Spaceship Earth Changes Announced at D23 Expo
During the D23 Expo Disney Parks panel discussion, Bob Chapek made several new announcements about the future of Epcot. Previously we brought you the news that the Future World designation is going away and being replaced with the “neighborhood” concept.
One of these new neighborhoods is called “World Celebration” and encompasses Epcot’s Main Entrance and the middle portion of Future World (as we know it now) all the way to World Showcase Lagoon.
The iconic Spaceship Earth will remain a voyage through time but the journey is transforming with new scenes reflecting the “universal nature of the human experience”. A new guide and all-new narration will focus on the storytelling that brings people together.
Disney tells us that you will follow a magical “story light” that brings the entire experience to life in dynamic ways, giving each scene energy and beauty that ties the entire journey together.
Other changes coming to this section of the park include a new pavilion that will be the home base for Epcot’s signature festivals. It will provide an elevated view of the entire park and an ideal spot to witness Epcot’s nighttime spectacular. This beautiful three-level structure will have one of the most remarkable architectural designs at any Disney park, featuring a plaza level, a middle expo level, and a park that sits in the sky on the top level.
Epcot’s entrance plaza will be transformed with new experiences that connect guests with the world around them, welcoming them with a reimagined fountain, new pathways and sweeping green spaces that beautify the entryway. The design will pay homage to the origins of Epcot.
As guests exit Spaceship Earth, they will discover a breathtaking new view of World Showcase from Dreamers Point. World Celebration will also feature a new statue celebrating the legacy of the original dreamer, Walt Disney, plus beautiful natural environments and global design elements filled with Disney magic and surprises, including a wishing tree in an enchanted forest and a story fountain celebrating the power and music of iconic Disney storytelling.
Want more D23 Expo 2019 Details? Check out our previous articles to get caught up on all of the news!
- Details Released For The Star Wars Hotel Coming to Walt Disney World
- Details Released For “Avengers Campus” Coming To Disney’s California Adventure
- New Details Released For TRON Lightcycle Run Attraction Coming To the Magic Kingdom
- New “Moana”-themed Attraction Coming to Epcot
- New Epcot Experiences, Attractions, And Logo Coming
- Future World Disappearing And Replaced With Epcot “Neighborhoods”
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