Moving forward, the park formerly known as Epcot will be known as “EPCOT”, in all uppercase letters. Many would see this as a return to form for the park, as it was originally known as EPCOT Center when it first opened on October 1, 1982.
The name stood for the acronym Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, inspired by Walt’s vision for a utopian city of the future. Other park name changes took place in the mid-’90s when the park became Epcot ’94, followed by Epcot ’95, and ultimately just… Epcot.
Currently, the Walt Disney World website still features the old Epcot stylization, but we expect it to transition to the new name over the following months.
Here are some other recent examples of the established new park name in action:
The new logo and park name were featured in this Expression Section postcard for the 2020 Festival of the Arts.