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  • EPCOT Center

    When I first went to WDW in 1988 I remember the park's name having Center attached to it. At sometime till my next visit in 1998, t was shortened to just EPCOT, does anyone know when or why? It doesn't make a difference to me cause I have always called it just EPCOT anyways. But I've always been curious about it I've read posted before where the old name is mentioned but haven't found out why.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwwdFhJWDK0

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    The acronym of EPCOT just didn't make sense anymore. EPCOT is entirely different from EPCOT Center/Epcot.

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    • #3
      Re: EPCOT Center

      When the park opened, the name was "E.P.C.O.T. (acronym) Center", as it embodied the theme of Walt's E.P.C.O.T. in 1994, "Center" was dropped and "E.P.C.O.T." the acronym was changed to "Epcot" the word (because at this time Epcot had pretty much become a word through common usage), and the year was attached (i.e. Epcot '94, Epcot '95). For 1996, the name was permenetly changed to "Epcot".
      Last edited by AEGuy42; 04-16-2006, 08:00 PM.

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      • #4
        Re: EPCOT Center

        yep...it's no longer the experimental prototype community of tomorrow...just Epcot, which is now a household word.
        -Kyle, Member of the DCA Lovers Alliance
        I'M GOING TO YALE!!!!!!!

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        • #5
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          Yea.. I know the feeling. I still call it Epcot Center from time to time.. but I usually just call it, Ep-ity-cot. :cwink:
          And TDLFan calls it E-pity-cot. :croll:

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          • #6
            Re: EPCOT Center

            I still try to type it here EPCOT...not the new Epcot way it is now...

            Things sometimes shouldn't have to change...
            It's a Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah...Tip for Today!









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            • #7
              Re: EPCOT Center

              It was never E.P.C.O.T. Never. Always either EPCOT (Which was the city) EPCOT Center (the park from 1982-1993) Epcot '94 (the park in 1994) Epcot '95 (the park in 1995) Epcot '96 (the park in 1996) and now it is just plain Epcot.

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              • #8
                Re: EPCOT Center

                Originally posted by Bill
                It was never E.P.C.O.T. Never.
                And so it was written, so it is done. And so it was never, and never shall be. Bill has spoken.

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                • #9
                  Re: EPCOT Center

                  Now now, you're just trying to get in the al-mighty Sig-of-Bill...

                  Please tell me why I'm posting this when I feel like I want to die with some kinda flu.

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                  • #10
                    Re: EPCOT Center

                    Thanks for all the responses. Especially to Bill, I definatly don't remember it being called Epcot '94, '95, and '96. Hope you feel better!

                    BPF you don't want to know what i call it!
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwwdFhJWDK0

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Disney Magic
                      BPF you don't want to know what i call it!
                      :unsure: Okay.. I'll take your word on it.

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                      • #12
                        Re: EPCOT Center

                        I say we change it to what my daughter calls it.

                        "Mommy, can we go to the big golf ball at Disney?"

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                        • #13
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                          Every Person Can Order Tacos...
                          Every Person Comes Out Tired...

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                          • #14
                            Re: EPCOT Center

                            Eisner's Personal Coin Operated Toy

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                            • #15
                              Re: EPCOT Center

                              Originally posted by Bill
                              Every Paycheck Comes On Thur....
                              Every Person Can Order Tacos...
                              Every Person Comes Out Tired...
                              Experimental Polyester Costumes of Tomorrow....

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