Epcot is the most popular park for adults due to its wide variety of international food and alcoholic drinks. However, it doesn’t fall short when it comes to exhilarating rides for grownups either.
Among the attractions that cater to adults at Epcot, you’ll find favorites like Soarin’ and Test Track, you’ll be thrilled to know that they’ve recently introduced the insanely Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride, which is widely considered to be the best ride at Disney World.
Below, I’ll share my list of favorite rides that are perfect for adults, along with some helpful tips to ensure you make the most of your time at EPCOT!
But before we get started, here’s a quick ranking of the best Magic Kingdom rides for adults, followed by some in-depth details about each attraction.
- Guardian’s of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind
- Test Track
- Mission Space: Orange
- Living with the Land
Ranking the Best Epcot Rides for Adults
Here are my top 5 rides at Epcot that are perfect for adults:
1. Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Rewind
This is a high speed rollercoaster based on the widely popular Guardians of the Galaxy franchise that takes you on a thigh speed and thrilling adventure through space and time.
The ride features a unique reverse launch that propels riders backward, while also rotating the cart 360 degrees during the entirety of the ride.
It’s literally unlike anything I’ve ever ridden before.
The ride also features an “Awesome Mix” playlist that consists of 6 popular songs (as well as one holiday song during Christmas):
- “Conga” by Gloria Estefan
- “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps
- “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears
- “I Ran” by A Flock of Seagulls
- “One Way or Another” by Blondie
- “September” by Earth, Wind & Fire
Every ride features a different song so you’ll never know what you’re getting until the reverse launch.
The throwback music along with the high speeds and unique ride style makes this the best ride at Epcot, let alone Disney World. I can’t even express how much I love this ride and just how perfect it is for everyone of all ages, especially adults.
2. Test Track
Picture this: You’re at Epcot, and the thrill-seeking adult within you is itching for an adventure that will get your heart racing and put a huge smile on your face. That’s where Test Track comes.
Test Track is not your ordinary ride—it’s a high-speed, adrenaline-pumping automotive adventure that puts you in the driver’s seat. As you buckle up and prepare for action, get ready to unleash your inner car enthusiast and feel the rush of the wind in your hair.
The excitement begins as you enter a futuristic design studio, where you’ll have the chance to customize and create your very own virtual concept car. With sleek lines, cutting-edge technology, and an abundance of horsepower at your fingertips, you’ll design the ultimate machine that perfectly suits your style.
But the real fun starts when you board your newly designed vehicle and hit the track. Hold on tight as you zoom through a series of thrilling tests, including high-speed straightaways, banked turns, and even a heart-pounding simulated crash test. Feel the surge of acceleration as you race against other cars, pushing your creation to its limits.
And as you reach the grand finale, brace yourself for the highlight of the ride—a breathtaking outdoor speed test where your car reaches speeds of up to 65 miles per hour! The wind rushes past you, and the sense of exhilaration is unmatched. It’s a thrilling adventure that will make you feel like a kid again, but with a level of sophistication that adults can truly appreciate.
3. Mission Space: Orange
Brace yourself for the exhilarating adventure that awaits you at Mission: Space Orange, an experience that is sure to ignite the inner explorer in every adult.
Mission: Space Orange is not your average ride—it’s a full-fledged space mission simulator that will transport you to the outer reaches of the universe. As you step into the astronaut’s shoes, prepare to be amazed by the authenticity and attention to detail that awaits you.
Once inside the spacecraft, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a state-of-the-art control panel, complete with switches, buttons, and dials that give you a true taste of what it’s like to be an astronaut. Your adrenaline starts to pump as you realize that you’re about to embark on a journey that few people have ever experienced.
As the countdown begins, you can feel the anticipation building. The engines roar to life, and suddenly, you’re launched into space with an incredible force. The G-forces push against your body, giving you a sense of the sheer power and intensity of space travel. It’s a thrilling sensation that makes you feel like a true astronaut, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.
During your mission, you’ll navigate through a series of cosmic challenges, including dodging asteroids, maneuvering through tight spaces, and even landing on a distant planet. Every twist and turn will keep you on the edge of your seat, as you overcome obstacles and push your skills to the limit.
But it’s not just the physical sensations that make Mission: Space Orange a blast for adults. It’s also the awe-inspiring visuals that accompany your journey. The vastness of space stretches out before you, with stars, galaxies, and celestial bodies that fill your view. It’s a breathtaking sight that evokes a sense of wonder and reminds you of the beauty and vastness of the universe.
