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THEN AND NOW: Epcot World Showcase [Part 2]

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Sometimes when you hit a home run the first time at bat, there is no reason to reinvent your swing. With very few changes, World Showcase is just about as pleasant as it was in the early years. 

And luckily Future World is just as fantastic as it was in the early years. I kid, I kid. It's really not even close, so let's think about WS for a bit.

 

Related posts:

THEN AND NOW: Epcot World Showcase [Part 1]
THEN AND NOW: Epcot Future World [Part 1]
THEN AND NOW: Liberty Square [Part 1]
THEN AND NOW: MK Fantasyland [Part 1]
THEN AND NOW: MK Tomorrowland [Part 1]
THEN AND NOW: MK Adventureland [Part 1] 

 

Reader Comments (5)

Its amazing how they look almost exactly the same. They really nailed it and must have enjoyed their original designs if they didn't change anything in 30ish years!

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Heimbuch

Well, it's nice to know that "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is taken to heart sometimes!

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Always love the 'Then and Now' series. I'm baffled at how much more vivid the world is now vs. back then. I'm just glad I wasn't alive when everything was in black & white.

April 26, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWDWFanBoy Brett

Nice job recreating the shots. Interesting how little has changed, however (sorry) it does seem some areas have been defoliaged. That is, a few (and only a few) of the older shots include plantings that simply aren't there. Some of that could be just aged or damaged trees that were removed (but weren't replaced?), but some of the shots seem devoid of the original landscaped areas. Sort of a little detail that makes a place slightly less quaint. Could be just coincidence, could be maintenance or safety issues, could be I'm wrong.

May 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBeeker

Not sure what time of year the Then pictures were taken, but can you imagine walking Epcot almost anytime of year in long pants?

June 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

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