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See if you are eligible to celebrate EPCOT’s 40th Anniversary at this special event

See if you are eligible to celebrate EPCOT's 40th Anniversary at this special event
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Are you hoping to celebrate EPCOT’s 40th Anniversary? See if you are eligible to attend this special event.


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On October 1, 1982, Card Walker dedicated the second park in Walt Disney World, saying, “May EPCOT Center entertain, inform, and inspire, and above all may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man’s ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere in the world.” Since then, EPCOT has invited guests to journey around the world, the depths of the sea, and to galaxies beyond belief!

So far, little has been said about EPCOT’s 40th anniversary celebration. We had a little clue not too long ago about what is in store, which you can read about HERE. We know the official celebration will take place on October 1, 2022.

During D23’s Expo event a couple of weeks ago, we learned a new nighttime spectacular will debut! You can read more about that announcement in Susan’s post HERE. The new nighttime spectacular is expected to be part of the anniversary celebration.

D23 Gold Member Event

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Today, D23 announced a special event for D23 Gold Members! Here are some details regarding the event:

  • As a D23 event guest, start your special D23 EPCOT celebration at 7:30 a.m. for priority park check-in!
  • Enjoy free time to celebrate the 40th in your own way—including the opportunity to check out some of the new EPCOT 40th Anniversary merchandise at Creations Shop!
  • Then from 9:30-10:45 a.m., meet up with fellow EPCOT lovers at World ShowPlace for a D23 Member Mixer reception with a continental breakfast.
  • After the reception, explore the park for the rest of the day. Also exclusive to D23 event guests, get priority entrance to one of EPCOT’s original attractions, Living with the Land, to use at your convenience during the day!

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 21st at 1:00 pm EDT.

What is Included

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The following is included for guests attending the event:

  • Priority park check-in
  • $25 Disney Gift Card to enjoy the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival and commemorative merchandise (or any other Disney dining or retail location of your choice)
  • Exclusive Event Credential
  • Living with the Land priority line access for one (1) ride during operating hours with your event credential
  • Exclusive entry to World ShowPlace for D23 Member Mixer, including continental breakfast, coffee, and photo opportunities
  • Complimentary park admission (including reservation) and parking for EPCOT on Saturday, October 1, 2022

More Details

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D23 Members must provide their membership number and name of guests attending. Guests can purchase up to two tickets. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 21st at 1:00 pm EDT. Complete details and further information can be found HERE. Guests are advised that filming and recording will take place at Walt Disney World during the event.

Are you a D23 Gold Member? Will you be buying tickets to this event to celebrate EPCOT’s 40th anniversary? Tell us about it in the comments below or on our Facebook page.


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