Monday, August 4, 2014

EPCOT Late Night Flyer From 1988 (SALT-N-PEPA AT BIERGARTEN?)

My quest to collect (and bring you) the most obscure pieces of Disney ephemera that no one else in the world would care about has brought me this flyer from a 1988 EPCOT Late Night. When I first saw this flyer I brushed it off as just a small piece of yet another one-off Disney event. But then I looked at the back and saw the lineup of performers. Taylor Dayne at the American Gardens Theatre? SALT-N-PEPA AT BIERGARTEN, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! There are a lot of Disney theme park things that I'm crushed I never got to experience and now hearing Salt-N-Pepa perform in Biergarten is on that last. I'm also trying to imagine how uncontrollably excited I would be to hear Taylor Dayne sing "Tell It to My Heart" as Spaceship Earth sits in the background.
I don't know of any other way to describe the front of the flyer besides calling it "very eighties."
The back shows the full list of acts. I'm not going to lie, there are more than one of these that I've never heard of (The Radiators?). The crazy thing here is that some of the performances started at 3:30 AM. Crazy. That's a very long day at EPCOT. Being 1988, all the classics are still there in the park. Horizons, World of Motion, the original Journey, etc. The one thing that is missing is the Norway World Showcase pavilion, which opened in June of 1998.

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