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World Nature at Epcot (The Land, The Seas, Journey of Water)

World Nature at Epcot (The Land, The Seas, Journey of Water)

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, attractions, entertainment, dining, characters, activities, and so much more.

World Nature is described as “dedicated to understanding and preserving the beauty, awe, and balance of the natural world.”

This neighborhood contains 2 major pavilions, The Land and The Seas, plus a brand new attraction inspired by Moana.

Let’s take a deep dive into the neighborhood pavilion and see everything you can experience.

Overview

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  • Location: World Nature
  • Restaurants: 2 Quick Service (The Land CartSunshine Seasons); 2 Table Service (Garden Grill, Coral Reef Restaurant)
  • Shops: SeaBase Gift Shop
  • Entertainment: None
  • Attractions: Soarin’ Around the World, Living with the Land, Awesome Planet, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, Turtle Talk with Crush, Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana
  • Tours: Behind the Seeds
  • Characters: Moana
  • 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 Seas with Nemo and Friends, Turtle Talk with Crush, SeaBase, Finding Dory’s Friends Scavenger Hunt

World Nature Maps

Epcot Updates Map

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World Nature Overview Map

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The Land Pavilion Map

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The Seas Pavilion Map

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The Land Pavilion

Dining

  • The Land Cart (Quick Service)
  • Sunshine Seasons (Quick Service)
  • Garden Grill: Character dining with Farmer Mickey, Pluto, and Chip ‘n’ Dale

Seating Areas

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  • Several indoor seating areas perfect for eating, taking a break, or to escape the heat or bad weather

Attractions

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  • Soarin’ Around the World: ride simulating hang gliding with stunning scenes from around the world
  • Living with the Land: relaxing boat ride teaching about the history of farming
  • Awesome Planet: 10-minute film narrated by Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell showcasing our planet’s future

Tour

  • Behind the Seeds: 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

Activities

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  • 2 Coin Press Machines
  • Several Hidden Mickeys

Restrooms

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  • 2 indoor restrooms

Elevators

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  • 2 sets of elevators for those who needs them

Checklist

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The Seas Pavilion

Dining

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  • Coral Reef Restaurant: Table Service dining with views into the aquarium also holds enough water to fill 54 Olympic-sized swimming pools and houses approximately 2,000 sea creatures

Seating Areas

  • The Seas pavilion doesn’t have really any seating areas, but The Land Pavilion is nearby and makes a good place to sit

Shops

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  • The SeaBase Gift Shop: Find sea-themed merchandise, especially anything Finding Nemo

Attractions

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  • The Seas with Nemo and Friends: A cute, family-friendly dark ride telling the story of Finding Nemo
  • Turtle Talk with Crush: 15-minute interactive show with Crush from Finding Nemo, who hilariously answers questions from the audience

Tours

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  • Epcot Seas Adventures – Aqua Tour: A snorkeling experience in the Caribbean Coral Reef, a 5.7-million-gallon, man-made saltwater ocean, is for guests who aren’t SCUBA-certified
  • Epcot Seas Adventures – DiveQuest: This tour gives you the chance to dive inside the Caribbean Coral Reef and you must be SCUBA-certified

Activities

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  • SeaBase: This is where the main aquarium and marine life habitats are located, including the chance to see manatees and so many other animals
  • Finding Dory’s Friends Scavenger Hunt: A complimentary self-led scavenger hunt where you solve puzzles and look for clues to help Dory find her ocean friends
  • Bruce’s Shark World: An interactive play area inspired by shark Bruce from Finding Nemo
  • 2 Coin Press Machines

Disney PhotoPass Photographer

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  • You can usually find a Disney PhotoPass photographer near Coral Reef Restaurant (towards Spaceship Earth), in front of the statues of the Finding Nemo characters near the pavilion and diagonal from The Seas with Nemo and Friends.

Restrooms & Elevators

  • 1 set of restrooms and 1 set of elevators next to the manatees exhibit on the first floor

Checklist

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Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana

Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana is a new attraction in Epcot’s World Nature neighborhood.

This self-guided outdoor trail allows guest to play and interact with water as it travels from the sky to the oceans and back again.

Journey of Water

You can also learn learn about the importance of water and discover its playful personality just like Moana during her voyage.

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There is also an impressive life-size Te Fiti figure, which sits around 16 feet tall and is made of over 3,000 pieces of foliage. She is absolutely gorgeous.

Moana meet and greet

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Near the Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana attraction, Moana greets guests in her own dedicated space. You can find meet and greet times in the My Disney Experience app. PhotoPass is also available.

World Nature Checklist

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What’s your favorite thing about World Nature at Epcot? Tell us in the comments!

Check out our deep dives into each country pavilion at Epcot:

We also have deep dives into each Neighborhood and their respective pavilions at Epcot:

Neighborhoods

Pavilions

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