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

Theme Park University reader Tom writes 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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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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