My name is Kevin Carter and I am a huge fan of the Walt Disney World resort and most of all, of EPCOT Center itself. I visited Epcot shortly after it opened as a young child and my mind soared with the visions of the future. It truly was as magical as anything the Magic Kingdom offered and quickly became my favorite park. Even with the loss of such wonderful rides as Horizons and World of Motion, Epcot is still the number one theme park in America to me. It's mixture of optimism for our future and its message of global unity is something that has stuck with me for all of my life.
The 25th is coming up next year just as the Year of a Million Dreams is set to end. It is my most ardent desire that Epcot receive the celebration that she is so deserving of. There is no building more iconic to me than the form of Space Ship Earth, no area more beautiful to me than the countrys around the lagoon, and nothing more fascinating than the vision of a great tomorrow that Epcot Center strives to give its guests each and every day.
I am truly delighted with the tlc that Epcot has seen as of late with the addition of Test Track and Soarin', the reworking of Mission Space to make it enjoyable to all guests, and the upcoming Living Seas with Nemo ride which is due to open this month. I do sincerely hope that it does not end there however. Please let the fans of Epcot have a year to celebrate the wonderful 25 years that Epcot has given all of us. Even if we are not able to receive a new country to the World Showcase or a functioning Wonders of Life pavilion, a celebration worthy of the magnitude of Walt's ultimate dream of Epcot is all that I ask. That we take the time to remember and celebrate the dream of Walt's life, of his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. And even though Epcot as we know it is not exactly as Walt had invisioned, it still stands as a wonderful monument to Walt's revolutionary vision and I would hope that it would not be overlooked during its monumental anniversary, it's 25th birthday.