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Captain Oh-No

Here's a shocker to those who say EPCOT Central wants to turn Disney's most ambitious theme park into a shrine to the 1980s: Bringing "Captain EO" back to EPCOT would be a bad idea.A really bad idea. The idea has been making the rounds -- and allegedly has gotten as far as an executive screening

By | 2009-11-30T02:26:00-04:00 November 30th, 2009|Categories: EPCOT|0 Comments

“Two miles deep in that darkness, an amazing world …”

"Until now, scientifically inconceivable. Yet there." It's a stark reminder, as The Living Seas at EPCOT Center used to remind us so dramatically, that beneath us is "a world where we have spent less time than on the surface of the moon." But, gosh, cartoon fish are just so much more fun, aren't they?

By | 2009-11-22T16:41:00-04:00 November 22nd, 2009|Categories: EPCOT|0 Comments

EPCOT: What Doesn’t

How could Disney get something so spectacularly wrong, so consistently?Put simply: Innoventions is awful. Making the problem even more fascinating: It shouldn't be. As Disney demonstrated in its Theme Parks & Resorts pavilion at the D23 Expo earlier this year, it has world-class designers who can create exhibitions that showcase imagination and creativity and fantastic

By | 2009-11-19T15:50:00-04:00 November 19th, 2009|Categories: EPCOT|0 Comments

EPCOT: What Works

Take equal parts Pirates of the Caribbean and Peter Pan's Flight, mix with EPCOT Center's original mission, stir gently, and bake at Walt Disney Imagineering for a few years ... and you've got what EPCOT Central considers to be a hidden gem of EPCOT: Maelstrom in the Norway pavilion. When Restaurant Akershus was still operating

By | 2009-11-17T18:52:00-04:00 November 17th, 2009|Categories: EPCOT|0 Comments