Living in the Epcot World
Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow or EPCOT is one of the four theme parks set up in Walt Disney World, Florida. It is double the size of Magic Kingdom and is primarily built to honor the continuing achievements of the human race such as celebrations of international culture and innovations in technology. The Spaceship Earth, as it is represented in the park, is also one of the main attractions.
The man goal of this theme park is to recognize and promote technological developments here on Earth. As said, Walt Disney visualized a Utopian community in the future, which is similar to this theme park. Once you go there, you can see that there are many flowers, trees, and lakes. It somewhat sends a message of hope that the future would be something like this place.
Here are some of the attractions at Epcot:
- Imagination! – The attraction started in 1982 but had undergone three renovations ever since. Originally, this plays the 3-D Magic Journey film. It was in 1999 when it was renamed Imagination!
- Innoventions East and Innoventions West – These two attractions opened in 1994. The building that houses them uses advancements in technology and their everyday applications as the focal point of interest. The attractions’ name is a cross between innovation and invention.
- Mission: SPACE – The attraction offers complete astronaut ride simulations for guests to enjoy and learn.
- Spaceship Earth – This attraction serves as the iconic symbol of Epcot. It has a geodetic sphere shape and it is where you can get to experience how it is being in a time machine. The journey would give you glimpses of the different technological advancements over time.
- Test Track – In this attraction, you would have the chance to go through a simulated tour around General Motors’ testing procedures for its vehicles.
- The Land – Located at the western part of the theme park, this attraction allows you to have an in-depth experience with the land. Its mission is to incorporate the value of preserving and protecting the land that you live in.
- The Seas with Nemo and Friends – is an aquarium-type attraction at Epcot that deals with explorations done under water.
- Universe of Energy – The attraction at Epcot that opened in 1982 has three films that recreate the dinosaur era.
- Wonders of Life/Festival Center – The attraction opened in 1987 but was closed in 2007. Originally, this building houses attractions that are dedicated to the body – its health and fitness. The previous main attractions were Body Wars and Cranium Command. At present, the venue is home to seasonal events.
All of these attractions in Epcot were initially sponsored by different corporations, which helped in funding the construction and maintenance of each building. If you want your kids to have a fun-filled yet educational vacation, it is highly advisable that you bring them here. It will help them become aware of their past, the present, and the future. Help them become part of the revolutionary generation that will shape the future. It is never too late to dream of a perfect world and a perfect future.