Thursday, January 13, 2011

Keys to the World of Motion

So here's another mysterious item for you. It comes from the now-defunct "World of Motion" attraction at Walt Disney World..

World of Motion opened in 1982, and was an inaugural attraction at EPCOT Center, which opened that same year. It offered a humerous vision of the history of transportation, and in the development of automobiles over the years. And that brings us to our mystery item..


This nametag was worn by General Motors staff working at the attraction. This particular example was on a keyring attached to some kind of van that sat backstage. What was that van for? Who rode in it? It boggles the mind.

6 comments:

  1. Connected to each Future World pavilion at EPCOT Center was a VIP lounge that was used by employees of the sponsoring company. GE, General Motors, Exxon, AT&T, Kraft etc...

    They were designed as places where executives and employees from the respective companies could come in, rest, get a soft drink and relax for a bit. They would also be used for special events and parties.

    Each pavilion had a staff also. People who worked there to book the space, greet people and essentially run it.

    The nametag looking item in the picture seems like it would have been a key chain for a set of keys for a van (a car) that would be used for the GM pavilion staff to drive around to other pavilions or to drive to other locations on the WDW property or even to pick up VIPs from their hotels and so forth.

    A company car if you will.

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  3. They were designed as places where executives and employees from the respective companies could come in, rest, get a soft drink and relax for a bit. They would also be used for special events and parties.

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