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Epcot
Epcot
(originally named EPCOT Center) is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort
Resort
in Bay Lake, Florida. It is owned and operated by the Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Company through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Inspired by an unrealized concept developed by Walt Disney, the park opened on October 1, 1982[2] and was the second of four theme parks built at Walt Disney
Walt Disney
World, after the Magic Kingdom. Spanning 305[3] acres (123 ha), more than twice the size of the Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
park,[4] Epcot
Epcot
is dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, namely technological innovation and international culture, and is often referred to as a "permanent world's fair".[5][6] The park is divided into two sections: Future World, made up of eight pavilions, and World Showcase, themed to 11 world nations. In 2015, the park hosted about 11.98 million guests, ranking it the third-most-visited theme park in North America and the sixth-most-visited theme park in the world.[7] The park is represented by Spaceship Earth, a geodesic sphere that also serves as an attraction. Epcot
Epcot
was known as EPCOT Center until 1994 when it was renamed Epcot
Epcot
'94, then Epcot
Epcot
'95, now commonly known simply as Epcot.

Contents

1 Dedication 2 History 3 Areas

3.1 Future World

3.1.1 Corporate sponsorships

3.2 World Showcase

3.2.1 Proposed pavilions and unused locations 3.2.2 Alcohol policy 3.2.3 The World Showcase
World Showcase
Adventure 3.2.4 IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth

4 Annual events 5 Attendance 6 The Official Album of Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World
EPCOT Center

6.1 Track listing

7 See also 8 References 9 Further reading 10 External links

Dedication[edit] The theme park opened on October 1, 1982.[1] The dedication plaque near the entrance states:

To all who come to this place of joy, hope and friendship, welcome. Epcot
Epcot
Center is inspired by Walt Disney's goals. Here, human achievements are celebrated through imagination, the wonders of enterprise, and concepts of a future that promises new and exciting benefits for all. May Epcot
Epcot
Center entertain, inform and inspire. And, above all, may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man's ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere. — E. Cardon Walker, October 24, 1982[1][8]

History[edit]

