Future World Attractions

Read our descriptions and ratings on Epcot Future World attractions.  Discover which attractions in Future World are Walt Disney World’s greatest, unmissable attractions.

Body Wars

Body Wars is a simulated ride. You are injected into a human body, by a scientist for exploration, and will experience the thrill of what it is like to be inside a human body. You can find this attraction in Epcot’s Wonders of Life Pavillion.

Scare Factor 3

Our Opinion: This simulation may just be a little too much for younger children, and adults who suffer motions sickness. We enjoy this ride, and whilst we don’t think it’s as much fun as the Star Tours simulated ride in Disney World’s MGM Studios. Body Wars is a whole lot more jerky. Don’t do it straight after eating!

Circle of Life

An entertaining and informative show starring the cast of the Lion King. The show explores the co-dependency of all animals in the great food chain.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion: This is a must see. We were disappointed that it was not open on our last trip. Fun and educational for the whole family.

Cranium Command

This interesting show takes you inside the brain of a teenage boy.

Scare Factor 1

Although this show isn’t a must do for us each trip, it’s a fun show, and definitely worth experiencing once, if you have the time. Adults will probably enjoy Cranium Command more than children.

Honey I Shrunk the Audience

Walt Disney World are great at doing 3D shows, and this one is unmissable. The show features the cast of Honey I Shrunk the kids, and there are some fantastic special effects. At one point, the audience is actually shrunk, and you get to see what it feels like to encounter a giant dog, and a giant snake, among other things.

Scare Factor 2

Our Opinion: Some parts may be a little scary for young children, but the great thing about Disney World’s 3D shows, is that you can always remove their glasses if they get scared. Honey I Shrunk the Audience is unmissable – one of our favourite Walt Disney World shows.

Innoventions
Two huge buildings, featuring displays such as futuristic cars, virtual reality games, and lots of video games which are free to play.

Scare factor 1

Our Opinion: We try to avoid Innoventions, unless we have time to spare – which is not very often in Walt Disney World. There’s too many video games in there, which would keep kids entertained for hours. However, we feel that kids have plenty of opportunities to play video games outside of Walt Disney World, and Innoventions is a waste of precious touring time.

Journey Into Imagination with Figment

A tour of the Imagination Institute from Honey I Shrunk the Audience, with optical illusions and appearances of Figment.

Scare Factor 1

Not an unmissable attraction. There’s plenty more fun things to see in Epcot – we would skip this one.

Living with the Land

An education boat ride through futuristic ways to grow plants, fruit and vegetables.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion

This attraction may sound a little boring, but it is extremely interesting, and most adults, and children – except for the tiniest ones, should enjoy it. Although it isn’t a must do every trip, it’s certainly worth experiencing once, if time allows.

The Living Seas

A huge aquarium where visitors can observe a simulation of the real ocean eco-system. Part of the attraction is also an interactive theatre – Turtle Talk with Crush.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion – Turtle Talk with Crush is unmissable, but lines build up quickly, so get there early. Whilst the aquarium is fascinating, with a vast amount of sea life, including dolphins, we don’t do it every trip. If you’re visiting Seaworld in Orlando, during your trip, you can probably skip Disney World’s Living Seas.

The Making of Me

An educational and entertaining show, where the star gets to see how his parents met, fell in love, and conceived him.

Scare Factor 1

This is not a must see – but quite entertaining and amusing for adults. Our kids last saw this show aged 8 and 11, and they were embarrassed and kept asking – why did you take us in there? Only see it if you have the time to spare, and feel your children need to have sex education on their vacation.

Mission Space

This unique attraction actually takes you in a simulation of a real space flight. You are seated, four to a compartment, and fastened in. Each of you have different controls to operate, but don’t worry if you hit the wrong button, the attraction will still work anyway. The ride actually pulls a G Force of 5, which is an amazing feeling when you’re going upwards.

Scare Factor 4

Our Opinion – One of Disney World’s most popular attractions – definitely get a fast pass. This attraction is popular with older kids and adults, and it is the most unique ride we have ever experienced in the whole of Walt Disney World, or anywhere for that matter. The attraction has a high potential scare factor, but most of this is in the build up to the ride, and not knowing what to expect rather than the launch itself. Once you are blasted into space, the whole thing is fantastic, and over with far too soon. But, I will admit, I was terrified the first time I rode this. Just stay calm, remember it’s all pretend, and you’ll enjoy it. If you have young children with you, and they’re easily scared, you might want to skip it. There’s plenty more in less scary attractions in Epcot to keep them entertained.

