D23: The Official Disney Fan Club celebrates – Epcot 30th Anniversary

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More than 1,000 Epcot enthusiasts, members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, gathered at Epcot’s World Showcase on Sunday, Oct. 1, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the theme park, which first opened on Oct. 1, 1982. A day of special panels and presentations, all created by D23, marked the anniversary.


Thirty years ago — on Oct. 1, 1982 — EPCOT Center opened, the most ambitious theme park Disney had ever created.