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EPCOT Center opened on October 1, 1982 with many great attractions, but since then many have closed or been redone. In Future World the World of Motion, Horizons, the Land, Imagination, Spaceship Earth, CommuniCore, Universe of Energy, the Livings Seas and Wonders of Life have all undergone changes from minor to total destruction of the pavilion. Even World Showcase has undergone some changes. The once EPCOT Center, Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, is now just simply Epcot. This site is dedicated to every lost, renamed and redone piece of Epcot history!

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Maelstrom to be Replaced by 'Frozen' Ride

Announced by the Disney Parks site today, Maelstrom at Norway will soon be replaced by a ride based on Disney's recent animated movie 'Frozen.' No date was set yet as to when Maelstrom will close.

9/13 Updates:
Maelstrom's last day of operation is October 5 of this year as stated by its attraction page on Disneyworld.com.

According to a comment from the Disney Parks chairman, the 'Frozen' ride will open by early 2016.


Morocco's 30th Birthday

The Morocco pavilion turns 30 today! It was the first new country to join World Showcase on September 7, 1984, with its Restaurant el Marrakesh opening nine days later. Little has changed at Morocco over the years. Its most recent addition is the Spice Road Table restaurant. Check out this article on Morocco's 30th at the Disney Parks site.


Figment & Dreamfinder Comics

Figment and Dreamfinder will be featured in new comic books starting in June of this year. These will be released as Disney Kingdoms comics from Marvel. For a picture of how the characters will look and some more details, go to Geek and Sundry here and Inside the Magic here.


Spice Road Table Opens Tomorrow

The new Morocco eatery, Spice Road Table, will soft open tomorrow. Read about it at the Disney Parks site here. For a look at the menu of the new lagoon-side restaurant, check out AllEars.Net here.


Santa Dreamfinder & Figment Shirt

A new t-shirt with Dreamfinder as Santa Claus alongside Figment will be for sale at the Disney Parks online store from December 4 to 8. Go here to the Disney Parks site for details.


Horizons 30th Shirt

From November 21 to 25, the Disney Parks online store will be selling a special Horizons 30th Anniversary t-shirt. You will be able to customize the back of the shirt with one of three ride ending logos. Go here to the Disney Parks site for details.


New Club Cool Flavors

On October 30, new flavors will appear at Club Cool, including Inca Kola and Guarana Kuat. Go here to WDW News Today for a complete list of flavors.


Horizons' 30th Birthday!

"Horizons 1 is now departing. Our final destination today: the 21st Century."
"Hey, that's some destination!"

On October 1, 1983, Horizons opened. Horizons was a ride all about the future and how the family would live in the new tomorrow. Horizons closed in 1999 and was demolished in 2000 to make way for Mission: SPACE, which opened in 2003. Read more about it in our Horizons section.


Maelstrom's 25th

"Invaders! This is troll country!" Today Maelstrom turns 25, having opened on July 5, 1988, about two months after Norway opened on May 6. Check out the Disney Parks site here for a neat article on the Maelstrom's 25th with some fun facts.


Spice Road Table Coming to Morocco

A new lagoon-side restaurant called Spice Road Table will rise up at the Morocco pavilion by the end of the year. For more, go to the Disney Parks site here.


Journey Into Imagination's 30th

Today is Journey Into Imagination's 30th birthday! While the pavilion opened in October 1982, the Journey Into Imagination ride didn't open until March 5, 1983.


New France Bakery Now Open

On January 10, Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles opened at France. The bakery is much bigger than the original, Boulangerie Patisserie, and opens at 9 a.m. before the World Showcase opening of 11 a.m. The original bakery is being transformed into an ice cream parlor. For more, go to the Disney Parks site here.


New Test Track Now Open

The new "Test Track Presented by Chevrolet" opened on December 6. For details and a few images of the revamped ride, go to the WDW News site here.


D23 Magazine: Epcot 30th Article

The Winter 2012 issue of Disney twenty-three has an article called "30 Things You Just Might Not Know About Epcot." It includes quick takes on the early Space pavilion concepts, unbuilt World Showcase pavilions like Venezuela, and the original concept for Horizons. Look for the issue wherever D23 magazines are sold.


EPCOT Center's 30th Birthday!

Three decades ago, EPCOT Center opened at Walt Disney World. Opening in Future World were Spaceship Earth, CommuniCore, Universe of Energy, World of Motion, Journey Into Imagination, and The Land. Opening in World Showcase were Mexico, China, Germany, Italy, The American Adventure, Japan, France, United Kingdom, and Canada.


More 30th Collectibles

The Disney Parks site is showing more merchandise for Epcot's anniversary, including Vinylmation, a Duffy Bear, t-shirts, pins, and cell phone cases. Go to the Disney Parks site here for pictures and details. The site also has a list of events that will take place at Epcot on October 1 here.


Disney's Vintage Epcot Photos

In case you've missed them, here is a list of links to photo articles that the Disney Parks site has been doing about Epcot for its 30th anniversary:



Horizons Kitchen Kabaret at The Land

Universe of Energy

World of Motion Image Works at Journey Into Imagination

The Living Seas CommuniCore

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