At the Disney World Resort back in July of 1981, Disney was celebrating their centennial. We were staying in the "original tree house villas" (which you might still be able see near Port Orleans river taxiway) I recall my dad speaking with one of the maintenance people on the resort grounds and my Dad said, c'mon, were going to take a special trip.
We took a shuttle to the transportation and ticket center and we boarded a new monorail line heading the opposite direction from the Seven Seas Lagoon. The monorail ride had a special pre-recorded introduction to Epcot Center. I recall as the Monorail entered the first curve over the entry plaza, the monorail slowed down to a crawl. It highlighted all the things that were coming to Epcot, they talked about the Universe of Energy, Sea Base Alpha (although it was not given a name during the ride), The Wonders of life, GM's World of Motion, and the Countries of the World Show Case Though they only really spoke about Germany, France, The "American Pavillion" and the UK. The slow motion ride around the campus was something I never forgot. The monorail was literally empty but I recall everyone going up to the windows when the ride went slow motion. That ride around the campus was something I never forgot.
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