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Speaking of EPCOT…

When I posted my EPCOT rant last week, little did I realize that there was a bit of a wave of EPCOT discussion sweeping the web already. Specifically, this thread on WDWMagic discussing a recent interview with Imagineer Eddie Sotto. The article itself is revelatory; it’s full of Sotto’s ideas of what Tomorrowland and EPCOT […]

Ten Wishes for the New Year: #3

Those of you who are new to Progress City – and there are many! – can catch up with previous entries in this series here.

#3 – Overhaul Resort Transportation Guess which one transfixed me as a child with its awesomeness? Go ahead, guess.

Criticism – even loving, constructive criticism like the kind your friends […]

Tomorrow, Yesterday – Disneyland 1967

We don’t usually cover Disneyland history around these parts, because so many others do it so much better than we possibly could. And, after all, what could I uncover than Bruce Gordon and David Mumford missed? But I found something cool that I have to share – I’m not usually intrigued by construction photos but […]

The New Oil Crisis Part II – Planning in times of crisis

When Walt Disney was involved in planning the Florida property, transportation was one of his highest priorities.   A jet airport of the future, a revolutionary city (EPCOT) that would provide public transportation to all, and a welcome center where folks could leave their cars behind and board a high speed monorail that […]

Are You Gonna Go WEDway?

We’ve spoken before about Community Transportation Services, the division of Walt Disney Productions founded in 1974 to develop and market the monorail and WEDway PeopleMover to outside businesses and municipalities. By 1982, CTS had been rechristened WED Transportation Systems and had just completed the first and only installation of a WEDway system outside of […]