Epcot Updates Will Be Announced at the D23 Expo This Summer

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There are lots of rumors swirling about the changes coming to Epcot in the next few years. Disney has announced that there will be more information at the D23 Expo coming to Anaheim this summer.

They previewed 3 things that we can look forward to hearing more about!

  • “The park’s core reimagined: You’ve already heard about the transformation taking place just inside the park’s entrance, where we will be enhancing the area with lush green spaces and classic touches. At the Expo, we’ll share more about what’s coming to the core of the park on the opposite side of Spaceship Earth. New areas will be flanking the iconic attraction, and we can’t wait to share the details with you.”

This does sound like they will be doing the rumored work to the Innoventions sections currently flanking Spaceship Earth.  You can read more about some of those rumors HERE.

  • “A new – but classic – look to match our offerings: Longtime fans of Epcot are familiar with the pavilion icons, like the ones you see here for Imagination!, The Land and The Seas with Nemo & Friends. With new experiences like the previously announced play-themed pavilion joining these Epcot staples, don’t you think we need some new icons to match? More will be revealed at the Expo!”
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  • More about what makes Epcot, Epcot – Epcot is special for a lot of reasons – as one of Walt’s final projects, as an exclusive part of the Walt Disney World Resort, and as home to millions of memories from generations of guests. As we charge ahead with the park’s evolution, the architects of Epcot’s future are working to preserve all the elements that make this park so special while also evolving it to be more Disney, more family, more relevant and more timeless. At the Expo, you’ll hear more about experiences that are uniquely Epcot – for example, the updated films coming to Future World and World Showcase, as well as new dining experiences being added to the menu of ‘the foodie park.’

This is interesting. A lot of Epcot fans have been worried about the changes coming. A lot of times it feels more about the Intellectual Property (IP) and synergy with the IP than it does staying true to the spirit of Epcot. I truly hope that they will try to “preserve all the elements that make the park so special.” Personally, I’m all for updating and evolving, but Epcot is special because it wasn’t all IP all the time and I do worry that it will be turned into “IPcot.” Here’s hoping we get the updates and the timelessness without destroying what makes this park special in the first place.

We will just have to wait for the D23 Expo to learn more.

The D23 Expo will take place in Anaheim, CA from August 23-25.

What do you think? Comment and let us know!

Source: Disney Parks Blog

 

 

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