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Some Sketchy Ideas About Italy

Courtesy of John Donaldson come these sketches by Herb Ryman; they are preliminary studies for EPCOT’s Italy pavilion. While they are merely sketches, they do convey a Rymanesque sense of atmosphere and – of course – hint at a cast of interesting characters in the foreground.

The landmarks depicted do differ somewhat from the […]

Don’t Blink!!

The next time you’re in the Italy pavilion at EPCOT…

Don’t blink.



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EPCOT: Origins – A Model Future, 1978

For those of us in the lowly demographic called “fandom”, true insight is only gained through extreme displays of excess and obsessiveness. This especially holds true when researching older Imagineering projects, and most particularly projects that were somehow altered or never came to be. So little artwork or information escapes from Fortress Disney, that each […]

Tables For Two

There’s been some rumbling recently about upcoming projects in EPCOT that, while so far unannounced and unheralded, will mark a fairly significant change in the visual and epicurean landscape of World Showcase.

Better visit while you can (Disney)

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Neverworlds – EPCOT’s Italy Pavilion, Phase II

In honor of that old Highlights magazine standby, take a look at this lovely rendering of EPCOT’s Italy pavilion and see if you can tell me what’s wrong with this picture:

Do you see it? Have a look at this Imagineering model for the pavilion:

For those of you who haven’t seen it […]