I agree with all of that in full, I do think maybe however the complaints and backlash about the epic fail of the 50th may force them to do more for Epcots 40th, but of course not counting on that, it's just a thought. Epcot is in such a poor mess I dont know what they could do at this point other than a specific fireworks show, which would be nice compared to the abomination their running now. Something is going to change in some form some way, its not sitting well with folks.Ditto
Nothing is going to take place of any significance.
If Disney can't get off its duff to do something significant on the day Magic Kingdom and the entire WDW property turned 50, there is no way in Hades' heck that anything meaningful will be done for Epcot's 40th.
Expect merchandise only.
And official Disney Blog posts.
After experiencing October 1st at MK last week for myself in person...it is clearer to me now then ever before that those two elements are all that really matter to the company now.
And yes, it is very sad indeed.
Having said all that......
There is nothing stopping us fans from just showing up in the Park on Epcot's 40th and celebrating the day ourselves.
I said the same thing in 2007, when Disney was planning nothing for the 25th.....and look what happened!
We rallied the fans HERE on this very website, thanks to a thread that I began, and it snowballed into a major movement that changed history.
Disney did a complete turnaround.
Epcot's 25th Annivesary was made to become more then just a few paper giveaways and limited edition merch.
WE made it happen, and 'WE DID IT'!
Now it's your turn....