The Land is one of the most popular pavilions in Future World. It’s home to Soarin’, which remains one of the busiest attractions on Walt Disney World property, and two terrific dining options. But many guests also really enjoy the Living with the Land attraction, with good reason.
Living with the Land rarely has a very long wait, and it’s full of fun scenery and interesting information. The boat ride begins with a tour through several ecosystems. You’ll learn how water and nutrients reach the soil, and how different life forms thrive in such different landscapes.
The boat ride continues with a description of farming practices around the world and a look into future concepts for growing food. As you travel into the greenhouses, you’ll see dozens of plant species growing all around you. Some are grown with some pretty cool techniques. (How can a plant grow with no soil?!) And a lot of the fish, fruits, and vegetables in the greenhouses end up in those terrific dining locations we mentioned. Talk about fresh!
Living with the Land is a great way to spark the discussion about where our food comes from and the farm-to-table movement. Kids and adults will be wowed by what Disney horticulturists can grow right in the heart of Epcot.
STEM Topic: Science, Technology, Engineering
FL Sunshine State Science Standards:
SC.K.L.14.3, SC.1.L.14.2, SC.1.L.17.1, SC.2.L.17.2, SC.3.L.14.1, SC.3.L.14.2, SC.3.L.17.2, SC.4.L.17.4, SC.5.L.17.1, SC.7.L.17.1