Breakfast at The Land: Sunshine Seasons

You woke up early, making your way to Epcot at rope drop so you could RUN to The Land Pavilion, park tickets in hand, just to get those coveted FastPasses for Soarin'. And now that you have the FastPasses and your family has finally caught up with, you realize that in your rush to make rope drop you forgot to eat breakfast.

And you're in Epcot - not exactly the park known for having a lot of places to grab a hot breakfast. But wait, you're in The Land Pavilion, which means Sunshine Seasons is just a few steps away, ready to offer you some great breakfast choices.

Sunshine Lights the Food CourtSunshine Lights the Food Court

If you're really hungry " or want to share with someone " we suggest the breakfast platter. It is piled high with scrambled eggs (which are cooked right there in front of you on a very large hibachi type griddle), two slices of French toast, bacon, sausage, potatoes (with green peppers, consider yourself warned), and a biscuit. All that food will cost you about $8.29. And, as an added bonus, you won't be hungry again until about 2 p.m.

But, if eating that much food isn't your cup of tea, you can always wander over to the bakery section. There you can find several types of danishes (the chocolate one looked amazing), croissants, muffins, and cupcakes.

Yes, cupcakes. You're on vacation, so why not eat a cupcake for breakfast. It seems completely logical to us. Plus, the cappuccino cupcake is divine.

The Land: Sunshine Seasons SeatingThe Land: Sunshine Seasons Seating

Of course, you could always go the healthy route and order a hot bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Other choices include fresh fruit, yogurt and bagels. And for guests with food allergies, be sure to look for the display with allergy-safe foods, including gluten free and nut free snacks and desserts. It's located near the entrance to the food court.

The other great thing about Sunshine Seasons is the seating area
. It's huge, taking up nearly the entire floor level of the pavilion. The area is divided up with aisles intersecting the seating sections, and you can sit at tables or booths. The booth seats are around the walls of the seating area, and if you're lucky you might find a booth with an outlet. We've seen a few of those and it's a good place to recharge that phone.

One thing that should be noted - Sunshine Seasons is not quiet. Ever. It's a constant buzzing bustle of people, which is actually part of its charm. Once you've ordered your eats and found a seat, just sit back, relax and watch the constant stream of people rushing in to get those Soarin' FastPasses, and smile because you already have your ticket to ride.

Thanks so much to our friends over at the Disney Food Blog for exclusive use of their images, and to Traci C. for this great post! Have you eaten at Sunshine Seasons? Did you eat a cupcake for breakfast? Leave a comment and let us know!

Robin wrote on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 11:18:

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Our routine is to rush to Soarin' first thing to get a fastpass and to ride Soarin'. Then we eat breakfast at Sunshine Seasons and hang out until our fastpass time. The breakfasts here are very good. My husband and I usually share the adult breakfast platter.

J wrote on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 12:44:

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Hands down one of the best breakfasts in all of WDW, not just quick service. Fresh, fast, hot, and a good chance to get your thoughts organized for the day not the rush for the fast pass is over.

Barbara wrote on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 14:38:

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Don't even know about breakfast. Thanks for the info. I do know that lunches are just as good and some places will cook fish and chicken to order without sauces and too much salt.

John wrote on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 01:05:

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I haven't had breakfast here but they do have some very tasty (and large) sandwiches for lunch/dinner, and as a bonus you can get a beer to go along with your food. As mentioned it can be loud but at least it's usually pretty easy to find a seat - unlike some of the other self service places in the World.

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