PHOTOS: The Land Pavilion Implements One-Way Guest Traffic Pattern at EPCOT for Social Distancing

During our day at EPCOT, we decided to pop into The Land pavilion to see if anything had changed. Turns out, the pavilion now has designated one-way directions to follow throughout, mainly across the second floor of the pavilion for guests entering and exiting.

The Land Pavilion Now Utilizing One-Way Directions Throughout Pavilion
The Land Pavilion Now Utilizing One-Way Directions Throughout Pavilion

As we headed up to the entrance, we noticed these directional changes already being made, as guests are kept to the right side of the ramp to enter, and the left side to exit.

The Land Pavilion Now Utilizing One-Way Directions Throughout Pavilion

Once we stepped inside, we were greeted by a Cast Member, as well as seeing the new directional markers to keep us moving through the right side of the pavilion.

The Land Pavilion Now Utilizing One-Way Directions Throughout Pavilion

A stanchion barrier was placed to keep guests to the appropriate side of the pavilion.

The Land Pavilion Now Utilizing One-Way Directions Throughout Pavilion
The Land Pavilion Now Utilizing One-Way Directions Throughout Pavilion

These one-way directions lead guests right by Awesome Planet, passing the extended queue outside of the Harvest Theater.

The Land Pavilion Now Utilizing One-Way Directions Throughout Pavilion

As we approached the Garden Grill Restaurant, we were met with another stanchion barrier, keeping guests moving down the escalators and stairs to the lower level of the pavilion.

The Land Pavilion Now Utilizing One-Way Directions Throughout Pavilion

Typically, this area becomes very congested with people traveling in front of Garden Grill to make it over to the restrooms, or down the other set of stairs. Now, this entire upper area has been cleared to avoid any unnecessary crowding.

The Land Pavilion Now Utilizing One-Way Directions Throughout Pavilion

This section in front of the Garden Grill now serves as stroller or wheelchair parking for guests eating at the restaurant, as well as offering them a safe place to wait six feet apart before their reservation time.

Once downstairs, the traffic pattern is slightly more lax in order to allow for guests visiting Sunshine Seasons to comfortably navigate the seating area. Living with the Land and Soarin’ have also reopened to guests.

Although this doesn’t change much for the overall operation of the pavilion, it does add that extra protection for guests and Cast Members at this time. What do you think of the new health and safety measures being taken throughout the park?

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Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson
1 month ago

The only challenge we ran into with this is that both elevators are on the left side of the pavilion. As I tried to cross over past Garden Grill in my wheelchair, I actually had a cast member try and tell me to come back. When I explained that I was heading to the elevator, she said ok, I could go. I think they’re just getting used to the change, too.