Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Behind the Seeds Tour at Epcot!

Fall is a busy time of year at all of the Orlando theme parks with so many Halloween parties going on. But one of the most popular annual events autumn brings is the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival. This year is no exception, and if you get your discount Disney tickets now at, you can enjoy all the fun in all the parks and save money too.

For those interested in going to Epcot for the Food and Wine Festival but wanting to do something besides drink and eat, the "Behind the Seeds" tour at The Land Pavilion is a great option, even for those of you with kids. This inside look at how Disney does gardening is a relatively short hour-long treat that will no doubt make for some very merry memories for you and your family.

During the tour, guests get the opportunity to walk through the greenhouses and lab areas back stage at The Land Pavilion, a rare pleasure in itself. Your tour guide, a member of Epcot's Science Team, will walk you through the gardens, showing and describing over 60 different crops from various countries around the world, including Disney's very own Mickey-shaped pumpkins. There is also an exceptionally informational section about the use of "beneficial" insects to help eradicate the not-so-beneficial ones without the use of chemical pesticides. At one point in the tour, the kids get to release some of the beneficial lady bugs into the plant area, which is a pretty cool treat for just about any age kid.

Tour trekkers also get the opportunity to learn about the variety of growing techniques used throughout The Land, including hydroponics and different types of soil, sand or even air. There are some areas where you can't touch, but there are also places where you get the chance to touch the plants, feed fish and even taste some of the delicious produce that is grown in The Land. A great topper to the tour is to have lunch or dinner at The Garden Grill Restaurant in The Land Pavilion, where you can eat some of the great vegetables that you saw growing on your tour. Another bonus, you're actually allowed to take pictures!

The "Behind the Seeds" Tour is a great way to sneak in a little education during your vacation, and it is fun and exciting too. It isn't elaborate or expensive, so if money is an issue, this is one way to do something different without paying a fortune. Another way not to pay a fortune is to buy all of your Orlando attraction tickets at, where we offer the best tickets at the cheapest prices.


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