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Finding Future World – The Living Seas

Finding Future World – The Living Seas

Since opening day, Epcot has added 3 pavilions to Future World, 2 on the east side and 1 on the west side. As we wrap up the west side of Future World, we will finish with that added pavilion: The Living Seas. Featuring three distinct areas, the Living Seas offered quite a bit to see for adventurous visitors. The theming has changed quite a bit since it has opened but the pavilion still offers quite to explore. Welcome to Seabase…

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Finding Future World – The Land

Finding Future World – The Land

When it opened, EPCOT Center’s Future World tried to capture the ideals that went into Walt Disney’s original plan for future urban communities. Since that opening many of the pavilions have taken on new focuses or been left to age. While time has taken its neighbors in different directions, The Land pavilion has not only maintained its focus but the spirit of the original EPCOT plan. Learning With The Land Future World was built around a unique style of “edutainment”…

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Finding Future World – Imagination! – Week of Imagination!

Finding Future World – Imagination! – Week of Imagination!

Long before FastPass lines, Soarin’, or TestTrack were in place, lines used to pour out of the Journey Into Imagination pavilion. The pavilion housed 3 distinct attractions that were incredibly popular through the 80s and mid-90s. Over the course of the 90s, the pavilion has taken on a radical shift and its once robust popularity has wained. Sadly, what lead to this unfortunate downturn highlights one of the biggest issues of Epcot’s model. Join me as we rush to the…

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Innovators of the Imagination Institute – Week of Imagination!

Innovators of the Imagination Institute – Week of Imagination!

While the changes to the Journey Into Imagination ride have had their share of controversy, the changes allowed Imagineers to sneak in some fun references to some of the more inventive characters from Disney’s live action films. In fact, with the queue themed to match the Imagination Institute introduced in the Magic Eye Theater year earlier, many of these nods are given before ever boarding the ride. Today, we continue our Week of Imagination!, and discuss some of the Disney…

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Finding Future World – Communicore/Innoventions

Finding Future World – Communicore/Innoventions

EPCOT Center becoming a theme park rather than a functional city may have been quite different than Walt Disney had envisioned but there were some parts of his vision that were maintained. CommuniCore and its successor, Innoventions, celebrated advancing technologies and even gave visitors a chance to interact with upcoming technologies. Located in the heart of Future World, it functioned like a family friendly exhibition hall as well as a gateway to the pavilions surrounding it. Join me today as…

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