Behind the Seeds Tour is back! With new tours opening back up Oct. 2, we were so excited to be able to make this a part of our most recent trip. Fans of The Land ride will love this tour, which takes you behind the attraction itself! Read on to learn all about the Behind The Seeds Tour at EPCOT.
The Land Pavilion at Walt Disney World
The Land Pavilion is located in the World Nature Neighborhood of EPCOT park. It is home to the restaurant Sunshine Seasons and one of our favorites, Garden Grill. This building also houses the Awesome Planet show and two rides. Soarin’, one of the most popular rides at EPCOT lives here. And so does Living With The Land. Living With The Land is a favorite to many guests and could be considered edutainment, since the ride offers both fun and some learning opportunities. These learning opportunities are presented in a living laboratory, and that’s where the Behind The Seeds Tour comes in!
The living laboratory is where the tour takes place. Which is pretty cool, because you can see the ride operating while you’re behind the scenes!
Behind The Seeds Tour at EPCOT
Behind the Seeds is a one-hour special tour. One of the more affordable tours at Walt Disney World, in 2022 this will cost you $35 per person. And sometimes discounts are available, so it’s always good to check! We were able to save 10% with our Walt Disney World Annual Pass. It’s super easy to book and can be done entirely online. Like all of the enchanting extras collection, this tour can be booked at midnight, 60 days before the start of your trip.
Behind The Seeds takes you behind the scenes of Living With The Land. You’ll start by being given a headset so that during the tour, you can hear what the guide is saying to the group during periods of loud noise. During this tour, you get a close up look at the four labs that make up The Land. A knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through the facility, explaining their techniques and methods used there. Basically, you’ll get insider access to the living lab. And learn all about their mission! We were fascinated to learn that The Land strives to 95% waste free, and they actually surpass that, being 99.3% waste free! Your tour guide will also teach you about pest control, what they do with everything they grow there, and how they are researching and constantly. You may even have a chance to feed the fish! This tour goes by pretty quickly, but we found it interesting, educational and fun all at the same.
Is Behind the Seeds worth it?
If you love conservation, plants, or Living with the Land, then yes! It’s one of the more affordable tours, making it well worth it. This tour actually tends to be quite popular for how affordable it is. At $35 per person, this is one of the most affordable tours you’ll be able to find at Walt Disney World.
Is the Behind The Seeds Tour good for kids?
Yes! We think curious minds will love this tour. And if you’re a homeschool family, this is a great lesson for the day. And even brings up topics that can later be explored and expanded upon at home.
Booking a Behind The Seeds Tour
As stated earlier in the post, you can book Behind The Seeds fully online! You can even apply any discounts you may have online. You can also call (407)939-5277 to book if you’d prefer but online is really much easier. Walk up times are sometimes also available, which makes it easy to fit into a busy schedule. You can always ride The Land, and check the Behind The Seeds counter afterwards to see if they have any openings available for that day. The counter is located right next to the ride exit.
Overall we loved the Behind The Seeds Tour. Our guide was fantastic! It was educational without being boring and the hour for the tour flew by pretty quickly. If you’re looking for something a little extra to add to your Walt Disney World trip, and love The Land ride at EPCOT, we highly recommend giving this one a try. Have you taken this tour before? Let us know what you thought of it, we’d love to hear!