Hello everyone and welcome back for the Epcot 25th Anniversary themed photo memories feature as promised a few
weeks ago. This edition features part one of a series on Epcot’s 25th Anniversary Gallery. This is a temporary display showcasing concept art, models and historical memorabilia. Please note that these are only highlights as I ended up photographing all 720 plus images in the gallery over many hours.
One of the slightly hidden gems of the exhibit is the ‘Dream Catching Machine‘ from the classic version of ‘Journey Into Imagination‘ hanging overhead. It is very detailed and reminds me of a similar model that was displayed for years in Disneyland’s pet care center. If anyone knows the story behind these models please email me. I am very curious as to the history and origin of these great miniature props.
The next display features vintage cast member costumes. The plaque reads: “The costumes the Epcot cast members wear help them establish the character of the role they are playing in the show and help guests to understand a part of the story being told. This can be a polyester jumpsuit for a guide on a flight into the future or a recreation of a traditional outfit worn for centuries in a far off land”.
The robot below is from the Horizons – Lifestyles in the 21st Century display. The photo on the left is from the ‘
Horizons‘ vintage Epcot Center attraction. The next two shots are from the exhibit. It is great to see him again and in such excellent condition. I can only hope his friends share his good fortune. I will be featuring much more from this great exhibit in upcoming Photo Memory editions. Please check back again soon!
Production Update: I am deep in production on my next release Epcot’s 25th Anniversary October 1st, 2007 featuring the Entrance and Rope Drop, Silver Anniversary Celebration, Full coverage of the 25th Anniversary Gallery, Illuminations: Reflections of Earth 10-01-07, Epcot’s 25th Anniversary Fireworks Finale plus bonus footage of the Fire Barge Burn Off and much more! The tentative release date is November 1st. Below is a sneak preview of this all new DVD cover.
As always, if you want to request a future DVD idea, Photo Memory topic or comment on anything, just drop me a line at suggestions@JeffLangeDVD.com.