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Friday, February 10, 2017

1982: EPCOT Center Opens


When Roy Disney canceled all plans for Walt Disney's original EPCOT, he didn't think people would remember his brother gushing about his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, but they did. The most asked question at Magic Kingdom's City Hall was "Where's EPCOT?" 

Imagineers were pulled off various projects to come up with something that could be called EPCOT. They were unsuccessful, but company CEO Card Walker saw their separate plans for Future World and World Showcase theme parks and thought smashing them together could create something that could be passed off as EPCOT. Thus EPCOT Center was born. And it opened in 1982.