So you are heading to Walt Disney World and wondering what to wear to Epcot. In this guide we will round up what to wear to Epcot for women, men and children including the best Disney characters to dress up as and the best Disney bounding ideas for Epcot.
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Note: This guide is intended to cover just Epcot but if you want to know what to wear at all of the parks at Walt Disney World check our specific park by park break down which looks at unique meets and greets, presence of water rides and more then you will want to check out our individual park by park guide.
And if there is a particular month you are visiting Walt Disney World In then why not check out our monthly what to wear guides:
Best Shoes for Epcot
It is really important to get the footwear right whichever Walt Disney World Park you are visiting. However out of all the Walt disney World parks Epcot may be the park you will do the most walking at so having the right shoes is especially important.
Remember there are shoes on the what not to wear to Disney World List but these include things like Healys which are outright banned at Disney World and flip flops which just don’t offer adequate foot support for lots of walking.
For children (And adults as well though in adults this item tends to be more love em or hate) we recommend wearing crocs. They are often breathable and offer support to the feet.
The great thing about these is also you can get some great Disney themed ones and if you forget them then there are plenty of stores in Disney itself that will be selling these though often at the highest RRP.
What to Wear to Epcot for women
Although I tend to not put a dress on the what to wear in Magic Kingdom list or in other Walt Disney World Park you can definitely do Epcot in a cute dress.
The reason for this is because there are less rides at Epcot than the other parks so you don’t need to worry about getting in and out of the rides.
Just be sure it isn’t overly revealing.
My favorite type of dress in the park tends to be a maxi or a midi dress like this one.
However if dresses aren’t your thing then I would recommend going for a nice pair of shorts that you are comfortable doing a lot of walking in.
I usually pack quick dry shorts when I am traveling to Disney parks so they dry quickly after I have been on a wet ride.
Added bonus is if you can find a pair with pockets so you have somewhere to carry your phone and other important bits when you are on rides.
Epcot does not have a ride that will get you absolutely drenched like you will on Splash Mountain for instance. However there is a wet ride in the form of the lof flume ride Frozen Ever After. However this ride may splash you but won’t get you soaked through.
Despite this I would still use quick dry shorts as these are better for a Walt Disney World capsule wardrobe.
T Shirts are great whichever Disney park you are going to. You could opt for something plain or something you already have in your wardrobe.
However I like to wear Disney themed T shirts when in Epcot. There are some great Epcot themed T shirts which will add some location specificity to your attire.
However if you don’t want an epcot theme t shirt I would opt for something for a Disney character you could see in the park.
Epcot actually has some unique meet and greets and as such I would pick a t shirt relating to one of these unique meet and greets.
Some of the unique Epcot meet and greets include:
- Anna and Elsa at the Norway Pavilion
- Mulan at the China Pavilion
- Donald Duck in a sombrero at the Mexico Pavilion
- Vanellope at Image Works
- Joy at ImageWork
But you could also see
- Snow White in the Germany Pavilion Wishing Well
- Jasmine at the Morocco Pavilion
- Alice in the UK Pavilion Gardens
- Mary Poppins in the UK Pavilion Gardens
- Belle in the France Pavilion Promenade
- Aurora at the France Pavilion Promenade
I would opt for a t shirt for one of the unique meet and greets as these are the meets and greets i would prioritise at Epcot but you could do any. Therefore I like T shirts that relate to Mulan or Frozen.
I really like this Mulan T shirt as it could also be worn and tie in nicely for what to wear to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.
I also really like this Arendelle Ice Company t shirt as it isn’t as overtly Disney as some others but will certainly get a reaction for characters at meet and greets at Epcot.
Alternatively with the new Guardians of the Galaxy ride Cosmic Rewind has added some Marvel elements to Epcot. So if you are more a Marvel than classic Disney person I would wear something Guardians of the Galaxy related here.
What to wear at Epcot for men
Now we have considered what to wear at Epcot for women we will turn our attention to men.
I really don’t think the Epcot outfit for men differs to other Disney World parks.
