Special Sub-Topic: EPCOT Center Mania
|When did construction on EPCOT Center begin?|
October 1979. Construction began on EPCOT Center with a special ceremony featuring many Disney executives.
|What was the working name for El Rio del Tiempo?|
The Three Cultures of Mexico. "The Three Cultures of Mexico" was a name that was quickly changed to "El Rio del Tiempo," Spanish for "The River of Time." The ride's original name referred to the three cultures, ancient, colonial, and modern, that can still be found in the ride today.
|What is the theme of the attraction inside "Spaceship Earth," the 180-foot geosphere at the entrance to the park?|
communication. Spaceship Earth takes you through 40,000 years of human communication from the grunts of cavemen to the e-mails of tomorrow. Many celebrities have narrated the journey such as Walter Cronkite and Jeremy Irons.
|In "Kitchen Kabaret," what type of cheese was Miss Cheese?|
Swiss. Miss Cheese performed in the "Stars of the Milky Way" act alongside Miss Yogurt and Miss Ice Cream.
|What was the name of the attraction that took you through the human body in "The Wonders of Life" from 1989 to 2007?|
Body Wars. Each vehicle simulated a scientific experiment that involved you going inside someone to remove their splinter from the inside. Sadly, in 1995, a four-year-old girl passed out on the ride and was later pronounced dead. She had a known heart condition.
|Before being home to "Mission: SPACE," the plot of land between "The Wonders of Life" and "Test Track" was home to what inspirational attraction?|
Horizons. Horizons took park guests to the future from the perspectives of 19th Century visionaries. "The Visionarium" was a Circle-Vision 360 film that once played at Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, and The Magic Kingdom. "Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress" was never at EPCOT Center. It has been in The Magic Kingdom since 1975.
|What is the first test your car goes through in Test Track?|
the hill climb test. You go through this test right after a Cast Member reminds you to pull hard on your seat belt to check if it's in tight.
|Almost everybody remembers "Captain EO". It was a 3D space adventure in the Imagination! pavilion that followed a space captain and his crew on a journey to change the world. Who was the star of this high-energy movie?|
Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson released two smash-hit songs with this movie: "We Are Here to Change the World" and "Another Part of Me." The film since been replaced by "Honey, I Shrunk the Audience!" The film also ran at Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Tokyo Disneyland. It returned to these parks for a temporary run in 2010.
|What was the original name of "Living with the Land"?|
Listen to the Land. Gone after the name change in 1993 was "The Symphony of the Seed," a musical portion of the attraction that depicted the life of a seed from planting to termination.
|What movie is the basis for the ocean pavilion in Future World?|
Finding Nemo. The theme wasn't always in the pavilion as it opened in 1986 under "The Living Seas" and "Finding Nemo" was released in 2003. The change came in 2007.
|Which of these Disney's Hollywood Studios attractions was originally intended for EPCOT Center?|
The Great Movie Ride. The Great Movie Ride was to be built in between "The Land" and "Imagination!" under the title of "Great Moments at the Movies". The 1984 plans were reviewed by Michael Eisner who insisted that just a pavilion wasn't enough to showcase the movies. The concept for Disney's Hollywood Studios was born.
|Which of these attractions was planned to be built in The World Showcase's Japan pavilion at one point?|
The Mount Fugi Rollercoaster. Other concepts included a Circle-Vision 360 film aboard a bullet train and a clone of Tokyo Disneyland's old "Meet the World" show.
|When EPCOT Center was parodied on "The Simpsons" episode, "Special Edna," what was the park called?|
EFCOT Center. The episode also parodied The Magic Kingdom's former "If You Had Wings" attraction.
|In 1993, The America Gardens Theatre was renovated to house a certain show. Who was the star of this show?|
Barbie. The show was called "The Magical World of Barbie". In the end of the show, an obnoxiously pink limo drove onto the stage. The limo was originally used in 1988 for Mickey Mouse's 60th birthday celebration. "Spongebob Squarepants" didn't debut until 1999.
|What was the original name of "Innoventions"?|
CommuniCore. "CommuniCore" served as the base for all Future World from 1982 to 1994.
|The Norway pavilion started out as a showcase for what country?|
Denmark. The concept, which included a Tivoli Gardens walk through, changed over time due to rising costs and lack of sponsorships.
|What was Test Track's building originally used for?|
The World of Motion. The World of Motion was a dark ride that took park guests on a humorous trip through the history of transportation.
|What was the song "Energy" from "The Universe of Energy" subtitled?|
You Make The World Go 'Round. The song was last heard in 1996 when the original version of the attraction closed.
|In the original version of "Journey into Imagination" (1983-1998), what was the name of the man who created Figment?|
Dreamfinder. Dreamfinder was based off of a character named Professor Marvel, who was created for the abandoned Discovery Bay concept at Disneyland.
|To end your day at EPCOT Center, how long is "IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth," the nightly fireworks spectacular in The World Showcase Lagoon?|
12 minutes. The Earth Globe seen in the end of the show is said to be the most technologically advanced piece of show equipment ever built by Walt Disney Imagineering. From 2001 to 2010, a similar show was performed at Tokyo DisneySea called "BraviSEAmo!"
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