D23 News: Epcot to be divided into 4 “Neighborhoods” with Re-Imagining

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At D23 Bob Chapek has announced that Epcot will be divided into four “neighborhoods.”

The World Showcase-

This are will remain “The World Showcase” but there will be three more “neighborhoods” including: World Nature, World Discovery, and World Celebration.

World Celebration-

This will be the entry way of Epcot including Spaceship Earth that is going to be getting a refurbishment. Basically the spine area.

“Epcot’s entrance plaza will be transformed with new experiences that connect us with the world, welcoming you with a re-imagined fountain, new pathways and sweeping green spaces that beautify the entryway. The design will pay homage to the origins of Epcot.”

This is where the retro fountain will be located!

A new Dreamers Point

Located at the exit of Spaceship Earth will be a location called Dreamers Point. Here guests can see a gorgeous view of the World Showcase. Plus there will be a new statue of Walt Disney added to the area, as well as a wishing tree and a story fountain “celebrating the power and music of iconic Disney storytelling.’

Festival Pavilion

This is where the Festival centers and live events will take place.  It will also offer a great spot to watch the nighttime spectacular.  This structure will offer a plaza level, middle expo level and a park on the sky(top) level.

World Discovery-

What was Future World East.

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind– the new Guardians coaster.

Mission Space Pavilion

New Space Restaurant called Space 220

Disney Play Pavilion-which will be located in the old Wonders of Life building

And I’m assuming Test Track, as it’s in the image.

World Nature-

This area is where Future World West sits now.

It is to include the new Journey of Water Inspired by Moana

(Photo Credit: Disney)

The Land and the new film at The Land called “Awesome Planet” that will premiere in January 2020.

The Living Seas with Nemo will also be included in this area, but they didn’t mention Journey into Imagination. Hmmmm. I hope it’s safe. Was hoping they were going to actually listen to the surveys and consumer requests to bring Dreamfinder back. This concerns me.

It sounds like a lot is coming. I’m going to do articles for a lot of the changes in more depth. Stay tuned.

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