04 September 2007
Tickets, Please (Updated)
They sure don't make 'em like they used to. One of the things I love about EPCOT Center is that it had style. The merchandise, attractions, and all around details were incredibly stylish and eye-catching. This ticket no doubt got you excited to experience Walt Disney's Greatest Dream!
This special edition commemorative is truly a dandy. The design of the ticket is a Herb Ryman concept of EPCOT Center and depicts the image of what most people think about when you say "EPCOT." The embroidered gold lettering was also a nice touch in making this ticket appear more collectible. The bottom left corner is stamped with a ticket number and mine reads 050868.
The back of the ticket has the official Disney seal of approval and reads ©1981 Walt Disney Productions. Also worth noting about the back of the ticket is the mention of an attached voucher. My ticket does not have an attached voucher because it was presumably ripped off to admit the person who used it. The complete ticket has a voucher for a three-day world adventure unlimited admission to EPCOT Center and Magic Kingdom and unlimited transportation within the Walt Disney World Resort.
The ticket came inside of its own EPCOT Center envelope. The envelope measures 4in x 9in and has raised lettering. The envelope's color is gray and has a cloudy reflection. Now I mention the color because I have two other envelopes that were supposedly given to VIPs. The envelopes are incredibly shiny and the raised lettering is chunkier than the one pictured above.
These tickets were sold at the EPCOT preview center inside of the Magic Kingdom and at the Transportation and Ticket Center. Pictured below is what you might of looked like buying you tickets to EPCOT in 1982...