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Epcot - The Land

 

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The Land Pavilion Overview

Year Opened: 1982
Fun Fact: At nearly 6 acres, this pavilion is the largest in Future World.

The Land is home to one of Epcot's most popular rides, Soarin'. This is one ride that you want to get to as early as possible to avoid the long lines. You definitely will want to take advantage of FastPass, but even these run out quickly.

 

The Land is also home to the Circle of Life, Living With the Land Boat Ride, Behind the Seeds Tour, Garden Grill restaurant and the Sunshine Seasons Food Court.

TIP: The Sunshine Seasons food court is one of the best food courts at Walt Disney World.  A limited breakfast menu is available. Lunch/dinner is available at the Asian Wok Shop, Sandwich Shop & Bakery, Soup & Salad Shop and Wood Fired Grill Shop. In addition, there's a large amount of seating in the pavilion.


Garden Grill
For a sit down meal, the Garden Grill offers fresh American cuisine served family style. 

Circle of Life

 

A cute lesson in environmental responsibility awaits you in the Harvest Theatre. This 20 minute film stars the Lion King's Simba, Timon and Pumbaa. Combining live footage with animation, the tale is told in simple terms that all age groups can enjoy.

This is a good attraction to visit when you need a break and don't want to deal with overly long waits that you may find at some other rides.

The Harvest Theatre can accommodate 428 guests and is wheelchair accessible. For guests who are hearing impaired, assistive listening devices are available and reflective captioning is offered. Stop at Guest Services for information.

 

Living with the Land Boat Ride

 

A relaxing 13-minute boat ride takes you on an informative journey through a tropical rain forest, an African desert complete with sandstorm, and the windswept plains of a small, turn-of-the-century family farm. Guests experience the struggles of the past and plans for farming in the future including Hydroponics, Aeroponics and Aquaculture. It's not just about fruits and veggies, fish farms are on display. Since The Land is a Disney restaurant supplier, You could very well be seeing your entree. Wonder where those Mickey shaped cucumbers in your salad came from? This is where they're grown.

The educational content on this ride is geared more towards adults, but younger guests will love the boat ride and spotting the different fruits and vegetables.

 

Fastpass: Yes

Handicapped Accessibility: Guests in ECVs must be able to transfer to a wheelchair.

 

Living With the Land Reviews from DIS members:
  • FireDancer - "This is one of the few rides that lives up to the original concept of Epcot: Edutainment. You start off going through some show scenes of different environments and how those environments effect farming and vegetation. The second half of the ride goes through working greenhouses."

  • dpuck1998 - "While kids might find this ride boring, I enjoy the nice boat ride and tour of the gardens. A good way to relax in the busy Land Pavillion or while waiting for your Soarin fast pass."

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Behind the Seeds Tour

Departing every 45 minutes from 10:30am - 4:30pm

Cost (including tax, theme park admission required):

$20.00 Guests ages 10+

$16.00 Guests ages 3-9

To book in advance call 407-WDW-TOUR

This guided tour will appeal to gardeners. The tour is an up close look at four greenhouses that are part of the "Living with the Land" attraction. Behind the Seeds is led by a member of the Epcot Science Team. Highlights include:

  • Sensory challenge with herbs/spices
  • Lady bug release
  • Vegetable taste test
  • Fish feeding
  • Sprouting a seed in your pocket to bring home
  • Close look at the alligators
  • Latest gardening tips
  • Seeing how exotic crops and gigantic fruits and veggies are grown without soil

-Cameras are welcome.

-Children of all ages can participate. Strollers will be provided when needed

-Wheelchair accessible but ECV users must transfer to regular wheelchair


FUN FACTS: If you are enjoying fresh vegetables or fish at an Epcot
restaurant, it's likely that they were grown right here.

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