Celebrating Earth Day: Living with The Land at Epcot

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Jiminy Cricket only comes out at DAK on Earth Day!!!

One of Elly’s favorite places at Epcot is ‘The Land’, the name of a pavilion that sits on the western side of “Future World”. The Land covers six acres, making it the largest Epcot pavilion. At the front of the pavilion sits a futuristic glass greenhouse.

The 2.5 million square foot facility is dedicated to human interaction with the land itself. It explores how humans can both use the land for their benefit, and how they can also destroy it. Future Technology in better preserving the land is explored in the pavilion, along with a focus on the celebration of the land itself.

Caroline on the

Caroline on the “Living with the Land” ride.

Current Attractions:

Living with the Land – Sponsored by Chiquita Banana – A boat ride about agriculture taking you from an indoor portion (featuring recycled audio-animatronics from the planned Western River Expedition) to a greenhouse revealing the plants grown in the Land.  (We love this ride!!)

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The new Soarin’ Around the World ride!

Soarin’ – A motion simulator attraction cloned from Disney California Adventure taking you over various regions of California. Wildly popular, get a FastPass for it first thing in the morning.

Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable – A 12-minute film about Simba describing symbiosis to Timon and Pumbaa.

In this video, we take a look around The Land pavilion at Epcot’s Future World before boarding the ‘Living With The Land’ ride. The ride begins at 9:30:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVo4aN62tRw

How they form the pumpkins into shapes.

How they form the pumpkins into shapes.

This pumpkin is

This pumpkin is “earning his ears”! So cute!

Growing corn

Growing corn

These veggies will be served in Epcot restaurants.

These eggplant veggies will be served in Epcot restaurants.

Tomato Tree.

Tomato Tree.

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This room always has a Hidden Mickey in it!  Look closely!
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The Land at Epcot9 lb. Lemons!!!

The Land by our friend, artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett.

‘The Land’ by our friend and cast member, artist Jason “Tiki” Tackett.

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