01 October 2012

Happy 30th Anniversary EPCOT

Thirty years ago today — on Oct. 1, 1982 — EPCOT Center opened, the most ambitious theme park Disney had ever created.  Today, more than 1,000 members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club gathered at Epcot in Walt Disney World for a full day of special presentations to commemorate this incredible, memorable theme park.

Courtesy of D23

Courtesy of D23
 More than 1,000 Epcot enthusiasts, members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, gathered at Epcot’s World Showcase on Sunday, Oct. 1, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the theme park, which first opened on Oct. 1, 1982. A day of special panels and presentations, all created by D23, marked the anniversary. (© Disney. Photo: Paul Auyeung, Courtesy D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.)

Throughout the day on October 1, guests can attend Epcot history presentations in World Showplace courtesy of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. These presentations are included in park admission and are limited in seating.
  • 1-2 p.m. – Designing the Future – Past and Present: A panel of Disney Imagineers remembers 30 years of building tomorrow!
  • 4:30–6 p.m. – Epcot: How it Changed the World with Marty Sklar
  • 6:30–8 p.m. – Epcot: How it Changed the World with Marty Sklar
Guests can also attend an anniversary moment at the America Gardens Theatre at 3 p.m., which will feature appearances by Disney leaders and include performances by Mariachi Cobre and Voices of Liberty. (Seating for this presentation is also limited.)
That evening, the October 1 presentation of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” will feature a special 30th anniversary tag.

 Remembering the Shopping Experience at EPCOT Center Merchandise

 Epcot One of my most favorite Parks and is a must on our vacation list every year!! Always go when there are extra magic hours to get all the fun into your day.. Don't forget the Fireworks, They are awesome.. Great views by France and the UK..
Here are some fun Facts about ~

the Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow

These areas of Energy, Transportation, Food Production, Finance, Education, Information, Health Care, and Oceanography eventually formed the basis of Epcot Center’s opening roster of pavilions. Plans from April 1976 estimated a 1980 opening date for World Showcase and the EPCOT Theme Center. By 1985, World Showcase would be expanded to its full complement of 30 nations, and three-to-seven Satellite centers would open across Walt Disney World; another three-to-five Satellites would be added by 1990. But it remained to be seen whether Disney could recruit enough participants to make EPCOT a reality.

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Thank for joining me today :-) Have a Disney Day !!!

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