

Your meal will feature 2 omakase menus:

  • Kiku – The Omnivorous Course (starting at $250, tax and gratuity not included)
  • Hasu – The Plant-based Course (starting at $150, tax and gratuity not included)

Cost to Eat at Takumi Tei

I will say it is very, VERY pricey! The prices are Takumi Tei are between $150 and a whopping $250 for the Omakase experience plus tax and tip.

However, this experience truly is something to behold for adults visiting Disney World.

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.

Rosa Regale Wine Walk at Epcot. One of the best things to do at Epcot for adults.
Rosa Regale on the Wine Walk at Epcot

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.

Italy Pavilion Wine Walk in Epcot. One of the best things to do at Epcot for adults.
Italy Pavilion Wine Walk in Epcot

Something to note is that I’ve been getting mixed information on whether we can still do the Wine Walk at Epcot. I chatted with Cast Members a few months ago at Epcot who were unsure.

I did find this information on planDisney that it’s still going on but I will continue to check for you.

How much does the Wine Walk Cost at Epcot?

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 amount from $25 to $35.

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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5. Epcot Festivals

It wouldn’t be a “best of” list for Epcot if I didn’t mention the festivals that happen pretty much year-round.

Pluto Mickey and Minnie Mouse Topiary Epcot Flower and Garden Festival 2024 at Disney World

Anytime you visit Epcot, there is bound to be a festival happening with a special and unique theme. The Epcot festivals are as follows:

These festivals are full of many offerings ranging from special merchandise to commemorate the specific festivals.

There are also workshops, depending on the theme of the festival, like Flower and Garden where they have gardening tip workshops or specialty gardens for all kinds of flora or butterflies.

With the Festival of The Arts and Food and Wine Festival, you can chow down and indulge in specialty treats with amazing goodies.

Epcot Food and Wine Festival at Disney Odyssey Cider Flight with Parmesan and Peanut Butter and Jelly Chicken Wings

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.

Why This is One of the Best Things to Do at Epcot for Adults

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.

Santa Claus and Dog at Disney Christmas at Epcot Festival of the Holidays

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.

NikkyJ in front of tree at Disney Christmas at Epcot Festival of the Holidays. One of the best things to do at Epcot for adults.

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.

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6. Take a Tour of EPCOT’s Greenhouses AKA Behind the Seeds Tour

If you’ve ever hopped on Living With The Land at EPCOT, then you might have spotted folks on a tour of the greenhouses. The tour is really affordable and lasts about an hour.

It’s super cool to peek behind-the-scenes at the greenhouses and check out how the yummy fruits and veggies are grown for all the different restaurants at Walt Disney World Resort!

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7. Stay for Disney After Hours at EPCOT

Epcot’s calendar is overflowing with exciting after hours events. 

These events really show off the park in a whole new way with added fun and special treats.

Epcot Spaceship Earth Globe at Night in Disney World. One of the best things to do at Epcot for adults.

It’s perfect for adults who want to avoid the crying kids and who are not a fan of waiting in long lines at theme parks.

Below are all of the attractions that you can enjoy without the wait:

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BONUS: Create Your Own Disney Food Tour

Just like your “Around the World Tour” in Epcot, you can make every meal your own, regardless of an Epcot Festival.

If you and your crew are really into food, then choose your favorite places to eat, snack, sip, and indulge, and make sure to hit up as many as you can!

Epcot Wine with Orange Chicken in China Pavilion at Nine Dragons Restaurant. One of the best things to do at Epcot for adults.
Nine Dragons Restaurant

I call this the “make-it-your-own Foodie Tour.”

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Wrapping Up…

And there you have it! Seven 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.

Disney Monorail Transportation at Epcot passing by entrance and Spaceship Earth. One of the Epcot Rides.

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!

Victoria Wade Disney Writer at ThemeParkHipster

About the Author

Victoria is a professional solo traveler here to make your solo trips as stress free AND enjoyable as possible for you.

She has over 5 years of Disney and Non-Disney travel experience and was featured by POPSUGAR as one of the Top 50 Black Disney Creators you should follow.

She is a Proud Native to Baltimore, Md but always will call Disney World home. You can find her at Disney Tea with V.

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(Original Article Date: June 4, 2021/Updated by Editor on April 4, 2024)

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