From the avant-garde overtures of Entrance Plaza, to the electronically-driven chords of Innoventions and all points inbetween, the Future World Atmospheres Series takes its cue from the many soundscapes the permeate the parkwith newly re-mastered/restored recordings repackaged for professional playback.
Our Second Edition brings us to what could be considered Future World’s last accumulative pavilion & the first time Epcot went "out of the gene pool" for musical accompaniment...
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At this Moment Five Years Ago, “The E82 Project” was begun with the lofty goal of revitalizing the original experiences, aesthetics & ideals of EPCOT Center in the hope that utilizing the philosophy of “Influence through Inspiration” it would be possible to bring forth the “Dawn of a New Era” for the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.
Since that day, The Epcot Legacy has been in a constant state of becoming with (what I hope are) insightful historical essays, dynamic philosophical dissertations, immersive listening experiences, and completely new artistic interpretations of classic EPCOT Center concepts. And yet, the journey is just beginning with many new and exciting things taking flight this year and the years to come! In many ways, "we've still just begun to dream! Therefore, it is only fitting that we begin the fifth year the way we started the project with the iconic sunrise over Spaceship Earth.
On this our 5th Anniversary,
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Not this site, but the Real Legacy of the City, the Center, & as a State of Mind.
Originally located in the absolute center of Earth Station (now Project Tomorrow), EPCOT Center’s Guest Relations was predictability prototype in both design and function. Depending on your perspective, the park’s customer service facility was ether a (then) revolutionary 360° desk or (even more prophetically) a large bank of WorldKey touchscreen kiosks where one could engage in a live-video conference with a professional in plaid. 12 years later, Guest Relations lobby (and World Key) was moved into a more tradition setting on the former site of CommuniCore’s Backstage Magic inside the newly christened Innoventions.
Making its debut in 1999 shortly before the Millennium Celebration, this fanciful custom created carpet exemplifies the aesthetic of the times and most probably was designed in counterpoint to traditional function of the facility. For it is safe to presume that, unlike the rest of the park, one always visits this location out of necessity instead of pleasure — a condition that is subconsciously eased by the whimsical patterns found just below your feet.
On repeated visits to the still new and exquisitely re-themed Test Track, you will find several tributes to Classic EPCOT Center and even Progress City scattered around the “Sim Track”. The first of these is a cleverly designed snowflake created from the original World of Motion Logo. This got me thinking…
What if this could be expanded to include all of Future World’s original logos? And although traditionally in a “tropical” setting what would Winterized Epcot look like? Here’s my attempt at an answer…
The End Credits of a “Winter-centric” film with an incredibly beautiful snowflake motif provided much need direction to complete the difficult task of taking round icons and extrapolating them into stellated shapes.