Hydroponics and Aquaponics at Disney’s EPCOT (Video)

So earlier this month my husband and I took a trip to Walt Disney World Orlando Resorts. We spent a significant amount of time in EPCOT, my favorite of the Disney parks even when I was small. (BONUS points for those of you who can name what EPCOT stands for.)

EPCOT is promoted as the “educational” park and thus Disney takes full opportunity to showcase some of the latest and greatest technologies available. One of the neatest exhibits is “Living with the Land” which showcases experimental growing conditions in Disney’s expansive greenhouses. These greenhouses use techniques to increase yields. Organic agriculture is also used.

Of course I was completely enamored with the exhibit and forgot to take pictures myself, so please see the video below of some of the neat things I saw including hydroponic plants on conveyor belts and a complete aquaponic system. As a side note these plants supply much of the fish and vegetables eaten throughout the Disney parks. So cool!

  • Kelsey Walker

    EPCOT stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. I am an avid Disney fan and returning visitor to all of the parks. EPCOT happens to be my favorite also. I was recently treated to the “behind the seeds” tour of Living with the Land and it was extra magical for me. This tour combined my two favorite things: Disney and Environmental Science. I have been anxiously waiting to build my own hydroponic system. Thank you for sharing your blog with other Disney/Environment fans.
    Have a Magical Day!!!