When many think of Epcot attractions, they conjure up images of Spaceship Earth.
You know, the 180-foot-tall, silver geodesic sphere that has greeted millions of visitors since Epcot opening day on October 1, 1982.
I’ve visited Epcot (located at the Disney World resort near Orlando, FL) many times over the years — including back in the day when the park was called EPCOT Center.
Epcot Meaning & Background Info
In case you’re wondering, Epcot is the acronym for Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow — Walt Disney’s 1960s-era conceptual utopian city.
While people don’t live and work in EPCOT, as Walt Disney had originally envisioned with his original community plans, many Epcot attractions still somewhat hearken to Walt’s original concept — including the incorporation of the latest technological breakthroughs.
Evolution was a part of Disney’s original EPCOT plan. The idea that the community would change as technology changed was a major aspect of the original EPCOT concept, allowing his utopian community to keep up with the changing times. [Read more…]