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News New Park Entrance coming to Epcot

bUU

Member
I never understood why we walk up an incline so we can enter The Land pavilion on the second floor only to deal with the stairs and escalators. Most everything is on the lower level: Farmer's Market, Living with the Land, Kitchen Kabaret, Broccoli & Co, Behind the Seeds Tour and restrooms. Why have everyone go down instead of having the far fewer number of guests eating at The Good Turn or going to see Symbiosis go up?
It's about experiences, not convenience.
 

sedati

Well-Known Member
It's about experiences, not convenience.
The experience of poor crowd flow? Maybe I've always hit this pavillion at a bad time, but it's always been awkward getting in and out. Imagination and Seabase Alpha both went in the other direction.
 

flynnibus

Well-Known Member
I hated the food offerings... the brown decor... the mall food court feeling... food rocks... the film... it was all bad. The table service and original living with the land were the only redeeming qualities. Tho I do like the glass structure from the outside. The murals while neat in detail... I always hated those brown 70s tones
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
I hated the food offerings... the brown decor... the mall food court feeling... food rocks... the film... it was all bad. The table service and original living with the land were the only redeeming qualities. Tho I do like the glass structure from the outside. The murals while neat in detail... I always hated those brown 70s tones
Did you visit pre ‘93? That version had charm, despite being definitely of its age.
 

Rich Brownn

Well-Known Member
It's about experiences, not convenience.
In the original layout there was a specific way you were supposed to experience the attractions (not that anyone did). You'd start with 'Symbiosis' which related how man and nature worked together; this theater would then dump you out downstairs next to Living With The Land, which showed how man is working to improve upon nature with new techniques; exiting there you would encounter Kitchen Cabaret, which taught about how foods worked with nutrition ; and that would lead to -- a dining area!
 

flynnibus

Well-Known Member
Did you visit pre ‘93? That version had charm, despite being definitely of its age.
Yes, for EPCOT, 84, 88, 90, 93. I'd sit for hours in Earth Station with zero food or attractions rather than sit in the land's indoor courtyard.

As a young adult... making that long trek up and then down into the building... to end up in a food court... just was a huge 'thats it???' moment. And like I said, the tones (while earthy..) were really dated IMO.
 

marni1971

WDW History nut
Premium Member
Yes, for EPCOT, 84, 88, 90, 93. I'd sit for hours in Earth Station with zero food or attractions rather than sit in the land's indoor courtyard.

As a young adult... making that long trek up and then down into the building... to end up in a food court... just was a huge 'thats it???' moment. And like I said, the tones (while earthy..) were really dated IMO.
The Earth Station films were a lot of fun :)
 

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
EPCOT 2.0, sponsored by Bob's Barricades.
And 5 years later the barricades are covered in mold and falling apart and Bob doesn't want to pay to buy a whole new set of barricades and so the sponsorship deal ends and the barricades sit there worsening for another 10 years and people pine for the days when barricades were clean and bright and in good repair and yet protest their removal.
 

tocpE SE

Well-Known Member
Wrong thread, but West is likely to be fully removed and east heavily modified.

Expect food and shopping options to be very different too.
So the Starbucks in Fountainview is likely gone, along with the mildew hallway?

Any chance of the Centorium name re-emerging?

Sorry, I've just caught up on 15 pages... might have missed something.
 

HauntedPirate

Premium Member
So the Starbucks in Fountainview is likely gone, along with the mildew hallway?

Any chance of the Centorium name re-emerging?

Sorry, I've just caught up on 15 pages... might have missed something.
Centorium? Doubtful. That would be living in the past and only catering to a few hardcore EPCOT Center fans. A better name would be, "Epcot Merchandise Shop", so the masses can easily understand what it is.

(end sarc)
 

shortstop

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