Disney has just shared new concept art that reveals details on not only the new entrance of Epcot as part of the multi-year transformation, but they’ve also shared their plans for an upcoming play pavilion that’s “unlike anything you’ve ever seen at the park.”
In the photo above, take a look at the changes that will be coming to Epcot’s main entrance. The entrance plaza will have new pathways, greenery areas, along with a newly reimagined fountain. “This new design will pay homage to the original park entrance with fresh takes on classic elements.”
Additionally, the Leave A Legacy photos are going to be moved into a new setting located just outside the park’s gateway. “Additional significant redevelopment will begin between Spaceship Earth attraction and the World Showcase Promenade.”
The new first-of-its-kind play pavilion will be “devoted to playful fun and feature an innovative city that’ll come to life under the dome of the un-named pavilion previously known as Wonders of Life. The pavilion’s 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.”
Lastly, a new Experience Center giving guests the opportunity to look into the future at the upcoming projects that are coming to Epcot later this year. The new Experience Center will be located in the Odyssey Events Pavilion and will feature interactive exhibits that will help guests visualize park projects throughout the entire period of transformation.
Source: Disney Parks Blog