Epcot's varied landscaping

The landscape, which includes much water, grassy slopes, and trees

The park's name, EPCOT, is an acronym for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, a utopian city of the future planned by Walt Disney, often interchanging "city" and "community." In Walt Disney's words: "EPCOT will take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry. It will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed but will always be introducing and testing, and demonstrating new materials and new systems. And EPCOT will always be a showcase to the world of the ingenuity and imagination of American free enterprise."[9] His original vision was for a model community which would have been home to twenty thousand residents and a test bed for city planning as well as organization. It was to have been built in the shape of a circle with businesses and commercial areas at its center with community buildings, schools, and recreational complexes around it while residential neighborhoods would line the perimeter. This radial plan concept is strongly influenced by British planner Ebenezer Howard
Ebenezer Howard
and his Garden Cities of To-morrow. Transportation would have been provided by monorails and PeopleMovers (like that in Magic Kingdom's Tomorrowland). Automobile traffic would be kept underground, leaving pedestrians safe above ground. The original model of EPCOT can still be seen by passengers riding the Tomorrowland Transit Authority attraction in the Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
park; when the PeopleMover
PeopleMover
enters the showhouse for Stitch's Great Escape!, the remaining portion of the model is visible on the left (when facing forward) behind glass. Walt Disney
Walt Disney
was not able to obtain funding and permission to start work on his Florida
Florida
property until he agreed to first build Magic Kingdom. He died nearly five years before Magic Kingdom opened. After Disney's death, Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Productions decided that it did not want to be in the business of running a city without Walt's guidance. The model community of Celebration, Florida
Celebration, Florida
has been mentioned as a realization of Disney's original vision, but Celebration is based on concepts of new urbanism which is radically different from Disney's modernist and futurist visions. However, the idea of EPCOT was instrumental in prompting the state of Florida
Florida
to create the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) and the cities of Bay Lake and Reedy Creek (now Lake Buena Vista), a legislative mechanism allowing Disney to exercise governmental powers over Walt Disney
Walt Disney
World. Control over the RCID is vested in the landowners of the district, and the promise of an actual city in the district would have meant that the powers of the RCID would have been distributed among the landowners in EPCOT. Because the idea of EPCOT was never implemented, Disney remained almost the sole landowner in the district allowing it to maintain control of the RCID and the cities of Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista; Disney further cemented this control by deannexing Celebration from the RCID. The original plans for the park showed indecision over the park's purpose. Some Imagineers wanted it to represent the cutting edge of technology, while others wanted it to showcase international cultures and customs. At one point, a model of the futuristic park was pushed together against a model of a World's Fair
World's Fair
international theme, and the two were combined. The park was originally named EPCOT Center to reflect the ideals and values of the city. It was constructed for an estimated $800 million to $1.4 billion and took three years to build, at the time the largest construction project on Earth.[10] The parking lot serving the park is 141 acres (57 ha) (including bus area) and can accommodate 11,211 vehicles (grass areas hold additional 500+ vehicles). Before it opened on October 1, 1982, Walt Disney World Ambassador Genie Field introduced E. Cardon Walker, Disney's chairman and CEO, who dedicated EPCOT Center. Walker also presented a family with lifetime passes for the two Walt Disney
Walt Disney
World theme parks. His remarks were followed by Florida
Florida
Governor Bob Graham and William Ellinghaus, president of AT&T. As part of the opening-day ceremony, dancers and band members performed We've Just Begun to Dream. The Sherman Brothers
Sherman Brothers
wrote a song especially for the occasion entitled "The World Showcase
World Showcase
March". During the finale, doves and many sets of balloons were released. Performing groups representing countries from all over the world performed in World Showcase. Water was gathered from major rivers across the globe and emptied into the park's fountain of nations ceremonial containers to mark the opening. Located at the front of the park is a plaque bearing Walker's opening-day dedication. In November 2016, it was announced at the Destination D fan event that Epcot
Epcot
would be receiving “a major transformation” that would help transition the park into being “more Disney, timeless, relevant, family-friendly” while keeping the original vision alive. No further details were mentioned.[11] In July 2017, The Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Company announced that Epcot
Epcot
would undergo a multi-year, redesign and expansion plan that would introduce Guardians of the Galaxy and Ratatouille
Ratatouille
attractions to Future World and World Showcase, respectively, as well as maintaining the original vision and spirit for the park.[12] Areas[edit] See also: List of Epcot
Epcot
attractions Epcot
Epcot
is divided into two main themed areas: Future World and World Showcase. The World Showcase
World Showcase
usually opens two hours after park opening and remains open later than the Future World section of the park. Most major attractions in Future World remain open until the park's closing time. A secondary park gate is located between the France
France
and United Kingdom
United Kingdom
pavilions of World Showcase
World Showcase
and is known as the International Gateway. The International Gateway is directly accessible to guests arriving from the nearby Epcot Area Resorts
Epcot Area Resorts
and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Future World[edit]

The Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World
Monorail System traverses through Future World.

Glass pyramids of Imagination! with the jumping fountains in the foreground

The Land pavilion.

Future World consists of a variety of pavilions that explore innovative aspects and applications including technology and science, with each pavilion featuring self-contained attractions. Future World also serves as the park's main entrance and features the park's iconic landmark, Spaceship Earth, a large geodesic sphere structure which houses a themed attraction inside. Originally, each pavilion of Future World featured a unique circular logo which was featured on park signage and the attractions themselves. The logos, including that of Epcot
Epcot
itself, have been phased out over recent years, but some remnants are still scattered throughout the park; the pavilions are now instead identified by name and recognized by the main attraction(s) housed inside. The various pavilions and attractions located in Future World include the following:

Spaceship Earth Innoventions Mission: Space Test Track: Presented by Chevrolet The Seas with Nemo & Friends (Turtle Talk
Talk
with Crush) The Land ( Soarin'
Soarin'
and Living with the Land) Imagination! (Journey into Imagination with Figment) Festival Center (Seasonal operation) (formerly Wonders of Life)

Corporate sponsorships[edit] Each pavilion was initially sponsored by a corporation which helped fund its construction and maintenance in return for the corporation's logos and some marketing elements appearing throughout the pavilion. For example, Universe of Energy
Universe of Energy
was sponsored by Exxon
Exxon
from 1982 to 2004, and The Land was sponsored by Kraft from 1982 to 1993, then Nestlé
Nestlé
from 1993 to 2009. Each pavilion contains a private "VIP area" for its sponsor with offices, lounges, and reception areas hidden away from regular park guests. While some pavilions still retain active sponsorships, in recent years several pavilions have lost sponsorships due to lack of interest from partner companies in renewing expiring agreements. After General Electric
General Electric
left Horizons in 1993, it closed for a couple of years, then reopened temporarily while neighboring attractions Universe of Energy
Universe of Energy
and World of Motion
World of Motion
were renovated. Horizons closed permanently on January 9, 1999, and was demolished in 2000 to make room for the opening of Mission: SPACE on October 9, 2003. Metlife sponsored Wonders of Life
Wonders of Life
from 1989 to 2001, until that area was closed. However, the Wonders of Life
Wonders of Life
pavilion is still mostly intact and is used for both the Flower and Garden Festival and the Food and Wine Festival. Current active sponsorships include the following:

