Monday, October 1, 2012
Happy 30th Birthday Epcot!
October 1st is finally here! Before I touch on the first presidential debate, the unemployment figures to come out on Friday, the question of the fairness and accuracy of the media, as well as any possible October surprises that may occur, this October 1st signifies the birthday of one of my favorite places: (a place I hope to escape to once the election passes) Epcot!
On this day, Epcot turns 30 years old! Thirty years ago today, the unconventional theme park, then known as Epcot Center, opened as Walt Disney World's second gate; ten years after the resort opened. (which celebrated it's 40th Anniversary last year.) It was unconventional because it focused on a World's Fair theme: science and technology melding with world cultures. I believe Epcot to be the cream of the crop of the Disney parks because of its uniqueness, which has allowed for various festivals and shows such as Illuminations: Reflections of Earth and its seasonal tags in the summer and during the holidays, the Candlelight Processional, the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival and the International Flower and Garden Show.
Thirty years later, Epcot has kept itself relevant and lived up to its "never finished-always changing" manta. With thrills like Test Track, shows like The American Adventure, kids stuff like Imagination and The Seas with Nemo and Friends, along with various international dining options, Disney will keep them coming to Lake Buena Vista to visit Epcot for 30 years more, and beyond!