When guests visit Walt Disney World, they tend to spend the majority of their time in the four theme parks enjoying attractions, entertainment, dining, shopping, and more. Of the four theme parks, many guests love to spend the most time in Epcot thanks to its unique combination of two distinct halves. Guests can enjoy the front of the park which is home to Future World and experience thrilling and classic attractions that combine technology and nature. After enjoying all that Future World has to offer guests can head over to World Showcase in the rear of the park where eleven different pavilions each celebrating a country from around the world await. With so many amazing experiences to enjoy in Epcot, it is no wonder why guests love to spend so much time there. By spending a lot of time in the park, guests may reach a point where they feel that they have experienced all that Epcot has to offer. While this may be true for some, many guests might not know about the amazing behind the scenes tours which can offer them unique glimpses of backstage areas in Epcot. From diving deep into the oceans to traveling around the world, behind the scenes tours are a great way to spend more time in Epcot and learn more about the park. Here are the top four unusual experiences to be had at Walt Disney World’s Epcot.
1 – Behind the Seeds
The Land Pavilion in Future World is home to an amazing attraction called Living with the Land which brings guests on a serene boat ride to teach them all about the diversity and beauty of the land. Those who are interested in learning more about the land and how things are grown at The Land Pavilion in Epcot can enjoy the Behind the Seeds tour. This hour-long tour brings guests behind the scenes in the greenhouses featured on Living with the Land and allows them to learn more about the growing techniques and technology being utilized to help grow food more efficiently. Throughout the Behind the Seeds tour guests can release ladybugs, sample a vegetable or fruit grown in the greenhouses, check out the fish farm, and learn all about new and innovative growing technologies. The Behind the Seeds tour runs several times each day and costs twenty dollars for adults.
2 – UnDISCOVERed Future World
Guests who are fans of Future World definitely should take the UnDISCOVERed Future World tour which is four hours of amazing information about the history and function of Future World. Throughout the tour, guests can learn about Walt Disney’s original dream for Epcot, check out the Cast Services building, walk underneath part of the track at Test Track Presented by Chevrolet, and tour a VIP lounge in one of the pavilions in Future World. The UnDISCOVERed Future World tour will teach guests all about the pavilions of Future World and is a great way to learn more about Epcot. The tour costs $69 for adults and is an amazing experience for guests who are interested in learning more about both Future World and the life and legacy of Walt Disney.
3 – Epcot Seas Adventure – Dolphins in Depth
One of the most beautiful pavilions in Epcot is The Seas with Nemo and Friends which features one of the largest aquariums in the world. Guests who want to learn more about the oceans and directly interact with a beautiful creature should check out the Epcot Seas Adventure – Dolphins in Depth. This three-hour tour allows guests the opportunity to actually enter into the aquarium and swim with the dolphins! Along the way, guests can enjoy thirty minutes in the water with the dolphins, learn about how the creatures are cared for and trained, and view a training session with the marine specialists. Any fan of The Seas with Nemo and Friends and dolphins simply can’t miss out on Epcot Seas Adventure – Dolphins in Depth which costs $199.
4 – World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered
One behind the scenes tour in Epcot focuses specifically on the beauty and wonder of World Showcase. The World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered tour is a 4.5-hour walking tour that teaches guests all about each country featured in World Showcase. Each country of the tour features Cast Members from that location who help to share information about culture, cuisine, architecture, and traditions. The World Showcase: DestiNations Discovered tour costs $79 per adult and typically runs twice each morning in Epcot. Note that this tour is offered seasonally and is not offered every day.
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