And there’s the Mexico pavilion, with some very oversized flowers and maracas.
Reflect on this stylized representation of the China pavilion.
And it wouldn’t be Epcot without some sort of dedication or caption. The plaque reads:
“The EPCOT Center logo symbolizes unity, fellowship and harmony around the world. Five outer rings are linked to form the shape of a flower – a celebration of life. The heart of the logo is the Earth, embraced by a star symbolizing hope – the hope that with imagination, commitment and dedication, we can create a better tomorrow.”
Here’s the future Festival Center, which resembles early concept art for what would ultimately become The American Adventure.
And here’s the France pavilion, featuring three great examples of French cuisine: Chefs de France, Monsieur Paul, and Gusteau’s. Except one isn’t exactly a restaurant… it’s Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure!
The former Wonders of Life pavilion gets a makeover as it prepares to become the Play Pavilion.
As we wrap up our tour of this imaginative model, we finish at the Imagination pavilion.
And this is what it looks like all together.
But where is Epcot going? And what kind of future will we discover there? Surprisingly, the answers lie in our past. With apologies to Spaceship Earth, let’s take a look at a display of some of Epcot’s history…
I am super jealous of you if you own any of these things.
(Fun fact: You too can own an Epcot Center opening day ticket stub if you earn enough Corbucks.)
You can get an even closer look at the epic Epcot model in our video below. It even has fireworks projections!
And there you have it: a look to the past on the way to the future. Keep reading WDWNT as we learn more about Epcot’s transformation!