Some started to arrive as early as 8am. Guest were let in the park about 15 mins before 9am.
Special events were planned for yesterday at World Showplace ( aka Millennium village ) by D23.
-Disney Imagineers who worked on the Epcot project Jason Surrell, Jason Grandt, Alex Wright and others each talked about their role in the Epcot project.
-Former WDW imagineer creative executive Marty Sklar talked about some of the "inside story" on the birth of Epcot.
Band group marching through World Showcase.
At the American Gardens theater a ceremony for Epcot's 30th was at 3pm. Erin Young (VP Epcot), Meg Crofton, and Epcot cast members. With performances by Mariachi Cobre and The Voices of Liberty.
VIDEO of the end of this special ceremony:
To end the night, a spectacular finale added on to the daily Illuminations show.
A lot of Epcot fans went straight to the different shops upon entering for some Epcot 30 merch. At one point the line stretched from Mouse Gear to Spaceship Earth early in the AM.
Some of Epcot 30 merch.
Other things around Epcot:
New meet and greet area at France opening soon.
A look at Test Track from monorail
Special fireworks barges placed in the lagoon:
Duffy Fan anyone? can now meet him at Epcot in his Pumpkin costume:
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