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30th Anniversery Celebrated at Epcot

Meg Crofton, president Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Operations U.S. and France, joins Disney executives, Epcot cast members and guests to celebrate the park's 30th anniversary Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. The on-stage ceremony at America Gardens Theatre included performances by iconic Epcot musical groups and a colorful burst of confetti. Epcot guests on Monday were treated to a limited-edition anniversary button, souvenir guide map and specially-themed merchandise. (Matt Stroshane, photographer)

October was ushered in with the celebration of Epcot’s 30th anniversary.  The event celebrated what the park has meant to guests and members of the Walt Disney family alike.

The Examiner reported while the events were planned for the afternoon guests flowed into the park early to share in the day, enjoy the atmosphere, and of course collect sought after commemorative memorabilia. The 30th memorabilia created long lines at the gift shops- guests waiting hours for their turn! (Image Source)

What Epcot was Celebrating?

The day spoke to the importance of Disney not only to us as vacationers, but also to those who work there. Two musical groups who had been at Epcot for 30 years performed. And 150 cast members were honored for having worked at Epcot since they opened their doors.

This is part of what makes Disney such a special vacation destination. Parks and Places that are like homes to the people who work there, creating a wonderful family experience for your trip.

The celebration was topped off with a special addition to the fireworks display.