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Day 16 - September 17, 2012   

Since Epcot was the first Disney park that wasn't built around the look and feel of the Disneyland layout, it needed something to help individualize not just every section of the park, but the pavilions as well. It was decided that all of the Future World pavilions during 1980s Epcot (Spaceship Earth, Communicore, The Land, The Living Seas, Horizons, Universe of Energy, World of Motion, and Journey Into Imagination) would receive their own symbol.

The symbols were meant to represent what each individual pavilion was all about in a simple, yet effective, icon. Guests would be able to find all of these icons at their respective attractions, as well as on signs, maps, and more! Due to the fact that each of these pavilions would in some way, shape, or form rely on the other pavilions in the creation of this classic Epcot experience, EPCOT Center received it's own symbol as well. The symbol was a group of overlapping circles showing guests that it's not all about one specific attraction/pavilion that makes Epcot what it is, but it's all of the ideas brought together in one showcase that would help guests realize that the 21st century truly began in 1982.

Pictured here starting on the top left: The Land, The Living Seas, Journey Into Imagination, Horizons, World of Motion, Universe of Energy, EPCOT Center, Communicore, and Spaceship Earth.

As the pavilions have evolved and changed over time the pavilion symbols have slowly disappeared as well. But don't worry, not all is lost! Tomorrow we will be taking a look at where you can still find some of these park symbols in the parks today!

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