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    A fan's vision of WestCOT

    For fun, I put together this conceptual site plan for WestCOT (along with some original EPCOT-style iconography:





    I took most of the information I could find on the park (mainly based on the Tony Baxter lecture and the 1991 Disneyland Master Plan) and extrapolated what an idealized version WestCOT might be like.

    It is triple-decker park:
    Lower Level: Concourses to the Wonders (Future World) pavilions and World Cruise Stops
    Ground Level: World Lagoon continents and Space Station Earth.
    Hotel Level: Resorts above pavilions.

    Bigger views and in-depth Designer Notes can be found on my blog (link in signature).

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    Re: A fan's vision of WestCOT

    If only...

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    Re: A fan's vision of WestCOT

    i just got back from Disney World last weekend, and we did Epcot....it was the dumbest park i have ever been to in my life, the biggest waste of money ever...i think we spent 2 hours there before my family and I couldnt take it anymore, so we left.....so why does it seem that everyone on this site wants a westcot? West Community of Tomorrow i dont even understand the name.
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    Re: A fan's vision of WestCOT

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamImagineCreate View Post
    i just got back from Disney World last weekend, and we did Epoct....it was the dumbest park i have ever been to in my life, the biggest waste of money ever...i think we spent 2 hours there before my family and I couldnt take it anymore, so we left.....so why does it seem that everyone on this site wants a westcot? West Community of Tomorrow i dont even understand the name.
    I personally, think EPCOT is my favorite park at WDW. I'm sorry you feel that way...

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    Re: A fan's vision of WestCOT

    Randy, I must say, you outdid yourself again.


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    Re: A fan's vision of WestCOT

    What if they'd wanted to expand, would they have been completely built up on opening day?

    No Australia/South Pacific or African realms could go in later?

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    Re: A fan's vision of WestCOT

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamImagineCreate View Post
    i just got back from Disney World last weekend, and we did Epcot....it was the dumbest park i have ever been to in my life, the biggest waste of money ever...i think we spent 2 hours there before my family and I couldnt take it anymore, so we left.....so why does it seem that everyone on this site wants a westcot? West Community of Tomorrow i dont even understand the name.
    Epcot is usually people's favorite or second favorite park at WDW....it is a pretty unique park, did you even get to the World Showcase its pretty nice and a little educational....also the show at might is pretty amazing....

    Back to the Topic....sir if I was a higher up for Disney I would hire you in a second. Great Work

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    Re: A fan's vision of WestCOT

    How do you get to the J section of the park?

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    Re: A fan's vision of WestCOT

    Thanks for those positive comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojave View Post
    How do you get to the J section of the park?
    Lower level concourses ("gangways" was a term used by Tony Baxter in describing it) & moving walkways - all built below the "ground level". Access to the lower level is via two big ramps near the front of the park and escalators/ramps below the Spacestation Earth sphere, as visible this artwork .


    Lower level areas indicated by gray dotted lines in the plan.

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    Re: A fan's vision of WestCOT

    Quote Originally Posted by RandySavage View Post
    Thanks for those positive comments.



    Lower level concourses ("gangways" was a term used by Tony Baxter in describing it) & moving walkways - all built below the "ground level". Access to the lower level is via two big ramps near the front of the park and escalators/ramps below the Spacestation Earth sphere, as visible this artwork .


    Lower level areas indicated by gray dotted lines in the plan.
    Oh, wow, I had no clue that's how it was laid out. So these were underground passageways? Were they practical? It seems like there could be crowding/safety/evacuation issues.
    Last edited by Mojave; 02-22-2011 at 07:09 PM.

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    Re: A fan's vision of WestCOT

    ^ I don't know if any iteration of the actual WestCOT had underground passageways. This is just what I inferred from closely examining all the WestCOT materials I could find.

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