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  • steve2wdw
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    While I'd love to see park anniversaries celebrated on the 5's, I don't think we'll see a true celebration until the WDW Resort hits 50. The Studios turns 25 in May of 2014 (barely a year and a half away) and I don't see any major additions in construction phase right now, so it seems to me that the 5's and 10's will continue to be low key events. At least we had a heck of a fireworks presentation on Monday night! It made up for that sad ceremony in which Marty was kept "caged" in the middle of row 2 so he couldn't get to the mic to voice his real opinions of today's Epcot.

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  • Dapper Dan
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    Originally posted by PSUMark View Post
    I'd rather have Test Track done right than done in time for an arbitrary date. Based on the Illusioneering presentation by Daniel Joseph at the D23 Epcot 30 event on 9/30, I'm cautiously optimistic that they'll get this one right. Daniel seems to really care/"get it" and made the point that they're trying to restore optimism and an inspiring vision of the future with the new Test Track. We'll see...
    Future World at the very least is going to get some cosmetic rehab over the next couple years to try to fix the fact that it looks like the 90s threw up all over it. I hope they go back to the more minimal modernist look and don't just heap another decade's aesthetic on top. Test Track will be the bellwether for the direction they take. Optimism and inspiration are good signs. Hopefully some of the current imagineers got to see some of the 30th celebration stuff and got at least a little grasp on why the place worked in the first place.

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  • Aotphks
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    Originally posted by KingEric View Post
    Team Disney: Happy 30th Birthday Epcot!
    Epcot: What did you get me?
    Team Disney:
    I must agree with this sentiment. When Vice president of EPCOT named Erin took the stage during the obligatory ceremony at the American Garden stage, she reminded everyone she loves EPCOT because there is "always something new to do". Really? She must be talking about the Tokyo Disney Resort parks. Then she added.."there's something new to do, like the SEVENTEENTH annual Wine/Food festival".. OUCH OUCH!!!

    How sad this is...in a resort that had such memorable anniversary celebrations like the Tencennial.. the 20th, and even the 25th (pink castle, memorable for the wrong reasons..), now? they delegate these anniversaries to just a day event with presentations geared to just the fanatic fans like the D23 bunch and some nice merchandise. No new attractions, no new parades or shows, no decor.. It's as cheap as it gets. So much for the respect to traditions that had made the Disney park unique among the rest. If these parks were my rice and beans every afternoon, I certainly would go out of my way to make sure they are celebrated in a proper way. But that's just my feelings about something near and dear.
    Another speaker in that same ceremony asked if Walt would be proud of EPCOT today... I think not. Disney World and EPCOT in particular would have turned out much differently than just the money making operation is it today.

    So yes, happy belated anniversary to EPCOT... I just hope the future management teams running Disney World give this park (and the others) the treatment,budgets, and respect they deserve.

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  • Bronco21
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    Happy late 30th EPCOT! I wish I could say that you have only improved with age, but apart from the addition of Norway none of your quality additions have survived the corporate destruction and lack of vision that TDO has exhumed the last 10 years. May TDO finally see that a park so unique and so inspiring needs a unique vision that differs from the vision used by modern day Disney.

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  • PSUMark
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    Originally posted by mess98 View Post
    I agree... they couldn't even have Test Track finished on time for it's birthday...
    I'd rather have Test Track done right than done in time for an arbitrary date. Based on the Illusioneering presentation by Daniel Joseph at the D23 Epcot 30 event on 9/30, I'm cautiously optimistic that they'll get this one right. Daniel seems to really care/"get it" and made the point that they're trying to restore optimism and an inspiring vision of the future with the new Test Track. We'll see...

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  • Dapper Dan
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    Happy 30th to the Walt Disney Company's last big risk, the boldest and most unique theme park on earth.

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  • Pacha
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    Happy 30th Epcot!

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  • Hathaway Browne
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    Originally posted by KingEric View Post
    Simply very poor planning
    True, but you they can't claim it 'snuck up on them', just like Disneyland 50 they knew it was coming. Speaks volumes about the management at TDO really.

    Anyway.... happy 30th EPCOT - you've changed no end in the three decades but you're still a great park.

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  • KingEric
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    Simply very poor planning

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  • mess98
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    Originally posted by KingEric View Post
    Team Disney: Happy 30th Birthday Epcot!
    Epcot: What did you get me?
    Team Disney:
    I agree... they couldn't even have Test Track finished on time for it's birthday...

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  • KingEric
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    Team Disney: Happy 30th Birthday Epcot!
    Epcot: What did you get me?
    Team Disney:

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  • TONY THE BEAT
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    Happy birthday Epcot! My favorite Disney park.

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  • goldenstate5
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    Easily the most unique out of all of Disney's parks, even to this very day.

    Happy 30th, Epcot!

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  • redrhino54
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    Happy birthday, epcot !!

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  • sbk1234
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    Happy birthday, EPCOT. It's still my favorite Disney theme park, and it's still great. It will get even greater, still.

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  • KingEric
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    YAY yo Epcot! May your next 30 years actually have vision, and direction!

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  • SparkChaser
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    Epcot celebrates years today!!!!!

    Since no else posted this I took the liberty to say...............HAPPY BIRTHDAY EPCOT CENTER!!!!!!! Hope you celebrate 30 more years of entertainment and education (and cleaning up a few pavilions).

    Remember Folks: It takes just ONE LITTLE SPARK to LISTEN TO THE LAND and realize ITS FUN TO FREE as we REACH FOR NEW HORIZONS helping ENERGY MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND so TOMORROWS CHILD can carry mankind into the future.



    Sorry the the 30 did not show!!!!! :0

    See ya walkin' right down the middle of o'l Main Street USA

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