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Disney World Has A Secret Greenhouse That Grows Mickey-Shaped Pumpkins And Massive Lemons

Delish logo Delish 9/12/2019 Megan Schaltegger
a building with a metal fence: Disney World's Epcot has a Living with the Land ride and secret greenhouse that grows giant lemons and Mickey Mouse-shaped pumpkins. © Disney World Disney World's Epcot has a Living with the Land ride and secret greenhouse that grows giant lemons and Mickey Mouse-shaped pumpkins.

We already knew Epcot was a magical place (they're hosting a cheese-themed food crawl for crying out loud!), but ICYMI, the park also has a futuristic greenhouse where nine-pound lemons and Mickey Mouse-shaped pumpkins are grown. 

The Living with the Land ride in Future World, an educational boat tour that walks (or, um, floats) passengers through the history of farming, also offers a glimpse into the future of horticulture. The Mickey pumpkins are real and grown in special molds hung throughout the facility so that they take that special shape. There are cucumbers like that, too.

Per Disney, guests visit a number of greenhouses on the ride. "Discover a cornucopia of fruits and veggies from around the world—some modified to jaw-dropping effect," the site reads: In addition to the giant fruits they're growing, guests will also "glimpse live eels, tilapia, catfish and freshwater shrimp in our fish farm."

a close up of a fruit hanging from a pole: Epcot's Greenhouse Has Mickey-Shaped Pumpkins © Disney World Epcot's Greenhouse Has Mickey-Shaped Pumpkins According to Travel & Leisure, there's also a food lab with innovations, as well as a "Behind the Seeds" tour that showcases soil-less hydroponic and integrated pest management systems. "Given the name and location, the Behind the Seeds tour focuses on the forward-thinking agricultural techniques utilized on The Land pavilion," Disney Tourist Blog's review reports: "During the tour, you'll release lady bugs, see gators up close, feed fish, sample cucumbers, and learn more about the growing techniques and nutrient cocktails utilized in Epcot."

Told you it was magical. 

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