1964 World's Fair
1939 World's Fair
Disney Signed Letters
From Bob Gurr's Library
Joseph Mankiewicz Collection PDF
Harper Goff Collection
Disney Annual Reports
"The Disney World" Magazine
Disney Press Release Archive
A 1976 draft for an early concept of the American Adventure in World Showcase - here called the USA Pavilion. 20+ pages.
"First Edition" guide to names for all key EPCOT attractions published in May 1982.
Opening day press releases and photos covering all aspects of the Kraft-sponsored pavilion
Short overview for cast members regarding merchandise items and locations at EPCOT.
100+ page guide for instructor teaching cast members who would work the opening of EPCOT.
A great 20-page printed document announcing plans for Epcot to open 10/1/82 but the version described here is somewhat different from the version that was actually built.
Early 15-page overview of the attraction
1975 Kit with six press releases and 4 photos of early concept for World Showcase
14 different press releases, introductory letter and photographs
300+ page details on each section, part and maintenance procedure for the ride
EPCOT Cover and feature story
EPCOT preview with concept art
1976 Disney magazine about the key elements of WDW with a page on EPCOT coming in 1980, W/ concept art!
Epcot-opening cover story
Very interesting early look at plans for EPCOT in the mid-1970s from this Orlando tourism magazine.
9-page manual for cast members to brief them on the history and featured of the Germany area at World Showcase.
Nifty little archive of items from a cast member's trip organized by the Walt Disney Travel Co to EPCOT soon after opening.
GE publication detailing the company's involvement with EPCOT's Horizons.
Document given to Epcot employees who worked at Horizons.
An overview of EPCOT for WDW Management.
An extensive, very colorful brochure documenting all of EPCOT's attractions.
Proposal for EPCOT as an institute and forum for the development of new technologies and concepts.
Booklet for teachers to utilize the many educational elements of EPCOT in the classroom - a "take home field trip".
3 vouchers for tickets to EPCOT after opening.
A ticket for cast-members to tour EPCOT 5 months before opening.
Overview of the pavilion given to cast members.
A brief, public-facing, pre-opening EPCOT introductory document.
A 160-page script covering all the entertainment and food logistics for the EPCOT opening event 10/22-10/24 1982. The script has been broken up into two PDFs.
A folder with press photos and press releases for use in marketing efforts.
Very detailed binder containing the organizational structure of the EPCOT team with pictures of personnel, job descriptions and org charts.
Mid-1970s proposal for World Showcase at EPCOT with an intended opening date of 10/1/1979 - three years before the acutal EPCOT opening date. Has great concept art!
Map and Press / parking credentials for the groundbreaking of EPCOT in 1979.
A folder containing forms for GE employees to arrange for backstage access to Horizons for their guests.
Fall 1983 edition of this newsletter for "Executive Club Administrators" with a cover story on Horizons.