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Living With the Land
Website: EPCOT Homepage
Ride Type: Boat Ride
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.2182
TPC Overall Rank: #380 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 63
Last Review: 9/16/2011 7:02:00 PM
In User Top 10: 1 times.
User Tracker Count: 375 times.

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4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up praxis on 9/16/2011 7:02:00 PM
Tucked away in the same building as (and overshadowed by) Soarin', this boat ride is pretty good. It deals with agriculture (the most important invention in human history, arguably) and floats through different kinds of farms + ecosystems. The second half takes you through actual greenhouses and tells you about weird alternative ways they're testing. The greenhouses are functional for both research and growing some of the food used at Epcot's restaurants. It even has a part about aquiculture ("farming" of fish)... those sturgeon are some mean looking animals. It's interesting + definitely worth the time. If you're really into the subject, they have a walking tour as well, for a little bit of extra $$$.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up cmciv on 8/13/2009 11:32:00 PM
One of my all time favorites. A nice, long and relaxing ride through some staged exhibits in the beginning (these are a little corny) but the second half with the live greenhouses were great with a lot to see. Great narration too I thought, a nice mix of education and a relaxing entertainment experience. I also really, really like plants, in case that wasn't clear from this somewhat biased review.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up jeopardyfish on 7/1/2009 12:42:00 PM - User's Top Ride #8
Very interesting and well-done! The greenhouses have some very unusual specimens; the scenes going into the ride are interesting and aesthetically pleasing. The ride is both entertaining and educational, and can be enjoyed by children and adults. It does a good job of continuing the original theme of The Land.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Brian4663 on 11/19/2008 1:53:00 PM
I only like the 1st half of the attraction but the second half is average. Going into the green house room in summer can leave you gasping for air.

2 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 10/19/2008 11:06:00 PM
Honestly I wasn’t even planning on riding Living With the Land. In fact, I didn’t even know it existed until a few weeks before my vacation when I was researching EPCOT’s attractions and I was especially shocked at how it had fastpass (this is especially pathetic since I have visited EPCOT probably about 5-6 times before my visit this year). However, after getting off Soarin’ 5 minutes before closing, this ride was still open so I decided to give it a shot since it lacked any sort of line at all, which was really nice considering how the ride probably has pretty sizeable waits during the day since it merits the honor of being a fastpass attraction. After boarding the very roomy and comfortable boat, the experience begin, but honestly the attraction was a sleeper in my opinion.

As the title of the attraction suggests, Living With the Land centers around the land, and more specifically the vegetation that inhabits it. Essentially the attraction can be divided into two distinct segments- the ecosystem segment and the greenhouse segment. Personally I found the first half quite entertaining and each of the ecosystems were very intriguing and well described. However, this part ended far too quickly in my opinion and proceeding it are very dull displays of various plants being grown in a massive greenhouse. While the massive array of unique and rare plants is impressive, the novelty wore off far too quickly in my opinion and soon enough the ride became boring and more of an education attraction than a fun-providing attraction. And my boredom didn’t end quickly either for that matter since the entire attraction is approximately 15 minutes long! That’s one long greenhouse tour in my opinion!

So why a 3? Now I acknowledge full and well that this attraction is intended to be an educational experience more than an entertaining one like Soarin’, Mission: SPACE, or Test Track, but honestly it was just too dull for me personally to warrant a very high rating. The first half was decent and the wide variety of plants is certainly impressive, especially those wonderful and unique Mickey pumpkins, but the greenhouse tour segment just seemed too drawn out and dull in my opinion. Botanists and nature-lovers certainly will feel at home and be absolutely in love with this attraction, but for the most part the average guest or thrill-seeker will be left yawning for fifteen minutes.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up rooney08 on 10/21/2007 8:38:00 AM
This ride is a highlight for me and my family when we visit epcot, for a rest. It is really good for aching legs. Unfortunatly now the loss of the personal tour guide giving the spiel, who has been replaced with a recorded spiel, has damaged the ride and now we seem to hesitate from joining the snaking queue.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up thare on 5/21/2007 3:50:00 PM
Nice way to go behind the scences of EPCOT. This is a great family ride. Nice way to sit back and relax.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BobFunland on 10/23/2006 4:20:00 PM
There isnt much to the ride, but its neither bring nor exciting. A fair attempt at education, its worth a ride on each visit to EPCOT. I have enjoyed the greenhouse a bit, expecially the mickey pumpkins

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up nyeboy9 on 4/21/2006 10:15:00 PM
I look forward to this ride every time i go to epcot. I just always thought it was interesting. Ride in the front of the boat if you can, the guide usually talks to you about other stuff not said on the tour. VERY INTERESTING RE-REVIEW: Why did they have to take out the guides!?! That really changed my score.

2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Predator on 9/8/2005 3:32:00 PM
People are always in line for this ride, and I will never understand why. It is not really that fun.

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