Test Track
Test Track
is presented by Chevrolet. Living with the Land
Living with the Land
is presented by Chiquita. Club Cool
Club Cool
is presented by Coca-Cola. Colortopia is presented by Glidden. The SpectacuLAB is presented by Murata.

World Showcase[edit]

The Germany
Germany
pavilion features typical timberframe houses and a biergarten

The Mexico
Mexico
pavilion

The Japan
Japan
pavilion features a large pagoda

The Italy
Italy
pavilion

World Showcase
World Showcase
is a large area reminiscent of a permanent world's fair containing 11 pavilions, each themed and dedicated to represent a specific country. The pavilions surround the World Showcase
World Showcase
Lagoon, a large manmade lake located in the center of World Showcase
World Showcase
with a perimeter of 1.2 miles (1.9 km). In clockwise order, the 11 pavilions are:

United States
United States
of America Japan Morocco France United Kingdom Canada Mexico Norway China Germany Italy

Of the 11 pavilions, only Morocco
Morocco
and Norway
Norway
were not present at the park's opening, as they were added in 1984 and 1988, respectively.[13] Each pavilion contains themed architecture, landscapes, streetscapes, attractions, shops and restaurants representing the respective country's culture and cuisine. In an effort to maintain the authenticity of the represented countries, the pavilions are primarily staffed by citizens of the respective countries as part of the Cultural Representative Program through Q1 visa agreements. Some pavilions also contain themed rides, shows, and live entertainment representative of the respective country. The only pavilion that is directly sponsored by the government of its respective country is Morocco; the remaining pavilions are primarily sponsored by private companies with affiliations to the represented countries. Originally, the showcase was to include partnerships with the governments of the different countries. According to Disney's 1975 Annual Report, the Showcase would:

...offer participating countries a permanent installation for such features as themed restaurants and shops, product exhibits, industrial displays, cultural presentations, a trade center, and even special facilities for business meetings. Major sponsorships for each participating nation will be asked to provide the capital to cover the cost of designing, developing and constructing its attraction and/or ride and all exhibits, as well as the Pavilion itself. It will also have the responsibility for funding the housing for its employees in the International Village. Its land lease will cover the cost of maintaining the attraction for a minimum of ten years. The Disney organization will be responsible for area development, including the construction of transportation systems and utilities. We will also build and operate the internal people moving system, the Courtyard of Nations and central theater facility.[13]

Proposed pavilions and unused locations[edit] Pavilions for Brazil, Puerto Rico,[14] Russia, Switzerland,[15] Costa Rica, Spain, Venezuela,[15] United Arab Emirates, and Israel have occasionally been rumored as potential future pavilions but have never made it past the planning phases to date. The Israeli, Spanish, and an Equatorial Africa pavilion (blending elements of the cultures of countries such as Kenya and Zaire) were even announced as coming soon in 1982, but never took off.[15] Instead, a small African themed refreshment shop known as the Outpost currently resides where Equatorial Africa was to be.[13] Israel, five African countries (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, and South Africa), as well as eight other countries (Brazil, Chile, India, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, and Sweden), took part in the Millennium Village
Millennium Village
during the Millennium Celebration. There are currently nine undeveloped spots for countries around the World Showcase—including the space occupied by the Outpost—in between the locations of the current countries. Two of the potential locations, on either side of the United Kingdom, are currently occupied by World ShowPlace. Two more lie on either side of the American Adventure, though this pavilion's use of reversed forced perspective may preclude the construction of additional buildings as they would ruin the illusion.[13] Alcohol policy[edit] Unlike Magic Kingdom, which up until 2012 did not serve alcohol and now only serves it in a few table service locations,[16][17] most stores and restaurants at Epcot, especially in the World Showcase, serve and/or sell a variety of alcoholic beverages including specialty drinks, craft beers, wines, and spirits reflective of the respective countries. The park also hosts the Epcot
Epcot
International Food & Wine Festival, an annual event featuring food and drink samplings from all over the world, along with live entertainment and special exhibits. The World Showcase
World Showcase
Adventure[edit] Originally based on the Disney Channel
Disney Channel
animated series Kim Possible, the World Showcase
World Showcase
Adventure is an interactive mobile attraction taking place in several pavilions throughout the World Showcase. The attraction is an electronic scavenger hunt that has guests using special "Kimmunicators" (in actuality, customized cell phones) to help teenage crime-fighters Kim Possible
Kim Possible
and Ron Stoppable solve a "crime" or disrupt an evil-doer's "plans for global domination." The "Kimmunicator" is able to trigger specific events within the pavilion grounds that provide clues to completing the adventure. Launched in January 2009 and presented by Verizon Wireless, the Adventure is included in park admission. It was succeeded by Agent P's World Showcase Adventure, based on Disney's Phineas and Ferb, on June 23, 2012.[18] IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth[edit]

