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The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.  This was a concept that was meant to be “community of the future”, always being at the edge of innovation.  I know this sounds like something out of science fiction novel, but I bet many of you have even been there.  This is most commonly known as it’s shortened name EPCOT.  Most of you are probably thinking, “why is she talking about this tourist trap?  I’ve been there, I bought the ears, and it was great, but what more could there be?”  As a person who grew up in a family full of Disney geeks, the knowledge of what EPCOT meant was always a common one.  However, when I went on our class trip there, I soon realized that this was not the case.  Many people don’t know the enriching history of this theme park, and the importance it brings.


“I’ll show you how our ancestors created the world we know today, and then it will be your turn to create the world of tomorrow”- spaceship earth

“EPCOT will take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are emerging from the forefront of American industry. It will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed. It will always be showcasing and testing and demonstrating new materials and new systems.”- Walt Disney

A History:

  • World Fair
    • started in 1851
    • a way to showcase things around the world that many people never had scene before
    • present new inventions
  • plan to make it a city
    • effective transportation that never stopped
      • people movers
    • controlled climate
    • eco-friendly power
  • Walt Disney’s death
    • “Epcot Died Ten Minutes After Walt’s Body Cooled.”
    • People didn’t know how to go about making this a city without Disney
    • His brother, Roy, stepped up and helped make it into a park

World Showcase:

  • Allows people to witness new cultures without actually traveling to all these places
  • each country is run by people who had lived in that country

Future World:

  • Innovations
    • place where you can try new things
      • sum of all thrills
        • design your own roller coaster and then ride it
        • shows people that they can create awesome things
  • space/ mission to mars
    • stimulates a trip to space
    • further exploration
  • living with the land
    • hydro/aquaponics


So I hope by now, you have by now gained a new appreciation for this park, or at least learned something.  EPCOT is not just a tourist attraction, but a place meant to inspire a new wonder at peoples pasts and futures.




Spaceship Earth (Epcot) – Dame Judi Dench Version (2008-Present)





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