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If you are at Epcot today, you need to read this! Select Guests are allowed to do one special thing today only!
Friday, October 1, 1982: “To all who come to this place of joy, hope, and friendship, welcome,” said then-Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company (and future Disney Legend) Card Walker at a brand-new Walt Disney World Resort park’s dedication. “EPCOT is inspired by Walt Disney’s creative vision. Here, human achievements are celebrated through imagination, wonders of enterprise, and concepts of a future that promises new and exciting benefits for all.”
EPCOT, the acronym, was coined by Walt Disney in 1966. Standing for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,” the term was used to illustrate his interest in exploring a futuristic hamlet on a plot of land in Florida. To this day, it’s clear that two words in that acronym are still of huge importance: “community” and “tomorrow”… as evidenced by the transformation the park is currently undergoing, including the just-opened Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and the amazing neighborhoods unifying the park.
Some guests today entered EPCOT and grabbed their commemorative maps and either made their way for special 40th food, a favorite attraction, or for the special ceremony. Other guests made a much different plan. There is a HUGE line to purchase EPCOT 40th anniversary merchandise.
Starting today, guests can also have this amazing Magic Shot featuring historical and present shots of our beloved Spaceship Earth.
One Little Spark
Guests who visit Epcot today may have the chance to be a part of Figment history! Journey Into Imagination with Figment is one of the core attractions people think of when they think of Epcot. Tony Baxter created the fan-favorite Figment, and although the ride has changed a lot in 40 years, Figment remains the heart of Epcot.
If you have ever been on the attraction you may have noticed the reception desk that sits in the queue line. There’s a book on that desk, and for today only, Disney is letting Guests sign the book! That’s right! If you are there today…run, don’t walk…to Figment’s ride and sign your name into history!
Guests who ride Journey Into Imagination with Figment can sign the book on the reception desk in the queue.
Did you sign your name in Figment’s book? Let us know in the comments below and on Facebook.