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EPCOT Update…

Just an update for those interested in D23′s EPCOT Center 30th Anniversary Celebration; tickets did indeed go on sale this morning but the higher-tier tickets (which included an evening dessert party) sold out almost immediately. In well under a minute, apparently. The good news is that $65 tickets remain for purchase, and those offer all [...]

The 21st Century Begins Again

This October 1st marks the 30th anniversary of EPCOT Center’s opening, an event that I’m sure one or two of you might be interested in. Good news, then, that D23 is holding a special event on September 30th to celebrate that anniversary with a day of intense, historical, geeky goodness. Tickets go on sale [...]

Tonight, On EPCOT Magazine…

When the Disney Channel debuted in 1983, it bore many differences to the Disney Channel we know today. For one thing, they featured films and programs that were, well, Disney-related. So that was a change.

As part of their original programming, the Channel aired a weeknight news magazine show called EPCOT Magazine. This kind of [...]

A Secret Showcase

I was pointed towards this video by Foxx at Passport to Dreams Old & New; it shows a still-pristine Walt Disney World in the flower of its first decade, and also features an unexpected surprise. According to whoever posted the video, it’s from 1977; I have no idea what this could have been for, as [...]

Sub For One…

Not pictured: Tom 1.0

I just happened upon this picture of a “solosub” undergoing animation testing at WED Enterprises in January 1983. Later that year it would be packed and shipped to Orlando for installation in Horizons, which opened that October.

All I’m saying is that it’s been almost thirty years since the ride [...]