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The Lost Forests Of EPCOT Center

In his recent Imaginerding review of Steve Alcorn’s excellent Building A Better Mouse: The Story Of The Electronic Imagineers Who Designed Epcot, George Taylor linked a number of fantastic snapshots on Alcorn’s site that depict the creation of EPCOT Center.

You should head over to Alcorn’s site posthaste to investigate, but I’m going to reprint [...]

Neverworlds – The Israel Agreement

Concept art for shopping street in the Israel pavilion at EPCOT Center by Herb Ryman

Another press release from the sad file of fruitless announcements, this excited blurb comes from November of 1981:

ISRAEL JOINS COMMUNITY OF NATIONS AT EPCOT CENTER

Representatives of the State of Israel and Walt Disney World signed an agreement for [...]

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 [...]

You Are Not The First To Pass This Way…

The great Martin Smith pops up again with the latest of his EPCOT tribute videos; this time we get to take a look at Norway – Gateway to Scandinavia, the 11th and (to date) final World Showcase pavilion. Originally slated to be a Denmark pavilion, the concept evolved into a Scandinavian Showcase before being winnowed [...]

It’s The Fourth Of July…

And what better way to celebrate than a look at what remains one of Disney’s greatest technological accomplishments, EPCOT’s American Adventure?

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