The World Showcase
World Showcase
Lagoon during IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Main article: IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Illuminations: Reflections of Earth is an award-winning show taking place in the World Showcase
World Showcase
Lagoon every night at the park's closing time (usually 9:00 pm).[19] It features fireworks, lasers, fire, and water fountains timed to a musical score over the World Showcase Lagoon. A large rotating globe with curved LED screens is the centerpiece of the show and is used to display images of people and places. The current version premiered as part of the park's Millennium Celebration in 2000. The show tells the story of Earth and is divided into three movements titled "Chaos," "Order," and "Meaning." The music has an African tribal sound to it, to emphasize the idea of humanity as a single unified tribe on this planet; the lagoon is surrounded by nineteen large torches signifying the first 19 centuries of the common era, and the show culminates in the globe opening like a lotus blossom to reveal a twentieth torch, representing the now-completed 20th century. Annual events[edit]

Epcot
Epcot
during the annual Flower and Garden Festival.

Epcot
Epcot
hosts a number of special events during the year:

The Epcot
Epcot
International Flower and Garden Festival, inaugurated in 1994, uses specially-themed floral displays throughout the park, including topiary sculptures of Disney characters. Guests can meet gardening experts and learn new ideas they can use in their own home gardens. The 18th annual event was scheduled for March 2 – May 15. Each event takes more than a full year to plan and more than 20,000 cast member hours.[20] The Epcot
Epcot
International Food & Wine Festival, inaugurated in 1995, draws amateur and professional gourmets to sample delicacies from all around the world, including nations that do not have a permanent presence in World Showcase. Celebrity chefs are often on-hand to host the events. In 2008, the festival featured the Bocuse d'Or
Bocuse d'Or
USA, the American semifinal of the biennial Bocuse d'Or
Bocuse d'Or
cooking competition.[21] The Epcot
Epcot
International Festival of the Arts inaugurated in 2017, is a festival showcasing visual, culinary, and performing arts. The first annual event took place on weekends from January 13 through February 20, 2017.[22][23] Holidays Around the World is Epcot's annual holiday celebration. The World Showcase
World Showcase
pavilions feature storytellers describing their nation's holiday traditions, and three nightly performances of the "Candlelight Processional" featuring an auditioned mass choir and a celebrity guest narrating the story of Christmas. During "Holidays Around the World", Illuminations: Reflections of Earth features a special extended ending. On New Year's Eve, the park offers a variety of additional entertainment including live DJ dance areas throughout the park and a special New Year's Eve
New Year's Eve
countdown edition of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.

Attendance[edit]

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Worldwide rank

10,935,000[24] 10,990,000[25] 10,825,000[26] 10,826,000[27] 11,063,000[28] 11,229,000[29] 11,454,000[30] 11,798,000[7] 11,712,000[31] 6

The Official Album of Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World
EPCOT Center[edit] The Official Album of Walt Disney World
Walt Disney World
EPCOT Center was the official album for EPCOT Center in 1983. It was originally released on LP and audio cassette and is no longer being produced. Track listing[edit]

Side 1

"Main Entrance Medley (Instrumental)" – 3:29 "Golden Dream" – The American Adventure in the World Showcase – 3:27 "Energy (You Make the World Go 'Round)" – Universe of Energy – 1:48 "The Computer Song" – Epcot
Epcot
Computer Central – 2:32 "Magic Journeys" – Journey Into Imagination – 3:36 " Canada
Canada
(You're A Lifetime Journey)" – Canada
Canada
in the World Showcase – 3:22

