The Land Pavilion at Walt Disney World's Epcot in Florida features a boat ride called Living With the Land. This used to be called Listen to the Land, and it opened in 1982 when Epcot debuted. It used to have a groovy theme song, but that was ditched when the ride got a new name and slight makeover in 1993.
With the closure of The World of Motion and Horizons, the number of Audio Animatronics figures in Epcot has been reduced drastically in recent years. The monkeys, birds, and other small animated animals here are among the few original Epcot animatronic survivors.
Shortly after the rainforest scene, the boats climb up a steep lift hill, then drop down a thrilling 90 foot waterfall plunge into a greenhouse below.
They don't really do that, but wouldn't that be insane if they did?
The boats do travel through a greenhouse, though, where all sorts of plants and fish are grown in mind-boggling, spine-tingling ways.
There is a rotating restaurant called The Garden Grill that overlooks the sections of the ride containing animatronic wildlife. This used to be called The Good Turn Restaurant (1982-1986) then The Land Grille Room (1986-1993). I have never eaten here, and regret not doing so.
Frontierland, August 1979
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