Everyone knows you can go around the world in a day at Epcot, but did you know you can get a passport to record your journey? I didn’t know, and I have been to Epcot umpteen times. I recently spent the day at Epcot, sans kids, with a group of awesome bloggers who clued me into this fun activity, and I can’t wait to do it again with my daughter. Since it is so cool, I just had to share.
There are two options to record your journey around the world. Option one features a real passport and is perfect for bigger kids and adults. Option two is the Kidcot scavenger hunt and is geared toward smaller children. The best part is that option one costs less than $10 and option two is totally free. That’s a lot of fun, memories and a great souvenir for less than $10!
For more scavenger hunt fun, check out Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak during the Food and Wine Festival and Chip and Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree during Festival of the holidays. (Each costs $6.99 and comes with a prize at the end.)
Epcot’s World Showcase Passport
As you can see, Epcot’s World Showcase Passport looks like a passport complete with two pages for each country at Epcot plus Millennium Village. The book includes stickers for little ones to affix to each page, a place for the country’s stamp and room for cast members to write a little note about the country and the date visited. Books can be purchased in gift shops throughout the park, but the best place to buy it is the gift shop outside of Mission Space so you have it with you before getting to the World Showcase. (Cost $9.95.)
Not only is the book fun, but it is a great educational tool to secretly turn a day at the theme parks into a lesson about different countries, languages and more.
Kidcot Scavener Hunt
UPDATE – Epcot revamps the Kidcot program from time to time updating the scavenger hunt. While Duffy is no longer featured with Kidcot, the free Kidcot scavenger hunt program continues.
For the younger crowd, you will find a free version of the passport in the form of Duffy the Bear sign. (Who is Duffy? Duffy is Mickey Mouse’s stuffed bear made for him by Minnie Mouse.) These Duffy signs can be picked up in any country. Throughout the World Showcase kids can decorate their bear (with markers provided) and collect passport stamps on the back to remember all of the countries visited.
To get you passport stamped, you will need to visit Kidcot stations located within each country. Some Kidcot stations are easy to find, while others are a bit more hidden making the journey a bit like a treasure hunt too. (If you have trouble, just ask a cast member and look for the sign.) At each station you will find plenty of markers to decorate Kitcot activities and cast members to fill out passports.
The passport program is a ton of fun with or without kids. We had a great time country hopping and searching for Kidcot’s to get our passports stamped. I can’t wait to get my daughter swept up in the fun next time we visit Epcot.
Thanks to my friends Marshall and Jennifer from Makobi Scribe for telling me all about the program and letting me tag along on the journey.
Disclosure – I was invited to a Chimpanzee premiere blogger event, which included my adventures in Florida. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.