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New Park Entrance & First-of-its-Kind Play Pavilion to be Part of Epcot’s Transformation

Updated: May 12, 2019


New Park Entrance & First-of-its-Kind Play Pavilion, Part of Epcot’s Transformation

Walt Disney World has some BIG plans for a multi-year transformation of Epcot that include new experiences while keeping true to the original vision of the park. Today, we learned that there will be a new play pavilion and new park entrance as part of the transformation.


The ongoing evolution of Epcot includes plans for a play pavilion that’ll be unlike anything you’ve ever seen at the park. This new space will feature an innovative city that’ll come to life under the dome of the un-named pavilion previously known as Wonders of Life. The city will be bursting with interactive experiences, your favorite Disney characters, hands-on activities and engaging entertainment when it opens just in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort!


“This innovative, new pavilion is beyond anything we’ve ever created and is completely unique to Epcot,” said Zach Riddley, portfolio executive, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Built on the power of play, it introduces an immersive and interactive ‘city’ where you can explore, create, and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters. This is an experience worthy of our bold vision for Epcot – and another signature element of our transformation.”


As you can see above, changes are coming to the Epcot main entrance, where the plaza will welcome guests with new pathways, green spaces and a newly reimagined fountain. This new design will pay homage to the original park entrance with fresh takes on classic elements.


As part of the new entry experience, Leave A Legacy photos will be moving into a beautiful setting just outside the park’s gateway. Additional significant redevelopment will begin between Spaceship Earth attraction and the World Showcase Promenade. More details about the transformation of this area will be announced at a later date.


News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog

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