Walt Disney first proposed the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow or EPCOT in a famous episode of Disney’s Wonderful World of Color television show in the late 1960’s. A little over a decade later, EPCOT Center as it was first called opened as a scaled back version from Walt’s original concept.
Epcot introduced the term Edutainment as each pavilion sought to educate as well as entertain. Over the years, the pavilions have evolved more towards entertainment. What has not changed is the futuristic architecture of Future World.
The glass and steel of the Journey Into Imagination pavilion uses water in, what else, imaginative ways from a reverse waterfall to jumping water pods.
Mission: SPACE take guests on a trip to Mars using technology to simulate high G liftoff and weightlessness.
While Epcot is not what Walt wanted it to be, it still embodies the spirit of human invention and ingenuity.