Spaceship Earth

Epcot by the Numbers

By Greg Ehrbar

“By far the most important part of our Florida Project, in fact the heart of everything we’re doing at Disney World, will be our Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow—we call it EPCOT,” said Walt Disney in the “EPCOT Film,” in which he shared the Company’s vision for Walt Disney World and EPCOT—a visionary and ambitious plan, the…

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Epcot Center Pavilion logos

The Symbolism Behind Epcot’s Symbols

By Michael Crawford

When designing Epcot Center, the talented minds at WED Enterprises–now known as Walt Disney Imagineering–made sure that every visual element made guests feel as if they were truly stepping into a community of tomorrow. Take, for example, the contemporary circular symbols designed for Epcot: Spaceship Earth, Universe of Energy, Horizons, World…

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Figment concept art and photo

Figment: From Imagination to Reality

By D23 Team

Ah, Figment—dreamer, icon, and the embodiment of childish delight. How could we celebrate 35 years of Epcot without acknowledging the beloved purple dragon? Star of Journey Into Imagination With Figment and (in our eyes) an unofficial mascot of Epcot, Figment’s been a part of Epcot’s history for as long as the park itself!

Join us on a visual…

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Skølebrod

5 Epcot Eats You Have to Try

By Nicole Nalty

If you’ve been to the park, you know that food is an integral part of the Epcot experience. Whether you’re working your way around World Showcase during Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, or are a regular at the Rose & Crown patio during IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth, chances are you’ve had a taste of the awesome culinary options…

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shopDisney Epcot 35 Merchandise

7 Epcot 35th Anniversary Items You Positively Must Own

By Courtney Potter

Our exciting D23 Fanniversary—celebrating Epcot’s incredible 35 years of igniting your imagination—is still going strong, as is the all-new refreshed shopping experience over at shopDisney. (FYI: While Fanniversary ends at the end of the month, the new shopDisney is here to stay. Holiday shopping ahoy!) So, you know what this means, right?…

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Spaceship Earth

6 Dreamy Epcot Wallpapers for your Phone (or Desktop or Tablet!)

By D23 Team

Escape to Epcot every time you check your phone (or take a break at work… we won’t tell!) with these stunning wallpapers.

Temple of Heaven in the China Pavilion

Desktop: 1920×1080 • 1680×1050 • 1600×1200 • 1440×900 • 1400×1050 • 1280×800 • 1024×768
Mobile: 1180×1920
Tablet: 2048×2732
Social: Facebook • Twitter

Spaceship…

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Torii Gate

11 Real-Life Landmarks that Inspired Epcot World Showcase

By Beth Deitchman

Some folks are seasoned world travelers, ready to throw a backpack over a shoulder and traipse across the world to experience new sights and cultures, while some of us are at our happiest exploring every inch of a Disney theme park. Epcot’s World Showcase is our shared happy place—an immersive experience that takes guests through 11…

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France Pavilion

5 New Things We Can’t Wait to Experience at Epcot

By Nicole Nalty

We all have our favorites when visiting a Disney theme park: favorite attraction, show, restaurant… But is there anything better than discovering a new favorite? As Imagineers continue to dream up experiences around the world, it’s fun—as a seasoned Disney theme park goer—to be able to try something new. At D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks…

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Dreamfinder

11 Awesome Epcot Audio-Animatronics® Figures

By Jocelyn Buhlman

Epcot is the home of original Disney Parks characters that have stolen the hearts of fans around the world. Whether they are part of the world of tomorrow or showcasing the wonders of countries all over Earth, the Audio-Animatronics® figures of Epcot are known for their whimsy, their educational value, and their innovation. To celebrate 35 years…

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