Couldn’t Make it to the EPCOT40 Celebration? D23 Has Exclusive Coverage (and a Surprise or Two)

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If you weren’t able to make it to EPCOT’s 40th anniversary celebration this week D23 has a treat for you! Now streaming is a special video episode of D23’s official podcast Inside Disney which gives fans an inside look at the festivities with Jeffrey R. Epstein from D23, Sheri Henry from Oh My Disney and special guest host Ashley Eckstein!

From Disney, This episode features

  • A look at the past, present and future of EPCOT with Disney Legend Tony Baxter, Imagineers Chelsea Whikeheart and Brianna Pfost, Walt Disney World Ambassador Raevon Redding and Opening Day Entertainment cast member Billy Flanagan.
  • Two magical performances by EPCOT entertainment: Mariachi Cobre and Voices of Liberty
  • A look at EPCOT signature festivals including food and beverage from each festival
  • A feature on the park’s cultural representative program
  • A peek into the EPCOT archives
  • Exclusive footage from Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana
  • A visit from a “flood” of our character friends
  • And more!”

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They even promise Figment will be featured, (and you know how we feel about that adorable purple dragon)! The podcast promises all of the fun from the celebration without even needing a park ticket! The only thing this podcast can’t do, is bring back all the limited edition merch that was snapped up by resellers.

EPCOT is one of Disney’s most unique parks and the story of the park is nothing short of fascinating. fascinating. From a burgeoning Utopia, to a permanent World’s Fair, this park has never stopped evolving! You can check out the podcast at or

Also stay tuned right here, to celebrate EPCOT’s milestone we have delved deep into the archives to create a complete history of EPCOT. Find it right here, coming soon!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a podcast to go and watch!



About Jill Bivins

Jill Bivins has been visiting Disney Parks since she was 2 years old and loves sharing her Disney adventures with the world. She likes to say Disney is in her blood and writing is in her bones — so any time she has the opportunity to combine these loves she is one happy camper! She has a deep abiding love for Epcot and as a die hard Star Wars fan has a serious love for Hollywood Studios as well. When she isn't exploring or writing about Disney Parks, Jill is homeschooling her 8 year old son, playing with her brand new baby son, or pretending to be a farmer on her family homestead (despite being unable to keep even a cactus alive). Find Jill on Instagram @minnieonmain.