Retro Disney favorite photos: Well, @WDW has corrected its error in spelling of EPCOT

You don’t see this anymore! Here is a shot I got in 2004 at EPCOT. It is the “Mickey’s Wand” attachment to Spaceship Earth. It was unveiled in 2000 and to the delight of many who didn’t like it on Spaceship Earth, it was removed in 2007, just ahead of the park’s 25th anniversary celebration (it opening Oct. 1, 1982).

Well, Walt Disney World has finally accepted what I knew all along: EPCOT should be all capital letters — EPCOT. IT’S AN ACRONYM! At one point in the mid-1990s, some idiots thought it would be better to do Epcot. Wrong! Wrong! Sorry, Imagineers involved, I don’t like to be critical of you, but it was a big, big mistake. Wrong then and luckily the wrong has now been corrected as of February 2020. The name has always stood for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow – EPCOT. Not. Epcot. It was an acronym and will always be an acronym – no matter what some PR fools ever thought. Some call it a “name change” today. Sigh. I call it correcting a mistake and, thankfully, someone (or some folks) regained their senses and brought back the real name. Here’s a shot of the biggest mistake ever for EPCOT: This sign with the lower-case letters. I got it in 2004 and it has been up since 2000 and would be taken down in 2007. Click here for my original post about the sign … (Remember: Click on the image for a bigger version – then click on that one for the full-size photo.)

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