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09-22-2017, 07:15 PM
Walt Disney World has announced a special line-up of events for October 1, 2017 to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Epcot:

... Here are a few highlights of what’s planned for this year’s anniversary celebration.

Commemorative Guide Map – Be sure to pick up a commemorative Epcot Guidemap and Times Guide on your way into the park. They’ll be available at the park’s Main Entrance, at International Gateway and Guest Relations.

Anniversary Celebration – A special celebration will be held at the Fountain View stage at 10:01 a.m. Gather to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Epcot with Mariachi Cobre and Voices of Liberty.

Exclusive Anniversary Merchandise – Guests visiting Epcot on October 1 will have the chance to grab anniversary merchandise as a part of the “I Was There” collection ... Items in the collection will be available only at a “pop-up” shop (which will be open for one day only/while supplies last), located just past the Art of Disney location at Epcot on October 1. Additional Epcot 35th Anniversary logo merchandise (not a part of the “I Was There” line) will be available in select merchandise locations at the park, such as Mouse Gear and on the Shop Disney Parks app.

Special Edition: IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth – Conclude your day at the park by attending a special edition of the park’s nighttime fireworks show, “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth,” which begins at 9 p.m.

09-23-2017, 01:43 AM
They had to wait until now to announce this???

09-23-2017, 03:39 PM
I was privileged to be there on 10/1/82 when they opened EPCOT Center. Even picked up a comp return ticket when I visited Guest Relations at the base of Spaceship Earth to offer condolences to the staff for having to listen to all the complaints as the (then) new and cutting edge technology wasn't always being co-operative.