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The 30th Anniversary of Epcot Kicks Off Today With D23 Festivities

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Who doesn’t love a party?

Although the 30th anniversary of Epcot isn’t until tomorrow, October 1, fans have already begun celebrating the park’s milestone at D23’s Epcot 30th Anniversary Celebration at the park’s World Showplace.


So far today, D23 members have been treated to presentations by Disney Legends who helped bring Epcot to life, including Tom Nabbe, Bob Matheison, and Charlie Ridgway, as well as Walt Disney Imagineers. Cast members from the Disney Archives also presented some behind-the-scenes looks at the development of several Epcot attractions. Other activities on the list for the remainder of the day include a look at the park’s opening-day festivities, the music of Epcot, and more.

If you plan on celebrating the 30th anniversary of Epcot at the park tomorrow, be sure to check out the schedule of events – some presented by D23 – here.

Check the Disney Park Blog tomorrow for video coverage of today’s event.

Take a look back at Epcot in the posts below:


  • How long is the celebration going on for? How long can we purchase merchandise?

    I was born in April of the same year and figment has always been something extra special to me. 🙂

  • Happy 30th EPCOT!!! Hard to believe my first visit was back during the park’s 2nd year in operation. Looking forward to being back there next month!

  • Thank you EPCOT for changing the way I look at fun and education. Who would have thought you could enjoy yourself this much and still learn about technology and imagination along with learning the wonders of other countries? Remember, it all started with a mouse!

  • Happy 30th Anniversary, EPCOT! Thank you for being the leader in fun, total-emersion, alternative education practices. Keep doing a great job for years to come. Here’s to another 30+ years!

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