The Millennium Celebration was a celebration at the Walt Disney World Resort of the changing of the millennium. The celebration ran from October 1, 1999 to January 1, 2001. The celebration was primarily based at Epcot, with its emphasis on human potential and the possibilities of the future. The changes at Epcot included:
Millennium Village: a large building with many small attractions that represent other countries that are not in World Showcase.
The Millennium Dreamers global children's summit, sponsored by McDonalds and UNESCO, took place the first week of May 2000. Two thousand children and teenagers who won an essay contest on volunteerism and philanthropy took to Epcot and the other parks for workshops, symposiums, behind the scenes tours, and private functions that allowed kids to network and learn about different cultures and customs from their selected peers.