Epcot's Land pavilion, Behind the Seeds Tour

Epcot’s Land pavilion, Behind the Seeds Tour

 

No. 1

Behind the Seeds – We had to sign up for this tour the day we planned to attend. The tour costs $14 for adults and $10 for children. It lasts over 45 minutes and takes guests backstage at the Living with the Land ride in The Land pavilion. We were shown and taught about much of vegetation in the attraction’s greenhouse. We even got to snack on some of the vegetables grown in The Land. The cucumber slices were delicious!! This was a very informative tour for adults and younger guests. Hint: Plan this for a day when you have plenty of time.

 

Epcot, Dolphins in Depth (Karon (L), Kim (R)

Epcot, Dolphins in Depth (Karon (L), Kim (R)

 

No. 2

Dolphins in Depth – This 3 hour experience begins backstage at The Seas with Nemo and Friends. The price for this experience is $199, but it is worth every penny. We learned so much about dolphins during our 3 hours. We spent 30 minutes interacting with the dolphins and met some friends along the way. They gave us a souvenir before we left…..a recording of our time with the dolphins. We had a blast!!!

 

Magic Kingdom, Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour

Magic Kingdom, Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour

 

No. 3

Marceline to Magic Kingdom – The best part of this 3 hour tour is entering the Magic Kingdom 30 minutes before for the park opens. It feels as if you have Main Street all to yourself. We checked in for our tour 15 minutes before it began and we were allowed to park at the Contemporary Resort (we walked over). We were given headphones that allowed us to hear our tour guide clearly. She told wonderful stories of Walt, his family, and the Walt Disney Company. The tour was so informative and we were given lots of detail on the connection between Walt’s old hometown of Marceline, Missouri and Main Street. We were allowed to tour The Haunted Mansion behind the scenes and see how the dining room dance scene is created. I almost wished I had skipped that part of the tour…..it ruined the magic a little bit. Overall, it was wonderfully educational and it was incredible to hear stories about Walt. **Make sure you are prepared for a 3 hour tour.

 

Epcot® DiveQuest (my husband, Steve)

Epcot® DiveQuest (my husband, Steve)

 

No. 4

Epcot® DiveQuest – My husband dove The Seas 7 years ago and he said it was amazing. His dive lasted about 45 minutes, but the whole experience was 3 hours. As I stood on the landing inside the pavilion of The Seas with Nemo and Friends, I was able to watch my husband as he swam up to the window with the other marine life in a 5.7 million gallon aquarium. He said the experience was better than his dive in the Cayman Islands, as it was done in a very “Disney” way.  He was able to swim with over 6,000 different species of marine life, including sharks. The cast members assisting with this experience were phenomenal and he was given a DVD to commemorate his dive, which was very special. The cost is $179 and he said he would definitely do it again.