On this eve of Epcot's 30th anniversary, it only seems appropriate that I post a picture of the park's icon, Spaceship Earth. This is a slightly unique vantage point, as I shot this from "backstage." This area, normally off limits to guests, was the final stretch of the 5K race during Marathon Weekend, this past January. Although I should have been running at a faster pace, I simply couldn't help but take pictures throughout the course. Since Epcot opened on October 1st, 1982, this 180 foot tall geodesic sphere has been often referred to as the "golf ball." If this were an actual golf ball, the golfer would need to be one mile tall!