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The layout of EPCOT Center’s lost Israel pavilion

For years there has been much speculation about the design of the proposed Israel pavilion, which was featured prominently along with Spain and Equatorial Africa for EPCOT Center’s phase 2. A little artwork has trickled out, mostly Herb Ryman renderings. I am unsure if this art had been previously published, but I discovered this layout drawing for what appears to be a complete plan for the Israel pavilion. Would this have been the final design? It’s impossible to know. But the  ...

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Walt Disney World it’s a small world location plan blueprints

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the debut of Walt Disney’s it’s a small world at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. I was born too late to experience the original, but logged numerous hours on the “happiest cruise that ever sailed” at Orlando’s Walt Disney World. Presented below is a scan of WDW’s “location” plan, which shows the placement of the audioanimatronic figures, large props, and water jets. Enjoy!

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