Epcot Guest Tries To Take Living With The Land Literally
Did they really need an organic cucumber that badly?
This is why we can’t have nice things, kids. This weekend, a guest at Epcot thought it would be an excellent idea to get off a boat -— which was still in motion — on the Living With The Land attraction at The Land Pavilion in Future World.
Living With The Land, Literally
As the guest left the boat in an effort to grab a cucumber (off the special plants that grow up vertically), she slipped as she pulled down on the vegetable. And while she procured the cuke, she landed hard, at least twice (when she hit the board, again when she hit her rear) as she tried to both get back on the boat and get back to her proper seat.
Now, it looks as if her actions prompted at least one other guest to get up to help (one wonders what happens to him), while others on the boat looked on in shock. Meanwhile, at least one person mentions “prison” in the audio, while others, including the person filming, laughed hard.
Remain Seated In Your Boat At All Times…
Obviously, this is “not what you are looking for” in terms of guest behavior. Not to mention that the ride audio itself pleads, “To help us maintain these carefully controlled ecosystems, and for your safety, please remain seated in your boat at all times.”
Check out the video from @alex64gaming:
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Fam Reaction Is Not Kind
The video, which was shot for Tik Tok then taken down and spread elsewhere, went viral. And, on Instagram, there were dozens of people commenting, and the comments were “unkind,” to say the least.
Some kept their reactions civil.
One of the best comments on the video was, “So she paid hundreds of dollars for her Disney World experience only to get banned forever for taking a cucumber lol.”
Another reply said, “As a former Disney employee, I can pretty much guarantee you she was banned and escorted off the premises. Rightfully so. Disney don’t play about stuff like this.”
Certainly, Disney is not fond of folks taking their environments for granted. The website TravelAwaits.com broke down “10 Actions That Will Get You Banned From Walt Disney World.”
And today’s Land-loving guest falls into category Number 9: Engaging In An Unsafe Act.
Author Jordan Palmer posted, “[One] unsafe act is called ride intrusion. This apparently happens often and usually involves slower rides that have minimal restraint, allowing guests to jump off.”
Given that there were children on the ride and seeing how close the woman came to getting an appendage stuck or getting a concussion from the fall, everyone involved is lucky that there nothing more serious happened.
Moreover, here’s hoping this guest’s actions don’t cause Disney to alter the attraction. The sightlines from the boats into the laboratories and growing environments are some of the last vestiges of the edutainment that EPCOT Center was once so famous for presenting.
Feature Image: Orlando Inside