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EPCOT

1. FUTURE
WORLD


Spaceship
Earth


The Seas

The Land

2. WORLD
SHOWCASE


Mexico

Norway

China

Japan

Morocco

Germany

United
Kingdom


Canada

World Showcase
Lagoon
Boatride


Goodbye
EPCOT


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GENEALOGY
LINE

FAMILY
NAMES

LOFTIN:
 Beatty
 Corzine
 Cranford
 Fisher
 Givens
 Harwell
 Kaiser
 Lanier
 Lomax
 McCorkle
 Rudisill
 Sherrill
 Upright
 Washington
 Work


SETZER:
Aderholdt
Barringer
Bovey
Bushart
Deal
Heavner
Herman
Ikert
Miller
Motz
Rankin
Witherspoon

GOBLE:
Babst/Bobst
Douglas
Faber
Fink
Fulbright
Hefner
Meinhert
Miller
Muller
Pabst/Bobst
Robinson

JOHNSON:
Corzine
Fink
Hamilton
Kaiser
Leslie
Lewis
Moore
Sherrill
Upright
Wilkinson

 

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Epcot

 
 

 
EPCOT is a theme park at Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, FL. The park opened 01 Oct 1982 and was the second of four theme parks built at Disney World, after the Magic Kingdom park. Epcot is dedicated to the celebration of human achievement, namely technological innovation and international culture, and is often referred to as a "permanent world's fair". The park is divided into two sections, (1) Future World and (2) World Showcase
 
 
 

1. FUTURE WORLD

 
 
FUTURE WORLD consists of a variety of pavilions that explore innovation aspects and applications including technology and science, with each pavilion feauring self-contained attractions and distinct architecture in its design. Future World also serves as the park's main entrance and features Spaceship Earth, a large geodesic sphere structure and the anchor pavilion, which houses a dark ride attraction that depicts the history of communication.
 
 
 

SPACESHIP EARTH

 
 
SPACESHIP EARTH is a geodesic sphere that serves as the symbolic structure of EPCOT and is at the entrance to the park.
 
A few photos of Spaceship Earth
 
 
 
 
 
Inside Shaceship Earth
 
 
Pausing for some photos
 
It may have been November but the topiaries and flowers were still blooming and were beautiful
Perhaps it was the 90s temperatures
 
 
 

THE SEAS

 
 
THE SEAS, formerly called THE LIVING SEAS, is an aquarium and attached dark ride attraction located on the western side of Future World at Epcot. The pavilion is themed as an underwater exploration base called SeaBase Alpha, with several exhibits devoted to oceanic study. The pavilion opened in 1986. In 2003, the name was changed to The Seas With Nemo & Friends.
 
A few photos outside of THE SEAS pavilion
 
 
 
 
 
 

THE LAND

 
 
THE LAND is a pavilion that sits on the western side of Future World at EPCOT. The pavilion is dedicated to human interaction with the Earth, focusing on agriculture and travel. It opened in 1982 and focuses on how humans can both use the land for their benefit and how they can also destroy it.
 
Inside THE LAND pavilion
 
LIVING WITH THE LAND is a 13.5 minute boat ride that takes you through the rain forest and greehouses of this pavilion. We sailed through tropical swamps, prairie grain fields, and family farms before entering a fantastic living-plant research laboratory-solarium.  Here the Earth's major food crops, fruits, and vegetables are being grown in high-tech research projects along with rare new crops. We saw plants growing in the air and in water - both without soil.
 
Living With The Land Ride
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. WORLD SHOWCASE

 
 
WORLD SHOWCASE is the largest section of EPCOT, containing 11 pavilions, each themed and dedicated to represent a specific country. The pavilions surround the World Showcase Lagoon, a large man-made lake located in the center of World Showcase with a perimeter of 1.2 miles. The 11 pavilions are: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, the American Adventure, Japan, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom and Canada.
 
 
 

MEXICO

 
 
The MEXICO PAVILION resembles a Mesoamerican pryamid with steps leading to entrance doors. Visitors enter through a gallery display of Mexican artwork, the "Animales Fantasticos" art collections. The central indoor area of the pavilion is themed as an outdoor twilight-lit Mexican village an marketplace, Plaza de los Amigos. At the edge of the plaza, a restaurant, San Angel Inn Restaurante, overlooks an indoor lagoon with a themed backdrop of another pyramid and a smoldering volcano in the distance with themed lighting and smoke effects. To the side of the plaza, a boarding area leads to a boat ride, Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros which commences in the indoor lagoon area.
 
