We just got back from Orlando on Friday night. We stayed for 12 days, 4 in Epcot
Epcot has wonderful rides: Journey into the Imagination is good for younger children, boring for teens and adults, but it is cute.
Honey I Shrunk the Audience is a must see for all ages. It is a great 3D show with lots of humor and surprises. I wouldn't miss it. It is better than The Muppet 3 D film.
Soarin', which is brand new, is a great adventure ride that will please everyone. Ask to be in the front row for the best view. We rode it at least ten times this trip. Get there early, before 9:00, and ride a few times, then use fast passes for additional rides. Soarin' is in The Land. Living with the Land is another great boat ride in that same building about agriculture and science. If you are a gardener or are interested in horticulture at all, the breakthroughs are amazing. They have a greenhouse with plants growing without soil, in sand and the fruits/ vegetables grown are used in Disney restaurants. There is also a film starring the Lion King cast about the circle of life that kids love.
Test Track was closed while we were there, but I enjoy it a lot and am usually not a big "coaster" fan. It is fast at the end, but it is a great ride that is somewhat educational.
Mission Space was okay. I rode it twice. I get a little queasy, but I read in the "Unofficial Guide" that eating half a banana 1/2 an hour before will eliminate the nausea and dizziness that some get from the ride. My husband loves it and smaller children can ride, but I have no idea what the height requirement is.
Space Station Earth is a great educational ride that we see going into the park, then again coming out of the park, unless we stay for Illuminations. It's a nice respite at the end of a long journey around the world showcase and before the walk to the car.
Wonders of Life may be open during your stay because you are going at a very busy time and this building is open seasonally. We go during slow times and have only been into the building a few times in recent years. Inside are three great attractions and rides: Body Wars, which is very similar to Star Tours. It is a great ride for everyone but babies and is pretty exciting for toddlers. Cranium Command, which is a hilarious show about the life of a teenage boy. The Making of Me is a cute little film starring Martin Short who goes back to see how he was born, from his parents as small children and their meeting, marriage and conception. It is a good film for helping with the facts of life discussion because Martin Short talks about how our parents get really close and how life is a miracle.
There are two rides in the world showcase: The rides are in Mexico and Norway, which are right next to each other. Both are cute, but Mexico is a little boring but educational. Parts of it have the same dancing dolls as Small World. There is never a line. Norway is a pretty good water ride that has a slight hill, similar to Pirates.
France, Canada, China and United States all have shows. France and United States (a great review of American History, narrarated by Mark Twain and Ben Franklin) are sit-down shows, which is good because your feet need the rest. The China and Canada shows are both good, but have leaning rails and are 360 degree screens.
All of the countries have an area for the kids to do crafts. I would want my grandchildren to experience them all because the things they make are cute and they get to meet young people from other countries.
Italy has a street show with a "statue" that moves. Little kids just love it, so do adults. There are street performers in several of the lands, also a bandstand in America frequently has famous bands for no extra charge. We always make sure we get to see the bands when they visit. We have seen Beach Boys, Edgar Winter, The Commodores, Arlo Guthrie, the list goes on and on. The busier the parks are during your stay, the more likely a famous band will be there.
In England, "The British Invasion" performs several times a day, every day. They play Beatles songs and vary their selections so that two shows are always different tunes. We love to hit that a few times during our trip.
There are acrobats in China that are amazing. We grab a seat at least fifteen minutes before the performance, which is right outside of China's entrance.
Living with the Sea is being refurbished and needed it. Perhaps it will be open for your trip, but it is doubtful.
Illuminations is a nice fireworks/laser show that we always see once during our stay(s).
I guess I am trying to say that I would never skip Epcot. I love the place and so did our kids when they were ages 10-14. Now they are adults and they all love it still. I didn't cover everything there is to see and do. Innoventions is a lot of fun for all ages, too. The downside of touring all of Epcot in one day: it is a lot of walking and will exhaust everyone in your group, no matter how comfortable your shoes are or how young you are. My husband wears a pedometer and claims we walk at least ten miles when we are in Epcot for a full day.