One of the quainter shops in Future World, Gateway Gifts more than makes-up for its miniscule Square Footage with its location — in both architecture and proximity. If one can look past the merchandise, Gateway Gifts possesses intriguing design. From its multi-level future-industrial ceiling treatments to its impressive view of the geosphere it supports, the shop itself is a subtle but prime example EPCOT Center’s unique architectural achievements.
Quite recently, Gateway Gifts began shifting its color scheme from bright oranges and electric blue to a more subdued teal-green and blue. This transformation reached completion with the installation of a new carpet that maintained the same design as the original.
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 park with newly re-mastered/restored recordings repackaged for professional playback.
Our third edition takes us to a very specific moment when, for the first time, EPCOT Center and Epcot existed peacefully in the same space...
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One of the most beloved of all EPCOT Center’s “Lost Classics”, the chaotic inner workings of a 12-year-old boy’s mind was the subject matter of the humorous presentation of Cranium Command. A multi-media presentation featuring a plethora of comedians, superb animation and the adorably overwhelmed animatronic “Captain Buzzy”, this attraction jump-started the careers of animation directors Kirk Wise & Gary Trousdale (who went on to create such classics as Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Atlantis: The Lost Empire). And most recently, this attraction became the direct inspiration of Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out.
As part of E82’s “Logo Series” this background features the final iteration of Cranium Command’s logo set against a background directly inspired by the multi-colored carpet walls of the attraction’s preshow.