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Caption This: Printing History at Spaceship Earth at Epcot

posted on March 25th, 2013 by Jennifer Fickley-Baker, Social Media Manager


This week’s “Caption This” photo was snapped inside Spaceship Earth at Epcot back in 1985.

As a writer, this part of the attraction – which depicts the adoption of Gutenberg’s printing press – has always been one of my favorites. Have you traveled through this scene and stared at the guy in the red jacket and wondered just what he was reading?

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You tell us…what’s he so engrossed in reading about? Go ahead and give us your headline in the “Comments” section below.


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39 Comments

1

Reggie on March 25th, 2013 at 8:46 am

I got this red jacket yesterday, NOW IT’S 50% OFF TODAY!!!!!!!!

2

Bradley on March 25th, 2013 at 8:47 am

“Hey Jill I’ve noticed a number of spelling errors. Did you use spell check?”

3

Ryan on March 25th, 2013 at 8:51 am

i have to pay how much in taxes? thanks unnamed Egyptian guy 100 feet away for created Papyrus!

4

Robby on March 25th, 2013 at 8:56 am

“I’m not to sure about this prediction from Nostradamus. I mean an entire WORLD attributed to a MOUSE. No one’s going to believe that.”

5

Matthew on March 25th, 2013 at 9:05 am

“All work and no play make Johannes a dull boy All work and no play make Johannes a dull boy
All work and no play make Johannes a dull boy All work and no play make Johannes a dull boy”

6

Jon on March 25th, 2013 at 9:35 am

“It was the best of times, it was the MORST of times, DANG IT STEVE!”

7

Christopher on March 25th, 2013 at 9:38 am

Why exactly are we doing this, sir? Someone is just gonna turn it into an eBook one day!

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Michael from TN on March 25th, 2013 at 9:41 am

It says here that some guy named Trump wants to buy us.

9

Craig on March 25th, 2013 at 9:53 am

“We wouldn’t be able to print this so easily if it weren’t for the ABCs. Thanks, Phoenicians!!”

10

scott on March 25th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Early bloggers face challenges with character count limitations.

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mark from Northern Ireland on March 25th, 2013 at 10:00 am

Why is Epcot upside down on this park map?!

12

Brian on March 25th, 2013 at 10:46 am

“Wait time for Soarin’ – 566 years and 105 minutes.”

13

Doug from FL on March 25th, 2013 at 11:06 am

Everyone, listen. Walt Disney World just tweeted some amazing news – we are going to be part of a great feature attraction!

14

Joanna on March 25th, 2013 at 11:15 am

“Beards out of fashion, mustaches in…ha ha, guys, very funny…”

15

Mark on March 25th, 2013 at 11:17 am

Florida Gulf Coast University won again!?! There goes my bracket.

16

Andrew on March 25th, 2013 at 11:23 am

“…And thus, the idea of ‘Fine Print’ was created…”

17

Erik from WA on March 25th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

“Is this papyrus?”

18

Avi on March 25th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

Finally, I have the lyrics for One Direction’s “You’re Beautiful”!!!

19

Christine on March 25th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

“This copy is nowhere near as smart as the original Jeremy Irons script. Change should enhance, not worsen.”

20

J.D. from OR on March 25th, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Hey guys, listen to this. It says I may have already won!

21

Anna on March 25th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

“Mr. Iwerks, how many times do I have to show how to draw Steamboat Willie correctly?” said Walt.

22

Eric on March 25th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

“Stop the press, boys! Biergarten’s added Frikadellen to the dinner options — looks like we’re gonna have to print the menus all over again!”

23

Jonathan on March 25th, 2013 at 2:56 pm

“Place ‘M’ next to ‘N’ and screw in with ‘J’. What?! This part doesn’t look the same as the one I have. Man, I hate these instructions that come with these put-together-furniture pieces…”

24

Edward from FL on March 25th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Don’t look now…but I think Dwight Eisenhower is across the way playing a lute!

25

Cindy on March 25th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

NO NO! You spelled Earth with an extra “e”! RPRINT THEM ALL AGAIN!

26

RICK from SC on March 25th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I put these red tights on for this???
Oh!!! Please?
Tweet me next time.

27

Eric from MA on March 25th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Hmm…Seems some fellow’s invented something called the “Internet”, and now they won’t need all those copies of the Yellow Pages directories we’ve been printing!

28

Kyra on March 25th, 2013 at 9:38 pm

This looks like HTML code… I think we got the wrong paper again. This is a computer printout.

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Christopher on March 25th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

“It says here that Da Vinci is working on some kind of flying contraption. It’ll never work…”

30

Skip from FL on March 25th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

“It’s Erasmus, not Erasmouse”.

31

John on March 26th, 2013 at 10:25 am

Some one named Walt Disney is going to build a park on swamp land. That will never work.

32

Francis from MA on March 26th, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Jennifer Fickley-Baker gets a raise!!! Wish it was that easy.

33

Scott on March 26th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

All of that’s in a Hot Dog?

34

Chris on March 26th, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Hark, fellows! Thou must seeth Ye Olde iCanHasCheezburger! For verily, it causeth me to LOL.

35

Sharon on March 26th, 2013 at 7:39 pm

“We go to great pains to put out a great product, but all people really care about is the crossword puzzle.”

36

Chris on March 27th, 2013 at 12:51 am

“EPCOT hours to expand. Audio-Animatronics say they’ll strike. Ben Franklin threatens to (keep) walking!

37

Carol from MA on March 27th, 2013 at 10:00 am

From stone tablets to computer tablets – you mean this discovery is only temporary?

38

Edward from OH on April 2nd, 2013 at 7:19 am

It’s the menu from his favorite restaurant.

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Rochelle on April 11th, 2013 at 9:58 am

Alright Everyone, look alive. We’ve got visitors.

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