Epcot Opening Day Guide

I’ve seen this guide book, dated 1982, listed on eBay as the Opening Day Guide, although there is nothing on the cover to indicate as much. When I bought it at an antique store many years ago, the white label that someone annoyingly put on the cover, and which, as you can see, I unsuccessfully removed, stated that it was a pre-opening guide. I payed $10 for it.

The back cover.
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Regardless of what it is, I love it. It is like a time capsule, showing many beloved attractions, some still with us, others changed or extinct, pavilion sponsors, and those terrific Epcot Center logos.
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Some of the companies that were sponsors don’t even exist any longer.
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I miss Dreamfinder. Who am I kidding, I miss the whole original ride!

And perhaps my all time favorite ride, Horizons.

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On the World Showcase side, the artwork is even more stunning.

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There is even a preview for 3 nations that were planned, announced, but never made it.

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Finally the book ends showing some of the workmanship that went into what I consider a Wonder of the World, Epcot.

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Thank you for traveling back in time with me, and sharing one of my favorite pieces of Disneyana.

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1 Response to Epcot Opening Day Guide

  1. Mickey says:

    Nick, I'm jealous that you have this book! Thanks for sharing such a great walk through the beginning of EPCOT!

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