Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Month of Epcot

"But the most exciting and, by far, the most important part of our Florida project, in fact, the heart of everything well be doing in Disney World, will be our experimental prototype city of tomorrow. We call it EPCOT, spelled E-P-C-O-T: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. Here it is in larger scale. EPCOT will take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry. It will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed, but will always be introducing testing and demonstrating new materials and new systems. And EPCOT will always be a showcase to the world of the ingenuity and imagination of American free enterprise. "
-Walt Disney

While Walt, was never able to see his dream come to fruition, the Imagineers took his grand vision and turned it into EPCOT Center. Epcot was one of the most amazing achievements ever in the theme park industry. Even to this day, Epcot stands as a tribute to the human spirit's commitment to community and innovation.

I officially declare that here at the My Park, My Rides Blog, March will be known as the Month of Epcot. Why this month? Well because its my birthday this month and I love Epcot so I decided to take this special month to celebrate a special park. So what does this mean? Get ready for a month of awesomeness surrounding the most awesome park in the world. I'm going to make a commitment to post something about Epcot every day this month. Maybe even more than one post on some days. It's going to be news items, history, videos, music, commentary, and even some insight into the future of the park.

Now, if this whole routine seems a bit extreme...you're absolutely right. But that's what this blog is all about. It's time to get my butt back in gear and start entertaining you, my readers and my friends, again.

The 21st century began on October 1, 1982 and has been born again here at the My Park, My Rides Blog on March 1, 2011.