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Nine-pound lemons – The Land – Epcot
Record-setting Tomato Trees Keep Growing at Epcot
DiveQuest at The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilion – Epcot
Michael Rosenbaum from TV’s “Smallville” at the Magic Kingdom – Dec. 27, 2004
Wanyama Safari – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
KIDCOT FUNSTOPS – Families who visit Epcot should be sure to check out the many Kidcot Funstops designed with children
- Sour Power -- Disney's lovable "sourpuss" -- Donald Duck -- poses with largest sour fruit grown at The Land pavilion at Epcot, the "Nine Pound Lemon." With their descriptive name, the fruits from these trees weigh approximately nine pounds and preserve all of the taste of the smaller variety. Guests to The Land see the giant citrus on the "Living with the Land" boat ride through the experimental greenhouses housed inside the pavilion. Epcot is one of four theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Photo:Diana Zalucky/Disney)1015AW_1642DZ
- Yong Huang, manager of agricultural science at The Land pavilion at Epcot, inspects one of the two single-vined "tomato trees" growing inside the theme park's experimental greenhouses in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The plant grows tens of thousands tomatoes on a single vine. There are two tomato trees currently growing at Epcot, each with more than 17,000 individual tomatoes on their vines. Huang, from Shenyang, China, discovered the plants in Beijing, China, and after meeting with scientists responsible for those plants he brought the seeds to Epcot. The plant's single vine grows tens of thousands of golf ball-sized tomatoes which are harvested and served at restaurants across Walt Disney World Resort. Huang's first tomato tree at Epcot, planted last year, set a Guinness World Record when it yielded a harvest of more than 32,000 tomatoes from one vine. The tomato trees can be seen by guests on the pavilion's "Living with the Land" boat ride. (Diana Zalucky, photographer)
- UNDER THE SEA -- Certified divers can slip into dive gear for an unforgettable encounter with creatures of the deep. Imagine browsing a salt-water world of coral teeming with marine life without ever entering the sea. Walt Disney World guests can do just that at The Seas with Nemo & Friends pavilion at Epcot. One of the world's largest aquariums (6 million gallons) is home to thousands of creatures -- from angelfish to 300-pound sea turtles. Disney's twice-daily DiveQuest program welcomes certified divers on expert-led tours. Rates include equipment, so guests don't have to bring dive gear from home. Guests may call 407/WDW-TOUR for more information.
- December 27, 2004 -- Michael Rosenbaum, who plays the bald villain Lex Luthor on TV's "Smallville," baffles barber Michal Marach when he asks for a haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop at the Magic Kingdom. Rosenbaum and his family were on vacation at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Photo: Diana Zalucky/Disney) 1227AW_8411DZ
- ON SAFARI AT DISNEY WORLD -- Walt Disney World Resort guests enjoy a bird's eye view of an African savannah with the newly introduced Wanyama Safari at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Several nights weekly, adult concierge-level guests of the hotel can get up-close and personal with the more than 200 exotic birds and animals who roam the reserve surrounding the Africa-themed hotel. Post-safari, guests gather at Jiko: The Cooking Place for an authentic South African feast and wine pairing. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge is located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
- KIDCOT FUNSTOPS - Families who visit Epcot should be sure to check out the many Kidcot Funstops designed with children