Future World

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.

Spaceship Earth is an eighteen story geodesic sphere that takes guests on a time machine-themed experience telling the story of human communications.

Spaceship Earth in Epcot's Future World at Walt Disney World.

Spaceship Earth in Epcot’s Future World at Walt Disney World.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/60s, f/16, ISO 1600, EV +0.3, 16mm focal length.

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.

Journey Into imagination pavilion in Epcot's Future World from the monorail.

Journey Into imagination pavilion in Epcot’s Future World from the monorail.
Nikon D700/Tokina 11-16mm, 1/125s, f/16, ISO 320, EV +0.3, 16mm focal length.

Mission: SPACE take guests on a trip to Mars using technology to simulate high G liftoff and weightlessness.

Guests heading into Mission Space in Epcot's Future World at Walt Disney World.

Guests heading into Mission Space in Epcot’s Future World.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/60s, f/16, ISO 2800, EV +0.3, 40mm focal length.

While Epcot is not what Walt wanted it to be, it still embodies the spirit of human invention and ingenuity.

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3 Responses to Future World

  1. Giiid says:

    These are very nice photos, especially the last one, with its good mix of lines and colors.

    BTW, how are the weather in your area today, any snow lately? ;-)

  2. Pingback: Celebritonpost » Journey to Imagination

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