Walt was an idea man. Others actually worked out a lot of the practical details and financing.
The major down fall of the Epcot idea was and still is, we are a nation run by governments. Basically an Epcot could never be what was dreamed because schools, fire departments and municipalities are governed by state and federal laws. You cannot just create a new school district 'cause Walt wanted to. That was part of the issue with Celebration. In all of these areas of public service our Nation requires you have elected officials that govern that area from a local level to a National level. For Epcot to work, it would have to have been more of an Empire type government, making decisions for all, democracy would not work well. If Walt really wanted to try and pull this off or a Celebration as originally conceived, he would have had to bought an island and created his own form of government.
Some people are like Slinkies.
They aren't really good for anything,
but they still bring a smile to my face when I push them down a flight of stairs.
Friends are Gods way of apologizing to us for our families.