Living with the Land

Published December 13, 2012 by

Many days after a long shift at the Garden Grill – you could find me on this ride. It is one of my favorites.

Living with the Land is an attraction in Epcot – you will find it in the Land pavillion.

This is a relaxing 13 minute boat ride. It takes you on an informative journey through a tropical rain forest, an African desert complete with sandstorm, and the windswept plains of a small, turn-of-the-century family farm. Guests experience the struggles of the past and plans for farming in the future including Hydroponics, Aeroponics and Aquaculture. It’s not just about fruits and veggies, fish farms are on display.

This attraction is geared more towards adults, but younger guests will also find it entertaining. Guests in ECVs must be able to transfer to a wheelchair.

If you are a REALLY big fan, you may want to pay for a “Behind the Seeds” Tour

Entertainment, times and prices are subject to change without notice – these are the details of this tour as this blog is published.

Departing every 45 minutes from 10:30am – 4:30pm
Cost (including tax, theme park admission required):
$16.00 Guests ages 10+
$12.00 Guests ages 3-9
To book in advance call 407-WDW-TOUR

This guided tour will appeal to gardeners. The tour is an up close look at four greenhouses that are part of the “Living with the Land” attraction. Behind the Seeds is led by a member of the Epcot Science Team.

Highlights include:
Sensory challenge with herbs/spices
Lady bug release
Vegetable taste test
Fish feeding
Sprouting a seed in your pocket to bring home
Close look at the alligators
Latest gardening tips
Seeing how exotic crops and gigantic fruits and veggies are grown without soil
-Cameras are welcome.
-Children of all ages can participate. Strollers will be provided when needed
-Wheelchair accessible but ECV users must transfer to regular wheelchair

TIP:The Sunshine Seasons food court is one of the best food courts at Walt Disney World. A limited breakfast menu is available. Lunch/dinner is available at the Asian Wok Shop, Sandwich Shop & Bakery, Soup & Salad Shop and Wood Fired Grill Shop. In addition, there’s a large amount of seating in the pavilion.

FUN FACTS: If you are enjoying fresh vegetables or fish at an Epcot
restaurant, it’s likely that they were grown right here.

Here is the song they used to play on the ride!

Here is a great video of the history of this ride.

Do you have any stories or memories about this ride that you’d like to share? Please post them in the comments below!

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