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Epcot Features and Articles
Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Epcot are listed below. As well as previews and reviews of new rides, look out for "Top 10" lists and tips for saving time and money on your next visit.
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LOST LEGENDS: World of Motion: From the earliest plans for Walt Disney's Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, transportation was key. So when Disney transformed Walt's city into EPCOT Center, a transportation pavilion was a must-have. And when it came to World of Motion, Disney and General Motors built a wonder. Trace the in-depth story of this forgotten favorite and its lasting legacy in this in-depth feature.
LOST LEGENDS: Test Track: World of Motion charmed a generation into seeing the whimsical story of progress. But changing times and a changing park meant that Epcot's storied dark rides had to hit the road, and it all started with TEST TRACK. In this in-depth feature, we'll accelerate 0 - 65 as we experience the in-depth story behind Epcot's first ever thrill ride, ride through its traffic tests, and explore how – and why – Disney bothered to close this classic and redesign it from scratch. Hold on tight!
When Disney Imagineers build theme park attractions, they must thread the needle in terms of respecting and relaying classic tales in a timeless way that guests of all ages and walks of life will embrace as thematically parallel.
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LOST LEGENDS: Body Wars: Prepare for an unbelievable journey through the incredible human machine! Today, we trace the in-depth story behind Epcot's lost Wonders of Life and its would-be E-Ticket. How did a cutting-edge thrill ride go from a headliner to a walk-on in a matter of months? What became of the ruins within the Wonders of Life pavilion? Today, we miniaturize to the size of a cell for a rough and wild adventure that you'll never forget...
LOST LEGENDS: Soarin' Over California: When California Adventure opened, successes were few and far between. But the ride's starring E-Ticket was Soarin' Over California, a hang-gliding adventure that proved so popular, it spread across the globe. Take flight on this lost wonder and explore the in-depth story behind its creation, what it was like to ride, how it spread Around the World, and why it's gone today.
DISASTER FILES: Journey into YOUR Imagination: What happens when "One Little Spark" fizzles out? As the new millennium neared, Epcot readied for an international celebration by giving a well-deserved facelift to a distinctly-80s park. En route, they made at least one horrifying mistake... The beloved Lost Legend Journey into Imagination made way for the most hated ride Epcot's ever had... This is how.
How did Disney build such an amazing facility, why did it struggle, and what does the future hold for Epcot’s oddest pavilion? Let’s dive into the complex history of what we once knew as The Living Seas.