The Secret Spot at Epcot Your Toddler Wants You To Know About

The Secret Spot at Epcot Your Toddler Wants You To Know About by Guest Blogger Erika Tedesco

You’re a Walt Disney World pro with tons of trips under your belt. If you find yourself now traveling with a young entourage I have a secret spot I can bet you’ve never noticed before- and one that you must visit!

epcotI have two boys, ages two and four. They enjoy the rides but they also need some time for free play. Disney knows this about young people and you can find playgrounds scattered around all the parks and resorts. Two of my boys’ favorites are the outdoor playgrounds found at Epcot during the Flower and Garden Festival. They are great spots with shaded play areas for the kids and lovely Adirondack chairs for the adults. The only problem is that the shade doesn’t eliminate the heat!

On a recent trip, we made our way over to Mission Space after a morning of Epcot adventure. My four-year old got to the front of the line when the overhead harness didn’t fit correctly and he wasn’t allowed to ride. Exiting the ride, we found the hidden gem you need to know about!

The exit area of Mission Space has a wonderful, AIR-CONDITIONED play space for little astronauts called Space Base It was a perfect distraction from not being able to ride the attraction but was also fun enough that my children asked to go back just to play. It can be found by entering through the Mission Space gift shop and continuing on until you see the little hideaway on the right. (Exiting the ride, it’s on your left.) It isn’t large, but is a perfect maze of tunnels for your little one. There is bench seating so the adults can rest while the kids play- again, did I mention the AIR CONDITIONING?! It would also be a great spot to hide out from those afternoon showers that you may encounter.

If you are at Epcot and find your children (probably best for ages 2-8) in need of a break, make your way to Mission Space! 

MSpacePre3Erika lives in Louisville, KY with her family- husband, Chris, and sons Jackson and Parker.
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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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