Long before the , when Disneyland was the only in the , Mr. Walt had a vision.
And it wasn’t the creation of a second .
at Walt stands for, but only hardcore will be aware of exactly what the concept was. fanatics might be able to tell you what the namesake of the
Walt ‘s Experimental Prototype of Tomorrow: E.P.C.O.T
E.P.C.O.T (as it was originally stylized) was originally envisioned by Mr. . He was now in the business of building a , an , and the most forward-thinking the has ever seen. as something far more than a
(And eventually, of course, an ).
The man often considered to be Walt . actually wanted to create a circular on the huge patch of Florida land we now know as
What was the ?
Walt ‘s ‘Master Plan’ was to create a that acted as a hub for the future. Brands would be invited to test and exhibit new technology, while the 20,000 citizens of EPCOT would all work and live within one of the ‘s three rings. Nobody would be unemployed and nobody would own their own property.
was a crime-free that was a of the future. It was essentially a real-life !
Much like the famous tunnels underneath Walt , would utilize underground tunnels to remove the need for cars in the .
But how would people get around this super ? Well, .
This along with many a the , where guests would enjoy the magic of but not before cleverly being forced to go through the first. would run through the and lead all the way from the airport of tomorrow to
would’ve been a tourism dream (something that the Walt resort would become too), with a huge hotel right in the center that would’ve been able to be seen for miles.
If you’re interested in this fascinating bit of history, take a look at this video of Mr. himself, where he explains how the would’ve worked:
What happened to Walt ‘s concept?
After Walt Company’s board of directors decided that the was far too ambitious and that a dubbed the would be a much safer bet. Of course, the EPCOT we all know and love soon followed, but the remains a fascinating piece of history. just two months after the creation of the pitch video, the
Many elements of the that we all know in love. For example, the dining areas of E.P.C.O.T were planned to be inclusive of a number of different cultures. We of course ended up seeing something similar with the , home to a variety of different culture’s music, food, and art, including my two favorites; the and the . concept were eventually worked into the
Most of this information was sourced from The , an amazing collection of information all about ‘s original vision for the E.P.C.O.T city. We strongly recommend you check them out, as will find endless hours of fascinating facts all about Walt , the , and what could’ve been the ‘s brand had ever seen.
Our question to you is; would Walt ‘s vision for the have worked? Let us know in the comments below.