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Living with the Land

Living with the Land

In Living with the Land, guests will embark on an enlightening voyage through The Land pavilion’s greenhouses.

Ride Information  Restrictions 

Accessibility  Location  Fun Facts  Top 5 Tips

Living with the Land Ride Information

Opening Day: October 1, 1982

Type of Ride: Educational boat ride

Age Recommendation: All ages

Duration of Ride: About 15 minutes

Typical Queue Time: Short to moderate; typically less than 30 minutes except on the busiest days

Single Rider Line: No

Chicken Exit Available: No

Baby Swap Available: No

Type of Vehicle: Boat

Type of Restraint: None

Attraction Open During Extended Evening Hours: No. See our Extended Evening Hours page for more information.

Ride Photo Available For Purchase: No

Ride Restrictions

Height Requirements: None

Flash Photography or Video Allowed: No

Safety, Accessibility, and Guest Policies

AccessibilityECV must transfer to Wheelchair, Audio Description, Handheld Captioning

Guest Policies: Children under 7 years must be accompanied by a person aged 14 or older

The Land Location

Shopping: EPCOT’s Creations Shop offers a plethora of goods and souvenirs, including apparel, Disney plush dolls, mugs, picture frames, camera equipment, pins, and candy.

Dining/Refreshment: A couple of popular restaurants are located in The Land pavilion.  Firstly, adjacent to Living with the Land on the lower level of The Land, guests can enjoy a counter service breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Sunshine Seasons. A wide variety of offerings can be enjoyed here.  For instance, chicken, pork chops, turkey and Cuban sandwiches, salmon, soups, and salads are some of the items on seasonal menus.
Secondly, upstairs at Garden Grill, Chip ‘n Dale mingle with guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dishes, all served family style on platters, include some produce grown in the attraction.   In an interesting twist, Garden Grill slowly rotates.  As a result, guests can admire views including some of Living with the Land.

Restroom: The lower level of The Land Pavilion has restrooms.

Smoking Location: Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only. Disney parks are smoke free.

Fun Facts

Did you know?

  • Chiquita Brands International sponsored Living with the Land since 2011. Also, the attraction was heretofore sponsored by Kraft from 1982-1993 and additionally by Nestle from 1993-2009.
  • From 1982-1993, Living with the Land was called “Listen to the Land.” Save for a different soundtrack and the former’s opening segment, “Symphony of the Seed,” being replaced by a rainforest demonstration, Living with the Land is essentially the same attraction as its predecessor.
  • The mural in the queue features a number of inspirational quotes.  These are from a variety of sources.  For instance, the mural includes philosophers, politicians, and everyday children.
  • Each of the attraction’s boats holds up to 20 passengers.  A canopy tops each boat.
  • The Tropics Greenhouse features a plethora of plants that are indigenous to Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the southern United States.  For example, these include banana, papaya, coffee, rice, jackfruit, and dragon fruit plants.
  • The Aquacell features a demonstration and discussion of fish farming. Approximately 5,000 pounds of fish are cultivated here annually, much of it thereafter served at restaurants across Walt Disney World.
  • The Temperate Greenhouse features nine-pound lemons.  Undoubtedly, these are the largest lemons most guests will encounter.
  • The Guinness World Records recognized the biggest and most productive tomato tree plant in the world in Living with the Land.  The plant weighed over 1,000 pounds!  In addition, it produced more than 32,000 tomatoes over a 16-month span.
  • A prerecorded spiel has provided narration and commentary on Living with the Land since 2006. Previously, from 1982-2006, a live Cast Member aboard each boat offered said narration.
  • The Garden Grill restaurant offers a limited view of Living with the Land attraction.  Consequently, guests enjoy the view while dining on produce grown in the attraction’s greenhouses and fish tanks.
  • Living with the Land is one of eight Walt Disney World boat attractions to have featured a guide Cast Member at some point. In particular, the other attractions include the Magic Kingdom’s Jungle Cruise (1971- present), Liberty Square Riverboat (1973-present), “Admiral Joe Fowler Riverboat” (1971-1980), “Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes” (1971-1994), “Mike Fink Keel Boats” (1971-2001), and “Swan Boats” (1972-1983); and the Animal Kingdom’s “Discovery River Boats/Discovery River Taxi/Radio Disney River Cruise” (1998-1999).
  • For an extra cost, guests can further explore the areas seen on Living with the Land by taking the one-hour Behind the Seeds tour.Living with the Land Epcot

Hidden Mickeys:

A pumpkin, a cucumber, and a squash can morph into a Hidden Mickey with the help of plastic molds.  In addition, the attraction includes a Hidden Mickey with lettuce plants.  All things considered, this is the perfect attraction in which to keep a keen eye for Hidden Mickeys.
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Top 5 Tips for Living with the Land

  • Darkness and a simulated thunderstorm in the opening rainforest scene may scare young children.  However, the rest of the ride is smooth sailing.
  • Living with the Land is a must-experience attraction for science buffs and gardeners.  Likewise, this attraction may spark an interest in gardening for younger guests.
  • Consider taking the Behind the Seeds tour if you really enjoy Living with the Land.
  • Take in your surroundings throughout the experience.  Also, keep a keen watch for Hidden Mickeys.
  • The decorations change seasonally,  For instance, during the EPCOT Festival of the holidays there could be a snowman family on display.  and the attraction provides some good photo opportunities.
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