But it was originally supposed to be something far more ambitious -- a massive self-contained city with a towering skyscraper in the center:
All they need is to implant life crystals into people and it would be Logan's Run.
It's hard to believe, but EPCOT was originally designed as a city. A city that you and the children of the world would never have to leave.
In the late 1950s, Walt Disney wanted to make a city in Orlando for employees at his new and up-and-coming Disney World theme park. It would be called EPCOT: Experimental Prototype of the City Of Tomorrow.
"Frowns count as illegal dissent."
He came up with a circular model with a theme park in the middle, apartments forming a wall of buildings surrounding the park, smaller family houses just outside the apartments and disturbing "research laboratories" dotting the outside of the circle.
"What do we research on? Don't worry about that. Just BRING US YOUR CHILDREN."