Walt Disney World
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
January 25 & 26 2013
The Land Pavilion was one of Carrie's favorites so after Space Ship
Earth we headed there.
The Living With The Land boat ride may not seem that exciting but I've always
enjoyed the second half of it where you venture through The Land's greenhouses.
There are some really amazing plants in there especially the lemon trees
that produce lemons that are the size of your head.
A big part of the fruits and vegetables that are sold for consumption at
The Land's restaurants come from these greenhouses that Living with The
Land takes you through.
The big reason to visit The Land is a really remarkable half imax movie
and half simulator ride called Soarin'. It takes you on an aerial
journey over California that will completely blow you away using all your
senses from sight, sound, touch, sense of motion and even your sense of
smell. I had heard it was good but it really caught all of us off
guard as to how good it was so we had to go back for a second flight.
Unfortunately I have no photos of Soarin' as none of them would do it any
The Imagination Pavilion is really the most abstract part of Epcot's Future
World. It originally housed a 3D theater, the Journey Into Imagination
dark ride with Dreamfinder and his dragon friend Figment as well as Imageworks
which can only be described as a creative playground. The theater
is still there playing the dated "Honey I Shrunk The Audience" and Michael
Jackson's "Captain EO". Imageworks is there albeit updated and finally Journey
Into Imagination in the has had a few changes in the last thirty years.
The biggest change to Journey Into Imagination is that the ride system is
completely different and Dreamfinder was sent off to the big theme park
rest home in the sky. The ride now takes you on a journey through
the Imagination Institute where Dr. Nigel Channing (played by Monty Python's
Eric Idle) takes you through your own imagination on a creative brainstorm
After spending some time playing with our imaginations in the Imagination
Pavilion it was time to get some rest because this was day one and we were
just getting things started. Click next though because we headed back
to Epcot the next day to continue on with our adventure.