Future World tours allow guests to explore behind-the-scenes at several pavilions. The Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion offer tours that allow guests to get up close and personal with the sea life in the aquariums including the dolphins.
Another Future world tour is at the Land pavilion. This tour that takes guests behind-the-scenes of the green houses where Disney grows some of the fruits and vegetables that are used to supply the restaurants in the park with fresh produce.
If you are interested any of these Future World tours listed below, you can call 407-WDW-TOUR (939-8687) between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily for more information or to make a reservation. Make sure to ask the Disney representative on the phone about any possible discounts. There are usually some discounts available to members of the Disney Vacation Club, the Automobile Association of American (AAA), to Annual Passholders, or to anyone with a Disney Visa Card. When it comes to saving money at Disney, it doesn't hurt to ask!
Behind The Seeds
If you like the Living with the Land attraction in the Land pavilion and you would like to get a closer look behind the scenes, then this tour is for you. Tour guests get a closer, more in depth look at the different greenhouses and the fish farm that everyone gets a glimpse of during the ride.
During the tour, the guide shares information about the hydroponics growing system that is used at the Land pavilion to grow some of the fruits and vegetables used in the restaurants throughout Epcot. Guests also visit the Pest Management Lab to learn about pest control and the fish farm to learn about the different types of fish that are farmed at Disney. Sometimes guests are allowed to feed the fish too.
This Behind The Seeds tour takes place daily; every 45 minutes between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. There are not any age requirements so it good for families with small children. The cost is $14 for adults and $10 for children age 3-9. Reservations can be made in advance by calling 407-WDW-TOURS or you can visit the tour desk located by the entrance of Soarin' to see if any space is available on the day of your visit.
This three hour tour is for certified divers only. Participants get to spend 40 minutes in the aquarium at The Seas with Nemo and Friends learning about and then swimming around with the sharks, rays, and fish. But before you suit up and take the plunge your guide will show you the facilities and talk with the group about marine life research and conservation.
Lockers, showers and Scuba gear is provided for guests. The cost is $140 per person (theme park admission is NOT required). This tour is available for guest ages 10 and up but, ten and eleven year olds must be accompanied by an adult. Open water Scuba certification is required.
Epcot Seas Aqua Tour
This two 1/2 hour Future World tour lets guests learn about then interact with the sea life at the Seas with Nemo and Friends pavilion. The tour starts out with a walk through of the aquarium where guests learn about marine life and get to see all the equipment it takes to maintain the manmade ocean environment.
After the tour of the facilities, guests are showed how to use the supplied-air snorkel system they will use to explore the underwater environment of the aquarium. This snorkel system is easy to use and the equipment keeps you afloat, so it is easy to stay on top of the water. The system does not allow you to dive below the surface, but you'll have an amazing view of the sea life below you.
This tour takes place daily at 12:30. The cost is $150. All gear is included but please remember to bring your swim suit. Guests must be at least eight years of age. Guests ages 8-16 years old are required to be accompanied by an adult. You do not need to be scuba certified.
Dolphins in Depth
The Dolphins in Depth program gives guests a chance to learn more about dolphins and how they behave in their under water environment. Participants in the tour have the opportunity to talk to the trainers who work with the dolphins everyday, plan to and have a few questions ready to ask to tour guide and trainers.
This Future World tour lasts about three hours but only the last 30 minutes involves getting wet. Guests get waist deep in water and hopefully they will get the opportunity to interact with the dolphins. There is not any guarantee that the dolphins will choose to participate in the program with you. So, it's best to be excited about seeing the dolphins but do not get your hopes too high about interacting with or even touching them. The animals are never forced to participate.
There are a few things to know before booking this tour. Guests must be at least 13 years old to take part in the tour and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Wetsuits are provided but you will need to bring your own swimsuit.
This program is offered Monday - Friday at 9:45 a.m. and it will last about three hours. At last check, the price was $150 per person and includes a T-shirt, picture with dolphin, and refreshments. Park admission is not required.
The Undiscovered Future World Tour
This four hour tour takes guests back to the creation of Epcot and gives an insider look at what Walt Disney's vision was for the park. Guests walk to each of the Future World pavilions to learn about its history.
This Future World tour takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. Guests must be at least 16 years old to participate in the tour. The cost is $49 per person. Park admission is required. Don't forget to wear a comfortable pair of walking shoes for this tour around Future World.
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