Since yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the Illumi-Nations fireworks display at EPCOT, I thought it would be fun today to share some trivia from that park.
The 180-foot-tall Spaceship Earth at the entrance to Epcot weighs approximately 16 million pounds.
11,324 individual panels make up the exterior shell of Spaceship Earth in EPCOT.
The “Spirits of America” statues in The American Adventure at Epcot represent Adventure, Compassion, Discovery, Freedom, Heritage, Independence, Individualism, Innovation, Knowledge, Pioneering, Self-Reliance and Tomorrow. (I’ve never paid attention to this before. I’ll have to check it out next time I’m there.)
The Mission: SPACE thrill ride at Epcot is so authentic that motion sickness bags are available just in case of emergency.
Mexico and Norway are the only two Countries in Epcot’s World Showcase that have rides.
There is a motto at the Rose & Crown Pub in EPCOT which reads: “Otium cum Dignitate” It’s Latin and it means: Leasure with Dignity
The Garden Grill in the Land in EPCOT is in motion. It slowly circles, overlooking The Land ride. (I like this restaurant but the food is nasty.)
When the World Showcase Pavilions opened with Epcot in 1982, there were 9 countries: Mexico, China, Germany, Italy, American Adventure, Japan, France, United Kingdom and Canada
There is a stave church at the entrance to Norway in EPCOT. (I November, we had the opportunity to go inside the church for the first time. It showcases the history of Vikings. Very cool.)
EPCOT park had its grand opening aired on a TV Special on October 24, 1982.
In 1994 the Candlelight Processional was first held at Epcot.
EPCOT is the only Disney World theme park that boasts two entrances. (FYI, the International Gateway puts you into the World Showcase and is handy if you just want to visit the backside of Epcot.)
The Land in EPCOT isn’t just for entertainment. They grow more than 30 tons of fruit and vegetables every year for Disney restaurants.
That’s all for today. Until next time, have a magical day!