Tag Archives: EPCOT Center

Epcot Center’s Communicore History Showcased in New Martin Smith Video

Don’t you wish you could hop into a theme park time machine sometimes? That’s exactly how it feels every time Martin Smith releases a new video on Disney history. This time, he’s got some amazing footage of what is often the most forgotten Epcot Center pavilion: Communicore! As always, Smith has a ton of concept

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Epcot World of Motion Ultimate Tribute by Martin Smith Has Arrived!

Are you bummed about the announcements that came from the 2017 D23 event? Me too. The closing of Universe of Energy is yet another step in the original EPCOT Center’s original vision slowly becoming a distant memory. Yes, I know the original version was replaced in 1996 with the new film starring Ellen DeGeneres and

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Unrealized World Showcase Part 5: Arab Nations Pavilion

Welcome back to our series of EPCOT Center World Showcase pavilions, attractions and concepts that never made the cut. In case you missed it, so far we have examined abandoned ideas for Venezuela, United States of America, Mexico, and the Philippines. Today we take a look at what would have been another E-ticket attraction in

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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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Visions of Walt Disney’s EPCOT Center resurface in Dubai Expo 2020

If you’re a fan of Disney history, you know that Walt’s final dream of opening an utopian city was morphed into the Epcot theme park we know today. Who knows if the planned city where transportation, jobs and shared cultures would have actually been the wave of the future? What I find interesting is how

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Top 4 Misconceptions About Frozen Replacing Maelstrom At Epcot

If there is one thing the internet has taught me this past week, it’s that celebrities sure do like taking naked selfies. A close second lesson is that Disney theme park fans sure are passionate about the attractions and ideals they hold near and dear to their hearts. With the recent official announcement from the

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On Imagination’s 30th: A Re-Birthday Wish

If Walt Disney ever actually said, “Disneyland will never be completed as long as there is imagination left in the world,” I’ve never met anyone who heard him say it. On the other hand, there were hundreds at last year’s IAPPA symposium who heard Tony Baxter say: “I don’t think the Imagination pavilion works anymore.”

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