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Walt Disney's Epcot Center: Creating the New World of Tomorrow Hardcover – September, 1982

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N Abrams; First edition. edition (September 1982)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810908190
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810908192
  • Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 9.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #290,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book offered me a great chance to see EPCOT Center as it was formed and created. It also looks deeply into each of the origanal rides including both Future World and World Showcase areas. The conceptual art work in this book is also increadible. This book also has many photos of the inside and outside of the rides. For the avad fan or for the first timer I suggest this book
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This is a great book that captures the history of the formation of EPCOT based on concepts that were proposed. Some did not come to fruition. Some were put into place, but have now been replaced by others. This now reads as a history/nostalga book. It is still a fun read. The pictures are beautiful, and the text enjoyable. I have a version that shows ISBN 0810908190 published in 1982, 240 pages as listed here, but has a slightly different cover. I will try to load a photo.
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This book makes me reminisce about how cool the original EPCOT once was before the Disney money machine took over. Almost all of the rides had corporate sponsors, and there were no signs of Nemo, Ellen Degeneris, Mickey, or any other Disney characters. There were a few unique EPCOT ones, and that was ok. Future World was actually futuristic back then, Communicore had cutting edge technology, not X - Boxes to play. EPCOT had a vision back then. EPCOT was probably the closest thing to a World's Fair with the glimpse of the future and the country's that participated. Now, EPCOT's vision is just to make money, not to provide the messages it once provided about our planet. This book tells about their original vision and the rides that told that story. I highly recommend it both to World's Fair enthusiasts and vintage Disney fans.
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This book captures EPCOT the way it was supposed to be; NO Mickey Mouse running around, or Disney themed rides. It was one of the main reasons EPCOT became my favorite park. If I wanted to see Mickey and the gang I'd go over to the Magic Kingdom. EPCOT was a great escape to so many different lands and unique rides. Now I feel it's just another Disney place. I took this book out after many years working with the Disney production film and tape crew and I found myself saying, "I wish EPCOT still looked like this." Even though it was not exactly what Walt had envisioned, it was definitely a unique and well thought out attraction. I guess they felt they had to make it more appealing to kids, but in that sense it took a great deal away from the adults. I'm glad this book came out when it did. It represents a frozen time period I will always remember.
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I have had this book for many years. It remains on my bookshelf where I can pick it up anytime. I often look through it before heading to Orlando as it is such a wonderful reminder of Walt's ideas, concepts and vision - which he unfortunately never got to see. Of the many picture books available about Disney's resorts and parks, this is one of the best. The hundreds of photos and drawings show the many ideas that helped shape this park - some that were abandoned and others that are still there as originally conceived. Those that have followed the growth and success of Disney, like myself since early childhood, will truly enjoy this edition.
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I got this book for my birthday in January 1982, the year EPCOT opened. I had memorized every word before my family went in October. This book gives the reader a complete look at how the World's largest construction project at the time was conceived, and built. I'm hoping Disney will release a similar book about its new park AMIMAL KINGODM.
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This book is great is because it's from when Epcot Center was just opening. It was published before the park even opened. Some things it discusses never even made it to the parks! For example, there are beautiful sketches of the Africa pavilion in the World Showcase, which never came to be. This book is not what I expected, it's better than I expected. I think every Disney fan should have one in their collection.
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I am a collector of old Disney travel guides and books, the older the better. I love being able to read about how things have changed through the years.
This book is a great pictorial history of Epcot, my favorite park, including the building of the park.
it is one of the best coffee books that I have ever seen about Disney. A must have for any Disney fan
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