July 10, 2017

Epcot Inventor's Circle

Walking around Epcot many sidewalks you may miss some inspired designs. For example, near "The Land" is an Invention circle celebrating some of the most important inventions.

Inventor's Circle

The Inventor's Circle was placed in 1998 and highlights the great achievements, breakthroughs, and exploration that the human race has accomplished. The circle is broken up into five categories:

  • Prehistoric Era
  • Middle Ages
  • Renaissance Period
  • Industrial Revolution
  • 20th Century

World Wide Web

Newest Invention

The last "greatest" human race accomplishment is the World Wide Web - more specifically Tim Berners-Lee contribution. Time Berners-Lee came up with the idea of the hypertext protocol which allowed computers to talk to each other.

Powerful Quote by Tim Berners-Lee:

The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.

Shoulder of Giants

Read more about the sidewalk design in the Main Street Gazette. Ryan P. Wilson does a great job in describing the Inventor's circle. The story was posted in July 2009 and the information is very relevant today.

Where is it?

The Inventor's Circle is on the ground as you walk from the Epcot Character Spot to The Land showcase. Look on the ground and you'll see a large star surrounded by the five categories. The location isn't mentioned on the park map. If your unable to find it, ask a cast member.


Are there any inventions/discoveries that should be included?


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