Thursday, June 29, 2017

EPCOT Outreach

 Back in the day there was no internet. The only way to catch up on the latest WDW news was to go to EPCOT Outreach and collect the free handouts. I saved 'em not even realizing how cool they'd be 30 years later. 

   Dear Volcano Bay,

   Let's not forget that Typhoon Lagoon is still a better water park.

   Hoot Gibson


  1. This was a great "hidden secret" of EPCOT. Before the World Wide Web and internet, I was on the GEnie service (GE's version of CompuServe). We had a Destination Florida RoundTable (message board) with some Disney topics. Two of the members worked at the Outreach center and that's how I found out about it.

    This was the first place I ever heard of the image of Mickey being hidden in things in the park. Some day, I hope to find that hidden Mickey listing they had available.

    Also, if you asked the right questions, they had a box of goodies and could show you something. If you knew what to ask. I asked about the fiber optic sidewalks and they produced a bundle of cables and the color wheel, and demonstrated it over a light to show how it worked. How I wish I had a camera back then, but I didn't start taking digital photos until '96.

  2. Ideas were also floated for Tycoon Lagoon, but nobody would have been able to afford the admission price. Also, it's not safe to wear a monocle on a water slide.

  3. I want to go to a Mammoth themed water entertainment area.