A look back at Epcot’s creation

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The cover of Epcot’s pre-opening brochure, which gave detailed descriptions of each attraction to be featured in the first-of-its-kind park, which opened on Oct. 1, 1982. [Chuck Schmidt] Epcot celebrated its 35th anniversary last fall. With that important milestone came a commitment on the part of the Walt Disney Company to add new experiences to … Continue reading "A look back at Epcot’s creation"
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In greenlighting Epcot and Tokyo Disneyland, Card Walker cemented his Disney legacy

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Walt Disney Company president Card Walker, left, and Masatomo Takahashi of the Oriental Land Co. sign an agreement in 1974 to join forces in the creation of Tokyo Disneyland. [The Walt Disney Company] CHUCK SCHMIDT / Still Goofy About Disney AllEars.Net Guest Blogger On Oct. 24, 1982, E. Cardon Walker stepped onto a small podium … Continue reading "In greenlighting Epcot and Tokyo Disneyland, Card Walker cemented his Disney legacy"
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Under Card Walker’s guidance, Epcot begins to take shape

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One of the many concept drawings, done in the mid-1960s, depicting the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow — Epcot. [The Walt Disney Company] CHUCK SCHMIDT / Still Goofy about Disney AllEars.net Guest Blogger In early 1956, several months after E. Cardon Walker hired Marty Sklar to produce The Disneyland News, Card was named vice president … Continue reading "Under Card Walker’s guidance, Epcot begins to take shape"
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Windows on Main Street

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Do you ever stop to look at the windows on Main Street USA? Each of those windows pays tribute to someone who has a significant place in Disney history . . . and each window tells a story. When Walt first imagined Disneyland he wanted Main Street to resemble the commercial hub in a turn-of-the-20th-century … Continue reading "Windows on Main Street"
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Marty Sklar and Card Walker: A winning combination

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CHUCK SCHMIDT / Still Goofy about Disney AllEars.net Guest Blogger In very real sense, Marty Sklar is the keeper of the flame … the Disney flame, that is. Since retiring from the Walt Disney Company in 2009, Marty has gladly taken it upon himself to ensure the stories of Walt Disney, The Walt Disney Company … Continue reading "Marty Sklar and Card Walker: A winning combination"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Main Street USA Windows

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Last December, I took my first tour at Walt Disney World called KEYS TO THE KINGDOM and learned about the history of the Walt Disney Company and the Magic Kingdom. Though I was aware of the windows on Main Street USA, I never actually took the time to read many of them. On this tour, … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Main Street USA Windows"
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