Opus...reporting LIVE from EPCOT Center! Quick report...
Beautiful morning. The "Power of Walt" kept that bad weather away for this mornings festivities. They were playing all the original entrance music throughout the Park, which as great to hear.
Entering the Park, everyone got a nice 3" Birthday Button and the Retro Map and special entertainment and event schedule.
The line for the Pin Center went all the way back to Spaceship Earth's entrance. Looooooong! Other lines for limited edition merchandise and shirts at various kiosks. Mouse Gear was the place to go though as there were hardly any lines in there. The shirts and the LE Figment plushes were going fast. The Figment is dressed in a shiny tux with top had, and the material has the old EPCOT Center logos in it. The bottom of one foot has the limited edition business. They were selling like hotcakes along with the shirts (and pins, of course). Really a lot of fun.
Ceremony was very nice with Execs, Ambassadors, and Marty Sklar talking. Had Future World and World Showcase Cast with logo banners. They they reenacted the fountain water pouring ceremony and called off each country and where their water came from within their countries. Finale was fountain, music and daytime fireworks.
I thought it was rather nice myself...and not too many plugs for YOMD. Well done! And a lot of excitement from all the fans. Haven't seen the EPCOT display yet.
Prior...as the old soundtracks played...the crowd was singing along, and that was fun.
Then about 10 minutes after it was all over...it started to rain pretty good. But Walt kept it clear for the ceremony. Looks like it's going to rain on and off for some time. The line for the pins is just as long as before....huge!
Well...gotta go. Almost lunchtime! More later.