lpdal
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Traveling To Disney World-Can I Visit Epcot Field?

Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:17 pm

Hi there Anet  

I am going to Disney World in a couple of months and am wondering if you can visit the now-defunct Epcot field.

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Mortyman
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RE: Traveling To Disney World-Can I Visit Epcot Fi

Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:52 pm

What do you mean by Epcot Field and defunct ? The Epcot theme park is still there and open ..., is'nt it ?

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RE: Traveling To Disney World-Can I Visit Epcot Fi

Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:34 pm

Quoting Mortyman (Reply 1):

What do you mean by Epcot Field and defunct ? The Epcot theme park is still there and open ..., is'nt it ?

There actually is an old airport at Disney World:

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/FL/Airfields_FL_OrlandoSW.htm#disney

There was a airfield at Epcot used for ultralights that were used in some shows there, but it was built over years ago:

http://www.airfields-freeman.com/FL/Airfields_FL_OrlandoSW.htm#epcot
 
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RE: Traveling To Disney World-Can I Visit Epcot Fi

Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:39 am

Remember Walt's first vision for Epcot was an actual community, Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow. I wonder if this was the original airport he had planned for EPCOT. Anyway seems like its closed to the public. Not sure how close you will get until Mickey Police comes your way.
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RE: Traveling To Disney World-Can I Visit Epcot Fi

Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:14 pm

It's now covered by hotel rooms, a pool and parking lots at the Art of Animation resort. No visible sign of it's former life.

http://goo.gl/maps/BCgeH

The STOLport by the Transportation and Ticket Center can easily be seen from the EPCOT monorail line and is often a staging area for various buses.

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