From Imagineer Clem Hall, a great pencil sketch for Mexico's classic - and sorely missed- El Rio del Tiempo. When EPCOT Center opened, the countries of World Showcase celebrated their individual cultures and not the Disney character stories that took place in them. This distinction gave the park a fascinating, educational based feel, entertaining guests but also expanding their horizons.
It was a wonderful plan and could have been maintained had the suits updated attractions with the latest technologies and newest travelogues. But it was not to be. Soon, World Showcase will not only be the home of Frozen Ever After and The Three Caballeros in the Gran Fiesta Tour. Coming soon is Ratatouille and Mary Poppins. More after that without a doubt. If they can shove Guardians of the Galaxy into the park, anything goes.
(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)