Come October 2021, Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida will turn half a century old. Naturally, the resort complex is going to prepare for a big milestone celebration two years from now. These preparations include large-scale renovations of its component theme parks, adding new attractions or sprucing up some locations.
EPCOT, which opened in 1982, is among the WDW with some ambitious makeover plans in store for welcoming the Golden Year in 2019. This Thursday they announced two more features they plan to implement on EPCOT, joining many other changes to the theme park that at the very least would be starting work this year.
Adding the two mentioned above, here’s a list of renovations EPCOT has been busying with:
- “Play Pavilion” – temporary name of a new area replacing “Wonders of Life” in Future World’s Festival Center; described as a “innovative, interactive city bursting with games and hands-on activities,” apparently a one-off revamp of DisneyQuest
- Renovated Entrance – “sweeping green spaces and a newly reimagined fountain” to be placed in the vicinity of Spaceship Earth, providing an improved photos background
- Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure – trackless dark ride to be installed in the France pavilion, along with a
- “Beauty and the Beast” singalong attraction – not far away from Remy’s, which will alternately rotate with the Impressions de France showcase
- New Nighttime Spectacular – though still unnamed, this all-night audiovisual show will replace Illuminations: Reflections of Earth alongside the…
- “EPCOT Forever” – nighttime fireworks show
- New Table-Service Restaurants – to be located at the Japan pavilion and near the Mission: Space attraction
- New Films – updates to the current movie libraries of the China and Canada pavilions