“People who say the parks are their favourite place or second homes make me feel simultaneously inferior and superior. Inferior because I’m poor and I can’t afford to just go there whenever a whim hits me, and I feel like they’re bragging about their wealth. Superior because at least I’m not wasting what little money I have on going to a theme park constantly.”
I take a bit of offense to this. Growing up, we didn’t have cable in our house, we had ( still have) rabbit ears. We didn’t go to movies, or eat out. I didn’t own a video game system of any kind until I was 13, and our first computer was a hand-me down Windows that didn’t even have a port for a phone line for dial up internet, and that was in ‘98. I had friends, but I usually only saw them at school and stuff. Any and all “entertainment budget” our family had went to our Disney passes, and we were fine with that. Most of our vacations were to Disney or Disney related, with the exception of two major ones to the mountains and the keys or maybe a weekend trip to the beach. Didn’t matter to us. We weren’t rich by any means, we just knew what we loved and stuck with it. So it is a second home to me and by no means was any bit of that money wasted.
“We call it EPCOT, spelled E-P-C-O-T: Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. Here it is in larger scale. EPCOT will take its cue from the new ideas and new technologies that are now emerging from the creative centers of American industry. It will be a community of tomorrow that will never be completed, but will always be introducing, and testing, and demonstrating new materials and new systems. And EPCOT will always be a showcase to the world of the ingenuity and imagination of American free enterprise.”
Happy 30th Anniversary Epcot!
Me too. :3
NEW FANTASYLAND FINALLY HAS AN OPENING DATE.
Today we’re thrilled to announce that the grand opening of New Fantasyland will take place on December 6, 2012. Attractions included in this opening are Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid, Be Our Guest Restaurant, Enchanted Tales with Belle, Ariel’s Grotto, Gaston’s Tavern and Bonjour! Village Gifts.
Previews of these attractions will begin November 19.
As previously planned, the New Fantasyland expansion will continue with the opening of Princess Fairytale Hall in 2013 and the debut of a new Disney “mountain” in the form of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in 2014.
The Storybook Circus section of the New Fantasyland expansion, which includes Barnstormer – Starring the Great Goofini, the Casey Jr. Splash & Soak Station, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant, opened to guests in July.
Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and follow @WaltDisneyWorld on Twitter for the latest on the New Fantasyland expansion. While you’re on Twitter, join in the conversation by using the hashtag #NewFantasyland.
CAN’T. FUCKING. WAIT.
Yes, yes, yes. So much yes. Still an awesome ride, just scary at first.