Living with the Land by Beth Green

Attraction:

Living with the Land at Epcot’s Future World

Opening Date:

October 1, 1982, when Epcot opened to the public

Approximate Length:

14 minute

Description: “Living with the Land” is a boat ride that explores the agricultural advances in America, the rain forest, and the African desert.  You will also get to see the latest developments in aquaculture.  During the ride, you will visit several greenhouses and you’ll be able to view alligators, eel and fish in the Aquacell.  You will spend time in the Tropics Greenhouse where rice, peanuts, cacao, bananas and sugar cane are grown in a dome.  The Temperate Greenhouse looks at science and technology concepts such as sustainable agriculture, intercropping and irrigation systems.  The Production Greenhouse grows vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and lettuce that are used in restaurants throughout Epcot.  In the Creative House, you will lean about new ways to grow crops- in the air, without soil and in space.  As you leave, you will have a better understanding of the way scientists are helping farmers across the world find creative ways to feed generations for years to come.

This ride is great for all ages and sizes.  Both of my boys love this ride and enjoy the 14 minutes indoors where we can escape the rain or heat in Orlando!  This attraction offers FASTPASS and is wheelchair accessible.  If needed, you can utilize Rider Swap.

 

There is also a one hour “Behind the Seeds” tour you can take for an additional cost.  In this tour, you can walk through the greenhouses and labs, discover the crops and see the techniques used in the attraction.  Tours are led by men and women who work with the Epcot Science Team.  Children are welcome and strollers are provided for small ones.  The cost is $18 for adults and $14 for children ages 3-9.  Reservations can be made up to a year in advance or you can sign up near “Soarin'” downstairs at the Land Pavilion the day of the tour (if space is available).  Pictures and video are allowed during the tour.

This post was provided by Beth Green of A Disney Mom’s Thoughts. Visit her website for her thoughts, stories and tips about visiting Disney! Beth rides aboard Magical Blogorail Green and regularly writes for The Disney Moms.

 

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