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Where at Disney Parks Can You Find… Aug. 23, 2010

Thomas Smith

by , Editorial Content Director, Disney Experiences

ANTIMATTER
Here you go – a new Monday image in need of an ID for those of you who’ve said recent searches have been a cinch. A dropped FASTPASS led to my discovery of “ANTIMATTER” but have you seen it? If so, where? (answer after the jump)

Inventor’s Circle in the middle of Future World west at Epcot
Yes, you’d need to be looking down to see “ANTIMATTER” at Epcot. The creation of Antimatter is just one of many scientific achievements commemorated at Inventor’s Circle in the middle of Future World west at Epcot. Other discoveries listed are fire, the cell and human flight arranged in chronological order from the center of the circle. Each day, thousands of people walk over the decorative concrete between Imagination!, The Land, The Seas with Nemo and Friends, and Innoventions.

There are also quotes from celebrated inventors in the center of the circle. Do you remember any?

Comments

  • I recently read that it was intended to be the center of the Walt Disney World Resort but is actually about 300 feet off because it was relocated during EPCOT’s construction to ensure the habitat of some endangered birds would not be disturbed. My family and I stood in the center of it the weekend before last so we could say we were at the “Center of the World”!

  • Stephen, I heard that somewhere too, but I can’t remember where!

    Thomas, could you tell us if the location of the circle has any significance? Good pic this week though, it took me a few seconds to figure it out! Keep the “where in the parks” going!

  • Is it true that Inventor’s Circle is the exact center of the Walt Disney World property?

  • The circles on the ground outside Innoventions in Epcot look to be part of an unfinished sculpture similar to the Solar Rotary at the University of South Florida. The sculpture would have poles topped with a swirl of metal called a shadow caster. During the year, the circle would be centered over the plaque with the matching date. So on whatever date in 1996 antimatter was discovered, the shadow would circle that plaque. That would explain the somewhat random placement of the plaques. I’m not sure if this was never the intention of the plaques or if Disney just chose not to install the structure.

  • My favorite quote from Inventor’s Circle is from Sir Isaac Newton. If I remember correctly, the quote is, “If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”

  • I agree with Kimberly. In fact, I’ve read any quotas when I visited Epcot two years ago, but I didn´t remember it. I have a picture about the circle. I can read only a quote from Thomas Edison “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk”.

  • I was just at Epcot in May, My husband and I spent a good 15 minutes walking around and reading all the achievements in history. We’ve both been to Epcot numerous times, but never paid much attention to it. There are some really interesting facts listed!!!!

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