EPCOT Archive

Illuminations: Peace on Earth Photo

Illuminations: Reflections of Earth with the Peace on Earth tag is one of my favorite aspects of Christmas at Walt Disney World. One of my other favorite aspects is the Osborne Lights. Unfortunately, we only had one night last weekend to try to see both. Disney’s Hollywood Studios closed at 8 pm and Epcot closed

Tutto Italia Review

Tutto Italia Ristorante is a table service restaurant in the Italy pavilion of Epcot’s World Showcase, in Walt Disney World. It’s one of two table service restaurants in Italy, with the other being the (SPOILER ALERT!) superior (/spoiler) Via Napoli (read our Via Napoli review here). This review features photos of the food, our recommendations

Tall Palms, Full Moon, Big Spaceship Earth

It’s becoming more and more difficult to think of unique names for Spaceship Earth photos, given that I have so many of them. The only thing stopping me from switching to a bland numbering scheme (“Spaceship Earth 112,” “Spaceship Earth 113,” etc.) is that I’d never remember what number I was on. Whether one person

The Living Seas Vintage Photos

The Living Seas pavilion, with SeaBase Alpha, was added to EPCOT Center in 1986 and was the second-latest EPCOT Center-era pavilion to arrive on the scene. While other pavilions immersed guests in the experience with incredibly well-themed attractions that made them forget about the park outside, The Living Seas strove to do more, attempting to

30 Years of LASERS!

Okay, so it hasn’t been a full 30 years of lasers, but is it ever a bad time to celebrate lasers? Moreover is there a better way to make Future World more futuristic than by adding more lasers? (Don’t answer that.) In actuality, as almost everyone reading this likely knows, the “30 years” projection was

Test Track 2012 Chevrolet Refurbishment

April 15, 2012 through December 5, 2012 Test Track in Disney World’s Epcot will go down for an extensive futuristic refurbishment that will substantially change the attraction into what the Disney Parks Blog calls the “Chevrolet Design Center at Epcot.” There, guests will become automotive designers prior to the start of the attraction by designing their

30 Years of Monorails at EPCOT

Our recent trip to Walt Disney World was not all that successful from the perspective of photography, mostly because special events (Tower of Terror 10-miler, D23 Epcot Anniversary Celebration, etc.) that didn’t lend themselves to photography took up large chunks of the trip. However, we still had a lot of fun, and I did manage

The Land Vintage Photos

The Land is an opening day EPCOT Center pavilion focused on agriculture, horticulture, food, and human interaction with the Land. Although its entrance appears small, The Land is actually quite large thanks to the Soarin’ show buildings and the large Living with the Land boat tour. While The Land has seen a great amount of

Spaceship Earth Vintage Photos

This post features “extinct attraction” photos of Spaceship Earth from EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World. Spaceship Earth is an 18-story geodesic sphere that serves as the main icon for Epcot, as well as an attraction based upon the history and significance of human communication that has been sponsored by various AT&T entities and, presently,

Horizons Vintage Photos

No EPCOT Center extinct attraction is as loved and lamented as Horizons. An optimistic look at the future that shared bloodlines with Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress, many consider Horizons to be the greatest Walt Disney World attraction ever. Horizons opened one year after EPCOT Center on October 1, 1983, and closed (for good) on