Living with the Land

    Relax on a slow-moving boat ride and see how Disney World’s horticulturalists are growing high yield crops. Ride through a tropical rainforest, a desert, and American prairie.

    “Living Laboratory”

    Take a ride through the “Living Laboratory”. Here you will find five distinct areas. 

    • Tropics Greenhouse: Find crops like banana, pineapple, date palm, dragonfruit, and much more tropical fruit. 
    • Aquacell: Focusing on fish farming Aquacell has several different animals on display which include and Alligator, Shrimp, Catfish, etc.
    • Temperate Greenhouse: This is for farming in temperate environments. See crops like Pumpkins, pomelo, cotton, beets, etc. 
    • String Greenhouse: This focuses on nutrient film technique. You will find eggplant, peppers, lettuce, etc here
    • Creative Greenhouse: The plants here are grown via Aeroponics. This is when spraying of water and nutrients in a mist is sprayed directly onto the roots. You will be able to see tomato, squash, rosemary, wheat, and much more. 

    On top of all of this don’t miss the Biotechnology lab where USDA scientists are on-site researching crop improvement.

    Fun Facts:

    • The original name was Listen to the Land 
    • The mailbox states the number 82. Why? Well, 1982 was the year Epcot opened.
    • The animatronic dog is actually modeled after Walt Disney’s dog in real life. 
    • The tomato tree produced over 32,000 tomatoes in 16-months and recognized by the Guinness World Records.