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Photo that inspired EPCOT’s American Adventure

There’s one set in EPCOT’s epic American Adventure attraction that takes the story all the way from the Great Depression to the attack at Pearl Harbor. Brother’s Josh and Jared Stein found a photo that appears to have inspired that scene and shared it with The Disney Blog.

This photo was captured by renowned depression era photographer Dorothea Lange in July 1939 in Gordonton, North Carolina.

That General Store is still around just off route 49 and Wheeler Church Rd. As you can see from this image from Google Maps:

What do you think? Was it the inspiration?

Photo credits: American Adventure – AttributionNoncommercialNo Derivative Works Some rights reserved by Express Monorail, Dorothea Lange, Country store on dirt road, Gordonton, North Carolina, 1939 via the Library of Congress.

Update: One more photo of the store from Dorothea Lange below the jump:

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National Treasures at American Adventure

The mini-museum attached to the lobby at American Adventure has undergone a medium refurbishment. About 70% is new, with items from Mark Twain and Thomas Edison prominently displayed. My favorite part is that they now use this space to explain the larger animatronic show. For… Read More »National Treasures at American Adventure

Epcot adds last 14 years of history to American Adventure finale

Disney has updated the patriotic finale of the American Adventure attraction at Walt Disney World’s Epcot. This latest update includes moments from the last 14 years of US history. Among the touching and memorable moments added are Muhammad Ali carrying a torch at the 1996 Olympics, scenes from the destroyed World Trade Center, and former… Read More »Epcot adds last 14 years of history to American Adventure finale

Morning Roundup – June 25

The American Adventure at EPCOT Center debuted an updated version of its finale this weekend. It now includes moments from 9-11-2001, current military operations, and other recent events. The Other Orlando Blog has more. The Hollywood Premiere for Pixar’s Ratatouille was this weekend and should have its report up soon. Plenty of reports coming… Read More »Morning Roundup – June 25