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Author: Nick the Disney Devo

 How many of you know that there is actually more to The Land Pavilion located in Epcot’s Future World than Soarin’?

Well, there is! Honest!

On our trip this January, we ate at the Garden Grill which is located in the Land.

If you’ve only been to the Land in the morning, you may not even know this is a functioning restaurant, as it is only open for dinner, when it hosts Chip and Dale’s Harvest Feast.

The characters:

Farmer Mickey, here with our friends Kandi and John.

As far as I know, this is the only place in Disney World where you can get Mickey in this outfit.

Pluto is seen here with my wife Barbie.

 Chip and me.

Dale, with our check. There is a great story to go along with this picture.

Our bill came just as Dale walked up. Dale grabbed our check, and tried to give it to Mickey to pay. Mickey passed! Then he tried to give it to a neighboring table, but they also declined! Then he tried to throw it over the side of the restaurant, but our server stopped him! Oh well. 
It was hilarious. 
The characters spent plenty of time at each table, and this was easily the best character interaction we’ve had in a long while.

The restaurant itself rotates very slowly, so you can see different scenes of the “Living With the Land” boat ride below.

The menu:

Basket of Warm Breads with Maple Butter
Harvest-inspired Farmer’s Salad
Char-grilled Filet of Beef with Red Wine Butter
Roasted All Natural Turkey Breast with Lemon Caper Sauce
Sustainable Fish of the Day with Roasted Tomato and Pepper Compote
Garden Fresh Vegetables
Buttermilk Smashed Potatoes
Artisan Bread Pudding
Fresh Baked Harvest Fruit Cobbler with Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
Non- alcoholic soft drinks are included.

The food was very good. My favorite being the Beef. Our fish this evening was Talapia.
A couple things.
If you want the meat cooked a bit more, like our friend John, they are happy to bring you more, cooked well.
Our friend Kandi doesn’t eat pork, and the stuffing that comes with the Turkey has bacon. Our server brought out a plate of stuffing minus the bacon.
And when we wanted more of anything, there it was. We were stuffed.
And then dessert came! We didn’t get the Artisan Bread Pudding, not sure why, but the fruit cobbler was more than enough!

Like all character meals, this isn’t cheap, adult prices, depending on the season, range from  $37.27-$41.53, Child (ages 3-9) price range: $18.10-$20.23.

Nick co-writes the Disney Musings Blog with his wife, Barbie.