“Walt Disney – Master of Dreamers: The Road to Epcot” Will Play At Orlando Film Festival!
Here is a brief synopsis of the film:
After the great success of Disneyland in California, Walt Disney took his dreams East and premiered four wonderful shows at the 1964/1965 New York World’s Fair. Until that point, people from the Eastern side of the states had never experienced the Disney magic that was showcased in California.
Walt Disney used the World’s Fair as a starting point and testing ground for his ride systems and audio animatronic technology needed for his most ambitious project. Disney secretly purchased 27,000 acres in central Florida and announced that they would be building an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow or E.P.C.O.T.
Epcot would be a city where people would live in a new way that had never been seen before. Unfortunately, Walt Disney fell ill and quickly died of lung cancer before the project even began. Walt’s older brother, Roy, rallied the troops and moved on to create Walt’s dream in his legacy.
The film features a series of interviews with historians and the last living designers and engineers that worked with Walt Disney. It explores how Walt Disney World was created without Walt, why the company decided to abandon Walt’s vision for Epcot, and how Walt’s influence pushed the original imagineers to complete Walt Disney World even after he was gone.
“Walt Disney – Master of Dreamers: The Road to Epcot will play on October 17th at 8pm and on October 24th at 6:45pm.
Tickets for the Orlando Film Festival are available HERE.
Source: Orlando Film Festival.