May 19, 2018

Saturday Night at EPCOT's Equatorial Africa

Sweet piece of concept art by Imagineer Herb Ryman for the unrealized Equatorial Africa pavilion in EPCOT Center's gorgeous World Showcase. Originally, due to arrive in Phase Two, it never made the cut. In fact, looking at the graphic below, it seems as if the suits gave up on World Showcase altogether.

Completion of this project would have brought a new sense of "different" to that side of the park. Something organic and naturalistic would help break up all of the city type landscapes. Granted, it would have come at a price: the probability that Animal Kingdom never would have seen the light of day. I guess that's a fair trade-off!

(Art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

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