As part of the D23 Fantastic Worlds Celebration, Disney shared details about the historic transformation happening right now at EPCOT. You can watch the entire session by clicking on the video below, but here are a few highlights from this discussion.
The new neighbourhoods that will unify EPCOT.
Disney has shared Information about the park’s reimagined entrance, and how it sets the tone for the entire transformation with its gorgeous new colour palette and an open, inviting layout. Earlier this year Walt Disney Imagineers installed gleaming new pylons as part of the work they’re doing on the new fountain at the base of Spaceship Earth, which will be completed by the end of this year. The fountain will have a new lighting package that will be joined by new lighting for the iconic geosphere of Spaceship Earth, as well. When complete, it will feel like a completely new way to begin your journey into the park. Continue reading
A new documentary series going behind the scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and EPCOT is set to show on Disney+ starting 25th September.
Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Using cutting-edge technology, such as custom-built GoPro enclosures, 18-foot cranes and underwater camera systems to highlight the magic found in every corner of the kingdom. “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” from National Geographic, will give viewers an all-access pass behind the scenes of two of Disney’s famous parks, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and EPCOT’s The Seas with Nemo & Friends.
The eight part series was filmed over a five month period and introduces viewers to a magnificent array of 300 species and 5,000-plus animals that have their own unique personalities and family dynamics. Continue reading
Two projects have been removed from Disney’s planned transformation of their EPCOT theme park.
Marry Poppins EPCOT ©Disney
The ‘EPCOT Experience’, located in the Odyssey Events Pavilion in Future World, showcases the planned changes to the theme park using a detailed model. The model has been altered with both Spaceship Earth and Mary Poppins attractions being removed. Continue reading
The International Food and Wine Festival that Disney hold annually at EPCOT will go ahead in a modified format.
Disney confirmed that the festival will take place and will be offering over 20 signature global market places like Hawaii, Hops & Barley, and Islands of the Caribbean, spaced out around the park.
The modified Food and Wine Festival will begin on 15 July and continue through the fall. This will be the longest festival that Disney has held. Continue reading
I was lucky enough to have experienced the 27th EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival this year before world events closed the park. The festival was scheduled for 4 March to 1 June this year.
I was privileged to have been invited by Disney to attend the opening of Mickey and Minnies Runaway Railway earlier this year. Whilst at WDW I took the opportunity to experience the International Flower & Garden Festival over at EPCOT.