A Tribute to Disney’s Community of Tomorrow (The Origins of EPCOT Center)

Epcot has been my favorite Disney World park for quite a while now, but what I’ve always found more fascinating than the park is it’s backstory, and how when it was first conceptualized, wasn’t even meant to be a theme park.

This tribute video traces back the idea to Walt Disney, then follows it’s evolution from a functional city into an experimental theme park, all the way up to it’s grand opening and throughout the subsequent additions it saw over the ensuing decade. Leaving us with what EPCOT Center was by the early 90’s.

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Videos Used:
• EPCOT Center Future World B-Roll #3 – 1994: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b9t8UxI4g4
• EPCOT Center Future World B-Roll #1 – 1994: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8sBYAxAtCg
• EPCOT Center Future World B-Roll #2 – 1994: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-760TFfG07E
• Rare EPCOT Center B-Roll Video Footage – Part 1 of 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZWy-l1bz-g
• Epcot Opening Ceremony part one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhF3dl9WiTw
• 1982 October 1 CNN Epcot Center Opening Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUXWqEc_W04
• 1960 Chevrolet Impala and Corvair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5kqXN0gIb0
• Walt Disney’s original E.P.C.O.T film (1966) HD FULL VERSION: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLCHg9mUBag
• Epcot Center 1982 Preview Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdDuIJiJBjM
• Epcot Center 1982 – Scope – HD – 35mm: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7P4vCiNpi8

Music Used:
• Epcot Entrance Area Music – Rope Drop Spiel (We’ve Just Begun To Dream): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Prji6bHEf6Q&t=63s
• Epcot Entrance Music 1982 Master Copy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIq7JX8FT6M

Thanks for watching

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