Sunshine Seasons Food Court Review

Sunshine Seasons Food Court is a large restaurant inside the Land pavilion at Epcot. This massive restaurant is one of many Quick Service options at Epcot. Let’s acknowledge the elephant in the room right away. This eatery may not be the sexy pick for most guests visiting Epcot. How can this American/ Asian food court match up with more exotic French/ German/ Chinese/ etc. food? The answer is: Sunshine Seasons more than holds its own, thank you!

The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Due to the large space and variety of choices, there is rarely a line or lack of seating. We ate here during our July 2017 trip and we breezed right through.

Sunshine Seasons is placed in the middle of the Land pavilion and surrounded by several other attractions and one eatery. The queue for Soarin’ starts and ends in the seating area. This pavilion also holds Living with the Land, Circle of Life, and Garden Grill.

The only negative I can think of for Sunshine Seasons is the large amount of noise. The fact that the seating area is centrally located for one of the most popular attractions in the park, two other less popular attractions, and another restaurant means that there is a constant flow of people. This constant flow of people means a constant flow of noise. This constant flow of noise means that it is incredibly difficult to enjoy a relaxing meal. Needless to say, I would not choose this area for an afternoon nap.

The menu at Sunshine Seasons is all about variety. There are several different “shops”. These shops include: Asian Noodle, Grill, Sandwiches, Soups & Salads, Kids Zone, and Bakery. The choices at these different shops range from Spicy Shrimp Stir Fry to Pork Loin. The beauty of this restaurant is that it can satisfy any craving. If you want Asian-inspired goodness, partake! You may want something traditionally American, eat your heart out! Let’s be honest, we all want yummy desserts. Sunshine Seasons has a shop for you!

When we visited during our July 2017 trip, we decided to split one entree. If you have not read our July 2017 Trip Report for that day, you should! We ate our way around Epcot and Hollywood Studios and ended up stuffing our faces until we felt sick. We ordered the Pork Loin and were mostly satisfied. The pork was moist and tender and the mashed potatoes were delicious. Every God-fearing American should love creamy mashed potatoes! But, the corn was soggy and the barbecue sauce was not my favorite. I recognize that it was better than pre-packaged barbecue sauce, but I am more of a heavy brown sugar sauce person. I thought it was just a little vinergar-y for my preference.

According to the Disney World website, Sunshine Seasons Food Court is classified with “$” which means adults should expect to pay roughly $14.99 and under, per person. For the Disney Dining Plan users, this restaurant requires one Quick Service credit per person. This can be a good use of the credit for lunch/ dinner. I would not recommend this for breakfast, but I would not recommend using a credit for breakfast in general, unless you have extra. For the Tables in Wonderland users, Sunshine Seasons is not applicable.

I think the main group of people who should eat here are people who have already tested out the various international food offerings or people who may not want to eat in World Showcase. Don’t get me wrong, I think this restaurant is excellent. I think that it is better than some offerings in World Showcase. We have eaten at most of the other restaurants around World Showcase some of them are not very good. But, I think you have a better chance of getting a good stir fry, pork loin, or rotisserie chicken somewhere else in The States. If you want a more authentic international food, World Showcase has many great options.

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