THE EPCOT ISSUE
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.
Carl Trent, Publisher