Walt Disney World Resort’s Living with the Land ride — the site of the infamous stolen cucumber incident — opened on September 28, 1982.
Although some Guests believe the ride — which is located in The Land pavilion — should be rethemed or altogether redesigned, it remains a staple at EPCOT Park.
This week, however, Living with the Land has been closing two hours ahead of Park closing for an inexplicable reason. As evening falls each night, Cast Members stationed in front of The Land area have been telling Guests that Soarin’ Around the World and Garden Grill restaurant are open their normal hours, Living with the Land will be closing early at 7 p.m. EST for at least the remainder of this week, and possibly longer.
Intriguingly, this schedule change has not been noted on the Walt Disney World Resort website.
At this time, details about Living with the Land is closing early have not been shared. The attraction is not currently scheduled to undergo any regular maintenance or to have an upcoming closure.
However, it is worth noting that Living with the Land was recently closed for a full week, also without explanation, so this could be related — though this remains unconfirmed.
More on Living with the Land
The official description of Living with the Land reads:
A Taste of the Future
See firsthand how Walt Disney World horticulturalists are using innovative growing techniques and cross-breeding high-yield crops to help feed a growing planet.
Discover a cornucopia of fruits and veggies from around the world—some modified to jaw-dropping effect. Feast your eyes on edible food crops from around the world. Glimpse hybrid striped bass, tilapia, catfish and freshwater shrimp in our fish farm.
On this eye-opening tour, you’ll be inspired by a hopeful vision of farming’s future.
Sample the Fruits of our Labor
Enjoy a meal at Sunshine Seasons or the Garden Grill Restaurant in The Land Pavilion, both of which serve fresh produce and seafood grown right here.
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