First time posting so I hope I’m not too scattered.
I found it real enjoyable to read the postings on Epcot. As preteen I was able to experience Disneyland in the early 90s. I loved the Tomorrowland area, imagining what the future might be like. I remember checking out the book “Disney's Epcot Center Creating the New World of Tomorrow” at the library. Well, that really put an itch to see WDW and Epcot. Unfortunately my family could never afford the trip to Florida. It took getting married and a few years of saving but in 2010 made it to Epcot.
Pretty exciting walking through the entrance, epic music following you in the background. Glad they still play (Tomorrow’s Child) as one of the intro’s. Being the science techy geek I am, I couldn’t wait to check out Future World. Knowing much of the history and background of the 80s Epcot, my expectations were let down some. I was thinking it would be like Communicore with cool displays on technology maybe some robots like the SMRT-1. Yes, I know, this coming from someone who never visited in the 80s and 90s. Watching video clips, reading books from the decade made it almost like I’d visited before.
Starting with Spaceship Earth (which is still great) The Seas, The Land, I was hurrying my wife to see Journey Into Imagination. Mind you I knew the ride had been changed, but didn’t know in what way. I was all excited telling my wife JII with Figment was awesome from the youtube clips I’d seen. Yeah….shot myself in the foot with that statement. Starting with Dr. Nigel Channing, his character is rather boring. What happen to poor little Figment! His character is annoying, unlike the original cute lovable dude. The Five Senses although tied to imagination are not supposed to be the subject of the ride! Good grief, not much more can be said about the ride that hasn’t already been stated over and over. Chopping up the Sherman Brothers classic song “One Little Spark” was also sad.
It was edward1978 post back in Nov 2011 “Ideas for a new Epcot” brought me to MiceChat on a google search. He had some real ingenious ideas that I wish Disney and Epcot had in mind. As a child igniting that little spark of imagination charging the inquisitive juices in their minds, a place like Epcot should make learning fun and magical. This in turn will inspire future generations to invent the seemly impossible. Everything I’ve ever seen of Uncle Walt, that’s what he had in mind with Epcot.
It’s fun and nostalgic hearing other people’s stories and ideas for WDW and DL. If ya’ll don’t mind my babbling I’ll post some ideas for Epcot or even a Westcot revisited.