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Spaceship Earth

Presented by AT&T

ATTRACTIONS: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
Spaceship Earth 10/1/82    
  5/29/86 Cronkite narration & Tomorrow's Child ending added 8/15/94
  11/23/94 Irons narration & new scenes/end added  
    mid 2/02 to early 3/02 - repainted Mickey hand and wand  
    Closed on 3/13/02 to add new safety video monitors in ascent tunnel  
Earth Station 10/1/82   8/15/94
> Global Neighborhood 11/23/94 7/6/99 (?) to 11/23/99  
> The New Global Neighborhood 11/24/99 Simulation ride removed and replaced by tree that gives a glance at the new attractions at Epcot.  

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CommuniCore West

EXHIBITS: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
FutureCom (AT&T) 10/1/82   1/31/94
EPCOT Outreach 5/26/83   early 2/94
EPCOT Teacher's Center 7/4/83   early 2/94
Expo Robotics 2/13/88   10/3/93

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CommuniCore East

ATTRACTIONS/EXHIBITS: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
EPCOT Computer Central (Sperry/UNISYS) 10/1/82   1/30/94
  Astuter Computer Revue 10/1/82   1/2/84
  > Backstage Magic 2/4/84   10/1/93?
TravelPort (American Express) 10/1/82   4/27/92
Energy Exchange (Exxon) 10/1/82   1/31/94
Electronic Forum 12/23/82   3/16/91
> World News Center 3/17/91 This was Electronic Forum's Pre-show, this remained open while the main show closed. (This space was then occupied by Epcot Discovery Center.) Fall 96

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Universe of Energy

Presented by Exxon (ExxonMobil)

ATTRACTIONS: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
Universe of Energy 10/1/82   1/21/96
  6/14/96 Newly repainted dinosaurs, mosaic pre-show screens replaced with flat screens 9/2/96
> Ellen's Energy Adventure 9/15/96 (Official Dedication: 10/2/96) New movies, soundtrack & Ellen Audio-Animatronic added  
    Original UoE signs replaced with new logo signs and the ExxonMobil logo (walls up 8/4/01 and walls down and lights on by 9/14/01)  

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Wonders of Life

Presented by Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.
from 10/19/89 until 6/1/01
- All MetLife references removed by 6/7/01

ATTRACTIONS & EXHIBITS: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
Body Wars 10/19/89    
Cranium Command 10/19/89    
The Making of Me 10/30/89    
Goofy About Health 10/19/89    
AnaComical Players 10/19/89    
Met Lifestyle Revue 10/19/89    
Coach's Corner 10/19/89    
Frontiers of Medicine 10/19/89    
Sensory Funhouse 10/19/89    
Wondercycles 10/19/89    

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Horizons

Presented by General Electric (10/1/83 - 9/30/93)

Pavilion remained sponsorless from 10/1/94 - 1/9/99

ATTRACTION: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
Horizons 10/1/83 Minor script changes made mid-80s and original mural at exit removed and replaced with lighted panels 12/94
  12/24/95 All G.E. references removed 1/9/99

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World of Motion/Test Track

Presented by General Motors

ATTRACTIONS & EXHIBITS: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
World of Motion 10/1/82   1/2/96
Transcenter 10/1/82   1/2/96
Test Track Preview Center 2/13/96   12/10/98
Test Track 12/19/98 (Official Grand Opening: 3/17/99)    
  FastPass added 10/99    
  Indoor Queue closed 10/15/01 and rehabbed to include both Standby and FastPass lines - reopened 11/01    
  Closed 9/19/02 for track resurfacing    
Driving Technologies Laboratory (Post-show) 12/19/98 (Official Grand Opening: 3/17/99)   10/01
> Dreamchasers (Post-show) mid 12/01    

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Journey Into Imagination/IMAGINATION!

Presented by Kodak

ATTRACTIONS: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
Journey Into Imagination (Ride) 3/5/83   10/10/98
> Journey Into Your Imagination (Ride) 10/1/99   10/8/01
>> Journey Into Imagination with Figment (Ride) 6/1/02 Reworked some scenes and added Figment  
Image Works 10/1/82 Exhibits added/changed mid-80s 10/10/98
  10/1/99 All new exhibits, moved downstairs  
Magic Journeys 10/1/82   2/9/86 (then moved to Magic Kingdom)
> Captain EO 9/12/86   7/6/94
>> Honey, I Shrunk the Audience 11/21/94    
    FastPass added 11/99  

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The Land

Presented by Kraft General Foods, Inc. (10/1/82 - 9/30/92)

Presented by Nestle, USA (Since 11/92 )
Whole Pavilion Closed 10/1/93 - mid 12/93 for Renovations

ATTRACTIONS: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
Listen to the Land 10/1/82   9/27/93
> Living with the Land 12/10/93 New narration, music, opening & ending scenes  
    FastPass operating by 4/5/01  
Tomorrow's Harvest Tour 10/1/82   9/27/93
> Greenhouse Tour 12/10/93   Fall 96
>> Behind the Seeds Fall 96 Tour renamed  
Kitchen Kabaret 10/1/82   1/3/94
> Food Rocks 3/26/94    
Symbiosis 10/1/82   1/1/95
> Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable 1/21/95    

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The Living Seas

Presented by United Technologies from 1/15/86 to 1/98

ATTRACTION: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
The Living Seas 1/15/86 ride-through portion closed on 10/21/01  

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Innoventions West

Innoventions Official Grand Opening: September 29, 1994, but opened to the public on July 1, 1994.

