THE BEST RIDES IN EPCOT:
The Seas with Nemo & Friends
Anyone wanting to indulge their Finding Nemo fanaticism should look no further than the 5.7 million gallon Epcot SeaBase aquarium. After boarding your clam-mobile, you join Dory and friends to, you know, find Nemo. But what ocean search is complete without shark encounters, Crush the sea turtle, and a near-death experience with an angler fish? The best part is at the ride’s conclusion (spoiler alert) when special effects make Nemo and friends magically appear in the actual aquarium. While you’re there, make friends with SeaBase’s full-time residents, including manatees, clownfish, dolphins, and cuttlefish hatchlings, among other creatures of the deep.
Build the concept roadster of your dreams, and then take it for a spin on the titular test track. You’ll bump, swerve, and screech your way through the Tron-like obstacle course before heading to the outdoor race track for a face-warping lap at over 70 mph. After each segment, the car you designed is ranked against the rest, with an overall champion crowned at the end. Pro tip: don’t spend too much time building your vehicle, even though it’s tempting to fine tune it with all the engine, bodywork, and paint-job options available.
This indoor dark ride takes you on a tour of the world, hang-glider style. Prepare to soar above the Earth, feet dangling in the air, and watch the sights unfold on a brain-tricking wraparound Imax screen. Drop in on the Great Wall of China, get up-close with Iguazu Falls, and stop by Sydney Harbor on this gentle, globe-trotting trip.