Living with the Land at Epcot

I hope you enjoyed your extended weekend. Can you believe fall is nearly here? I intend to share lots of fall related posts soon, but first, let’s take another look at Disney. Since Ryan and I have annual passes this year, we’re pretty much living and breathing Disney. Honestly, it’s been so much fun.

One of our favorite rides at Epcot is Living with the Land. This ride provides a firsthand look at Disney’s innovative growing techniques. Not only do we enjoy seeing the greenhouses, but I also love the message at the heart of this ride. I won’t go into a rant about how important our planet is and how we should all be doing our part to preserve it. Instead, I encourage you to board this tranquil boat ride the next time you’re at Epcot.

The greenhouses are filled with a variety of fruits and vegetables. Cucumbers, bananas, eggplant, lettuce, and more are grown here. Everything you see is used in Disney’s restaurants. The plants and produce seen on the tour depends on the season. There was a noticeable difference between when we rode the ride in the spring versus the summer. I think that’s what makes it an attraction you’ll want to ride many times. In addition to fruits and vegetables, there’s a variety of flowers.

I love seeing all of the tropical flowers. Plumeria are an absolute favorite of mine and only grow in tropical climates. The sunflowers this past time were really pretty, but I wasn’t on the right side of the boat to capture them. There are placards by each plant, which I find really helpful. We’ve seen a couple of items that we didn’t even know existed. In addition to being the perfect ride for escaping the heat, it’s super educational.

You may notice guests walking through the greenhouses. Disney offers a ‘Behind the Seeds’ walking tour for additional cost of $25 for adults and $20 for children. This one-hour tour of the fish farm and greenhouses is on our list of things we’d like to do. It’s offered nearly every hour at Epcot. If you’ve done the tour, we’d love to hear from you. Be sure to comment below.

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