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New Nighttime Spectaculars Headed to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Two new nighttime spectaculars have been announced for Walt Disney World coming in 2019! Both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be receiving brand new shows! Epcot Forever will replace the long-running Illuminations: Reflections of Earth in fall 2019 until the new permanent replacement is ready for prime-time. Based on what we know, the new

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Why Didn’t They Tear Down Universe of Energy Entirely and Build The Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster From Scratch?

Theme Park University reader Nick writes in, “Hey, I’ve got a strange question. I was in Epcot the other day and noticed that the old Universe of Energy building was gutted from the front wall and you could see all the way through the back. It’s basically an empty shell at this point. My question:

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Will Epcot’s Guardians Coaster Be The Next Harry Potter and The Escape from Gringott’s?

A recent Disney patent uncovered for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster at Epcot can give us a lot of insight as to what kind of ride is in store. Ever since the Universe of Energy (or Ellen’s Energy Adventure) closed in August 2017, there has been quite a bit of speculation as

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Will The New Guardians of the Galaxy Coaster Be Anti-Epcot?

Theme Park University reader Tom wrote in to ask, “I have been following your page for a while now and I like your thoughts on different happenings in theme parks so I have a question. The Guardians of the Galaxy coaster in Epcot seems to go against the idea of Epcot. Granted there are several

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What Is Going On With Epcot’s Planned Brazil Pavilion?

We recently got this question in our inbox from Sergio. He writes, “Hi TPU, First of all, great job you guys do with this site. It’s addictive. So, I’d like to know what you can tell us about the so much promised Brazilian Pavillion at EPCOT. Regards, Sergio”  First of all, Sergio, thanks for the

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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’s The Land Pavilion History Detailed in New Martin Smith Videos

Fire up the time machine because it’s time to jump into another Walt Disney World history lesson! Martin Smith is the best video historian of the Walt Disney World resort that you’ll find anywhere. Recently he added two new videos featuring Epcot’s The Land pavilion and the history behind it. In total, there are over

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Ellen’s Energy Adventure History Chronicled in Latest Martin Smith Video

2017 was the year we saw many classic attractions close in Orlando. Personally, the biggest loss for me is Ellen’s Energy Adventure at Epcot. While the attraction was refurbished in 1996, to me it still represented part of the original mission for EPCOT Center. Not to mention, it had my personal favorite soundtrack from any

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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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