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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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Monday, December 19, 2016 04:19

Here are three more mind-blowing facts about the conversion from Soarin’ Over California to Soarin’ Around the World.

Monday, December 19, 2016 03:24

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...

Saturday, December 17, 2016 22:39

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.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 06:13

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.

Monday, December 05, 2016 04:55

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.

Thursday, December 01, 2016 05:50

Spending the holidays at a Disney park is one of the greatest opportunities for a theme park tourist. And who would understand the best strategies for such a visit more than the Disney Vacation Club experts who participate in our roundtable discussions?

Sunday, October 30, 2016 02:21

Frozen Ever After is a bold new usage of the same space at the Norway Pavilion. It’s also considered the first step toward reimagining the entire World Showcase for the 21st century.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 06:19

Joining the Disney Vacation Club is a bold decision.

Soarin' Around the World
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 01:33

Roughly 15 years after its debut in California, and about 10 following its Orlando opening, Disney reimagined the “Soarin' over California” film into a new, grander package: Soarin' around the World. Yet, in doing so, Disney seems to have lost some of the magic that made the original Soarin' such a beloved attraction.

Guardians of the Galaxy concept art
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 07:26

“You are traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination. Next stop, the Twilight Zone!”

Image - Flickr, chrisbenseler
Sunday, September 11, 2016 01:23

At night, Imagineers are completely in control of the things your eye can see – they can dictate what color light should bounce bounce off a building. They can decide what parts of an attraction should be visible and which ones should remain hidden. The attractions and parks at night are completely designed.

Friday, September 02, 2016 05:56

Here's a list of everything you can expect to be closed at Walt Disney World's theme parks if the forecast calls for less than magical conditions:

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