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See, Do, Learn, Grow! Unveiling the Magic: Exploring EPCOT'S Behind the Seeds Tour

Girl holding a name badge in front of Behind the Seeds Greenhouse Tour at EPCOT at Walt Disney World.  This is part of the Living with the Land attraction.

Are you a Disney enthusiast looking to delve deeper into the wonders of EPCOT? Like the Living with the Land attraction at EPCOT? If so, the Behind the Seeds Greenhouse Tour is an adventure you won't want to miss. This captivating experience offers a unique perspective on the marvels of agriculture, conservation, and innovation, all within the magical confines of the Epcot theme park. As avid travelers and passionate advocates of unforgettable experiences, Castle Coaches Travel is excited to shed light on this extraordinary journey.

Exploring Nature's Secrets: What to Expect The Behind the Seeds Tour at EPCOT promises an eye-opening escapade through the Living with the Land attraction – an educational yet entertaining boat ride that sails through Epcot's greenhouse wonderland. On this 1-hour guided tour, you'll have the opportunity to get up close and personal with state-of-the-art agricultural techniques, sustainable practices, and even some futuristic farming experiments. Knowledgeable guides lead the way, sharing fascinating insights into the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, and herbs that grace Epcot's restaurants. Our guide was Rachel and she was passionate, engaging and deeply knowledgeable. She was everything you would expect from a Disney Cast Member and more.

As you navigate through greenhouses brimming with exotic fruits, vibrant vegetables, and awe-inspiring aquaculture systems, you'll gain a unique perspective on the intricate balance between nature and technology. Marvel at towering tomato trees, witness the captivating symbiosis between fish and plants in hydroponic systems, and be amazed by the innovative pest management strategies that keep these lush ecosystems thriving.

Woman who is the owner of Castle Coaches Travel standing in front of the Behind the Seeds Tour sign at EPCOT at Walt Disney World

What You'll See and Do:

  1. Greenhouse Exploration: Traverse behind-the-scenes passages and enter the heart of EPCOT'S living laboratories. Observe cutting-edge growing techniques, from hydroponics to aeroponics, and witness the cultivation of crops in creative ways that harmonize with the environment.

  2. Aquaculture Insights: Learn about aquaponics, an ingenious method that combines fish farming with plant cultivation. Witness how fish and plants coexist in a symbiotic relationship, contributing to the sustainability of the system.

  3. Exotic Crop Showcase: Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of tropical fruits, herbs, and plants. Discover lesser-known crops from around the globe and gain a newfound appreciation for the diversity of our planet's flora.

  4. Interactive Learning: Engage with hands-on activities and enlightening demonstrations. Participate in the planting process and uncover the secrets behind successful gardening at home.

  5. Innovative Experimentation: Unearth the innovative experiments that Disney's horticultural experts conduct to enhance agricultural practices. From inventive pest management to experimental growing methods, you'll witness the future of sustainable farming.

What Makes it Unique: What truly sets the Behind the Seeds Tour apart is its blend of education, entertainment, and hands-on engagement. Unlike any other Disney experience, this tour grants you unparalleled access to the inner workings of sustainable agriculture. But it's not just about facts and figures. The tour is designed to captivate visitors of all ages, making it an ideal family adventure. Kids and adults alike will be entranced by the interactive elements, from sampling freshly grown produce to participating in a fish feeding frenzy.

Two women who are concierge travel planner with Castle Coaches Travel standing with a Mickey shaped topiary during the Behind the Seeds Tour at EPCOT  at Disney World.

Why Add the Behind the Seeds Tour to Your Disney Vacation So, why should you add the Behind the Seeds Tour to your Disney vacation itinerary? The reasons are as plentiful as the plants you'll encounter:

  1. Educational Enchantment: For families, students, or anyone with a curious mind, the tour offers a valuable educational experience that's as entertaining as it is enlightening.

  2. Exclusivity: Gain access to areas of EPCOT that are typically off-limits, and witness the innovative practices that make Disney's horticulture a global benchmark.

  3. Memorable Moments: The tour's behind-the-scenes access and interactive components create memories that will last a lifetime, adding an extra layer of enchantment to your Disney vacation.

  4. Inspiration for All Ages: Whether you're a curious child or a seasoned traveler, the Behind the Seeds Tour offers inspiration and insight into the possibilities of sustainable living.

  5. A Unique Addition: While Disney is known for its enchanting rides and beloved characters, this tour adds a distinctive and immersive layer to your vacation experience.

  6. Unique Souvenirs: Besides taking home newfound knowledge, eco-friendly gardening tips, and unforgettable stories to share with friends and can actually take a piece of Disney home with you as well. You can buy a plant from The Living With The Land ride to take home with you. Mickey’s Mini Garden is a test tube grown from the regeneration of cells from a parent plant found in the Land Pavilion in EPCOT. You can choose plant tissue cultures from an orchid, dragon plant, or a cactus, and they’re only $14. This has to be one of the most unique souvenirs we have found at the parks.

Mickey's Mini Garden souvenir that can be purchased at the  front of the Behind the Seeds Tour sign at EPCOT at Disney World.  This has to be one of the most unique souvenirs we have found at the parks. Some of our favorite souvenirs are those you can’t get anywhere else, and this is one of them!

Cost, Discounts, and Booking: The cost for the Behind the Seeds Tour is currently priced at $35 per person. Disney Vacation Club members and Annual Passholders are eligible for a discount on this experience as well. Keep in mind that prices may vary. Guests must be at least 3 years of age to participate and riding Living with the Land prior to the tour will give you a preview of what to expect.

Behind the Seeds Tours is available to book beginning 60 days before your Disney resort check-in date. Work with Castle Coaches Travel and we can book Enchanting Extra experiences for you!

In Conclusion The Behind the Seeds Tour at EPCOT isn't just a tour; it's an expedition into the remarkable world of agricultural innovation and conservation. As you walk away with newfound knowledge and appreciation for the harmonious relationship between nature and technology, you'll carry with you the magic of this unique adventure.

So, when planning your next Disney vacation, don't miss the opportunity to schedule the Behind the Seeds Tour—it's a journey you won't want to miss.

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