We love EPCOT! It is one of those theme parks which has something for everyone. After visiting this park for more than 35 years, EPCOT has always served up a nice dose of nostalgia for Disney veterans. In recent years though, the park seemed to have lost some of its edge. That is all going to change over the next couple of years!
A GRAND NEW ENTRANCE
Nothing can compare to that feeling when you enter any one of Disney’s many theme park entrances. EPCOT has the most exciting entrance experiences of all the Disney parks. With the awe inspiring Spaceship Earth looming overhead, you can’t help but think you are being transported into the future.
Now Disney has announced a brand new entrance featuring new pathways, gorgeous green spaces, and a new fountain which will be sure to tickle your imagination! In addition Disney also revealed that the area between Spaceship Earth and the World Showcase promenade will also see “significant redevelopment”. We can’t wait to see it!
NEW RIDES & ATTRACTIONS
Guardians of the Galaxy
One of the most anticipated new attractions is the Guardians of the Galaxy indoor roller coaster. It boasts to be one of the longest indoor roller coasters in the world and will make its debut in 2021. Located in the the area formerly occupied by Ellen’s Energy Adventure (Universe of Energy), this attraction’s official name has yet to be revealed. Whatever it’s called it’s sure to provided a welcome boost to EPCOT’s popularity.
Update: The Guardians of the Galaxy building has now been enclosed and track installation has begun!
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
Located in the World Showcase in a new area behind the Eiffel Tower in France, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure is a highly anticipated new addition to EPCOT. The ride is based on the popular attraction found in Disneyland Paris. The building which houses the attraction has been completed for some time and now much of the work is focused on creating the landscaping in front of the building. The ride is expected to open sometime in the Spring of 2020.
EPCOT FOREVER and More!
All good things must come to an end. Illuminations: Reflections of Earth will be retiring later this year. But not to worry, two brand new shows will be waiting in the wings to wow guests in the coming years. Later this year a new show called “EPCOT Forever” and will celebrate the classic EPCOT theme park many of us experienced in our younger years.
Coming in 2020 a brand new yet-unnamed spectacular show will debut and will feature ginourmous floating sets in he World Showcase lagoon, LED effects, choreographed fountains, pyrotechnics, and lasers!