Part of EPCOT’s Transformation included the re-imagining of Future World into three new, distinct neighborhoods: World Discovery, World Celebration, and World Nature. These three sections would join World Showcase as the four themed areas of EPCOT!
Earlier this week, we learned that these three neighborhoods would officially debut in time for the start of the 50th Anniversary Celebration — as well as EPCOT’s 39th Anniversary. Today is the day, and the days of referring to “Future World” when describing the front half of EPCOT are behind us!
Here’s a look at how the three new neighborhoods are being divided in EPCOT:
Let’s take a look at exactly what’s different in the park now that these three neighborhoods have debuted! We grabbed a new EPCOT Guidemap starring Spaceship Earth’s new look.
The map shows the new neighborhoods of EPCOT, which has divided Future World into World Discovery, World Celebration, and World Nature.
And if you look on the electric signs that display ride waits, the new neighborhoods are also listed there! You can see that World Discovery includes Mission: SPACE and Test Track.
World Celebration is home to the Creations Shop, Spaceship Earth, the EPCOT Experience, and the Imagination pavilion. World Nature includes the Seas and Land pavilions.
As a reminder, next October will also be a big deal in Disney World, as EPCOT celebrates its 40th Anniversary. Even MORE changes are coming with the opening of Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind and the completion of all of that construction! Be sure to follow along as we continue to bring you the latest developments from EPCOT and around Disney World.
Where is your favorite place to eat in EPCOT? Let us know in the comments!