When you first enter Epcot, you immediately encounter Spaceship Earth (see photo #1, at left). It is beautifully designed and awesum to behold. When we arrived, the interior was closed for remodeling. (We were lucky enough to be walking past one day when they opened up Spaceship Earth for a test run of the new ride. We were among the first to try it out.)
As usual, however, Disney also provides a wide variety of subtle details that make the whole experience more enjoyable. Even the transportation provided to visitors, the monorail, is done with style and grace. Around the grounds, many delights can be found. Here is a topiary Goofy, near the entrance to the park. And here is a fountain that sends coherent streams of water sailing overhead. All of it is unnecessary, and all of it together is what makes this a magical place.