When visiting Epcot, you’ll see that the park is split up into different sections.
There is, of course, the World Showcase where you can visit 11 different countries. But, the old Future World has been transformed into 3 new neighborhoods called: World Celebration, World Discovery, and World Nature.
Each of these neighborhoods have their own special pavilions, including The Land pavilion.
The pavilion is well known for a range of popular attractions, including Soarin’ and Living with the Land. Plus, there’s great character dining here — Garden Grill! But, the pavilion also has several other offerings.
Let’s take a deep dive into The Land pavilion and see what else there is to explore.
- Location: World Nature
- Restaurants: 2 Quick Service (The Land Cart, Sunshine Seasons); 1 Table Service (Garden Grill)
- Shops: None
- Entertainment: None
- Attractions: Soarin’ Around the World, Living with the Land, Awesome Planet, Behind the Seeds
- Characters: None
- Popular snacks and drinks: Specialty cupcakes (Sunshine Seasons), Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen (Sunshine Seasons)
- Not-to-miss: Soarin’, Living with the Land, Garden Grill, Awesome Planet
The Land Pavilion Map
You’re able to find 2 Quick Service spots and 1 Table Service restaurant in The Land pavilion, with 1 Quick Service location situated outside. The other dining establishments are inside The Land.
Quick Service Restaurants
The Land Cart
The Land Cart is outside the pavilion. It’s situated between The Land and Imagination pavilions.
If you need a quick drink or a snack, this is a good spot to grab just that.
You can find Mickey Pretzels, veggies, cheese, fruit and hummus. Plus, fountain beverages, some specialty drinks, and beer are served.
Sunshine Season is inside the main pavilion building on the lower level. There are a range of items offered for lunch and dinner.
There are snacks, kids’ meals, and entrees, including cheese pizza and pepperoni pizza rolls for kids, along with macaroni and cheese.
Adults can choose from grilled salmon, stri-fried chicken, a roast beef sandwich, fish tacos, and several plant-based options, to name a few.
Sunshine Seasons is also known for its specialty desserts, like cupcakes and cakes. Be sure to check the menu to see what is offered during your visit.
Alongside other beers, the popular Schöfferhofer Grapefruit Hefeweizen that many flock to the Germany pavilion for is also sold at Sunshine Seasons!
There is also plenty of indoor seating for those eating at Sunshine Seasons or those who want a rest.
Pay attention to where you sit, because each table has a different design representing the 4 seasons (fall, winter, spring, and summer).
Table Service Restaurants
Garden Grill is a character dining spot, where you can meet farmer Mickey, Chip, Dale, and Pluto.
Better yet, this is a rotating restaurant that offers cool views the rainforest, farmhouse, thunderstorm, sandstorm, and prairie scenes from Living with the Land.
You’re served an all-you-can-eat family-style meal for lunch and dinner. Breakfast used to be offered, but is not available at this time.
Lunch and dinner include salad, chicken, macaroni and cheese, grilled beef, mashed potatoes, vegetables, Southern-style spoon break, and berry short cake.
There are also plant-based and allergy-friendly platters available upon request.
Advance reservations are highly recommended. You can book up to 60 days in advance.
Be sure to check out our Garden Grill review for more information and see how we feel about this character dining location.
There are several different places to sit, whether you’re eating, sipping on a beverage, or just need a place to relax.
As shown above, near Soarin’, Living with the Land, and Sunshine Seasons, there is a huge area with tables and chairs.
Next to Soarin’ (above), there are benches for guests.
Outside as you walk into The Land pavilion’s main entrance, there is a wall (above) where you can also have a seat.
The Land pavilion has 3 indoor attractions for you to enjoy during your visit.
Soarin’ Around the World
Before it was Soarin’ Around the World, there was Soarin’ Over California, which allowed guests to feel as if they were hang gliding over different parts of California (plus smell oranges and evergreens, in the process).
Now with Soarin’ Around the World gives visitors the chance to “hang glide” over different popular global spots, like Egypt’s pyramids, India’s Taj Mahal, Fiji’s Lau Island, and more.
While Soarin’ is a popular attraction and the wait time can build, it’s not a top priority when it comes to making Genie+ selections.
If you’re curious about what you should and shouldn’t prioritize attraction-wise at Epcot, check out the above graphic and link below.
Tip: If you want the best view while riding Soarin’, ask for B1.
Living with the Land
Living with the Land is a slow boat ride that teaches about the history of farming.
Even more so, it showcases firsthand how Disney World horticulturalists are using innovative growing techniques and cross-breeding high-yield crops to help feed a growing planet.
During the holidays, there’s also a special overlay called “Living with the Land: Merry and Bright Nights.”
The ride is essentially the same, but there are festive lights and decorations added. We definitely recommend checking this out. It’s so fun!
Fun fact: Garden Grill and Sunshine Seasons both serve fresh produce and seafood that is grown in The Land pavilion.
Awesome Planet is a truly captivating, visually-stunning, and also eye-opening video about our planet’s future — and why it’s vitally important now more than ever to take care of it.
If you need to escape the rain, heat, or simply want a break, Awesome Planet is the way to go.
The film is only 10 minutes long and also narrated by Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell.
Awesome Planet does have hearing and visual disability services for those who need them.
Behind the Seeds (temporarily unavailable)
Behind the Seeds is a special 1-hour walking tour that provides an exclusive look into the future of agriculture and the chance to get up-close and personal with the critters of The Land pavilion.
You visit the fish farm and 4 greenhouses that make up The Land and is perfect for anyone with an interest in gardening or natural sciences.
Just a few things the tour offers:
- Visit the fish farm and see what it’s like during feeding time.
- See gigantic fruits and vegetables and unusual crops from around the world.
- Discover the latest plant-growing techniques, including hydroponics.
You’ll also get to take home a handout with some great ideas for your own garden.
You can typically book this tour up to 60 days in advance.
There are only a couple of activities inside The Land pavilion.
Coin Press Machine
The Land pavilion has 2 coin press machines: 1 near the restrooms on level 2 and the other near the level 1 elevators.
One coin press machines allows you to create a range of Disney-themed pressed pennies. You can either pay $1.00 for each or $5.00 for all 8.
You can use the other coin press machine to pay $1.00 for a special coin or pay $4.00 for 4 coins.
The Land has a bunch of Hidden Mickeys to hunt!
The mural that leads into the pavilion’s main entrance has 2 Hidden Mickeys.
You can hunt for them yourself, or here’s a video courtesy of Hidden Mickey Guy that shows you exactly where to find them!
You’ll also want to pay attention as you ride Living with the Land for a variety of Hidden Mickeys.
Look! Even a Hidden Minnie!
There are 2 sets of restrooms inside the pavilion.
You’ll find ones on the first level near Soarin’ Around the World.
The second set of restrooms on are level 2 close to Garden Grill.
You’ll also find a portable phone charging station next to the level 2 restrooms. This is where you can swap and purchase FuelRods.
There are 2 sets of elevators for anyone who needs them.
There is a set near Awesome Planet that come out by Living with the Land.
note stroller and wheelchair parking
There are also some next to the restrooms on the second level that come out by Soarin’.
You’ll also notice that once you enter The Land, you’re on level 2. This is where you can park all wheelchairs and/or electric mobility devices.
Outside, you’ll see a big section near the pavilion for strollers.
There are also stairs and escalators inside for guests to use.
As you enter, there’s a designated ramp for those who need it and to help keep foot traffic on either side.
The Land Pavilion Checklist
What’s your favorite thing about The Land pavilion at Epcot? Tell us in the comments!
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