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The State of E82

In begin of each year a lot of news programs, blogs, and websites, like to start the year with a Top Ten of the past year’s events.  Here at E82 we cover a lot of history, but our focus is on the future so the following is (in no particular order) a list of the Top Ten events to expect in 2012…

  1. The Re-launch of Centorium – E82’s On-line Emporium
    Yes, very soon you’ll be able to display The Legacy on your walls and on your back!
  2. A Two-part Essay on the History of Energy
    From the Big bang to the challenges of the modern Universe, get ready to delve into one of the most subversive attractions in theme park history.
  3. The VISTA SERIES Continues with Horizons and Mission: Space
    Two very interesting design challenges that will require not two but THREE new backgrounds.
    (Anyone care to figure-out why???)
  4. Under Advisement
    EPCOT Center was a celebration of the history and potential of mankind. In order to accomplish this EPCOT’s original designers reached out to the brightest and most forward minds in many fields. This essay explores the original panel and speculates about who should be involved in designing an sustainable Epcot for the 22nd Century.
  5. The Future World Soundtrack Series – THE LAND
    The largest of all Future World pavilions, The Land (unlike Energy) will have a lot more material than two discs, so the challenge here will be crafting the very best musical experience possible within the time allotted (it’s a very good problem to have).
  6. The Future World Soundtrack Series – WONDERS OF LIFE
    From Listening to The Land to a journey thru Inner Space, debuting Late Fall the FWSS continues with the most delightfully dated of pavilions. Join Dr. Cynthia Lair, and Captain Braddock on a mission inside the body, get grilled by General Knowledge, and do it all while Martin Short contemplates his own existence.                
  7. The Trinity
    A graphical exploration of Epcot’s tone from its “Centered” beginnings to the Lower Case era this essay further illuminates the macro-cosmic effects of the microcosm decisions that shape the balance between Epcot’s core objectives – to Entertain, Inform, and Inspire.
  8. TRON Geosphere – Continued
    A further investigation into ENCOM’s historical Mainframe, revealing more from The Second System, including a journey to Flynn’s digital vacation destination.
    In the last months of 1966, Walt took a yachting vacation with his extended family. During the course of the vacation an informal discussion between Walt, Roy and Ron Miller took place where Walt outlined his plan for giving the studio and Disneyland to Roy and Ron to run while he focused exclusively on EPCOT and the Florida Project “I need a good Ten Years” he said, in this novel, I plan to give him that time. THE LOST DECADE will be a historical fiction exploration into the entirely alternate reality, focused on impact of Walt’s delayed death.
  10. JLH Omnimedia
    You’re on it! Welcome to the new home of E82’s Behind the Scenes, and a multitude of topics that range far and away from Epcot. (Sort of a personal blog for me) For a start, check-out the links on the left there’s tons of wonderful articles and information on a wide variety subjects.

So it looks like 2012 will be quite a busy year. And just like Walt and Marty said… 

“We’re Ready to Go Right Now!”


What event do you find most intriguing?

Reader Comments (2)

I'm keeping an eye on the Wonders of Life soundtrack series, as it's worth the wait I have heard. Also, am I correct with the two ride versions of Mission:Space (such as Green and Orange modes) that would be part of the 3 backgrounds in the vista series?

January 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRabidLeroy

Hey RL,
LIFE should be very interesting, I haven’t given it much thought yet but (structurally) the entire pavilion is rather unique as there is no distinctive anchor. No single attraction dominates the pavilion, so from a narrative perspective the FWSS won’t be plot-driven as other releases. Hmmm, A lot to think about.
As for the Vista Series- Great Theory, Wrong Pavilion ;)

January 12, 2012 | Registered CommenterJoshua L Harris

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