EPCOT Archive

Skyliner Reopening with Modifications & Upgrades

Walt Disney World’s Skyliner gondola system reopens today with modified hours following a week of downtime. This follows last weekend’s malfunction that caused cabins to smash into one another at the Riviera Resort station, resulting in aerial evacuations after some guests had been stranded for three hours. We spotted the Skyliner testing all lines numerous

1-Day Epcot Itinerary & Ideal Day Plan

This Epcot touring plan details our itinerary for a perfect day in Walt Disney World’s second theme park. It offers step-by-step strategy to minimize time waiting in lines for rides, avoiding crowds, seeing shows, dining at the best restaurants, and enjoying World Showcase’s atmosphere. (Updated October 12, 2019.) This post continues our series of Walt Disney

Epcot Forever Review: You Can’t Go Home Again

Epcot Forever is Walt Disney World’s newest nighttime spectacular, temporarily bridging the gap between IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, and HarmonioUS, which will debut in 2020. This review of the new show will take a long and rambling path that discusses the past, present, and my personal ruminations on EPCOT Center. It’s always interesting to look

Inside Imagineering’s Epcot Experience

Happy anniversary, Epcot! On this day in 1982, Walt Disney World held the grand opening for EPCOT Center. Fittingly, today the park unveils two new experiences celebrating its past, present, and future. In this post, we’ll take a look around Walt Disney Imagineering presents the Epcot Experience, and preview the new Epcot Forever nighttime spectacular.

The History of EPCOT Center

Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center opened on October 1, 1982. This page takes a look at the history of EPCOT Center, featuring photos of many extinct attractions, and more. While EPCOT Center opened in 1982, its history goes back much further. EPCOT (which stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) was a personal vision of Walt

Tom’s Top 7: Background Music at Disney World

Background music is one of the things that gives atmosphere to each land at Walt Disney World, yet is often overlooked. Disney’s best background music does a great job of setting the mood, and most guests would notice if it was not there, but it’s not something ordinary guests actively give much attention. For better or worse,