Mexico is the first pavilion if you go in a clockwise direction
 
Carolyn doesn't like to have her photo taken so she takes one of Curtis
 
Inside the pyramid-shaped pavilion, there is shopping, a restaurant and a river ride
 
 
 
 
 

NORWAY

 
 
The 58,000-square-foot NORWAY PAVILION is designed to look like a Norwegian village. The village includes a detailed reproduction Stave church, and the exterior of its main table-service restaurant, Restaurant Akershus, resembles its namesake in Oslo. The exhibit showcases 4 styles of Norwegian architecture. Much of the pavilion is taken up by inter-connected shops. These shops are decorated with large wooden trolls and sell assorted Norwegian goods, including clothing, candy, and other stuff. Kringla Bakeri og Kafe is a bakery, featuring assorted Norwegian pasteries, such as cream horns and open-faced salmon sandwiches. One former exhibit was a full-scale Viking ship - that can be seen in photos from our earlier trips.
 
 
 
 

CHINA

 
 
Visitors enter the CHINA PAVILION through a large Chinese gate. The courtyard is dominated by a replica of the Temple of Heaven, which contains the entrance to "Reflections of China", a Circle-Vision 360 movie exploring China's history and scenery, as well as a museum containing several ancient Chinese artifacts. The courtyard is bordered by shops selling Chinese merchandise and two Chinese restaurants. The pavilion is decorated with ponds, crossed by bridges. Chinese acrobats also perform frequently in the pavilion.
 
Curtis slips and snaps a photo of Carolyn - then she takes one of him
 
Replicas of the terracotta soldiers in China
 
Time for a little shopping ...
 
 
... and some entertainment by Chinese Acrobats
 
 
 

JAPAN

 
 
The JAPANESE PAVILION is one of the original World Showcase pavilions and had been in planning since the late 1970s. it is located between The American Adventure and Morocco Pavilions. The pavilion is made up of buildings surrounding a courtyard. The entrance to the courtyard features a Japanese Pagoda. A torii gate decorates the water in front of the pavillion. The area is filled with Japanese pools and gardens. At the end of the courtyard is the gate to a Japanese castle, including a moat, which leads into a display of Japanese culture.
 
 
 
It's not always easy to get a good photo with so many people around
 
 
 

MOROCCO

 
 
The MOROCCO PAVILION, designed to look like a Moroccan city with a realistic Minaret, features the only pavilion in which the country's government aided in the design. Guests to the pavilion gain insight to the lifestyle and culture of the Moroccan people through the Gallery of Arts and History. Inside the pavilion, North African plants including citrus trees, date palms, and olive trees, and fountains can be seen. The courtyard plays host to entertainment, including a belly-dancing show in the evening. Restaurant Marrakesh, along with the Tangierine Cafe, serve Moroccan fare, including roast lamb in Tajine, Couscous and Harira soup. Six shops in the pavilion sell patrons everything from rugs to leather goods, and traditional Moroccan clothing.
 
 
 
 
 

GERMANY

 
 
The GERMANY PAVILION is designed to look like a German town, but with architeture from different eras and regions. The square is decorated with a statue of St. George and the Dragon and a clock tower. The Biergarten, at the rear of the courtyard, sells traditional German food. The pavilion also has numerous small shops selling German goods, including dolls and cuckoo clocks. The area near the pavilion is decorated by an extensive model village with working model trains.
 
 
 
 

UNITED KINGDOM

 
 
The UNITED KINGDOM PAVILION, designed to look like a sterotypical British village, has English gardens including a hedge maze and a bandstand. The shops sell British items such as tea, biscuits, toys, clothing, sports apparel and Beatles merchandise. A set of iconic telephone boxes line a rose garden near the pavilion's restrooms.
 
 
 
 
 

CANADA

 
 
The CANADA PAVILION is designed to remind guests of Canada's outdoors. It includes a canyon, a waterfall, gardens, a pool with fountains, and totem poles. Further into the pavilion, beyond the rustic log cabins, a small thoroughfare is designed to represent the British and French influences and heritage through its buildings. The Chateau Frontenac dominates the skyline. The main attraction is "Canada: Far and Wide", a Circle-Vision 360 movie of Canada's cities, scenery and people. The pavilion also includes Le Cellier Steakhouse and the former home of the Celtic rock band Off Kilter.
 
 
 
 
The Canadian pavilion gardens were spectacular
 
 
 

A BOATRIDE ACROSS WORLD SHOWCASE LAGOON

 
 
MEXICO
 
NORWAY
 
CHINA
 
CANADA
 
 
 

GOODBYE EPCOT - FUTURE WORLD & WORLD SHOWCASE

 
 
I'm so glad we have so many wonderful photos to help up remember all the fun
 
 
 
 
SOURCES
 
All photos from Curtis Loftin and the 2015 Disney World Trip