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  • [Question] EPCOT changing logo again?

    I was looking at the pictures of Test Track 2.0 and saw there was quite a few World of Motion logos spread around as well as several sings spelled in reto EPCOT font. Even the merchandise was spelled in the font, does this mean that the park will be changing its logo again? It would really make sense since the sleek modern look is better than the modern "1994" gaudy one.


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    Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

    I think its mostly related to the 30th anniversary nostalgia.


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      It would be nice if they did.
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        That would be cool i say change the name of the park to EC
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          Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

          Originally posted by MrsMonroe View Post
          That would be cool i say change the name of the park to EC
          EPCOT Center or just EC?
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          • #6
            Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

            The old logo pops up in a couple places mostly around the monorail station. I don't know if these are leftovers from the old days that were never changed or the old style is coming back. I think the 30th helped a lot and I hope more of the modernist style returns. As an aside, Listen to the Land still plays in the loop outside of the Land pavilion too.
            It bothers me when people selectively edit quotes to support whatever point they are trying to prove.
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            • #7
              Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

              I've noticed this as well, but was most surprised to see "EPCOT" (but no center) written in the vintage font on the new Test Track merchandise. Typically the logo has been featured only on merch celebrating EPCOT Center nostalgia, the original attractions, etc., but here it was on a very modern t-shirt representing a brand new version of an attraction that opened in 1996 (well after EPCOT Center had given up its logo). Curious.

              At this point, I don't know why they don't just make it official. Then at least the logo would be consistent everywhere, across all park uses and merchandise. I highly doubt anyone will take up arms defending the current logo; if anything, I suspect merchandise sales will increase for the improved aesthetic value.

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                Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                "So, as far as I'm concerned... We don't call it Epcot Center anymore, but they should throw out the logo they're using now and go back to [the original]." -- Marty Sklar, during his Epcot 30th presentation (after reading from a September 1982 memo detailing the meaning of the original logo), October 1, 2012.

                Maybe management was listening.

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                  Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                  Originally posted by brightlined View Post
                  "So, as far as I'm concerned... We don't call it Epcot Center anymore, but they should throw out the logo they're using now and go back to [the original]." -- Marty Sklar, during his Epcot 30th presentation (after reading from a September 1982 memo detailing the meaning of the original logo), October 1, 2012.

                  Maybe management was listening.
                  I was lucky enough to be present when he said that. He was also asked during the presentation what he least liked about the current Epcot, and without hesitation he answered "the logo," again stating his preference for the original and why it was effective.

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                    Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                    Not too long ago, in response to the logotype on the Test Track merchandise, Martin posted an image of what he said is currently planned to be the Walt Disney World logo for 2013. The logotype was almost identical to the original except with what looked to be Sorcerer Mickey taking the place of the Mickey Globe inside the D in "Disney."

                    Either way, Epcot sorely needs a new/revived logo/logotype. The current one is just awful.

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                    • #11
                      Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                      It's like when they were pawing through the archives putting together the stuff for EPCOT's 30th they realized that a lot of the things they found are actually better than what they have in the park now. Maybe those old WED guys actually knew what they were doing.
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                        Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                        Originally posted by Dapper Dan View Post
                        It's like when they were pawing through the archives putting together the stuff for EPCOT's 30th they realized that a lot of the things they found are actually better than what they have in the park now. Maybe those old WED guys actually knew what they were doing.
                        I'm sure many were just confused why they kept misspelling WDI... :razz:

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                        • #13
                          Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                          Originally posted by lazyboy97O View Post
                          I'm sure many were just confused why they kept misspelling WDI... :razz:
                          That's not how you spell WED!) Your comprehensions confuse me so.

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                            Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                            Originally posted by lazyboy97O View Post
                            Not too long ago, in response to the logotype on the Test Track merchandise, Martin posted an image of what he said is currently planned to be the Walt Disney World logo for 2013. The logotype was almost identical to the original except with what looked to be Sorcerer Mickey taking the place of the Mickey Globe inside the D in "Disney."

                            Either way, Epcot sorely needs a new/revived logo/logotype. The current one is just awful.
                            Might we see this "new" logo?
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                              Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                              Originally posted by LordVader View Post
                              EPCOT Center or just EC?
                              just EC
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                                Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                                Originally posted by LordVader View Post
                                Might we see this "new" logo?
                                It was taken down, otherwise I would have provided the link.

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                                  Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                                  Originally posted by lazyboy97O View Post
                                  It was taken down, otherwise I would have provided the link.
                                  Well that just bursts my Death Star.
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                                  • #18
                                    Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                                    The "new" WDW logo is showing up on most of the 2013-themed merchandise:
                                    Sorcerer Mickey Mouse Tee for Adults - Walt Disney World 2013 | Tees, Tops & Shirts | Disney Store

                                    Also curious is that some of the merchandise features park icons with the Earfful Tower representing Disney's Hollywood Studios, NOT the sorcerer hat (odd since the new retro WDW logo contains Sorceror Mickey).
                                    Zarp-a-dee-doo-dah!

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                                      Originally posted by zarpman View Post
                                      The "new" WDW logo is showing up on most of the 2013-themed merchandise:
                                      Sorcerer Mickey Mouse Tee for Adults - Walt Disney World 2013 | Tees, Tops & Shirts | Disney Store

                                      Also curious is that some of the merchandise features park icons with the Earfful Tower representing Disney's Hollywood Studios, NOT the sorcerer hat (odd since the new retro WDW logo contains Sorceror Mickey).
                                      Said Hat won't be around too much longer.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: EPCOT changing logo again?

                                        Very interesting...
                                        Last edited by Disneytwins; 12-19-2012, 08:41 PM.
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