D23 2017: Epcot getting massive overhaul with Guardians of the Galaxy, Ratatouille, and MORE!


Disney’s Parks and Resorts Panel had some major news, but some of the biggest came to Epcot. The Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow is getting an overhaul, which is aiming to keep it true to the original concept, while making it more timeless and more Disney.

So what is in store for the new and improved EPCOT?

The park will celebrate it’s 35th anniversary in October, and there are some major happenings for the future.

In France, Ratatouille will dazzle guests with an all new attraction. The attraction will take guests through the film as they shrink down to the size of a rat as Remy will take them through a new 4D adventure.

An all new, seamless Circle Vision film will be coming to China. The new film will be the next step in Circle Vision.

AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK ANNOUNCES E-TICKET GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY ATTRACTION COMING TO EPCOT — Looking ahead to the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World, Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek announced exciting plans across Epcot to realize the original vision of the park while making it more timeless and relevant than ever before, including a brand-new E-ticket attraction based on the rockin’ and action-packed world of Guardians of the Galaxy.

In Future World, Guardians of the Galaxy will save the day in an all new attraction. The new attraction will feature everyone’s favorite A-holes. Why Epcot? Because Peter Quill visited as a kid, and loved it.

This means Ellens Energy Encounter will close, and will close rather quickly, as the ride will shutter it’s time travels to the past on August 13th.


AT D23 EXPO 2017, DISNEY PARKS CHAIRMAN BOB CHAPEK ANNOUNCES A NEW RESTAURANT COMING TO EPCOT — Adjacent to Mission: SPACE will be a new restaurant that will invite guests to travel high above the earth for an unforgettable dining experience.

Mission: Space will get a massive new update with a new mission effects. There will also be a new restaurant next to Mission Space, which will be table service. Guest will have views of Space as they dine.

“We know our guests love dining at Epcot – and the restaurants really are out of this world,” Tom said. “Now we’re about to create one that takes that literally.”


Everything is scheduled to open for Walt Disney World’s 50th Anniversary in 2021.

Stay tuned for much more as we get new information!

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