Walt Disney World
Epcot
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
January 25 & 26 2013
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The Land at Walt Disney World - Epcot, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

The Land Pavilion was one of Carrie's favorites so after Space Ship Earth we headed there.

Living With The Land in The Land Pavillion at Walt Disney World - Epcot, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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. 

Living With The Land in The Land Pavillion at Walt Disney World - Epcot, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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 justice.

The Imagination Pavillion at Walt Disney World - Epcot, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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 with Figment. 

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.  
 



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