|Text on Button||Walt Disney World EPCOT CENTER|
White text on a purple background with orange and yellow stripes and a pink upper edge
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EPCOT (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow) Center was opened at Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida on October 1, 1982. Although Walt Disney died well before the park's opening, it is based on his designs for a utopian city of the future and focuses on technological innovation and international culture. It is divided into Future World and World Showcase, which features eleven pavilions, each dedicated to a different foreign country. The park was renamed Epcot '94 and Epcot '95 in 1994 and 1995 respectively and today is simply referred to as Epcot. This button was released in the early to mid 1980s to celebrate the park's opening.