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Don’t Blink!!

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

Don’t blink.



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The Only Coaster I Want In World Showcase…

Two snaps and a sarape

I’m not sure when this seriously awesome coaster dates to, but it has to be pretty close to 1982. Not only does it use the original Mexico pavilion logotype, but it uses the fairly rare World Showcase typeface as well.

Also, I love Donald’s jaunty snaps.

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Examining Epcot – The Germany Showcase

Germany, at a distance

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Selling EPCOT – Germany and Hummel

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