Are you a completist when it comes to extinct attractions? There are plenty of us out there and I’m fascinated with rides and shows that no longer exist. Even more so, those that seem to have vanished in video form over the years. After a while, you give up hope that any kind of recording ever surfaces. A big white whale for me is Epcot’s Astuter Computer Revue.
When E.P.C.O.T Center opened in 1982, Communicore opened with this short-lived show. The purpose was to showcase how computers were going to change our lives and more specifically, how they ran the shows and attractions at E.P.C.O.T. Center.
Unfortunately, this version of the show lasted less than two years and closed in January 1984. It was replaced with Backstage Magic. While the new show had a similar mission (to explain how computers worked at E.P.C.O.T. Center), the song and dance portion of the show was gone.
As luck would have it, someone did indeed film this show. While the video quality may not be the greatest, it’s still the only video of the majority of the show that has been posted online. Another thing to keep in mind, home video cameras were in their infancy and this show was in the dark and pretty far away from the audience.
Also, another thing to keep in mind; this is not a Theme Park University video. It was uploaded to YouTube under the Blink Creative channel. If anything, maybe this will inspire others to go through their old videos and find more hidden gems. Enjoy!
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