EPCOT is currently going through a HUGE transition!
Lately, with all of our feverish excitement, we’ve been feeling like groupies for the construction barges at Disney World!
It’s without question that EPCOT’s upcoming nighttime spectacular, Harmonious, is one of our most anticipated attractions in Disney World, which is why we get SUPER psyched any time we see new construction afloat. And continuing this pattern of eager fandom, we spotted another construction barge on World Showcase Lagoon today!
It’s that time again!
Time to check out all the construction progress in Disney World, that is! This week, we’ve seen walls go up around a classic attraction and continued testing on EPCOT’s upcoming nighttime spectacular. Let’s jump right in!
Ready to go on a virtual trip around EPCOT?
We’re constantly visiting the Disney World theme parks and more to see what’s new. During our most recent visit to EPCOT we spotted NEW Minnie ears, saw that a spot that JUST opened was CLOSED(!!), and got a look at lots of construction going on around the park. Join us for a virtual trip around this experimental prototype community of tomorrow to see all of the things that are new there!
We’re really looking forward to seeing EPCOT’s new nighttime spectacular — Harmonious — in action once it’s all complete and ready to go.
We’ve already seen some of the barges that will be used in the show out on the water in EPCOT, and we’ve even seen some testing of a special grid for some of the technology that will be used in the show. But now we’ve got an amazing look at some of the progress being made on this show that’s a bit more behind the scenes.
Okay, let’s be honest, 2020 wasn’t the best year ever for Walt Disney World.
The parks shut down for several months and the Walt Disney Company suffered financially due to the pandemic. Thousands of Cast Members lost their jobs, and when the parks did reopen, they reopened without a lot of the amenities we’ve grown to love. Even though things like fireworks, parades, and FastPasses still haven’t returned, some exciting things are already happening in 2021.
Disney is always changing one way or another. Whether prices are being adjusted, attractions are being closed and opened, or guest habits are varying; you’ll usually spot SOMETHING different year-to-year in the World.
This is especially true in the wake of the global health crisis. A lot had to change in a very short time. Some of those changes are going to disappear while others may be permanent. It’s entirely possible that a 2022 Disney World will look TOTALLY different from a 2021 Disney World (which was already a weird enough year to begin with!).
So, if you’re looking at taking that Disney trip in the next few years, you might be wondering if it’s better to schedule for this year or hold off until 2022. We’re here to help! We’re taking a look at the biggest differences and whether you should get that trip set for this year or next!
We love a good Disney nighttime spectacular. Who doesn’t?
Every time we get to see a new nighttime show in the Disney parks, we tend to be wowed by the technological advancements they’ve implemented. Did you ever imagine you would see Cinderella Castle transform the way it does thanks to projection mapping on Happily Ever After? Now, Disney is working on a NEW way to light up the sky at the end of your park day.
When Disney World reopened in July of 2020, there were some pretty MAJOR changes in place. These include mask mandates, physical distancing guidelines, the cancelation of fireworks, parades, and character meet and greets, and the temporary suspension of FastPass+ and the Disney Dining Plan, just to name a few (not to mention the parks reopened with a freshly-painted pink castle!).
Since then, however, there have only been MORE big changes that could have major impacts on your upcoming Disney World vacation. Some of the guidelines that were in effect last summer are no longer the case in 2021 while others have changed since inception! Let’s take a look at some of the biggest changes in Disney World SINCE July 11th, 2020!