|Concept art for Earth Station. Notice the screens and the attraction vehicle?|
Yes, the only way to make a dining reservation at EPCOT Center in the early days was to use the WorldKey Kiosks. More often than not, the dining was booked by 10:00am that day. What a better way to introduce people to what a computer can do, right? So, if you didn't spend the time in the morning waiting in Earth Station to use one of the WorldKey Kisosk, then you might be saddled with eating from one of the more crowded quick service restaurants.
In 1994, Earth Station closed to be replaced by the Gobal Neighborhood. Disney built a new Guest Relations building and they relocated the Worldkey Kiosk terminals to the left side of Guest Relations. From what I can surmise, the kiosks were in use until about 1997.
UPDATE: Mister EPCOT on twitter posted that the WorldKey Kiosks closed on March 21, 1999.
The kiosks are still there. If you head down the covered area you will see a nice sitting area.
|Pay no attention to the looming plants. It is Disney's way of saying , "Don''t go back here."|