Living: Disney's Last Dream

Epcot Center, a toytown to entertain and educate

Unlike Alexander the Great, Walter Elias Disney never ran out of worlds to conquer. This week, nearly 16 years after his death, the most ambitious of all the great fantasist's projects opens at Disney World in central Florida. Named Epcot Center, Disney's last, vast vision is a combination world's fair, theme park and dream factory executed at a cost to date of $900 million. Like the Magic Kingdom at Disney World and California's Disneyland, it is destined to become a part of the American experience, but...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!