Awesome Planet is a 10-minute film on the upper level of The Land Pavilion at Epcot. The film shares the story of life on Earth and the importance of protecting it. The film was created in partnership with the Disney Conservation Fund. It contains in-theater effects like wind, scents, and water.
Narrator Ty Burrell (Realtor Phil Dunphy from Disney’s Modern Family television show) takes on his fictional real estate agent role as he tries to “sell you” on planet Earth throughout the film. The score was composed by Academy Award winner Steven Price.
Here are a few quick references for Awesome Planet.
The Land Pavilion
Not part of Disney Genie+
Disney Height Requirement:
Early Theme Park Benefit
Extended Evening Hours:
A Rainy Day
This film debuted in
2020, replacing the Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable featuring Timon and Pumbaa from The Lion King.
Guests with accessibility needs may remain in wheelchairs or ECVS. Assistive Listening, Audio Description, and Handheld captioning are available.
Awesome Planet is the first attraction to the right when you enter The Land Pavilion. It’s the only attraction on the pavilion’s upper level. Escalators, stairs, and elevator options make it possible for guests to access lower-level attractions like Living with the Land and Soarin’.
A sign outside the entrance of Awesome Planet indicates the time remaining before the next screening. You are welcome to wait inside the theater’s lobby. You might make a humble nod to the awe-inspiring walls of carpet while you wait.
Here’s a look inside the theater. It’s somewhat similar to Impressions de France, except the theater is staggered.
After everyone is seated, the theater darkens, and Awesome Planet runs its course.
Awesome Plant is a short film with an uplifting message that teaches the value of caring for our beautiful planet. Other than Impressions de France, I find this to be the best of the current films at Epcot. Some of the other films in the park are Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along and Canada Far and Wide.
Awesome Planet runs daily between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. We recommend seeing it at your convenience, but it’s by no means a must-do attraction. However, if you find yourself in need of a break, it’s an excellent place to cool off and relax.
We also recommend touring this area of the park on a rainy day. The Land, Seas, and Imagination Pavilions are within a short walk of each other. So you can experience a decent amount of attractions without having to deal with too much rain.
For more Epcot attractions, you might enjoy the following:
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If you plan on spending a good deal of time at Epcot, you might consider one of the nearby Epcot Resorts. They include these reviews:
- Disney’s Beach Club Review
- Disney’s Yacht Club Review
- Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Hotel Review
- Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Review
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