PHOTOS: Living With the Land at EPCOT Gets New Vertical Hydroponics System

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Living With the Land at EPCOT Gets New Vertical Hydroponics System

Living With the Land at EPCOT has a new hydroponics system in the vertical growing section.

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The new equipment can be seen to the right as your boat enters the final greenhouse.

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It’s on the ground, versus the vertical growing systems hanging from the ceiling nearby, but blends in with the other hydroponics systems in Living With the Land.

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It’s a white rectangle with open sides to show off the rows of plants growing inside.

As described during the ride’s narration, vertical growing uses less space than traditional growing, which saves water and increases production. Hydroponics uses a water-based nutrient solution instead of soil to grow plants. Living With the Land also has an “aquaponics” system at the end of the attraction, which combines hydroponics and aquaculture with fish providing a natural fertilizer for plants.

Living With the Land is in EPCOT’s The Land Pavilion. It was originally Listen to the Land and has been part of EPCOT since opening day. It first takes guests through a dark ride portion featuring sets of different biomes on Earth as a narrator explains the history of farming. Then it enters the EPCOT greenhouses and guests get to learn about plants used in EPCOT restaurants and festivals.

Watch our summer 2019 video of Living With the Land:

Guests can get a more up-close look at the plants in the greenhouses with the Behind the Seeds Tour, a one-hour backstage walking tour of The Land Pavilion.

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  • Shannen Michaelsen

    Shannen has been a Disney Parks fan and lover of dogs since childhood, despite Pluto's attempt to eat Shannen's Minnie Mouse doll the first time they met. They've made up now. You can email Shannen at shannen@wdwnt.com.