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D23 EPCOT 30th Anniversary Celebration Pictures

I am still working my way through my pictures from EPCOT 30. Here are two released by D23 from the D23 EPCOT 30th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday 9/30 the day before the anniversary.

Epcot Audience
More than 1,000 Epcot enthusiasts, members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, gathered at Epcot’s World Showcase on Sunday, Oct. 1, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the theme park, which first opened on Oct. 1, 1982. A day of special panels and presentations, all created by D23, marked the anniversary. (© Disney. Photo: Paul Auyeung, Courtesy D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.)
epcot panel
Panelists of the “We Can Do It” presentation included (left to right) Disney Legend, original Tom Sawyer on Tom Sawyer Island, and former manager of distribution services at Walt Disney World Tom Nabbe; Disney Legend and executive vice president of Parks, Walt Disney World Bob Matheison; Disney Legend and former vice president of the Magic Kingdom Bill Sullivan; former Walt Disney World vice president of purchasing and contract services Howard Roland; Disney author and Imagineer Jason Surrell; former president of Disney Participant Relations Jim McCaskill; former director of Walt Disney World Casting Duncan Dickson; and Disney Legend Charlie Ridgway, who helped launch the opening of Walt Disney World in 1971 and EPCOT Center in 1982, among other Disney theme parks around the world.
(© Disney. Photo: Paul Auyeung, Courtesy D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.)

To see my tweets from the day of the event they start here

My first impressions of the event are available here

Pictures from this WDW trip and others are available here

Here is a brief video clip of the introduction video and Steven Clark’s welcome to kick off the event:

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