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  Whose dream was Epcot?
Epcot is shaped like an hourglass, with a giant globe at the entrance and a lake at the other end.
Epcot was inspired by world's fairs and Disney's own creative executives, who were trying to build something other than the fairy-tale worlds they had become famous for, according to published accounts.
Though he never visited Epcot, two of his children have been there, and have hired an Orlando law firm to investigate why Disney's theme park is so strikingly similar to their father's creation.
www.post-gazette.com /magazine/20000702epcot1.asp   (3881 words)

Epcot is derived from the acronym EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow), a term coined by Walt Disney when he planned a utopian city of the future.
The original vision of EPCOT by Walt Disney was of a model community which would be a testbed for city planning and organisation.
The idea of EPCOT was instrumental in prompting the state of Florida to create the Reedy Creek Improvement District, a legislative mechanism which allows the Walt Disney Company to exercise governmental powers over Walt Disney World.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ep/Epcot.html   (879 words)

 Alex in Wonderland: Epcot Center
EPCOT is quieter than its sister parks, and Alex, a boy who has proven to be sensitive to loud noises, was able to explore and enjoy himself without feeling the need to clasp his hands over his ears.
Anyway, once you get beyond the "wonders of the future" section of EPCOT, you get to a large lake, which is surrounded by miniature representations of many of the nations of the earth.
Alex's exploration of EPCOT was marred, however, by an invasion of the much dreaded and feared butterfly men.
www.leaptoad.com /ahp/epcot.html   (615 words)

 Epcot Center, Orlando, Florida - Picture - MSN Encarta
Epcot Center, Orlando, Florida - Picture - MSN Encarta
Tourism is Florida’s principal source of income, as millions of visitors are attracted to its warm climate, ocean beaches, and world-famous theme parks.
Epcot Center provides informational exhibits on a broad range of historical, scientific, and cultural topics.
encarta.msn.com /media_701611452/Epcot_Center_Orlando_Florida.html   (62 words)

 The Original EPCOT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
EPCOT was the driving force behind Walt's entire Florida vision, the end goal of a fantastic voyage.
It cemented certain concepts in the public's collective consciousness, one of which was the image of EPCOT, this beautiful city Walt had obsessed over, a city not outlined in as vague a set of terms as some in the company would suggest not too many years later.
Nunis, who had years earlier suggested that the EPCOT plans Walt left behind were sketchy at best, responded by asking, "Isn't this a city?" He offered by way of example the fact that thousands of guests spent the night on Walt Disney World property every evening, and they were real people.
www.freewebtown.com /wdwandmore/epcot_history.htm   (2050 words)

Walt felt that EPCOT should be grounded in a concern "with the public need." To serve this need EPCOT would be "an experimental city that would incorporate the best ideas of industry, government, and academia worldwide, a city that caters to the people as a service function.
EPCOT was developed as a different kind of theme park which embraced Walt's interest in technology and futuristic architecture.
EPCOT's symbolic structure is a geodome that represents on a small scale the dome under which EPCOT's original inhabitants were to reside.
xroads.virginia.edu /~MA98/hogan/celebration/epcot.htm   (1377 words)

 The Trouble with Epcot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
So the assumption is that Epcot was to be a community of people, neighbors, children, families and that they would be experiencing new areas of technology in their every day lives.
Mission: Space may be the second of the thrill rides for Epcot and is in fact proving to be a magnet for the theme park.
Epcot has come a long way and maybe its problems are behind it.
www.mouseplanet.com /mike/ms031107.htm   (3032 words)

 EPCOT Central: The sad side of Epcot
Epcot was the last dream of Walt Disney, as everyone reading this will know.
Now, Epcot is overrun by Disney character merchandise, by the insistence that this is fun, by the desire to be like everyone else.
The MK is such an intangible fantasy, that you don't expect any type of realism, but at Epcot, we were witnessing the future, and it was something to behold.
epcot82.blogspot.com /2006/05/sad-side-of-epcot.html   (1530 words)

 Walt Disney World - Epcot :: ThrillNetwork.com
The idea failed to shape up as Disney had envisioned: EPCOT didn't open its gates until 1982, when global recession and ecological concerns had put a damper on the belief in the infallibility of science.
Epcot is an "odd" park its not much for rides but its still a nice place.
Epcot is a nice park needs more rides but still is a nice park.
database.thrillnetwork.com /park_view.php/554/walt_disney_world__epcot.html   (461 words)

 Epcot Overview
Epcot, the Walt Disney World celebration of human achievement and discovery, is a one-stop vacation spot for all of that.
Epcot is the site for one-of-a-kind world entertainment and special events, including the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, one of the world's largest outdoor festivals of its kind; Epcot International Food and Wine Festival; and Epcot Summer Series, featuring world-renowned live entertainment.
Epcot’s newest attraction is an exciting, wind-in-your-hair adventure above towering redwoods, picturesque snow-capped mountains, expansive sun-kissed deserts and the crashing waves of the Pacific coast.
www.wdwmagic.com /epcot.htm   (1418 words)

 EPCOT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Taking a large departure from Walt Disney's original plan for E.P.C.O.T. (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow), this park centers on educational-type attractions versus Walt's initial plans to be an all-inclusive actual living community.
Epcot's theming is much different than the fantasy-type theme of the Magic Kingdom.
Epcot is divided into two areas, Future World and World Showcase.
www.cob.montevallo.edu /FoxBT/Epcot.html   (202 words)

