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.
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.
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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