EPCOT Archive

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

World of Motion Vintage Photos

World of Motion was an EPCOT Center opening day attraction that lasted until January 2, 1996, when it closed to make way for Test Track, a thrill ride, which opened in 1999 after numerous delays. The World of Motion building was shaped like a giant silver wheel (Test Track makes use of this same main

Journey Into Imagination Vintage Photos

Journey into Imagination is unique as far as extinct EPCOT Center attractions go in that, it’s not technically an extinct Walt Disney World ride/pavilion, but for all intents and purposes among EPCOT Center fans, it’s only but a memory. The original dark ride is gone, upstairs ImageWorks is gone, Dreamfinder is gone, and the Figment

Journey into Imagination Lit Up at Night

There’s been a slowdown in content ’round these parts lately, but trust me, this is really a good thing in the grand scheme of things. Rather than writing new posts that will be posted immediately, I’ve been focusing my limited free time on the EPCOT Center retrospective series (yes, it’s a series now!). I’ve received

Disney World May 2012 Trip Report Pt 4

The next morning repeated my popular refrain: I got up really early to wander around the resort. There’s a reason I don’t call these vacation reports (besides the fact that “trip report” was a common term before I started writing my own reports) and that’s because the word vacation implies some sort of relaxation. Our

EPCOT Center Photo Search!

Do you have old EPCOT Center photos? If you have “vintage” EPCOT Center photos, we want your help! In celebration of EPCOT Center’s 30th Anniversary on October 1, 2012, we’re looking for old EPCOT Center (or Epcot) photos and park maps or various other ephemera scans from your personal archives to compile into an article

Epcot Food & Wine Festival 2012 Preview

Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival at Disney World begins on September 28, 2012 and ends November 12, 2012. During this culinary celebration, guests can taste (and drink!) around Epcot’s World Showcase.  The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is one of our favorite events at Walt Disney World, and is one reason why we