Walt Disney World Planning First-of-its-Kind Play Pavilion, New Park Entrance at Epcot

There are so many great things happening over at Epcot.  There are new entertainment, dining, etc. being added to the park in a major transformation.  We are excited to learn about more of these amazing changes that are coming to Epcot!  This new space will be devoted to playful fun and feature an innovative city that’ll come to life under the dome of the un-named pavilion previously known as Wonders of Life.  The “city” will have a variety of interactive experiences, Disney characters, entertainment and more.  It is expected to open just in time for the 50th anniversary of 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.”

There are also changes coming to the entrance at Epcot.  Check out the artist rendering of above.  There will be new pathways, green spaces and a new fountain. It will be similar to the original park entrance.  The Leave A Legacy photos will be moving to a new location.  There will be more details around these transformation items soon!

A new Experience Center is also in the works for Epcot.  The Experience Center will be located in the Odyssey Events Pavilion and will feature various interactive exhibits to help guests visualize the various projects planned for the park.

What do you think of all of these great transformation items coming to Epcot?

Photo and Source Credit:  Disney Parks Blog



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