Many people seem to think that World Showcase in Epcot is just for adults. That’s not true at all! In fact, each country in World Showcase has a special area dedicated just to the little ones. Kidcot Fun Stops give kids an opportunity to be creative and learn about the host country.
About Kidcot Fun Stops:
Over the years, the free activities at the Kidcot Fun Stops have changed. For a long time, you went from country to country collecting stamps on a Duffy Bear cutout on a stick, with the option to personalize it by coloring it as you went. This summer, Ziploc has started sponsoring the Kidcot Fun Stops and the Duffy cutouts have been replaced with traveler cards you can collect and store in a Ziploc bag that looks like a suitcase.
The goal is to collect all 11 activity cards. If you do, you’ll get a bonus postcard that says “I Traveled the World Showcase at Epcot”. This is a real postcard that you can either keep or fill out and send to a friend or family member. (There are mailboxes around Walt Disney World and several locations for purchasing postage)
The traveler cards feature the name of the country on a banner that resembles that country’s flag. Each card also lists the country’s capital city, as well as a fun detail about the country as told by a Disney character. There is also a blank area that says “Make a new friend in (name of country)”. The cast member will write a message or draw a picture in here for you.
On the back of each traveler card is a scene you can color that goes along with the story from the front. The cards are only 3.5 inched by 5 inches, and the pictures have a lot of detail, which may make it difficult to color for smaller children.
In addition to the traveler cards, each country also provided a sticker. There is no space for the stickers on the cards, so it is up to you what you do with those.
Our Kidcot Fun Stop Experience
Where to find Kidcot Fun Stops:
The Kidcot Fun Stops in each country can sometimes be as hard to find as a hidden Mickey. When we first started doing this activity with our kids, we remember wandering around looking for the next stop. Here is a handy list of where you can find each stop to help you save some time and energy.
How to make the most of your experience:
- Ask how to say hello in a new language.
- Ask how to say a specific word in their language.
- Have the cast member draw their country’s flag.
- Ask to have the cast member write their name in their language (This is a great idea in China, Japan and Morocco)
- Ask a question to learn more about their holidays, food, traditions etc.