Soarin

In the newest Future World attraction in Epcot, you are seated, side by side and strapped in. Once the ride sets off, your rides are dangled, so you actually feel as though you are flying over incredible scenes, such as the Grand Canyon, ski scenes, the sea, and much more.

Scare Factor 3

This ride can be a bit scary initially with those who have a fear of heights – and believe me, we have that fear. But, once you’ve got over the initial fear, the attraction is amazing. You do feel as though you are actually flying over some amazing scenes. This is my favourite Epcot attraction, and lines build up extremely quickly. Definitely be at the park before the official opening time and try to see this first. If lines are already long, get a fast pass and do Test Track first.

Spaceship Earth

This ride is inside the huge silver ball, which is Epcot’s most photographed attraction. The slow ride takes you on a journey through the ball, and you get to see how communication has evolved over the centuries.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion

This attraction is the first thing you will see upon entering Spaceship Earth. The huge silver ball is probably the most visually appealing Walt Disney World attraction to children, from the exterior. We do this one every trip – it is unmissable. The ride through the ball is very slow, and it is dark, so very young toddlers and babies may fall asleep part way through.

Test Track

This attraction takes you in a test car, to experience the rigorous tests which cars go through when they are manufactured – except for the Crash Test of course. The most thrilling part of the ride, is when your car whizzes round a real test track.

Scare Factor 3

This attraction is not particularly scary although some young children may be intimidated by the idea of riding in a speeding car. But, most young children who are tall enough to do Test Track love it. For us it is unmissable on each trip.

Test Track is one of Walt Disney World’s most popular attractions. You should do it as soon as you arrive at Epcot, straight after Soarin or get a fastpass.

Universe of Energy – Ellen’s Energy Adventure

This Future World attraction begins like a show, which stars Ellen DeGeneres and her friend Bill Nye the science guy. Then, the huge theatres splits up into cars containing six passengers, for a prehistoric journey. There’s plenty of dinosaurs to be seen, but not in the same way as the Dinosaur attraction in Disney World’s Animal Kingdom – it’s not scary.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion: This attraction will have long lines, but don’t let that put you off, as the theatre holds over 500 people. The attraction lasts about thirty minutes, so if you do arrive on a particularly busy day, and the theatre is full, you will get into the next show. We love this attraction, which is great for kids and adults. Although the theatre does get a little dark during the ride, it is not particularly scary.

Body Wars

Body Wars is a simulated ride.  You are injected into a human body, by a scientist for exploration, and will experience the thrill of what it is like to be inside a human body.  You can find this attraction inEpcot’s Wonders of Life Pavillion.

Scare Factor 3

Our Opinion:This simulation may just be a little too much for younger children, and adults who suffer motions sickness.  We enjoy this ride, and whilst we don’t think it’s as much fun as the Star Tours simulated ride in Disney World’sMGM Studios.  Body Wars is a whole lot more jerky.  Don’t do it straight after eating.

Circle of Life

An entertaining and informative show starring the cast of the Lion King.  The show explores the co-dependency of all animals in the great food chain.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion:This is a must see.  We were disappointed that it was not open on our last trip.  Fun and educational for the whole family.

Cranium Command

This interesting show takes you inside the brain of a teenage boy.

Scare Factor 1

Although this show isn’t a must do for us each trip, it’s a fun show, and definitely worth experiencing once, if you have the time.  Adults will probably enjoy Cranium Command more than children.

Honey I Shrunk the Audience

Walt Disney World are great at doing 3D shows, and this one is unmissable.  The show features the cast of Honey I Shrunk the kids, and there are some fantastic special effects.  At one point, the audience is actually shrunk, and you get to see what it feels like to encounter a giant dog, and a giant snake, among other things.

Scare Factor 2

Our Opinion: Some parts may be a little scary for young children, but the great thing about Disney World’s 3D shows, is that you can always remove their glasses if they get scared.  Honey I Shrunk the Audience is unmissable – one of our favourite Walt Disney World shows.

Innoventions

Two huge buildings, featuring displays such as futuristic cars, virtual reality games, and lots of video games which are free to play.

Scare factor 1

Our Opinion:  We try to avoid Innoventions, unless we have time to spare – which is not very often in Walt Disney World.  There’s too many video games in there, which would keep kids entertained for hours.   However, we feel that kids have plenty of opportunities to play video games outside of   Walt Disney World, and Innoventions is a waste of precious touring time.

Journey Into Imagination with Figment

A tour of the Imagination Institute from Honey I Shrunk the Audience, with optical illusions and appearances of Figment.

Scare Factor 1

Not an unmissable attraction.  There’s plenty more fun things to see in Epcot – we would skip this one.

