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All Three Versions of Epcot’s Journey Into Imagination Brilliantly Chronicled by Martin Smith

Love it or hate it, the evolution of Journey Into Imagination at Epcot is one of the most fascinating in the history of themed entertainment. Luckily, we have Martin Smith’s videos which have chronicled all three versions of the attraction in painstaking and loving detail. In case you missed it, the video detailing the first

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Journey Into Imagination History Captured in New 90 Minute Martin Smith Video

Christmas has come early Epcot fans. If you’ve followed Theme Park University for long enough, you know that we are huge fans of Martin Smith videos. In 2017 alone he has chronicled World of Motion, Spaceship Earth, Horizons, World of Motion and now an epic look at Journey into Imagination. As with all Martin Smith

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Ratatouille Ride Confirmed for Epcot at 2017 D23

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story said Impressions De France was going away. We have been unofficially informed that this attraction will stay and is being updated.  As part of the major overhaul for Epcot, it has been officially confirmed at the 2017 D23 convention that Ratatouille: The Adventure will be opening in

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EPCOT Horizons Ultimate Tribute Video by Martin Smith

If you gave me a choice to hop in a time machine and visit one extinct theme park attraction, it would be EPCOT Center’s Horizons. No questions asked. I wouldn’t even give it a second thought. True story: I took the day off of work and rode Horizons non-stop on its last day of operation on

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Epcot’s Spaceship Earth History Thoroughly Detailed Uncovered in New Martin Smith Videos

The treasures this guy creates just keep getting better. Martin Smith has done it again with remastered footage chronicling the history of Spaceship Earth at Epcot over the years and it’s incredible. As usual, Smith breaks down the attraction scene by scene and in the case of Spaceship Earth, layer by layer. It’s worth noting

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Unrealized World Showcase Part 4: American Adventure

Throughout the development of EPCOT Center, the one shining constant was a pavilion representing the United States of America. The park layout did indeed change several times in the planning stages and it placed the host pavilion in various spots until it landed in the center of World Showcase. However, The American Adventure we know

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Unrealized World Showcase Part 1: The Philippines

If you’re a fan of theme park history, you know that getting Epcot’s World Showcase created was a far more difficult process than Disney Imagineers had originally hoped for. Sure, getting nations of the world to come together and exist side-by-side sounded like a great idea on paper, but getting them to sign on the

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Dine With Disney Legend Charlie Ridgeway at Epcot March 18

If you’ve never had the pleasure of having lunch with a Disney Legend, now is your chance! Charlie Ridgeway, author of “Spinning Disney’s World” will be the guest of honor at a special event in March for D23 gold members. For those unfamiliar with Ridgeway, he was the director of press and publicity for Walt

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Pixar kicks Captain EO to the curb at Epcot on December 6 2015

It was only a matter of time. As we reported on earlier this year, Captain EO retuned to Epcot after taking a hiatus to promote Disney’s summer flop “Tomorrowland”, followed by the blockbuster “Inside Out” by showing brief clips from those films. Michael Jackson and crew returned to the Magic Eye Theater in late July

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Disney World to Reopen Captain EO and Sells Poop

There I was, sitting in my luxurious home in Central Florida in mid-April 2015 when stories like this started coming across my Twitter newsfeed. I was blown away. Disney hadn’t announced that Captain EO was closing for good at Walt Disney World, just that it was going to host a temporary attraction previewing the new

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