Epcot’s BIG Changes

Epcot’s New Set Up Going Into The Future.


Josh Murphy, Staff Writer

With D23, the official Disney convention, from August 23-25, new info was learned about the big changes that will come to Epcot. With new rides, attractions, and restaurants, these changes to Epcot will create four sections to the park: World Discovery, World Celebrations, World Nature, and World Showcase.  According to Disney and AllEars, these changes will come to Epcot Park in Orlando, Florida beginning in January 2020. 

According to Undercover Tourist, the World Showcase will get two new rides, a new restaurant, and new 360 movies. In the United Kingdom’s pavilion, there will be a new Mary Poppins attraction. In the France pavilion,  Remy from “Ratatouille” will be getting his own attraction. In Canada, the 360 movie “Oh Canada” will be replaced by “Canada Far and Wide.” Also,  the China pavilion will get a new movie called “Wondrous China.”  While these are new additions to the existing World Showcase, there are even more changes coming for this park.

According to WDW Prep School, the entrance to the park will be known as World Celebration. Spaceship Earth, the iconic Epcot ball, will be getting new narration and an entirely new music score. Epcot’s entrance will be changed with new things to experience. That includes a reimagined fountain, new pathways, and sweeping green spaces, each paying homage to the origins of Epcot. These new paths will take us to the area of World Nature.

World Nature, according to Jeremy Schoolfield in his Disney Park Blog,  will include the Land Pavilion and the Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion. With the massive rethinking of Epcot, also comes the first themed experience from the movie “Moana” called Journey of Water outside the Land Pavilion. This theme of water will teach  about the importance of water and the water cycle. There will also be a new film about the beauty and diversity of our planet in the Land Pavilion. This will lead around to the final, but not forgotten, World Discovery.

Jeremy goes on to explain how in World Discovery,  science, technology, and intergalactic adventure come to life. The “Guardians of the Galaxy”  will get a ride called  “Cosmic Rewind.” It will have the first reverse launch Disney coaster. The Mission SPACE Pavilion will get a new extension  of a restaurant with views of the earth from space.  

In conclusion, Epcot will be getting a BIG rethinking. Right now 32,323 people visit Epcot per day, according to Ryan Shaw.With the four areas of Discovery, Nature, Celebrations, and the World Showcase, Epcot is becoming bigger and better.