Behind the Seeds EPCOT TOUR
Here’s a neat Disney Add-On that you won’t want to miss. EPCOT stands for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow”. Walt Disney dreamed of a utopian city of the future. He loved the idea of a city centered around serving the community and reaching for the future. He embraced change and therefore changed the world. A lot of the attractions and themes inside of EPCOT are centered on reaching for the future and advancing technology. There is one Add-On experience inside EPCOT that I love! You have to come take the “Behind the Seeds” EPCOT Tour. Anything that is behind the scenes at Disney makes me excited. But this is a tour of green houses, fish farms/aquaponics, and crops around the “Living with the Land” attraction ride.
To sign up for the tour, you can call for reservations (407) WDW-TOUR), Use the MyDisneyExperience App, sign in on https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/ or sign up at the lower level of The Land Pavilion, to the left of the SOARIN ride entrance. There is a small booth there that sells Living with the Land souvenirs. This is where you can sign up and pay for the tour. (There is also a little sign that says “Sign up here for the Behind the Seeds Tour”)
The tours are kept small and last a little over an hour. If you have ANY interest in gardening or natural science, you should take the tour. Every child should know and understand where their food comes from. The Disney Guide also shows you some innovative ways that the future of agriculture is evolving. Disney is always ahead of the game in technology. This fact is no different in the plant growing department. It was so fascinating.
The whole tour is a walking tour and it is very interactive. On the tour you will visit 4 different green houses, see the fish farms and help with feeding time You will release ladybugs into the green house and learn how these little bugs protect plants. You will learn about oversized fruits/vegetables and unusual crops from around the globe. You will see how Disney grows mickey shaped fruit in a safe responsible way. They also send you home with a hand out on how to start your own garden at home.
- Wear comfy shoes. You will be walking the whole hour.
- Ride the Living with the Land ride first, so you get an idea of what the tour will cover.
- Check in 15min before the tour
- It is one of the cheapest add-on tours inside of Disney. Adults cost $25 and Children cost $20.