We went to Disney a few years ago and we did the automated tour through their greenhouse. It was fun, but I wanted to get personal with the plants. Not only did I want to see all the vegetables up close but I also wanted to learn about their hydroponics system. When I got home that year I found out they have a behind the scenes tour of their greenhouse so I was sure that on our next visit we scheduled this tour in.
Was it amazing? Yes.
Should you check it out when you’re in Disney? Yes!
If you love to garden or cook you will love Disney World’s Behind The Seeds Greenhouse tour.
The tour takes place at Epcot and runs pretty much once an hour from 10AM-5PM. The price is $20 for adults. You can make reservations ahead of time, but we just stopped by and signed in and then came back at our time. Our group was only 8 people so although this tour is amazing it doesn’t seem to get that busy.
You’ll meet your guide at the time you made your reservation for and will be whisked backstage from a back door. Then you’ll walk through a few more doors and end up directly in the greenhouse. Your guide will be one of the employees of the greenhouse who is knowledgeable about hydroponics and can ask answer (almost) all of your questions. Our guide was Ashley who was great.
And then you’re off on an amazing adventure through their hydroponic garden. The entire greenhouse is inspiring and when you see how quickly the vegetables grow (and to what size) your jaw will be hanging on the floor.