Answer: EPCOT Center’s First Lost Attraction

October 5, 2022

Written by: Jim Smith

Which opening day EPCOT Center attraction (located in CommuniCore) has the dubious distinction of being the first of the park’s opening day attractions to close?

Answer: Astuter Computer Revue

This show was designed to make computers seem less foreign and intimidating to early 1980s guests.  The show featured “Earlie the Pearlie” singing and dancing around the computers that ran the park. Bonus – the legendary Sherman Brothers wrote “The Computer Song” specifically for this show.

Astuter Computer Revue closed in January 1984, and was replaced with Backstage Magic, which told much the same story and eventually closed in November 1993. 

There was a whole lot more to CommuniCore than this show. Read about the rest (and see cool retro photos)  in “Dearly Departed Disney: CommuniCore – The Brain of EPCOT.”

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