Knowing EPCOT: Check Out These Spectacular Facts!
Is it possible for anyone to know everything about EPCOT?
File under: I did not know that…
I love articles like this; posts where you come away with a better and more thorough understanding of Disney and its parks.
Today’s case in point: 3 things you probably didn’t know about Epcot by Megan duBois of Insider.com.
Epcot is home to some iconic attractions and festivals, but even lifelong Disney fans might not know everything about the park.
- Disney got NASA and Ray Bradbury to help develop different rides at Epcot.
- Epcot’s retired “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” nighttime show was narrated by a famous Disney voice.
- The park has a back entrance that guests can use, and it has a small system of underground tunnels for its cast members.
And plenty more…
Here are thirteen of those 15 “unknown” things about Epcot, as collected by Insider:
A famous science-fiction author helped design the Spaceship Earth ride
Author Ray Bradbury — who’s well-known for his novel “Fahrenheit 451” — was well-acquainted with Disney in the 1960s, and years later, he was hired to help write the storyline and script for Epcot’s Spaceship Earth attraction. Located inside the giant sphere, the ride travels through the evolution of human communication.
Epcot grows some of its own food on-site
When guests ride Living With the Land, they go through a few greenhouses featuring lots of fruits and vegetables. When those crops are harvested, some of them are sent off to neighboring Epcot restaurants like Garden Grill and Sunshine Seasons for guests to enjoy.
The aquarium in The Seas With Nemo and Friends holds 5.7 million gallons of water
When guests explore The Seas With Nemo and Friends, they’re entering one of the largest aquariums in the world. The tank holds 5.7 million gallons of water and is home to tons of different sea creatures.