Epcot


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5/1979 is when construction started to build Epcot

10/1982 is the opening date for Epcot

3 years were need to constructed Epcot and it was the largest construction project on earth at that time

22 construction companies were need to build Epcot

500 sub contractors were also needed to help build Epcot.

10,000 construction workers were used to build Epcot.

54 million cubic feet of dirt was moved to build Epcot

9.9 million visitors in the year 2005

10.93 million guests came to visit Epcot in 2007, ranking it 3rd most visited park in the USA and 6th most visited park in the world

300 acres is almost triple the size of the Magic Kingdom.

162 acres of paring lot exists for EPCOT

11,391 parking spaces are available at Epcot, which rarely fill.

1.4 billion dollars is the estimated cost to build Epcot, the budget was only $600 million

5 attractions in Epcot offer FastPass. Honey I Shrunk the Audience, Living with The Land, Maelstrom, Mission: SPACE, Test Track.

19 major design revisions Epcot went through on its way to the final design.

$1.4 billion dollars was the approximate cost for the original construction of Epcot, which opened on October 1, 1982

1 Audio-Animatronics of Ellen DeGeneres is all that appears in Ellen’s Energy Adventure.

1.2 miles tall is how tall the golfer would have to be if Spaceship Earth was a golf ball. The hole would have to be 417 feet in diameter.

1.24 miles is the circumference of the World Showcase lagoon.

3,000 designers were used to design Epcot

4,000 construction workers were needed to complete "Phase 1" of the Epcot theme park.

54,000,000 cubic feet of dirt was moved during the initial construction of Epcot.

10,000 workers from 18 labor unions, as well as 22 General Contractors and 500 subcontractors participated in the construction of Epcot that took over a span of 3 years to complete.

$1,400,000,000.00 [that's 1.4 BILLION dollars, Disney's second theme park opened in 1982. The official name then was EPCOT Center.

19,000 square feet is the size of Mouse Gear the largest retail store in any theme park, they did this by incorporating the area previously used for the " Epcot Discovery Center " and "Epcot Poll" Theater.

162-acre parking area is just outside the gates of Epcot.

3 ATM’s are outside the gates of EPCOT


3.5 acres of flowers and plants are at Epcot


70 acres of lawn are at Epcot


12,500 specimens of trees are at Epcot


100,000 shrubs are at Epcot


300 optical, motion and sound effects at EPCOT more then 5 times then at the Magic Kingdom


260 acre entertainment complex is know as Disney’s Disco very Park


274 continuous special effects are used throughout EPCOT everyday


250 advanced projection systems are used at EPCOT to produce special effects


$367,635,927.00 is the taxable value of the Epcot property


$110,680,500.00 is land value for Epcot


$243,137,355.00 is the building value at Epcot


$5,150,667.56 is the taxes paid in 2006


Innoventions Fountain



2,000 gallons of water would be used if all the water cannons in the fountain of Nations were fired at the same time.

304 nozzles and "shooters" that can propel water over 150 feet in the air makes the Innovention Courtyard fountain an interesting site to visit.

3 months of computer programming were needed to get the Innovention Courtyard fountain to design the water ballets that run every 15 minutes.

1,068 colored lights focus on the streams of water at night, making the fountain a nighttime spectacular.

212 MicroShooters located in the upper pool; each propels 2 gallons of water up to 80 feet in the air.

40 MiniShooters located in the lower pool; each propels 5 gallons of water up to 100 feet in the air.

12 SuperShooters located in the upper pool; each propels 50 gallons of water up to 150 feet in the air.

60 Spray nozzles Air accumulators for the SuperShooters activate with pressures of 30 PSI to 120 PSI.

190,000 feet (35 miles) of electrical wire and 22,000 feet (4 miles) of conduit are used at the fountain

23 countries brought water from 23 different rivers and lakes from around the world to help feed the fountain in the middle of Millennium plaza.

Holidays


30,000 lights are used on the Lights of Winter display canopy as you enter the World Showcase

65 foot tree is on display at Epcot each Christmas season.