I am so excited to share another review from Orlando! We decided quite last minute to visit the Kennedy Space Center located at Cape Canaveral. Basically the center consists of two sites: the visitor center (where the real Atlantis shuttle now lives) and the Apollo/Saturn V Center.
You begin your visit at the visitor center. Unlike a lot of other reviews that recommend starting with the bus tour to the other site I’m going to say start with the Atlantis exhibition. Why? Well considering I like learning about space but I’m not totally obsessed with it, this place will get you in the right frame of mind. After seeing a short film on the Atlantis and a space shuttle launch the movie screen opens to reveal the shuttle itself. I don’t want to sound corny but I seriously could not help but gasp. It was truly beautiful. For the rest of the trip I wanted to learn everything and see everything. Continue reading “Kennedy Space Center”
Checking in from the happiest place on earth. This is my first review from Orlando and the focus will be on Epcot (Experimental Prototype Community Of Tomorrow). I said in my previous post I hope it filled the Expo ’88 void in my life and it did just that and beyond. Just to provide a little context of the place, Epcot was the second park opened by Disney in Florida on October 1, 1982. In its entirety it is about twice the size of the Magic Kingdom Park (my feet feel this pain). In Walt Disney’s own words regarding Epcot: Continue reading “Epcot”
Since I am leaving for America on Saturday I thought I’d write a quick blog entry on what museums/museum-like places I will be visiting.
Our first stop is Orlando. My main intention for this part of the trip is to be entirely surrounded by all things Disney. In saying this, we are visiting Epcot (Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow). Part of this park is a World Showcase, exhibiting the culture, architecture, food, and products of eleven separate nations. Thinking back to a subject I completed on exhibition development, this kind of exhibition has a fascinating history. The 1889 World Exposition in Paris, for example, had a ‘Street of Cairo’. Visitors could literally walk down a re-created Egyptian street purchase goods and try typical foods. Even closer to home we have the 1988 Brisbane World Expo. Even though I was -4 years old when that expo happened the fact I could never visit has left a void in my life. I hope that Epcot at least attempts to fill that void. Continue reading “Orlando, Miami, and Nashville”