What To Do on a “No Kids” Day at Epcot

On the few occasions when my husband and I have visited the Magic Kingdom without the kids we always feel a little guilty. But, when we're at Epcot without the kids there is less guilt and a little more "Hey! We're having a grown up day!" That means no waiting in line to meet the characters, no whining about sore feet, and most importantly we can visit attractions WE want to see.

What To Do On A No Kids Day At EpcotWhat To Do On A No Kids Day At Epcot

Because I'm a little bit crazy about Disney, I still insist on getting to Epcot at rope drop, even without the kids. It's just something I have to do. On our last visit the crowds were huge, so we skipped Spaceship Earth and its 30 minute wait, and headed over to The Land to score FastPasses for Soarin'. And then it's time to ride one of my favorite attractions at Epcot, Living with the Land. If you're an adrenaline junkie go ahead and visit Mission: Space. Me? I'll stick with Test Track and Soarin'. And as much as I love Nemo, when the kids aren't with us we skip The Seas with Nemo & Friends.

Living with The Land Boats Glide through GreenhousesLiving with The Land Boats Glide through Greenhouses

Once 11 a.m. rolls around it's time to get the day going in World Showcase. Going counterclockwise, wander over to the Canada Pavilion and catch a viewing of O Canada. Since you stand for 18 minutes to watch the movie, we skip this with the kids. Afterward, as you make your way to the United Kingdom you might think about grabbing a pint and some fish and chips for lunch. Or maybe you'll come back later in the afternoon for that beer.

Rose & Crown Pub ExteriorRose & Crown Pub Exterior

If you skip the fish and chips, head over to France for lunch. Maybe you made an ADR for Le Chefs de France (lucky you!) or maybe you're really craving a cheese plate or some quiche from Les Halles bakery. Order the cheese plate, a warm baguette and then grab a Grand Marnier slush and you have a perfect quick lunch. After lunch, take in a viewing of Impressions de France.

Beautiful France PavilionBeautiful France Pavilion

Spend a good part of the afternoon casually meandering through Morocco (another great spot to eat!), Japan (sushi and sake, anyone?), stop in the United States Pavilion for The American Adventure and then skip Italy and head to Germany for beer and a pretzel. Are you sensing a theme here? We're eating and drinking our way through Epcot sans kids. We'll head back to Italy for dinner at Via Napoli later in the day.

The American AdventureThe American Adventure

After stopping in China for Reflections of China, be sure to ride the Maelstrom in Norway and the Gran Fiesta Tour in Mexico right before heading to La Cava del Tequila for an afternoon margarita. And then maybe dinner at Via Napoli. At the end of the day, you've had a leisurely afternoon in the World Showcase and now it's time to find a perfect spot to watch Illuminations. Once the show is over, head over to The BoardWalk for a nighttime stroll under the stars. A great end to your day.

Thanks so much to Traci C. for this fun guest post! What's your favorite thing to do in Epcot without kids? Leave a comment below and let us know!

thattizzan wrote on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 13:10:

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This is really spot on!

And really agree about Seas w/ Nemo & Friends. Other than Turtle Talk, really an underwhelming pavilion. When I was there two Decembers ago, half the tanks were empty!

Alicia M wrote on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 13:57:

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We are planning to do the Behind the Seeds Tour for our child free Epcot day. Inexpensive and you get to see more of The Land.

Tightropesrv wrote on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 22:32:

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We've found that you should not skip Italy EVER. The sort of new Tutto Gusto has some great cheese plates and you can sit at a nice cool tall table to share a bottle of wine.

Dave G wrote on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 20:10:

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Like it all - but I would skip the Maelstrom. I've been on it with big and little kids - and alone - and never liked it. Very underwhelming.

When my wife and I are alone, we like to meander through the park - taking in Voices of Liberty - catching the street players - trying on cologne and perfume at various countries.

Also, don't forget about the boat that leaves via International Gateway to get you to the Boardwalk - another spot that's great for couples.

Shannon wrote on Sun, 02/16/2014 - 16:45:

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My husband and I spend our time in Germany! Love it every time :)

donnie wrote on Sun, 02/16/2014 - 20:33:

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We always so disney without kids as ours is grown. We dont do as much drinking but do the eating.we also love maekstrom.that is a multiple ride

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