Discovering Epcot’s Living With The Land
Not too much surprises me, a seasoned Disney traveler. However, I love reading upcoming, new, or first-trip visitors’ impressions of the parks.
Case in point, Megan Schaltegger of Delish wrote:
We already knew Epcot was a magical place (they’re hosting a cheese-themed food crawl for crying out loud!), but ICYMI, the park also has a futuristic greenhouse where nine-pound lemons and Mickey Mouse-shaped pumpkins are grown.
The Living with the Land ride in Future World, an educational boat tour that walks (or, um, floats) passengers through the history of farming, also offers a glimpse into the future of horticulture. The Mickey pumpkins are real and grown in special molds hung throughout the facility so that they take that special shape. There are cucumbers like that, too.
According to Travel & Leisure, there’s also a food lab with innovations, as well as a “Behind the Seeds” tour that showcases soil-less hydroponic and integrated pest management systems. “Given the name and location, the Behind the Seeds tour focuses on the forward-thinking agricultural techniques utilized on The Land pavilion,” Disney Tourist Blog’s review reports: “During the tour, you’ll release ladybugs, see gators up close, feed fish, sample cucumbers, and learn more about the growing techniques and nutrient cocktails utilized in Epcot.”
Jeeze. Wait until Megan visits the rotating Garden Grill restaurant?