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The Ryman Centennial: The 21st Century Begins

Herb Ryman at work on EPCOT Center’s Mexico pavilion

Herb Ryman’s work on EPCOT City for Walt Disney ended well before Walt Disney World’s debut in 1971. Ryman departed WED Enterprises that year, and set off on another round of world travels. He returned to the halls of Imagineering in 1976, though, in order to [...]

And That’s The Way It Is…

Walter Cronkite and an animated Robin Williams in Back to Neverland

The very sad news has just come across the wire that legendary newsman and television anchor Walter Cronkite has died today at the age of 92. Cronkite, who served as the anchor of the CBS Evening News for 19 years from 1962-1981, was a [...]

A Visit To EPCOT Center, 1980

Rendering of EPCOT Center, 1980 (Click to Enlarge)

Things have changed a bit since our last visit to early EPCOT; the park is now looking a lot more like the version we later would come to love. Horizons has arrived, but it’s still known as Future Probe. Spaceship Earth and Communicore have lost their golden [...]

A Visit To EPCOT Center, 1979

Let’s take a look at EPCOT Center in 1979, three years before it would actually open:

Rendering of EPCOT Center, 1979 (Click to Enlarge)

Slightly different, is it not?

Clockwise from the golden Spaceship Earth in Future World, we have the Energy pavilion (Universe of Energy), the Science & Invention Pavilion, the Transportation pavilion (World [...]

The End of the Earth

Just sayin…

If you’re riding Spaceship Earth sometime soon… don’t be too surprised if you have something to look at on the way down besides your time machine’s LCD screen…

Just sayin…

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