Walt Disney was a master at Making Dreams Come True. He decided that his cartoon shorts were too short to really tell the kind of stories that he wanted to tell. He needed to create the first full-length animated feature film. Of course, the critics said that he was crazy, but he did it anyway and the dream of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs came true.
Walt decided that there needed to be a place where families could go together for entertainment – an amusement park like no other – a theme park. The critics told him that he was crazy, but he did it anyway and the dream of Disneyland came true.
Walt decided that cities were dirty, poorly run, and unhappy places. He dreamed of a city of the future that considered the needs of the people that would live there in its forward thinking design. The critics told him that he was crazy, and then he died, and his vision of an experimental prototype city of tomorrow never happened.
I guess the critics were right.
Or, maybe not.
This week I’ll be exploring Walt Disney’s version of Epcot, the experimental prototype city of tomorrow. All of my SketchUp drawings are based upon the model of Progress City, so to avoid confusion with the Epcot theme park, that’s what I’ll call Walt’s city.