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Saturday
May142011

EPCOT Center Construction Photos: Future World

As D23's Destination D: Walt Disney World 40th at the Walt Disney World Resort kicks off today, and since we are (sadly) not in attendance, we bring you these rare EPCOT Center construction photos.

Destination D celebrates WDW's 40th anniversary this year. These pics were taken only some 30 years ago but they feature what we consider the second-most important milestone in WDW history.

 

Related posts:

EPCOT Construction from the Air
THEN AND NOW: Epcot Future World [Part 1]
EPCOT Center Poster Art
Daredevil Circus Spectaculars at Epcot Are Just Not What They Used To Be
Disneyland Meets EPCOT Center
Walt's Wife Talks About EPCOT Center

 

Friday
Apr082011

National Geographic Aug '63 [Part 2]

Ain't they pretty? Here are more pics from that fantastic 1963 issue of National Geographic. What a time!

Just think... W.E.D (Imagineering) had in recent years given us Tomorrowland '59 (Matterhorn, Submarine Voyage, Monorail, etc.) then Tiki Room. They were working on the 64-65 New York World's Fair attractions (Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln, "it's a small world", Carousel of Progress, and Magic Skyway). And right around the corner were Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion, and the perfect land if there ever was one, Tomorrowland '67. And we need not forget the Florida Project. What an unprecedented time to be an Imagineer. 

 

Related posts:

National Geographic Aug '63 [Part 1]
Carousel of Progress Like You’ve Never Seen It
1967 "New Tomorrowland" Broadcast
The Future Was Fantastic in '57
Matterhorn for Magic Kingdom Fantasyland
Jungle Cruise Commercials
Painting Animatronics 

 

Saturday
Apr022011

National Geographic Aug '63

 

Sometimes collections of striking imagery cannot stay hidden in dusty old boxes. We present a new series that offers images that please the eye. Today we present some photos from a 1963 issue of National Geographic magazine. We get a snapsot of what the Disney company was in '63.

 

Photos ©National Geographic Society

 

[Part 2]

 

Related posts:

The Wonders of Nature's Wonderland [ PART 1 ]
Walt Disney Studios Post Production Behind-the-Scenes
Imagineering Sound Design Behind-the-Scenes
Painting Animatronics
New Lincoln Animatronic Lookin' Good