Friday, October 1, 2010

28 Years Ago Today . . .

. . . EPCOT Center opened to the public. And what better way to commemorate it than with a series of vintage videos? First, the Today show’s preview:

I love how they tell kids to “leave their mouse ears at home” because they won’t see Mickey or any of his friends. And even though a chunk of the old Sunrise Terrace restaurant is taken up by the Character Spot, and The Living Seas and El Rio De Tiempo have been “toon-ified”, EPCOT has still not been taken over by licensed characters to the extent that the other parks have.

Next, here’s a taste of the park’s opening ceremonies:

If there was one thing we were sure of in 1982, it was that the future would include lots of interpretive dance and disco-inspired white spandex jumpsuits! Still, the 21st Century is only ten years old; I suppose that stuff could still make a resurgence. With any luck, I’ll be dead by then.

1 comment:

  1. I'll never forgot October 1, as EPCOT Center and I are both 28 today. Thank you for offering EPCOT Center content, along with items that fulfill and embody the spirit of Walt's original idea. May your future be bright. We'll be here with you.

    Santa Barbara, CA


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