Walt Disney World to Use Epcot’s Odyssey Building as Flex Space

We have learned that there will be some changes coming to the Odyssey building located within Epcot at Walt Disney World.  The building is located close to the World Showcase area of the park on the side toward Mexico.  In recent years, the building has been used for various festival and holiday events, including banquet dinners.  It looks like the building will receive refurbishments in order to make the space even more flexible to use more frequently.  From what we have heard, the building could be used for meals, merchandise, character meet and greets, etc.


The work planned during the refurbishment will include the addition of windows instead of the wall panels so that guests can see into and out of the building.  This will also allow guests a little better view of what is going on inside and what will be offered at any given time.   The Odyssey was originally a restaurant that opened in 1982 with the opening of Epcot.  Once the restaurant closed, it has been a seasonal location for various events ever since.

We don’t have any updates or official confirmations from Disney on the development and when it is expected to complete.  We are also interested to learn what the first offering will be after the refurbishments are complete.

How many of you ate at the Odyssey when it was a restaurant?


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!