Epcot – Sculpting the Spirits of America -Looking Back

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As we move closer to October 1st and the 30th anniversary of Epcot, I thought I’d dig into my archives and share some images and information. Over 300 sculpted art works, including 154 in World Showcase, helped theme the brand new park. Blaine Gibson, head of the WED sculpting team, explains “There are many things … Continue reading "Epcot – Sculpting the Spirits of America -Looking Back"
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Food Rocks Debuts in Epcot’s Land Pavillion March 26, 1994

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Let’s step back in time 18 years ago when Food Rocks opened in the Land Pavilion. Food Rocks replaced the Kitchen Kaberet which opened with the Land but had become outdated. The new show featured hip singers belting out classic tunes with lyrics revised to teach us about healthy food choices. Let’s see how many … Continue reading "Food Rocks Debuts in Epcot’s Land Pavillion March 26, 1994"
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River Country – Step Back in Time

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Today we journey back to May 1976 and a special “Family Edition” of the Cast Member Eyes and Ears of Walt Disney World. Cast members were invited to a “Splash” Preview of River Country! The “Splash” party takes place May 29-June 3rd, 1976. And near the end of the article there is another attraction to … Continue reading "River Country – Step Back in Time"
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Step Back in Time to 1971

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This entry of Step Back in time is courtesy of AllEars reader Steve Gorman who sent photos of his 1971 visit to the Magic Kingdom. ” I am getting ready to leave for another Christmas Disney trip and this will put me at the 45th time I have visited Disney. I guess I was hooked … Continue reading "Step Back in Time to 1971"
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First Inhabitants of Animal Kingdom

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During the construction of Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World’s Media Relations office sent out periodic updates to journalists. These were oversized full color newletters designed to acquaint the media with the newest theme park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The following photos were taken at Animal Kingdom but the names are unknown. The very first inhabitants were … Continue reading "First Inhabitants of Animal Kingdom"
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Big Thunder Mountain Celebrates 31 Years

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Big Thunder Mountain Railroad became the second mountain and the 46th attraction of the Magic Kingdom, September 1980! It opened on September 23, 1980 and celebrated its Grand Opening on November 15, 1980. It took 10 years to plan, tons of steel and concrete to build the attraction: 1,300,000 pounds of steel beams, rods and … Continue reading "Big Thunder Mountain Celebrates 31 Years"
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The Walt Disney World Village 1987

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Time for another “Step Back in Time” blog. I’ve got a number of brochures from the WDW Village area, now known as Downtown Disney. I also have some memories of my very first visit here in the early 70’s. Wish I had photos from that time to share, but film costing what it did and … Continue reading "The Walt Disney World Village 1987"
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Epcot World Showcase Postcards

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I also like to collect postcards and Epcot postcards being one of my favorites. When I was at the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet last month, one of the Disneyana vendors had a box of postcards. I found some Epcot World Showcase ones that I hadn’t seen before. There were several things I like about this … Continue reading "Epcot World Showcase Postcards"
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Epcot Center Entertainment Program August 1990

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Continuing my blogs on Disney ephemera…… Let’s take a look at the Entertainment Programs that used to come inside each Epcot Guide Map! I loved these programs as they not only provided a very quick, easy reference to see what was happening where.. but as someone who likes to “Step Back”, I can remember what … Continue reading "Epcot Center Entertainment Program August 1990"
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Happy 4th of July – Ears and Ears Style

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Happy 4th of July everyone! I hope you have an enjoyable and safe day! In keeping with my recent theme of Disney ephemera, I thought some highlights from the July 5, 1975 Eyes and Ears (Cast Publication) from Walt Disney World are in order! This particular Happy 4th of July issue came out on July … Continue reading "Happy 4th of July – Ears and Ears Style"
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