Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ABC Wednesday: "E" is for EPCOT

This go around "E" is for EPCOT - one of the four parks in Walt Disney World and home of the well known geodesic sphere - or the "Big Golf Ball", as some call it.

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 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. :)


CaBaCuRl said...

Thanks for your post about the EPCOT centre. i have heard of it as people from Australia seem to visit it & Disneyland.
Hope you don't suffer too much grief from Faye!

magiceye said...

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Greyscale Territory said...

Enjoyed this perspective of Disneyland!

Thank you for the update on hurricane Fay! Glad it will be filtering a little! Please be safe!

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I've never been to Epcot and didn't know it's letters stood for anything! I've learned something new (again!) through ABCWednesday!

Bear Naked said...

Stay safe and good luck with Tropical storm Fay.
Will that be your post for next week for the letter F?

Bear((( )))

leslie said...

Epcot - another place of interest on my list of places to see. Hope you aren't overtaken by Fay.

photowannabe said...

Great shot with the stormy sky. I love WDW and enjoy Epcot too.
Stay safe and I hope you don't get too much rain and difficulties.

Tommy V said...

happiest place on Earth

Gramma L said...

That's a good one!

Denise said...

Hope all is well with the storm. We've had thunder this afternoon, about normal for the height of our summer!

Thanks for this and for being part of a great group of people.