When EPCOT Center opened in 1982 there was a much more obvious focus on futurism than we have today. Of the four biggest attractions that were added to FutureWorld lately only one can be said to have a true vision of the future – Mission to Mars. (The others being Finding Nemo, Soarin’, and Test Track.)
What happened to that vision? Did Disney change or did the public change? Or is the future predicting business just damn near impossible?
Popular Mechanics has some interesting perspective on that debate. They’re looking at five attractions (four of which are from EPCOT – I don’t know why they stuck Carousel of Progress in there – pretty ironic for an article called ‘Fact Checking’, eh?) and seeing how they stack up today against their vision of what tomorrow would bring.