In a sign that the busy summer season at Walt Disney World is in full swing, our network of spies have informed us that the Living with the Land attraction in Epcot experienced a rare 15-minute stand-by wait yesterday.
“We’re still running the numbers but first reports are indicating that these wait times are accurate,” said Thomas Jefferson Geronimo III, Vice President of Disney World’s Ride Capacity Data and Analysis Division. “We haven’t seen anything like this since Horizons was closed and Test Track was still being built… or I guess, now that I think about it… last summer at this time.”
Living with the Land is a slow-moving boat ride that takes guests on a journey of sustainability through responsible agriculture, but most people sleep through this important message while escaping the often brutal Florida heat.
It once was quite rare for a ride like Living with the Land to experience a posted wait time for anything beyond five minutes, but nowadays park guests are using it as a benchmark to how busy the park is.
“Code 4 (15 min wait) on LwtL. Steer clear of Epcot today.” tweeted ThemeParkWaitTimes, warning followers that Epcot is near capacity.
“Sometimes, you’re just in the ‘wrong’ park,” explained Tracy Gallows, a theme park guest and follower of ThemeParkWaitTimes on Twitter. “I usually check the [MyDisneyExperience] app before I leave [for Epcot]. If I start seeing a sustained 10-minute wait on Living with the Land, I know that I should probably reconsider my choice in theme park for that day. I don’t like dealing with crowds.”
We attempted to reach out to park guests who were exiting the attraction for comment, but they all covered their faces with newspapers, jackets, and even children while they ran away in shame.
More on this story as it develops.