 Walt Disney's Vision of an EPCOT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
EPCOT, or the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, began as Walt Disney's idea of creating a better city.
"EPCOT," is an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
Although, a city truly new and experimental was designed, and is located on the Disney World Property, Celebration Florida is where remnant of EPCOT now resides.
www.justdisney.com /Features/walts_epcot/index.shtml   (598 words)

 Epcot Theme Park Walt Disney World 
Epcot is meant to be explored and experienced.
Part of the beauty of Epcot is that it is not a checklist of headline attractions to be conquered, but more of an experience to be enjoyed even savored.
Epcot is also more than twice the size of the Magic Kingdom, which means visitors will find themselves doing a considerable amount of walking.
www.kingdommagictravel.com /disneyworld/theme_parks/epcot.htm   (5696 words)

Epcot center has some of the most romantic spots in all of Disney World.
Epcot is also home to many wonderful events and festivals.
At Christmas it is the Candle Light Processional, in the Spring it is the Garden and Flower Show, in the fall it is the Food and Wine Festival.
members.tripod.com /Gonzo437/epcot.htm   (709 words)

 Disney's Epcot Theme Park
Epcot, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, opened in 1982.
Epcot consists of two themed areas, Future World and World Showcase.
Below is a map of Epcot highlighting some of the attractions.
home.earthlink.net /~markldouglas/epcot.htm   (627 words)

 Epcot   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
More than 100 wineries offer tastings, and cuisine is featured from more than 20 countries and regions of the world at international marketplaces, with new adventures showcasing Turkey, Singapore, Puerto Rico and Chile, with appetizer-sized tastings from $1.50-$4.50.
Future World is a high-energy, high-tech land where guests interact with exhibits, experience internet zones, visit a home of the future and thrill to the high-tech, high-speed excitement of Test Track, the longest and fastest adventure at any Walt Disney World theme park.
All Epcot restaurants have children’s value meals and can accommodate special dietary needs with advance notice.
www.themeparks.com /wdw/epcotmain.htm   (1461 words)

 EPCOT (1967)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Walt's EPCOT was never built and the project was abandoned after Walt's passing in 1966.
Then, in 1982, Epcot Center opened as a second theme park on the Disney property, although it was not the city Walt envisioned.
"EPCOT '67" is an inspiration and a testament to Walt Disney's life, as well as his career.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0302518   (441 words)

What was lacking was a public focus for new ideas and concepts,a "center" for the communication of new possibilities for the future--directly to the public.
To answer this need,we are developing EPCOT Center: a permanent World's Fair of imagination,discovery,aducation and exploration that combines the Disney entertainment and communications skills with the knowledge and predictions for the future of authorities from the industry,the academic world,and the professions.
EPCOT Center is a permanent World's Fair of imagination,discovery,education,and exploration built with the help of leading American and international industries and with the cooperation of a number of goverments.
netdial.caribe.net /~cordero7/epcot.html   (491 words)

 "Walt Disney's Epcot"
As neat as it was for me to read about all the things at Epcot that used to be there but I never got to see, the sections that really fascinated me were the parts about the Epcot attractions that never came to fruition.
EPCOT is undoubtedly full of cheese, but allowing oneself accept what could be argued is being forcefully fed, it is possible to really get lost in that amazingly optimistic spirit.
I didn't hit Epcot until 96, so I was lucky enough to see Horizons and the original Imagination...although WoM was long gone and there were no longer "meet Dreamfinder" opportunities.
p088.ezboard.com /fmediabingefrm44.showMessage?topicID=1.topic   (915 words)

 MousePlanet Park Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
At Walt Disney World, Epcot was the park on Walt Disney's mind.
Unfortunatley, Walt Disney died before anything but the most preliminary of plans could be drawn up and by the time the park opened in 1982 it was more of a traditional theme park, though the giant geodesic dome remained the centerpiece.
Epcot's usual morning Extra Magic Hour is Monday, allowing resort guests to enter at 8:00 a.m.
www.mouseplanet.com /guide.php?pg=BD0000   (2536 words)

 Epcot reviews
Built to resemble a permanent World's Fair, Epcot is divided into two main sections: Future World, featuring modernistic exhibit halls devoted to nature and science, and World Showcase, featuring pavilions from several partner countries.
Epcot takes its name from Walt Disney's original vision for the Disney World complex, an "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow." Walt envisioned a community where people would live and work, in addition to dropping money at Disney theme parks.
Epcot usually staggers the opening times of its attractions, with Future World opening and closing before World Showcase, which stays open late to support its many restaurants as well as the nightly performance of the Illuminations laser and fireworks show.
www.themeparkinsider.com /reviews/epcot   (702 words)

 LaughingPlace.com: Epcot (The #1 Site for Disney)
Epcot is a celebration of life and the human spirit, presented only the way Disney can do it.
Attractions are rated relative to one another, so even a low rated Epcot attraction might be better than many attractions outside of Disney.
Epcot is divided into two major areas, Future World and World Showcase.
www.laughingplace.com /Guide-Park-2.asp   (234 words)

Epcot opened in 1982, almost 20 years after his death.
Epcot is the most educational of the 4 major Disney World parks.
At night, Epcot puts on a fireworks show not to be missed.
www.angelfire.com /id/rosejewelry/epcot.html   (708 words)

 Lacombe to Epcot
We spent most of the day at Epcot, then took the monorail to the transit station, where we transfered to a bus to Downtown Disney.
We re-arrived at Epcot in time for the fire works which, live, are amazing.
Unfortunately, we returned too late to Epcot to get a close enough spot to get a good picture or two of the blazing globe and the pictures we got didn't serve it justice, so poor ones are here.
www.geocities.com /lacombe2orlando/epcot/epcot.html   (1312 words)

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