THE EPCOT ISSUE

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On Oc­to­ber 26, 1966, Walt Dis­ney un­veiled his plans for the Florida Pro­ject or Walt Dis­ney World. In that 25-minute video, Walt laid out his dream for EPCOT or, as he called it, the Ex­per­i­men­tal Pro­to­type Com­mu­nity of To­mor­row.

“Dis­ney World” didn’t turn out ex­actly like Walt en­vi­sioned. In fact, af­ter his death Dis­ney Imag­i­neers strug­gled with how to cre­ate Walt’s “Com­mu­nity of To­mor­row.” To this day, they are still try­ing to fig­ure out how it’s sup­posed to work. This leads us to taking a look into Dis­ney’s first res­i­den­tial com­mu­nity, Cel­e­bra­tion, FL.

This month we take a good look at what Epcot has be­come. We start out by talk­ing about the evo­lu­tion and his­tory of Epcot, from the Florida Pro­ject days to the Epcot of to­day.

Next we look at the “Ed­u­ca­tional Side of Epcot”, and no, that’s not at all bor­ing. Dis­ney is re­ally good about turn­ing ed­u­ca­tion into fun.

When you think about Epcot, one of the main things that comes to mind is the food. Wow, there is a bunch of re­ally good food. Eat­ing around “The World” is prac­ti­cally a sport. That’s why we have a big fea­ture ar­ti­cle about what to eat and drink at Epcot.

As Epcot has changed through the years, so is WDW Magazine. This month our Help­ing Hands sec­tion gets a new name. We are now call­ing it Walt Dis­ney World 101. In our Walt Dis­ney World 101 we look at how Fastpass+ works in Epcot. That’s pretty cool. Then we take a look at which ho­tel is best for those with mo­bil­ity is­sues.

The Best of WDW take us on a tour that starts at the Con­tem­po­rary Re­sort then head over to the Magic King­dom for En­chanted Tales with Belle. Next a short mono­rail ride to Epcot and din­ner at Mon­seiur Paul. The tour ends up with a trip to Dis­ney Springs and a look at the ALEX and ANI gift shop.

Speak­ing of eat­ing at Epcot this month’s recipe if from Les Halles Boulan­gerie Patis­serie (type that 3 times fast). It might be hard to pro­nounce but it’s a great place to get sweet treats like the Les Halles Mousse au Choco­late. Yummy!

There’s a lots more to see and do in Epcot and in this issue. Oh, and be sure to catch our new Dis­ney Around the World ar­ti­cle. It’s a great way to end our tour of Epcot.

En­joy!

Carl Trent, Pub­lisher

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