Living with the land is a boat ride. The boats are large and you are seated in rows on bench seats.
The boat set off slowly and we soon found ourselves riding through different scenery with a running commentary about about past successes and failures of mankind living off the land. We sailed through impressive rainforest and farmstead scenes.
Next we came out into a large greenhouse and it was amazing! Some of the plants in there none of us had seen before!
Some of the things we got to see growing were chocolate, coffee, vanilla, tomatoes and rice. We saw banana trees, pumpkins and the biggest melons I have ever seen!
The next part of the tour took us through a long tunnel where fish farming is done and you can spot all the fish as you go past.
We came out of the fish tunnel into another greenhouse, this time full of plants growing in innovative ways!
It was interesting to watch cast members tending to the plants and emphasised the fact this is a working environment. In fact all the food we saw growing is served in restaurants around the parks!
Lastly we sailed past the laboratories where we could see them experimenting with different ways of growing seeds.
Living with the Land was a very interesting and educational ride that gave us the oportunity to see things we have never seen before. It has the added bonus of being very relaxing!
Living with the Land ride with a child with an ASD?
This ride is one of the calmer Disney rides. It is a slow moving boat.
There are no seat belts so it is necessary for your child to be able to remain seated.
There are areas where it is quite dark and areas where it is quite light.
The commentary isn’t too loud.
There is a lot to look at.
The queue is normally short and fast moving and if you have the disability access pass you will probably go straight down the fastpass queue without the need to get a return time. This is useful to know as you can ride while waiting for your return time on the nearby Soarin ride.
If you need a free drink after riding then head over to Club Cool to try the different coke products!
Living with the Land is a relaxing boat tour ride found in the Land Pavilion in Disney’s Epcot park in Orlando.
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