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EPCOT 30TH: A Photo Tour of the Past [Part 2]

Let's explore Future World. There's so much to do. The following are never-before-posted vintage photos sent to us by our readers. Thanks readers! Enjoy Part 1 here.

Super stylish G.E. Horizons cast member costumes.

A nice view of both Horizons and Universe of Energy. 

Step back in time a bit to see Horizons being built. Construction walls are definitely not a new thing.

Let's go back to the future, post 1983, and behold the beauty of the very grand Horizons entrance.

The old strollers.

Is that guy watering the plants? Is that his horticulture cart? Or was someone else selling something from that cart?

World of Motion. We've received countless World of Motion photos. People must have liked the place. Hmm.

A thing of beauty. Is that person standing while the vehicle was in motion??

A great view that has definitely changed over the years.

A classic zany show scene inside the ride.

World of Motion post show. A great fit for Future World. With displays that actually drew crowds.

Prototype models and renderings of futuristic ride systems.

On over to the west side. Imagination!

Over at the land we get a look at Kitchen Kabaret.

And its Kraft curtain!

Next door we see the future site of The Living Seas. Notice the rendering on the construction wall 

And some fun-loving EPCOT Center cast members. 

It's weird to think of the 80s as "vintage" but when looking at these photos, we see that the 80s happened quite some time ago. Enjoy.


Related posts:

EPCOT 30TH: A Photo Tour of the Past [Part 1]
EPCOT Center Graphics
Daredevil Circus Spectacular at EPCOT Center
EPCOT Construction from the Air
THEN AND NOW: Epcot Future World [Part 1]


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Reader Comments (9)

Incredible collection of photos!

September 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterM Wilson

I love these. My folks were terrible at taking photos of early EPCOT. They were even more terrible at keeping the few photos they took. Great stuff.

September 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercraycray

I still have that Figment plush, and I'm hoping for more great stuff at the 30th anniversary this year.

September 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen B

That person definitely is standing up on the ride. Hahaha. I imagine that was pretty common on that part of the ride. What a great part of EPCOT that was!

September 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam

World of Motion, Horizons and (the original) Imagination are all sorely missed.

September 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDexterG

what i wouldnt give to see CMs wear those costumes again

September 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternomeus

Love these photos. Makes me miss classic EPCOT Center. More please.

September 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRetroist

Great pictures! EPCOT sure has changed - it would be nice to have side-by-side comparisions to see yesterday and today.

September 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbakhuizen

Are the yellow and white costumes the old Vintage park greeter costumes? I haven't been able to find any photos of them.

July 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCharon Hannink

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