A Brief History
On October 1, 1982, Disney’s latest and greatest attraction opened at their Orlando, Florida Walt Disney World location, EPCOT Center, now known as EPCOT. An acronym, the name stands for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, intended to showcase technology and the latest in modern inventions and developments, a sort of “permanent world’s fair.”
Double the size of the original Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom, EPCOT sprawls across over 300 acres. The park gets plenty of visitors, close to 12.4 million per year, ranking 4th in North American theme parks and 7th in the world.
Some of the theme areas of the park include World Celebration, World Discovery, World Nature, and World Showcase. The park has undergone several updates and will probably continue to do so. Attractions include many movie and television themed rides and areas, with an emphasis on “family friendly.” Ticket prices range from $109 to $159 per day.
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For more information, please see…
Veness, Susan. The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World: Over 600 Secrets of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Adams Media, 2015.
Wallace, Aaron. The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Epcot. Pensive Pen Publishing, 2017.
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