Oct 1, 2022, 12:20 PM ·
Content 40th birthday these days to Walt Disney World’s Epcot, which opened on October 1, 1982.
Epcot’s opening ceremony on October 1, 1982. Photograph courtesy DisneyIt can be a bittersweet celebration in Orlando today, as the parks have reopened to all visitors, but so numerous individuals during the condition carry on to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, which shut the parks for two days and brought on as-yet uncalculated destruction throughout Florida.
At Epcot, construction carries on on the park’s transformation task, which was delayed and altered to some degree by the pandemic. All these current worries demonstrate that the 21st century has not turned out to be very the stunning long term that Disney’s initially “non-fiction” topic park optimistically predicted when it opened as Walt Disney World’s second concept park, immediately after the Magic Kingdom.Nor has Epcot continued with that non-fiction theme. As people’s optimism about America’s and the world’s foreseeable future has waned around the several years, Disney has pivoted with Epcot, incorporating additional Disney IP. “Hey, you know that the long term could suck, but at the very least you however will be equipped to enjoy Disney in it,” seems to be Epcot’s new information.So let us just go ahead and enjoy Epcot as it celebrates its anniversary. (Nowadays also marks the 51st birthday of the Walt Disney Planet Resort, even though Disney will continue celebrating its 50th anniversary for an additional 6 months.) Lots of lovers are making the most of the park’s most recent attraction – its 1st roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind. [Here is our ride review.]Other leading tips in the park contain two opening-day points of interest, The American Adventure and Impressions de France. [Why ‘Impressions de France’ is the best movie ever made for a theme park]But for many lovers, Epcot these days is greatest acknowledged as the web-site of so many food stuff festivals, with a range of preferences and beverages marketed at competition marketplaces close to Planet Showcase. The current Epcot International Foodstuff & Wine Competition proceeds via November 19.
Also in mid-November, the annual IAAPA Expo will honor Epcot’s 40th anniversary with a Legends panel that seems to be back again at Epcot’s previous and its enduring classes for the foreseeable future of the topic park sector. [Epcot Gets the Spotlight at This Year’s IAAPA Legends Panel] I am planning to be in Orlando for the Expo and will carry highlights from that panel to you in this article on Topic Park Insider.In the meantime, content birthday to Epcot! * * *
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