Living with the Land

An education boat ride through futuristic ways to grow plants, fruit and vegetables.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion

This attraction may sound a little boring, but it is extremely interesting, and most adults, and children – except for the tiniest ones, should enjoy it.  Although it isn’t a must do every trip, it’s certainly worth experiencing once, if time allows.

The Living Seas

A huge aquarium where visitors can observe a simulation of the real ocean eco-system.  Part of the attraction is also an interactive theatre – Turtle Talk with Crush.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion: Turtle Talk with Crush is unmissable, but lines build up quickly, so get there early.  Whilst the aquarium is fascinating, with a vast amount of sea life, including dolphins, we don’t do it every trip.  If you’re visiting Seaworld in Orlando, during your trip, you can probably skip Disney World’s Living Seas.

The Making of Me

An educational and entertaining show, where the star gets to see how his parents met, fell in love, and conceived him.

Scare Factor 1

This is not a must see – but quite entertaining and amusing for adults.  Our kids last saw this show aged 8 and 11, and they were embarrassed and kept asking – why did you take us in there?  Only see it if you have the time to spare, and feel your children need to have sex education on their vacation.

Mission Space

This unique attraction actually takes you in a simulation of a real space flight.  You are seated, four to a compartment, and fastened in.  Each of you have different controls to operate, but don’t worry if you hit the wrong button, the attraction will still work anyway.  The ride actually pulls a G Force of 5, which is an amazing feeling when you’re going upwards.

Scare Factor 4

Our Opinion – One of Disney World’s most popular attractions – definitely get a fast pass.  This attraction is popular with older kids and adults, and it is the most unique ride we have ever experienced in the whole of Walt Disney World, or anywhere for that matter.

The attraction has a high potential scare factor, but most of this is in the build up to the ride, and not knowing what to expect rather than the launch itself.  Once you are blasted into space, the whole thing is fantastic, and over with far too soon.  But, I will admit, I was terrified the first time I rode this.  Just stay calm, remember it’s all pretend, and you’ll enjoy it.  If you have young children with you, and they’re easily scared, you might want to skip it.  There’s plenty more in less scary attractions in Epcot to keep them entertained.

Soarin

In the newest Future World attraction in Epcot, you are seated, side by side and strapped in.  Once the ride sets off, your rides are dangled, so you actually feel as though you are flying over incredible scenes, such as the Grand Canyon, ski scenes, the sea, and much more.

Scare Factor 3

This ride can be a bit scary initially with those who have a fear of heights – and believe me, we have that fear.  But, once you’ve got over the initial fear, the attraction is amazing.  You do feel as though you are actually flying over some amazing scenes.

This is my favourite Epcot attraction, and lines build up extremely quickly.  Definitely be at the park before the official opening time and try to see this first.  If lines are already long, get a fast pass and do Test Track first.

Spaceship Earth

This ride is inside the huge silver ball, which is Epcot’s most photographed attraction.  The slow ride takes you on a journey through the ball, and you get to see how communication has evolved over the centuries.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion

This attraction is the first thing you will see upon entering Epcot. The huge silver ball is probably the most visually appealing Walt Disney World attraction to children, from the exterior.  We do this one every trip – it is unmissable.  The ride through the ball is very slow, and it is dark, so very young toddlers and babies may fall asleep part way through.

Test Track

This attraction takes you in a test car, to experience the rigorous tests which cars go through when they are manufactured – except for the Crash Test of course.  The most thrilling part of the ride, is when your car whizzes round a real test track.

Scare Factor 3

This attraction is not particularly scary although some young children may be intimidated by the idea of riding in a speeding car.  But, most young children who are tall enough to do Test Track love it.  For us it is unmissable on each trip.

Test Track is one of Walt Disney World’s most popular attractions.  You should do it as soon as you arrive at Epcot, straight after Soarin or get a fastpass.

Universe of Energy – Ellen’s Energy Adventure

This Future World attraction begins like a show, which stars Ellen DeGeneres and her friend Bill Nye the science guy.  Then, the huge theatres splits up into cars containing six passengers, for a prehistoric journey.

There’s plenty of dinosaurs to be seen, but not in the same way as the Dinosaur attraction in Disney World’s Animal Kingdom – it’s not scary.

Scare Factor 1

Our Opinion: This attraction will have long lines, but don’t let that put you off, as the theatre holds over 500 people.  The attraction lasts about thirty minutes, so if you do arrive on a particularly busy day, and the theatre is full, you will get into the next show.

We love this attraction, which is great for kids and adults.  Although the theatre does get a little dark during the ride, it is not particularly scary.

 

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