Shorts again, quick dry where possible will be most comfortable for men in the parks what ever season you are visiting.
Disney themed clothing shouldn’t be exclusive to women and children so I would try and theme your t shirt the same. You could also go for the same t shirt for men and women to have family vacation t shirts.
AGain I really love the Frozen themed shirts which comes in male sizings too
However there are also men’s Mulan themed t shirts available too
Or if you are more Marvel orientated than Disney orientated than you could wear a Guardians of the Galaxy top instead to tie in with the new ride Cosmic Rewind.
Best Epcot Outfits for Kids
If you are looking for the best Epcot outfits for kids then I would consider some Disney costumes. My little ones love character meet and greets and get the best interactions when you are dressed as them. THerfore for Epcot outfits for kids I would consider:
For use at the China Pavillon. Mulan is only available as a meet and greet in Epcot so if your child wants to meet and dress up as Mulan this is their one and only chance.
Again there is only one place in Disney World where you can meet the ladies of Frozen. The place to meet Elsa and Anna is only at the Norway PAvillon at Epcot.
Anna has recently been dressed in her queen attire rather than the princess Anna dress from film one but you will get a great reaction whatever Frozen outfit you are in.
Alternatively if you kids don’t like costumes or they feel too hot in them at Epcot you should consider getting a character themed t-shirt.
Disneybounding Epcot Outfits
Disneybounding is a way to pay homage to your favorite characters when you can’t wear a costume to Disney as an adult (This is a big no no).
The best Disney bounding Epcot outfits for me have to be related to Anna, elsa and Mulan because these characters can only be met at Epcot.
Disney bounds tend to utilise the color palette and silhouettes of the Disney character outfit and I have included a bit of Disneybounding inspirations below.
For a complete Anna Disneybounding idea inspiration click here
For a complete Elsa Disney bounding idea inspiration click here
For a complete Mulan Disneybounding idea inspiration click here
Best Ears for Epcot
Ears for me are an essential part of any Disney World outfit but there are some great Epcot themed ones out there.
The classic ears for Epcot have to be ones that play with the silhouette of the famous Epcot Ball. However one of my favorite things about Epcot is the special events that it holds. The most famous have to be the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and the International Flower and Garden Festival.
Food and Wine Festival Ears
While not officially themed for the Food and Wine Festival there are loads of great ears around that incorporate food. We absolutely adore these donut ears that would be perfect for Epcot, the Food and Wine Festival or the Disney foodie in your life.
International Flower and Garden Ears
The other big Festival in the Epcot calendar is the International Flower and Garden Festival. There are loads of ears that feature a flower motif that would be perfect for visitors during this festival – click here to shop floral Disney Ears.
Or you could go for a unique character that you find at Epcot. i.e. Remy from Ratatouile, Frozen or Mulan ears.
What to Bring to Epcot
On top of the above clothing we recommend always traveling to Epcot with the following items.
Epcot is a very bright and sunny park and you should stay sun safe at all times. While you can theme your sunglasses too we usually just take a pair we have already at home. We don’t recommend taking your most expensive pair however as there is a risk of damage at the parks.
We do usually pack themed glasses for our little ones though as a way to try and encourage them to wear them.
For the same reason as above you will need lots of sunscreen.
FAQS about what to wear to Epcot
What to wear to the Epcot Food and wine Festival
For me the best thing to wear to the Epcot Food and wine festival has to be something ratatouille themed such as a t shirt from the famous culinary disney star.
What to wear to Epcot Flower and Garden Festival
Epcot does some amazing Festivals. One of the best is Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. If you are wondering what to wear to Epcot Flower and Garden Festival I would say try and up the floral content with a floral dress or floral skirt.
Alternatively you could get a Disney t shirt. The ones I like for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival are Alice flowers ones as this ties into the Epcot Meet and greets and the flower themes.
Or even though she isn’t usually a meet and greet in Epcot you could go with something themed for Isabella from Encanto as there is no bigger flower fan and Isabella.
What else do you recommend to bring to Epcot?