Living With the Land is a ride located inside The Living Land pavilion in Future World and is a slow-moving ride that is both fun and educational.
The ride is almost 15:00 minutes long but is still less than Spaceship Earth. While this ride has no thrills at all, in fact, by comparison, the two mentioned above are far more thrilling but neither of them is more interesting.
The ride begins as a “dark” ride taking you through some farming history of the U.S. and some educational tutorials about what is going on around the world for food sustainability and while some of it is cool, like the waterfall and desert, it really becomes interesting when you enter the dome and the light shines in.
The rest of the ride is all about agriculture and why it may sound boring, it really isn’t. You will get an up-close look at how Disney uses hydroponics to grow food that is actually used in some of the park’s restaurants. We enjoyed it so much that we have ridden it more times than many others because the plants and vegetables change throughout the months. My son took the backstage tour (for a price) and enjoyed more of the one-on-one learning.
Thrill factor: None, this is a slow-moving ride that is more educational but interesting. Kids love it because you are on a boat.
Entertainment value: More educational value than entertainment but this is still entertaining and make you want to try your hand at growing using hydroponics at home.
Wait time: 5 minutes to 20 minutes typically (Note: The ride will sometimes close early so check the park schedule)
Must ride: It is an easy one to miss but its location makes it an easy fill. If you miss it, you won’t necessarily regret it but I would do this before Nemo for sure.
Fast Pass worthiness: Not unless you can’t get one for something else.
Location: The Land located on the bottom floor of Soarin.