EPCOT - The Land

The Land is one of the largest pavilions in EPCOT. It encompasses several acres more than the others once you include the green houses and the new Soarin' show building. The Land includes a boat ride, food court, revolving restaurant, and soon a hang gliding experience, not to mention a motion picture theater.

The centerpiece of this Pavilion is the Living with the Land boat ride. You get to ride through the working green houses and learn about the crops being grown here. You also get an overview of agricultural topics.

In 2005 Soarin' opened which is a hang gliding experience. This attraction film is an exact clone of the Disney's California Adventure attraction that opened in 2001. You are lifted into position in the middle of an Imax type film to experience this incredible attraction as you soar over the Golden State.

Also in the Land is The Circle of Life movie. It features some of your favorite Lion King friends in a film that explores man's relationship with the land.




Geek's Thoughts & Suggestions

Do not wait in long lines for the boat ride. If you come back latter odds are you will be able to just walk on or have a minimal wait. Another tip is to use Fastpass. You can experience the rest of the pavilion then return to ride with no wait.

The intro sequence to the Lion King Environmental show is really good (it's the Circle of Life with real animals used), but the rest of the show is geared towards young children and it is a hit with that audience.

A great way to experience the Land is the walking tour of the garden areas, the Behind the Seeds Tour. This is a much more detailed tour of the growing areas than you get from the boat ride, so if you liked the boat ride you will love this tour. And as far as Disney's tours go its relatively inexpensive (originally it was free not there is a small charge)

If you see a large thunderstorm approaching and want a place to hide out for a couple hours, the Land is your pavilion. It has shows, a boat ride, and a food court all under one roof to entertain you and keep you dry.




Attractions & Entertainment (Parades, Shows & Fireworks)
Current Attractions:
  • Awesome Planet (Film) (Opened: Jan 17, 2020)
  • Living with the Land (Previously Listen to the Land) (Opened: Dec 10, 1993)
    Genie+
  • Soarin' (Opened: May 05, 2005)
    Genie+
    Height Requirements: 40" (102 cm) or taller
Retired Attractions:
  • The Circle of Life (Jan 21, 1995 - Feb 03, 2018)
  • Food Rocks (Mar 26, 1994 - Jan 03, 2004)
  • Symbiosis (Oct 01, 1982 - Jan 01, 1995)
  • Kitchen Kabaret (Oct 01, 1982 - Jan 03, 1994)
  • Listen to the Land (Oct 01, 1982 - Sep 27, 1993)

 

Dining
  • The Garden Grill
  • Sunshine Seasons

Quick Facts
  • Covers 6 acres ( bigger than all of tomorrowland in the magic kingdom )
  • The tile mosaic in the entrance of the land covers 3000 sq.ft.
  • It took 3 months to put up the 150,000 tiles
  • The tiles are made of marble, granite, slate, smalto, venetian glass, 14k gold, mirror, ceramic, and pebble pieces
  • 131 colors different colors
  • Raises 6,500 lbs of fish a year. These fish are supplied to restaurants with in the EPCOT park.
  • 30 tons of fruits and veggies are produced at the Land every year
  • Upon opening the Land consisted of Listen to the Land, Symbiosis, and Kitchen Cabaret
  • Food Rocks closed in 2003 to make room for the entranceway to Soarin'
  • Symbiosis was replaced with Circle of Life in ???

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