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Today is Yesterday was Leif Erikson Day! Who was he? Well he landed in North America about 500 years before Columbus. If you didn't learn about him in grade school history like I did, you probably at least heard of him on Spongebob Squarepants.
Well today yesterday, October 9th, is actually Leif Erikson Day! To celebrate, we've released a special pin. To get it, just enter the redeem code "Hinga Dinga Durgen" on the code redemption page.
Super Smash Bros. comes out for the Nintendo 3DS tomorrow. To celebrate the release, we're releasing fifty-four brand new forum pins! (Seriously.) There is one pin for each playable character in Super Smash Bros., plus the Super Smash Bros. Logo and the Smash Ball.
All of the character pins are 200 credits each, open edition, and will remain in the store indefinitely. The Super Smash Bros. Logo is 1000 credits, open edition, and will also remain in the store indefinitely.
The Smash Ball is 1000 credits and limited edition of 25.
Originally Posted by E. Cardon Walker, EPCOT Center Dedication
To all who come to this place of joy, hope of enterprise and concepts of a future that promises new and exciting benefits for all. May EPCOT Center entertain, inform and inspire and above all, may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man's ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere in the world.
On October 1st, 1982, EPCOT Center opened!
Walt Disney's original idea for E.P.C.O.T. - the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow - was to be a place for people to work, live, and play. Some of his forward-thinking ideas were later implemented in the Disney developed town of Celebration, Florida.
Although Walt's idea didn't completely come to fruition, the name was used for Walt Disney World's second park - EPCOT Center. EPCOT Center was later renamed Epcot. Epcot contains two distinct sections - Future World and the World Showcase.
Future World contains attractions designed to inspire innovation and to showcase some futuristic technology that already exists.
The World Showcase is a celebration of nations, containing sections for different countries. Here you can enjoy food, gifts, and museums for each country. (Be sure to try the beef tacos with lime from
La Cantina de San Angel in Mexico! You can thank me later.)
While Epcot has changed quite a bit since its opening, we're celebrating the original attractions with a pin set! The pin set contains the original EPCOT Center logo, as well as the logos of 9 different attractions. The EPCOT Center logo is 1982 credits, while the rest of the logos are 100 credits each.
All of the EPCOT Center pins will be for sale for the duration of October.