September 27, 2010

Old School United Kingdom at EPCOT Center

Back when EPCOT Center's World Showcase looked more like an industrial exhibition, the United Kingdom was represented by this storefront approach to design. This photograph first appeared in the company's 1975 annual report.

As you can see, the design had its roots in the 70's- and it lacked the charm of the World Showcase we would know and love, the one that debuted to the public. Thankfully, wisdom prevailed, and a new design plan was initiated. The beautiful blue Florida skies soon became filled with representations of famous landmarks rather than silhouettes of something that resembled the Magic Kingdom's instantly dated Tomorrowland. And aren't we glad!
(Photograph copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

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