Side 2

"Universe of Energy" – Universe of Energy – 2:14 "Listen to the Land" – The Land – 2:59 "One Little Spark" – Journey Into Imagination – 3:40 "It's Fun to Be Free" – World of Motion – 2:14 "Makin' Memories" – Journey Into Imagination – 3:26 "Kitchen Kabaret Medley" – The Land – 2:20

Boogie Woogy Bakery Boy Meat Ditties Veggie Veggie Fruit Fruit

See also[edit]

Epcot
Epcot
attraction and entertainment history Epcot
Epcot
Resort
Resort
Area WestCOT

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Further reading[edit]

Alcorn, Steve and David Green. Building a Better Mouse: The Story of the Electronic Imagineers Who Designed Epcot. Themeperks Press, 2007, ISBN 0-9729777-3-2. Mannheim, Steve (2002). Walt Disney
Walt Disney
and the Quest for Community. Routledge. ISBN 0754619745.

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Reedy Creek Improvement District

Lake Buena Vista Bay Lake

Utilidor system Casting Center Team Disney
Team Disney
Orlando Incidents at Walt Disney
Walt Disney
World

Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Parks and Resorts (The Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Company)

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Epcot

Present and former attractions

Future World

Innoventions

Club Cool

Imagination!

ImageWorks: The What-If Labs Journey Into Imagination
Journey Into Imagination
With Figment Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival

Mission: Space The Land

Living with the Land Soarin'
Soarin'
Around the World

The Seas with Nemo & Friends

Coral Reef Restaurant Turtle Talk
Talk
with Crush

Spaceship Earth Test Track

World Showcase

The American Adventure Canada

O Canada!

China

Wonders of China Reflections of China

France

Impressions de France Les Chefs de France

Germany

Biergarten Restaurant

IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth Italy

Tutto Italia Ristorante Via Napoli Pizzeria e Ristorante

Japan

Teppan Edo

Mexico

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros

Morocco

Restaurant Marrakesh

Norway

Frozen Ever After

United Kingdom

Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room

Annual events

Epcot
Epcot
International Flower & Garden Festival Epcot
Epcot
International Food & Wine Festival

Future attractions

Guardians of the Galaxy (roller coaster) Ratatouille: The Adventure

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Theme parks of Florida

Theme parks

Disney's Hollywood Studios Epcot Legoland Florida
Florida
Resort Magic Kingdom Universal Studios Florida Universal's Islands of Adventure

Animal theme parks

Busch Gardens Tampa Discovery Cove Disney's Animal Kingdom Gatorland Green Meadows Petting Farm Lion Country Safari SeaWorld Orlando

Water parks

Adventure Island Aquatica Big Kahuna's Daytona Lagoon Disney's Blizzard Beach Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Rapids Water Park Volcano Bay Weeki Wachee Springs

Other parks

Adventure Landing Dinosaur World Fun Spot America Theme Parks Give Kids the World Village Holy Land Experience Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Old Town Silver Springs State Park

Defunct parks

Boardwalk and Baseball Boomers Cypress Gardens DisneyQuest Disney's River Country Miracle Strip Amusement Park Miracle Strip at Pier Park Pirates World Six Gun Territory Wet 'n Wild Orlando Wild Waters

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Recipients of the Liseberg Applause Award

1980 Magic Kingdom
Magic Kingdom
(US) 1982 Opryland USA
Opryland USA
(US) 1986 Epcot
Epcot
(US) 1988 Knott's Berry Farm
Knott's Berry Farm
(US) 1990 Europa-Park
Europa-Park
(DE) 1992 Efteling
Efteling
(NL) 1994 Universal Studios Florida
Florida
(US) 1996 Cedar Point
Cedar Point
(US) 1998 Silver Dollar City
Silver Dollar City
(US) 2000 Hersheypark
Hersheypark
(US) 2002 Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
(US) 2004 Holiday World & Splashin' Safari (US) 2006 Islands of Adventure
Islands of Adventure
(US) 2008 Xetulul Theme Park
Xetulul Theme Park
(GT) 2010 Dollywood
Dollywood
(US) 2012 Ocean Park Hong Kong
Ocean Park Hong Kong
(HK) 2014 Puy du Fou
Puy du Fou
(FR) 2016 Busch

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