Photos of EPCOT Center from 1982

As I mentioned in a previous post, I kept a scrapbook of Disney related images that I would pull from magazines and newspapers. They aren’t very well-organized, but occasionally I get a good grouping that must have come around the same time or from the same source. Here I have some images from the opening of EPCOT Center in 1982. You get some great shots of the park including guests interacting with exhibits and “Behind the Scenes” stuff. I especially like the shot of the newspaper printer on Spaceship Earth, I have been stuck in front of that scene many times while riding that attraction when it has broken down.










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4 thoughts on “Photos of EPCOT Center from 1982

  1. ddsw says:

    I remember using the videoconference touch screen depicted in the second photo. It was long before Skype, so it was a big deal.

  2. I have never been here nor will I ever, but I am fascinated by some of the shots. ddsw points out a videoconference system with touch screen. NICE! Who is the girl on the phone talking to?

  3. @ddsw I was obsessed with those touch screens when I visited and have a decently involved story about using one the first time I went there that I will need to put up on the site some day.

    @Justin Never say never when it comes to Epcot. While it isn’t exactly the park it was in the 1980s, it still has some pretty cool stuff.

  4. For me it was summer 1985 and Journey Into Imagination was and always will be a magical memory for me. I went back in January 2010 with my wife and even though the ride and song had changed, Figment was still there and it was still magical.

    As an aside, it was just after Michael Jackson had passed away and they were re-showing Captain Eo so there was no way I was going to miss out on that one.

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