Four Days Earlier
I was there!
I was at EPCOT’s pre-opening on September 28, 1982, nine months pregnant with Tristan.
EPCOT, the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, was a complete unknown and took several years to find her feet. I loved it from the beginning and it remains my favorite park. Early on, it was quiet and easy to wander around, not contending with lines or cranky tourists. We went often.
And they offered alcohol! Not that I was drinking since I was nursing a baby once I went back, but it was a crazy concept to have a Disney park with alcohol. I will say most guests did drink and loved being able to. I’m sure it was one of the most beloved choices Disney decision-makers ever made.
Entering the Park
These next two pictures were taken as we walked into EPCOT that first day.
Happy 40th Anniversary EPCOT!
My family has a date to be at the 50th Anniversary in 2032 for Tristan’s 50th birthday.
Meet us there!