Hey Thrill Seekers,
As part of their big multi-year transformation of Epcot Disney have announced that there are now plans in place for a play pavilion that will ‘be unlike anything you’ve ever seen at the park’ The new pavilion will be devoted to playful fun and will feature an innovative city that ‘will come to life’ under the dome of this un-named pavilion which was previously known as ‘Wonders of Life’ Disney have said:
‘The pavilion’s city will be bursting with interactive experiences, your favorite Disney characters, hands-on activities and engaging entertainment when it opens just in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort!’
“This innovative, new pavilion is beyond anything we’ve ever created and is completely unique to Epcot,” said Zach Riddley, portfolio executive, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Built on the power of play, it introduces an immersive and interactive ‘city’ where you can explore, create, and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters. This is an experience worthy of our bold vision for Epcot – and another signature element of our transformation.”
Not only can we look forward to a whole new pavilion, Disney have also announced that changes are going to be happening to the main entrance of Epcot. The plaza will welcome guests with new pathways, sweeping green spaces and a newly reimagined fountain. This new design will pay homage to the original park entrance with fresh takes on classic elements. Also as part of the new entry experience ‘Leave A Legacy’ photos will move in to a setting which will be just outside the park’s gateway.
Other redevelopment will also begin between Spaceship Earth and the World Showcase Promenade – more details on this transformation are going to be released at a later date too.
Disney have also announced a Discovery Center which will be coming to Epcot later this year. Guests will soon be able to look into the future at this new center which will be located in Odyssey Events Pavilion and will feature interactive exhibits which main aims are to help visualise park projects throughout the transformation.
These aren’t the only new things that have been announced for Epcot. Here are some of the other new experiences / attractions coming to Epcot.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Roller Coaster
- Space themed table service restaurant
- Epcot Forever – limited nighttime show over the lagoon
- New permanent nighttime spectacular (2020)
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – France Pavilion
- Circle Vision 360 film for China Pavilion
- Beauty and the Beast sing-a-long in France Pavilion
- Signature dining experience inspired by Japan and its natural beauty
I feel Disney are doing everything right with Epcot to bring it back to life! (even though it is one of my fave parks anyway!)