The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays is underway, and there is holiday cheer around every corner! One of our favorite hidden gem activities during the holiday season is found in The Land Pavilion.
Living with the Land is a slow moving boat ride that takes you through the greenhouses at EPCOT. Not only is it a great way to enjoy a few relaxing moments, it’s educational without being overbearing.
During Festival of the Holidays, Living with the Land receives a holiday overlay. There are festive lights throughout the ride, and special touches such as ornaments, Christmas presents, and a Mickey Rudolph.
When we rode on December 1, we were in for a surprise. This year, there is a new narrative soundtrack for the holiday overlay.
While floating through the greenhouses there was information on the different plants that are growing, and much of it had a tie-in to Christmas. For example, instead of just mentioning cocoa plants, the new narrative talked about how cocoa is the starting point for Christmas chocolates.
When we were there, Living with the Land did not have a Wait Time posted. We didn’t quite walk on, but our wait was less than ten minutes.
Living with the Land is always a great choice on a busy day at EPCOT. It often has one of the shortest lines. Since it is located right next to Soarin’, you can ride both if you need a break from whatever weather Florida is throwing at you.
Even without the holiday overlay, we love Living with the Land. Some of the food that you see will be served at either Garden Grill Restaurant or Sunshine Seasons. You’ll learn about different types of farming that help to maximize crops and are good for the environment.
The EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays runs until December 30, and is included with your Theme Park admission.