PHOTOS, VIDEO: EPCOT 40th Anniversary Ceremony Featuring Mariachi Cobre and Voices of Liberty

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of EPCOT today, October 1, 2022, Cast Members participated in a ceremony at the America Gardens Theatre.

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Walt Disney World executives and Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Josh D’Amaro were in attendance.

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The ceremony began with a performance by Mariachi Cobre, who usually perform at the Mexico Pavilion.

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Walt Disney World Ambassadors Ali Manion and Raevon Redding then spoke.

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The Voices of Liberty, a mainstay of the American Adventure, also performed.

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The screens of the stage showed the EPCOT 40 logo as well as clips of Walt Disney talking about EPCOT.

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Kartika Rodriguez, the EPCOT Vice President, also spoke.

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The ambassadors returned for a final speech, while concept art for the ongoing EPCOT reimagining was shown on the screens.

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The show ended with the Voices of Liberty singing “Golden Dream” from the American Adventure with concept art of the Walt the Dreamer statue behind them.

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Watch our video of the ceremony below.

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