31 Days of Disney: EPCOT Turns 30

Today EPCOT, the second theme park built at Walt Disney World, celebrated the 30th anniversary of its opening day.  EPCOT – Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow – opened on October 1, 1982, and a year and a half later my family visited.  Milestones at Walt Disney World always make me think of my own favorite memories, so I spent some time digging through old pictures to find these from my trip in 1984 when I was six years old.

Waiting in line for the monorail back to Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort. Dig those socks.

Please note my green Pac-Man visor.

While I have heard from many parents that EPCOT is “the park that they skip,” it is actually one of my family’s favorites.  Tomorrow I’m going to share the rides and attractions that make our don’t miss list as well as some of our favorite pictures from this century.

Happy Birthday, EPCOT! 


Written by: Amy Lupold Bair

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