New Park Entrance, Play Pavilion, and More Announced as Part of Epcot’s Transformation

Epcot is in the midst of a multi-year transformation and today Disney announced additional plans for big changes at the park.

First, the entrance to Epcot is getting an update. The entrance plaza will feature new walkways, green spaces, and a reimagined fountain.

The Leave A Legacy photos will also be moved to an area just outside the entrance. Additional redevelopment will also begin between Spaceship Earth attraction and the World Showcase Promenade.

A new play pavilion is also part of the transformation. This new pavilion will be located in the pavilion previously known as Wonders of Life. The area will be a “city will be bursting with interactive experiences, your favorite Disney characters, hands-on activities and engaging entertainment.”

This new area will open in 2021 in time for the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort.

“This innovative, new pavilion is beyond anything we’ve ever created and is completely unique to Epcot,” said Zach Riddley, portfolio executive, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Built on the power of play, it introduces an immersive and interactive ‘city’ where you can explore, create, and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters. This is an experience worthy of our bold vision for Epcot – and another signature element of our transformation.”

Guests will be able to check out the plans for all of these changes at Epcot when the new Experience Center opens later this year in the Odyssey Events Pavilion. This center will feature interactive exhibits so guests can get a better idea of what is happening with the park’s transformation.


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