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Living with the Land is a boat ride that explores agricultural advances in the rain forest, Africa and beyond. During the first part of Living with the Land, you’ll gently glide pass Audio-Animatronic figures and impressively detailed scenes of tropical rainforests, arid deserts and American prairies before humans arrived. This portion of the ride begins with an approaching storm, jumpstarting the cycle of life.
From there your boat passes video sequences that discuss the impact of humans and emerging farming methods that are better for the environment. You’ll learn how scientists from countries around the world, including Japan, United States, Saudi Arabia and Mexico, are learning to “live with the land” by finding new ways to grow food that promote both human and environmental health.
During the last part of the attraction, you’ll get to see and travel inside the actual greenhouses called the Living Laboratory. Here’s some of what you’ll see:
The wait time rarely exceeds 15 minutes, so Living with the Land is a great schedule “filler.” Go after lunch while you’re waiting for your food to settle. If the park is particularly busy, you may wait a little longer after lunch though. The food court in The Land, Sunshine Seasons, will be very busy and many guests will want to do Living with the Land after they eat. On a busy day, consider making a reservation at the adjacent Garden Grill Restaurant and then visiting Living with the Land until your table is available.
Tad and Lily like the relaxing change of pace provided by Living with the Land. Their favorite part is the greenhouse with the giant pumpkins. Mommy Frog LOVES Living with the Land, but she does get a little jealous that she can’t grow produce like that at home.
Speaking of gardening at home, those interested can take a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouses and aquaculture farms seen during Living with the Land called Behind the Seeds. The hour-long indoor walking tour is $20 for adults (10 & up) and $16 for children (3-9).
Living with the Land is a 14-minute gentle boat ride on the lower level of The Land Pavilion at Epcot. It is enjoyed by guests of all ages, not just adults. Children will enjoy the scenes during the dark part of the ride as well as the up-close views of the produce in the greenhouses. (Hey, this might help get them to eat their vegetables!) Each boat has bench seating which can accommodate four guests per row. There are no restraints. Guests must transfer from their motorized scooter or ECV to an available wheelchair to experience the attraction.
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The mural outside the attraction features 10 quotations from kids, selected from over 800 submissions.
On a busy day, consider making a reservation at the adjacent Garden Grill Restaurant and then visiting Living with the Land until your table is available. There are 40 amazing Audio-Animatronics® in "Living with the Land".
Outside of the attraction, notice the mural that features 10 quotations from kids, selected from over 800 submissions! Inside the attraction, there are 40 amazing Audio-Animatronics® in "Living with the Land".
Each year more than 30 tons of fruits and vegetables are grown at The Land pavilion in Epcot and are served in Walt Disney World Restaurants. The plants are grown using a soil-free technique called hydroponics. A “tomato tree” in one of the Living with Land greenhouses has produced a world-record harvest of more than 32,000 tomatoes!
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