Sunshine Seasons in Epcot’s The Land continually tops reader favorites lists for best quick-service eatery. Everyone seems to love this place, and I’m not arguing with them. It offers a wide variety of high-quality dishes and includes some healthier items as well. It feels more like a resort food court than anything else, and those extra options make it desirable as a quick-service spot.
Sunshine Seasons is housed on the ground floor of The Land pavilion, which is essentially a massive room with attractions shooting off in all directions, spoke-and-wheel style. The food-court style ordering area is situated in a free-form semi-circle across from the Soarin’ and Living With The Land attractions.
In the middle of the huge room, topped by soaring ceilings decorated with balloons depicting the four seasons, are the various seating areas for the restaurant. This place can get loud, to be sure; don’t expect a quiet, relaxing meal unless you’re there early in the morning for breakfast (when it’s fun to watch the stream of Soarin’ hopefuls coming down the stairs).
Ordering stations are set up around the perimeter of the area, offering a variety of items in the following categories: Bakery, Sandwiches, Asian Noodles, Soup and Salad, and Grill. There are also beverage centers and refrigerated grab-and-go sections.
Another interesting part of the restaurant is the open kitchen, which includes a huge rotisserie chicken oven.
Rounding out the restaurant is the check-out area; this is similar to other Disney World food courts. Once you’ve collected your dishes from the different food areas, head to the check-out to add it all up.
Sunshine Seasons has some delicious food — variety and quality are two words you hear to describe this quick-service spot.
Each area has their own menu with photos of the items so you’ll know what to expect:
There are plenty of options for everyone, including lots of vegetarian items. It’s actually easy to make healthier choices here — even for the kids.
On our visit, we sampled the Ginger Mongolian Beef from the Asian Noodles station along with a delicious apple crumble bar:
Sunshine Seasons is also one of the only places in Epcot where you can get a hot breakfast (of course, that’s not to say I haven’t been known to get a butterfinger brownie for breakfast here, but that’s beside the point).
Here are some of the (in my opinion) wonderful hot breakfast offerings:
Adult Breakfast Platter (sausage, eggs, potatoes, biscuit)
Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Croissant
Oatmeal with Brown Sugar and Raisins
Kids’ French Toast
Of course, you can also get cold offerings like cereal and baked goods.
This is a great pit stop for some fresh food on the go. While Disney’s quick-service locations keep getting better and better as they change the offerings to include more variety and fresh items, Sunshine Seasons is obviously setting the bar very high for the others.
The best part for me is probably the desserts (that strawberry shortcake looks divine), but it’s also pretty great that you can combine your Soarin’ fastpass harvesting with a hot breakfast to go 😉
Have you eaten here recently? What are the items you’d recommend? Let us know in the comments section below!