Epcot’s Living with The Land at Halloween


So many pumpkins in the greenhouse this month!

One of our favorite places at Epcot is ‘The Land’ pavilion.

The Land covers six acres, making it Epcot’s largest pavilion.  It includes a cool futuristic glass greenhouse. Keeping that glass greenhouse cool in the summer must be a nightmare for the maintenance cast members!

Making some Mickey Pumpkins.
How they form the pumpkins into shapes.  Cool!  The tag says: Earning My Ears.
All done, just needs to grow a little bigger before picking.
Look closely in the basket…a Hidden Mickey!
Cinderella Pumpkins!!!  Orange pumpkins, yellow pumpkins, red pumpkins, gourds galore!
An 8-foot Hidden Mickey!

The 2.5 million square foot facility is dedicated to human interaction with the land itself. It explores how humans can both use the land for their benefit and how they can also destroy it. Future Technology in better preserving the land is explored in the pavilion, along with a focus on the celebration of the land itself.

5 minute wait to board the boat ride, no Fast Passes necessary. (January 2020: Pre-social distancing).

Living with the Land Boat Ride – Sponsored by Chiquita Banana – A 10 minute boat ride in air conditioned bliss taking you from an indoor story portion exploring rain forests and deserts and plains to a huge glass greenhouse revealing the plants, fruits and vegetables grown in The Land for Epcot restaurants, including hydroponic gardens and fish house.

The Land
We love this scene.  Recognize the dog???

We love this ride!!  This is the best ride when it’s hot out and you need a break from walking around.  There’s never a long wait to board, and you can sit and rest in air conditioned boats…very zen and calming.

We always grab a bite to eat afterwards at the Sunshine Seasons food court and try to schedule our Fast Passes for Soarin’ Around the World for after lunch.

Caroline finding a Hidden Mickey on the wall!
We take this boat ride on every trip to Epcot!
The Land (2)
Entering the fish house.

This aquatic room always has a Hidden Mickey in it!  Look closely!

Replanting goes on every month.  I think the white sand gets raked daily and all dropped leaves, etc. are picked up.  It’s spotless for a greenhouse!
Sunflowers in bloom.

Taking the Behind the Seeds Tour at The Land.


Sunshine Seasons
Sunshine Seasons food court. We always eat here!

For some good eats, the Sunshine Seasons food court is one of the best food courts at Walt Disney World!  Delicious food (quick service, inexpensive) with chicken, pasta, Asian fried rice and chicken, sandwiches, fresh fruit, and bakery items available.

In addition, there’s a large amount of seating in the pavilion.  A great place to take a break and cool off or get out of the rain in the summer.

The Land Sunshine Seasons1
The bakery section.
The Land Sunshine Seasons
Lots of spaced seating now.  It’s nice to sit in the air conditioning – or out of the rain in the afternoon – and just relax.
October 2020: My new Mickey Halloween mug!!! ❤
October 2020:  My new fall Farmer Mickey looks like he’s from the Sunshine Seasons food court at Epcot’s The Land, one of my favorite places to eat at Epcot!!!  He moves and his pumpkin lights up!  ❤


Epcot The Land
The Land pavilion at Epcot ❤

We’ve written two books about our time working – and playing – as Disney Cast Members at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Both are available on Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle:  Two Girls and a Mouse Tale and Adventures in the Animal Kingdom.

Adventure Book Cover
Adventures in the Animal Kingdom
book Two Girls
Two Girls and a Mouse Tale

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Have a magical day!

Two Disney Sisters


The Land at Epcot9 lb. Lemons!!!  Yes, we’ve seen them!  Huge!

the land lemons
Yes, we’ve seen the 9 lb lemons!!!!!!
The land (2)
‘The Land’ by our friend and DW cast member, Disney artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett.
The Land at Epcot.
July 15, 2020: Living with the Land reopens after being closed along with all of Epcot since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Holiday Magic’ starts November, 6, 2020! The giant Christmas tree will be up at Epcot.
December 1, 2019: The Epcot Christmas Tree.

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