Landslide! YOU Have Spoken! We LOVE the Land!

Short, and sweet, today, folks!  Two days ago, I asked you to weigh in on a very “hot” issue.  Living with the Land vs. Ellen’s Energy Adventure.  Which do you choose?

If you didn’t listen to last Sunday’s Main Street episode, here’s some background … Mrs. All in WDW and I support Living with the Land.  Doug Davis and Dennis Conroy say, “We love Ellen!”

When reflecting on the choice, herself, Mrs. All in WDW quipped, “At least I didn’t fall asleep in The Land!”  Yes, folks, Ellen does have a way of lulling some Guests into peaceful relaxation.

So.  What did you say?  Well, when asked, “Which attraction do you think is better?”, 87% of you declared, “Living with the Land!”  87%!

Full disclosure … regardless of their affection for Ellen, Doug and Dennis expected this result.  Will they be surprised?  No.  Will they be disappointed?  Quite possibly.

Having said that, the Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to Epcot, everyone, and given the choice between the two Epcot “icons” in question, the correct attraction is being replaced!

It’s Undeniable! YOU Stand Fast with the Land!

Good Friday, my friends!  Right to business!  Earlier this week, I challenged you to …

“Tap into your creativity.  Imagine that you’re an … Imagineer!  Yes!  In fact, you’re a “re-imagineer”!

Living with the Land.  Should we rehabilitate?  Give it a bit of a facelift, maybe?  Should we eliminate?  Replace it altogether?  Or, should we leave it alone?”

Wow!  What a response!  Thanks for your support, folks!  Your voices were heard en masse and loud and clear!  Plus, a number of you put a lot of time and thought into your comments.  THANKS!

Almost 94% of you declared “Leave it Alone” or Keep it and “Rehabilitate”.  Your explanations were heart-felt.  Do you hear that, Disney?  Read below.  We have spoken!

So, what did you say?  Well, you certainly were out-spoken.  I’ll let you take it from here.  It’s a bit long, everyone, but filled with passion and creativity.  Please click through and enjoy!

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I wish it was longer!  I really enjoy this attraction.  It could use some plussing.  That’s for sure!

My son would be absolutely devastated if they took away Living with the Land!  We both adore it.  It is not to be missed for us!

Rehab!  It’s a great ride and full of wonderful information.  I like watching the scientists at work.

This is a “must do” … every time.  Definitely a keeper!

I love Living with the Land.  I experience it on every trip.  Yes, I thought it was better when actual people narrated the ride.

I love it.  Always motivates me to grow something.  Rehab!

I’d hate to see them change it … especially since, if they did, it’d probably be Maelstrom-style ‘rehab’.

Leave it alone.  You may screw it up like you did with Journey into Imagination.

Rehab!  I would love more greenhouse and less-dated photos at the end.

We love this ride!  I hope they don’t eliminate it, and I guess rehabilitation to update the tech wouldn’t be a bad thing – except it would be down for a certain time period and that would stink for people who will miss it during their trip.  I especially love it because I refer to it during my science lessons with my 3rd graders each year.  Any opportunity to insert Disney into real life, and I take it!

I love that ride.  Always found it interesting and peaceful.

Definitely one of my favorites.  I’d love to see them add some technology and updated info on farming.  The lab, itself, is doing real research which is very cool.  To me, this attraction defines my love of Epcot, and the idea of eliminating it makes me incredibly sad.

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Living with the Land … TRIVIA Revealed!

Good Monday, folks!  Are you enjoying your “journey” through Epcot’s living laboratory?  For instance, did you tackle our trivia blast?  No?  Then, by all means, please jump back to …

Let’s Have Some Fun “with the Land”! This Week’s Trivia BLAST!

Eight questions.  Can you conquer them all?  Do it quick, my friends.  The answers are revealed below!

Of course, we didn’t stop with trivia.  Yesterday, we all put on our re-imagineering “hats” and returned to our “positions” at Walt Disney Imagineering.  Please check out …

Rehabilitate? Or, Eliminate? – Living with the Land

Living with the Land.  Should we rehabilitate?  Give it a bit of a facelift, maybe?  Should we eliminate?  Replace it altogether?  Or, should we leave it alone?  What’s your vote?

OK.  Last chance to jump back to trivia, everyone!  The answers are just below the next pictures.  C’mon!  You know you want to go back and take the challenge!

#1 – Living with the Land was originally opened in 1982!

#2 – In the prairie scene, how many buffalo roam free?  3!  See?  Two adults and a ‘itty bitty’ baby!

#3 – In the farm scene, what sits atop the mailbox?  A rooster!

#4 – In cooperation with the USDA, during the ride, Living with the Land presents a peek inside their Biotechnology Lab!

#5 – There are five distinct areas of Epcot’s “living laboratory”.  Laboratory Greenhouse is not one of those areas.

#6 – Living with the Land replaced a former attraction called Listen to the Land!

#7 – Each ride through Living with the Land takes 19 minutes and 55 seconds!

#8 – The attraction is currently sponsored by Chiquita!

How did you do?  Did you ace the “test”?  If so, leave us a comment and tout your feat!  Hey!  Don’t forget the ‘Rehabilitate? Or, Eliminate?’ challenge, all.  It’ll run for a few more days!

Rehabilitate? Or, Eliminate? – Living with the Land

Do you remember this feature, folks?  Rehabilitate?  Eliminate?  I’ll admit it.  It has been a long time since I’ve run one.

Well, if you need a reminder – or are new to the site – let me tell you how it works.  Warning, my friends.  It’s time to “make believe”!

Welcome to the The Walt Disney Company!  I hope you are enjoying your “career” in Disney’s design and development division – Walt Disney Imagineering!

As you know, WDI is responsible for the creation and construction of Disney theme parks worldwide, and we need your help!

Tap into your creativity.  Imagine that you’re an … Imagineer!  Yes!  In fact, in today’s case, you’re a “re-imagineer”!

Living with the Land.  Should we rehabilitate?  Give it a bit of a facelift, maybe?  Should we eliminate?  Replace it altogether?  Or, should we leave it alone?

Your task, today, is a two-part job.  First, what’s your vote?  Second, if you want to rehabilitate, what do you suggest we do?  If you want to eliminate, what should take its place?  What’s your “Project Plan”?

Leave your comments on this post, on Facebook, or on Twitter, my friends!  Have some fun!  What should we do with Epcot’s “living laboratory”?

Let’s Have Some Fun “with the Land”! This Week’s Trivia BLAST!

Good Wednesday, folks!  One has to wonder … with Disney pretty much refurbishing everything in sight, is Epcot’s Living with the Land on their ‘hit list’?

As attractions go, it’s not the most exciting experience in Walt Disney World.  Having said that, it’s one of our family favorites.

It sure does serve a purpose, though, doesn’t it?  Hey!  What else are you going to do while you’re waiting for your Soarin’ FP+ to come to life?

Like us, I bet you’ve enjoyed Living with the Land dozens of times.  Have you paid attention to its detail, however?

Tackle these trivia questions, folks.  Are you an expert in each of The Land’s nuances?  Yes?  Let’s see!

The answers will come in a few days, my friends, so stay tuned!  Oh!  And, by the way, I’ll unveil yet another exciting “challenge” tomorrow!  Stop back!