If you are Disneyland, the grandfather of all Disney theme parks, what do you do when a youngster with new ideas of what could make a theme park bursts onto the scene? How do you respond, with your stories from wild frontiers and classic film tales brought to life, to messages of a global community and the future of technologies across a wide range of fields? Simple, you find a way to celebrate the park’s uniqueness with your own guests and Cast Members!
That’s precisely what Disneyland decided to do in 1982 when EPCOT Center opened its turnstiles to the world in October of that year. Not only was the grand opening of EPCOT Center showcased, presented by CBS on a tape delay in the Lincoln Theatre, so too were the dedications of individual EPCOT Center pavilions.
For as simple an idea as this was, even back in 1982, and as simple as this advertisement for the events, I can’t help but love this flyer!