All of the Innoventions West exhibits closed on October 15, 1997, for a major renovation. AT&T, IBM, SEGA, and Silicon Graphics have re-opened. The rest of the area behind Silicon Graphics was reserved for future use by them. The area near IBM and SEGA is being converted into Lutron's Home Theater. On May 15, 1999, AT&T, Silicon Graphics, and the Innoventions Pre-show closed. All of Innoventions West's exhibits closed on August 14, 1999 to be refurbished and prepared for the Millennium Celebration.

EXHIBITS: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
Epcot Discovery Center 7/1/94   Fall 96 (moved to Innoventions East)
Bill Nye, The Science Guy 7/1/94   10/15/97 (then moved to East 3/98)
AT&T 7/1/94 4/95, 10/96, (CLOSED 10/15/97-Early 1/98 while Pavilion was closed. Only minor changes when re-opened.) 5/15/99
Discover Magazine 7/1/94 Updated annually with new Technological Innovation Award winners 10/8/97
Eclectronics 7/1/94   Fall 95
Alec Tronic 7/1/94 Moved to other side of wall 12/95 10/15/97
IBM 7/1/94   10/15/97
> IBM Solutions for a Small Planet Early 1/98 (moved to where SEGA was before - now all new exhibit)   8/14/99
LEGO Dacta 7/1/94   9/95
SEGA 7/1/94   10/15/97
  1/15/98 (Part, not all of exhibit opened. The second half opened about a week later.)   7/15/99 (Part closed, rest closes 8/14/99)
Videonics 7/1/94   Spring 97
Walt Disney Imagineering Labs 7/1/94   9/9/95
Silicon Graphics 12/95 10/96 10/15/97
> Inspired by Vision 3/29/98 (new exhibit)   5/15/99
Enel/Infobyte VR Presentation Fall/Winter 95/6   10/15/97
Time Warner 4/96   8/18/97
Aladdin's Magic Carpet VR Adventure Fall 96   10/15/97
Coca-Cola Ice Station Cool Late 6/98 Remained open while the rest of the exhibits were closed for renovation 8/99-9/99  
Innoventions Pre-Show Mid 11/98 (open sporadically throughout 12/98)   5/15/99
Lutron Ultimate Home Theater Experience 6/28/99   8/14/99

 

Innoventions West: The Road to Tomorrow

The concept for Innoventions was re-worked and the pavilion renovated for the Millennium Celebration. The following are the exhibits that officially opened on October 1, 1999, and opened for previews on September 26, 1999.

EXHIBITS: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
1. Networked Living (IBM) 10/1/99 Spring 2001 & Spring 2002  
2. Ultimate Home Theater Experience (Lutron) 10/1/99    
3. Beautiful Science (Monsanto) 10/1/99    
4. Video Games of Tomorrow (SEGA) 10/1/99   9/01
  9/01 Disney Interactive replaced SEGA  
5. Medicine's New Vision (RSNA) 10/1/99   9/29/02
6. The Broadband Connection (AT&T) 10/1/99   1/30/00
7. The Knowledge Vortex (Xerox) 10/1/99   9/29/02

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Innoventions East

All of the Innoventions East exhibits closed on June 1, 1999 to be refurbished and prepared for the Millennium Celebration.

EXHIBITS: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
Apple Computer 7/1/94 Early/Mid 8/95 - 8/28/95 1/31/98
General Electric 7/1/94 Fall 96 - new enlarged exhibit 6/1/99
Magic House Show 7/1/94   Winter/Spring 95
General Motors 7/1/94 10/96 - new EV1 exhibit 6/1/99
Hammacher Schlemmer 7/1/94   Early 9/97
Honeywell's Comfortville 7/1/94   Fall 96
Oracle's Information Highway 10/17/94 10/96 - Exhibit enlarged 9/3/97
Masco's Magic House Tour 7/1/94   Spring 95
> Honeywell's House of Innoventions Spring 95 Fall 96 6/1/99
Mr. MIDI by 6/95?   by 9/95?
> Motorola 10/95 10/7/97-10/13/97 (Only change: new carpet) 6/1/99
Family PC Fall 95 Mid 9/97-10/23/97 (moved to enlarged exhibit area where Disney Interactive used to be) Around 4/23-25/98
  4/27/98 moved back to where it originally was 6/1/99
Disney Interactive Spring 96?   9/3/97
Epcot Discovery Center Fall 96   10/3/98
Bill Nye - The Science Guy 4/15/98 (Same show from West side)   6/1/99
Disney.com Internet Zone Powered by Gateway 10/3/98   6/1/99

 

Innoventions East: The Road to Tomorrow

The concept for Innoventions was re-worked and the pavilion renovated for the Millennium Celebration. The following are the exhibits that officially opened on October 1, 1999, and opened for previews on September 26, 1999.

EXHIBITS: OPENED: RENOVATED: CLOSED:
8. Forests for Our Future (TAPPI) 10/1/99 9/01 - new sign and new Freddie FireFly host  
9. Disney.com's Internet Zone (Compaq) 10/1/99 (Compaq became sponsor in late 2000)  
10. Communications Dream Forum (Motorola) 10/1/99    
11. The House of Innoventions (Panja) 10/1/99

(Panja ended sponsorship at end of Dec. 2000)
Whirlpool began sponsorship in Spring 2002.

 
12. Web Site Construction Zone (GO.com) 10/1/99   2/19/01
    > Mission: SPACE Launch Center 5/01    
13. Future Cars (GM) 10/1/99   2/19/01
    > Tom Morrow 2.0's Playground 4/11/01 2 GM cars still on display next to the garage facade across from the Playground  
14. Look into the Future 10/1/99 small window displays - space will be used for new exhibit in future 2/19/01
    > Discover the Stories Behind the Magic 9/24/01 100 Years of Magic kiosks  

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