Remember the middle of Future World in EPCOT?
With all the construction barriers in the area, it’s been a looooong time since we’ve been able to stroll through. Now though, we’ve got a new update on what’s going on BEHIND the barriers!
Disney World has a LOT of updates, refurbishments, and new projects in the works, and sometimes, it’s hard to keep track of them all!
Sure, we’re all excited about all big upcoming attractions, like Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and TRON Lightcycle Run. And we can’t WAIT to see the interactive hotel/experience Star Wars Galactic Cruiser! But those are just a FEW of the projects underway at Disney World right now. So with those being so HUGE, it makes sense that some of the smaller projects get lost in the shuffle, although they’re still in progress.
2020 has been A YEAR, hasn’t it? There’s no question that Disney World’s temporary closures have had a big impact on tons of upcoming projects across the parks and resorts.
With just a few weeks left to this calendar year, let’s take a look at the projects that should have opened this year, but were DELAYED due to the closures!
We’re SO excited for all the new things coming to EPCOT!
Last week we learned LOTS of exciting details about many of these projects during the “EPCOT — The Magic of Possibility” presentation as part of D23’s Fantastic Worlds events. Disney shared news about Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, Harmonious, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, and more! Not too long after that, Disney shared a press release on their website about the EPCOT transformation as well. And while this was all super exciting, we couldn’t help but notice a few things were missing. But we were also excited to see that a few things we haven’t heard about in a while were still mentioned. Let’s break it all down.
The radical transformation of Epcot is well underway and pretty soon we’ll be wishing Future World a fond farewell and welcoming the new World Celebration, World Discovery, and World Nature districts with open arms.
Electric Umbrella has already closed to make way for the future, but today we’re taking to the skies on the monorail to see the rest of the construction progress happening around Epcot.
The Epcot Transformation is one of the BIGGEST park makeovers we’ve ever seen — and it’s just getting started!
While we’ve been keeping you in the loop with all the new restaurants and attractions as their construction sites progress, now it seems Epcot’s evolution is REALLY kicking into high gear! And even if you normally consider yourself to be a pro at navigating Epcot, it can be really tricky given how unfamiliar it’s lookin’ and feelin’ these days!
One of the most exciting announcements at the D23 Expo today has been the reveal of a “fresh new journey” for Epcot’s Future World, a journey that will transform the Park and tap into “the magic of possibility.”
Much of the original inspiration of Epcot will shine through in the new design, according to the announcement, and now we have more information on how Future World will be laid out. Get ready for three new “neighborhoods” in addition to World Showcase!