Finding Future World – The Land

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” that was meant to inform and inspire visiting guests. With each pavilion focusing on a different area, passing tourists would be able to learn a little bit about different areas. The Land took this one step further and actually attempts to learn as well.

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Finding Future World – An Introduction

As a child, I had the benefit of growing up near Walt Disney World. Cinderella’s Castle and Spaceship Earth became common sights as I was lucky enough to enjoy the benefits of being a seasonal passholder. The bright colors and catchy songs of Fantasyland amazed my young self and then, in later years, I became fascinated by the world brought to life by EPCOT Center’s Future World.

Finding Future World

By the time I had reached high school, I had fallen out of the Disney bubble. I stopped connecting with the material like I had before. It wasn’t cool to be super into the cartoons and songs associated with the Disney brand and I admit to falling into that misguided thinking. Once an adult, I stopped caring about “cool” but it didn’t become financially reasonable to return to the place I had so enjoyed as a kid.

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