Epcot’s Odyssey is set for a light remodel in preparation for its expanded role as a “flex-use space” in the park. The building between the Mexico pavilion and Test Track has been operating seasonally, mainly for Epcot’s festivals, but is intended to fit into Epcot’s evolution.
Dave Kesting, general manager of Epcot festivals, recently stated that Odyssey will serve multiple purposes, potentially housing a restaurant, merchandise shop or character greeting area on any given day.
In preparation for this expanded role, Odyssey is receiving a refurbishment that will replace the panels with glass windows so that guests inside can view the park and guests passing by can see the events and exhibits from outside.
Odyssey opened with the park in 1982 as a restaurant and has held the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival craft-beer stop and Epcot International Festival of the Arts demonstrations and exhibits in recent years.
No official announcements regarding Odyssey’s specific role or construction plans have been released yet.
Source: Orlando Sentinel