Behind the Seeds Tour

Disney's Description

Behind the Seeds Sign-in DeskThe Behind the Seeds at Epcot tour offers a one-hour indoor walking tour of the greenhouses seen during the Living with the Land attraction at Epcot theme park.

Discover the secrets of how The Land Pavilion grows delicious produce indoors on this special backstage tour. See the future of agriculture, go alligator gazing, release lady bugs and learn the advanced—and often experimental—techniques used to grow hydroponic crops with little or no soil. Watch how new methods are being developed to cultivate plants around the world and help make the Earth a healthier place to live.

If you want a preview of the tour, ride the Living with the Land attraction. If you like what you see as your boat cruises through the greenhouse, you will love the Behind the Seeds at Epcot tour.

Tour Information

Time & Location : 11:15am, Noon, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm daily in the Land Pavilion outside of Soarin’ queue

Duration: 1 hour

Cost:

  • Ages 10+ = $18 + tax
  • Ages 3-9 = $14 + tax
  • Discounts Available: AAA Diamond, AP, DVC, Disney VISA

Theme Park Admission: Required

Park Visited: Epcot

Tour Content:

  • A tour of the green houses in the Land Pavilion (as seen from the Living with the Land boat ride)

Maximum Group Size: 13

Listening Devices Available: No

Hearing Disabilities: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Requirements:

    • Guests of all ages are welcome.

Note: We had a 5 year old girl on our tour who was so bored, she disrupted the tour constantly.  I wouldn’t bring any kids who think standing in a green house, learning about irrigation for an hour is torture.  Frankly, I thought the tour was torture, but based on reviews – I’m the only person to feel that way.  We also had a very un-enthusiastic guide.

Photography Restrictions: This tour is completely onstage, so photography is permitted throughout the tour.

Bag Storage: Guests carry their baggage with them.

Additional Notes: This is a green house standing tour – dress appropriately, wear suncreen & good shoes.  Standing can be harder on the feet than walking, so be prepared to stand.

Book: Call (407) WDW-TOUR (407-939-8687) or just check with the tour counter in the Land Pavilion near the Soarin’ queue.  Generally, you can get in to the next tour time.

DTR Review

Check out our full DTR Review of the Behind the Seeds tour here.

Find other DTR posts about the Behind the Seeds tour here.

Other Tour Reviews & Links

  • Zannaland.com from September 2011. Suzannah DiMarzio shares another positive Behind the Seeds experience – not only did she get to release ladybugs, she got to touch a plant! (That’s much cooler than it sounds – read the review!)
  • AllEars.net Blog Review by Jack Spence.  Includes photos.  Not sure when this review is from, but based on the pricing info – it is an older review.

Related Podcasts

  • DISDads Podcast Review by Chris Carroll from October 2011 (tour occurred earlier). Chris describes Behind the Seeds as a good introductory tour for kids on this DISDads episode dedicated to Walt Disney World tours. Behind the Seeds Tour content starts at 2:00.
  • Be Our Guest WDW Podcast Review by Jeff Chaney from April 2011.  Jeff, of Betamouse podcast fame, talks about his experience taking three generations on Behind the Seeds in his trip report.  Includes minor spoilers.  Please note that feeding the fish is not a guaranteed part of the tour.  Tour content starts at 31:15.
  • I’ve never heard them do a review per se, but the guys over at the WDW Today Podcast recommend Behind the Seeds like it’s their job (I’m looking at you, Len Testa.)  In general, they recommend it as a good starter tour since it is fairly low priced ($18) and only an hour long.  Keep in mind, if you are not into plants, it may be the longest hour of your life.  If you can make it for 2-2.5 hours, I recommend the $30 Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom as a starter tour for folks not wanting to make a longer commitment for Keys or UnDISCOVERED Future World.

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