EPCOT began life as Walt Disney's vision for an "Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow" - it was to be a city of the future. It quickly became an amusement park instead. EPCOT first opened on October 1, 1982 and saw just under 11 million visitors in 2007, making it the 3rd most visited park in the US and the 6th most visited park in the world. (You can find more history and details here.)
Visit http://abcwednesdayround3.blogspot.com/ for the AWCOT (ABC Wednesday Community of Today).
Incidentally, Tropical Storm/Hurricane Fay is projected to hit our area late tomorrow and into Thursday, and while it won't be very strong and probably won't cause much damage, it is possible that we will lose power or internet access, etc. and that might prevent me from visiting or commenting on my blogs this week. I'll at least take pictures. :)