Just know that it might make you sick so be sure to ride it before you start eating and drinking.
4. Soarin’ Around the World
Prepare to soar like a bird and experience the sheer joy of flight at Soarin’ Around the World, a breathtaking adventure that will leave adults in awe of the world’s natural wonders.
As you step into the ride, you’ll notice the massive IMAX screen that stretches out before you, giving you a glimpse into the awe-inspiring beauty that awaits. Take your seat and fasten your seatbelt as anticipation builds, and you’re about to embark on a journey unlike any other.
In an instant, you’ll be lifted off the ground, and the sensation of flight will wash over you. You’ll feel as if you’re gliding effortlessly through the air, soaring high above the Earth’s surface. The wind rushes through your hair, and a sense of freedom fills your soul.
The visuals that unfold before your eyes are nothing short of magical. You’ll be treated to stunning panoramic views of iconic landmarks and breathtaking landscapes from around the globe. From the snow-capped peaks of majestic mountains to the vast expanse of oceans and the vibrant beauty of city skylines, you’ll witness the world’s most extraordinary sights like never before.
But it’s not just the visuals that make Soarin’ an extraordinary experience for adults. The accompanying soundtrack will transport you to another realm of bliss. The music resonates deep within you, creating a harmonious blend of sights and sounds that elevate your senses and make the entire journey an unforgettable sensory delight.
As you glide from one scene to the next, you’ll feel a sense of wonder and amazement at the diversity and splendor of our planet. It’s a reminder of the remarkable beauty that exists all around us and a chance to appreciate the marvels of nature from a truly unique perspective.
And don’t get me started on the beautiful smells within every scene…
Soarin’ is not just a ride; it’s a soul-stirring experience that allows adults to reconnect with their inner childlike wonder and appreciate the incredible world we live in. It’s an opportunity to let go of earthly constraints and let your spirit soar to new heights.
I ranked this so low only because it’s not nearly as good as the goated Soarin’ Over California, but it’s still a great ride as long as you aren’t seated towards the sides of the theater. It’ll become evident as seen as you see the Eiffel Tower.
5. Living with the Land
When it comes to this attraction, I am so insanely biased because I really do love everything about this ride. Some may say that Spaceship Earth or Remy’s Ratatouille deserves this spot, but honestly, I think this is better.
Living with the Land is a slow-moving boat ride where adults can embark on a fascinating journey that celebrates the wonders of nature, sustainability, and the incredible potential of agricultural innovation.
As you step aboard the boat, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a lush and vibrant landscape. The scent of fertile soil fills the air, and the gentle sounds of flowing water create a serene atmosphere. It’s a tranquil escape from the bustling excitement of the theme park, offering a chance to unwind and reconnect with the natural world.
The journey begins as your boat gently glides along a winding river, guiding you through a series of captivating scenes that showcase the harmony between human ingenuity and the power of Mother Nature. Along the way, you’ll witness a remarkable array of agricultural techniques that span from traditional to cutting-edge.
Vast greenhouses stretch out before you, teeming with an astonishing variety of plants, fruits, and vegetables. You’ll marvel at towering trees laden with exotic fruits, rows of hydroponic crops thriving in nutrient-rich water, and carefully cultivated displays that demonstrate the limitless possibilities of sustainable farming.
But it’s not just about the visual spectacle. Living with the Land is an educational experience that sheds light on the crucial role of agriculture in our lives. You’ll learn about innovative practices such as aquaculture, where fish and plants coexist in a balanced ecosystem, and vertical farming, where crops are grown in towering structures, maximizing space and efficiency.
Throughout the journey, knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights into the importance of environmental stewardship and the efforts being made to create a more sustainable future. From conservation techniques to alternative energy sources, you’ll discover how individuals and communities are working together to protect our planet and ensure a brighter tomorrow.
Living with the Land is a celebration of the intricate web of life that sustains us all. It’s a gentle reminder of the beauty and resilience of the natural world and an opportunity for adults to appreciate the interconnectedness of our global ecosystem.
Did I Get It Right?
As you already know, these are only my personal recommendations that I think are perfect for adults. Just because I think a ride is great doesn’t mean you will too so please take my ranking with a grain of salt.
That said, if you are looking for more “adult-friendly” rides at Epcot, this is great frame of reference to start.
Hope this helped!
Adult-friendly rides at the other parks: