I just love the Land Pavilion at Epcot. It has so much to do and so many different places to eat. In my opinion it has the best fast food located in the park. There is also a fabulous character restaurant called, The Garden Grill. The Garden Grill is very busy and I suggest reservations to eat there, it is located in the upper level of the Pavilion. In the lower level are several different eateries with all kinds of food to choose from. It is wonderful for eaters which are picky like I am. There are also three attractions there. Living With The Land Ride, my favorite ride which is Soarin’ and, The Circle of Life short movie. Also, there is a tour called, Behind the Seeds which gives guests a closer look at the greenhouses, fish farms and more information on the hydroponics growing system. This tour runs daily, it is for all ages, and reservations can be made in advance at the desk near Soarin’. Adults cost $20 children are $16.
I have been eating in The Land Pavilion since the 80’s and have seen many changes throughout the years. Years ago there was a barbeque shop and I can remember watching the food slicer cutting the meat by itself with no-one there. The few constant things there have been the hot air balloons above the second story in the ceiling, The Garden Grill restaurant and, Living With The Land Ride.
For fast food, first is a Sandwich Shop with oak-grilled vegetable flat bread and several different sandwiches. Next, the Soup and Salad Shop has creative salads with roasted beets and goat cheese, also many more to choose from. There is a Wok Shop which serves Mongolian beef with jasmine rice and noodle bowls. I love the Grill Shop. It is my favorite and it serves rotisserie chicken cooked over wood, salmon and slow-roasted pork. I always get the chicken, it is fabulous and melts in your mouth it is so tender! Oh, I almost forgot the bakery with wonderful cakes, and treats so good I want to choose two!
A special tip is that you are allowed refills on your drinks. Not many places throughout The Walt Disney World® Resort allow this. When you are out and cannot decide where to eat give The Land Pavilion a try. It also has Soarin’ inside. It is a great place to eat, play and grab a snack!