Walt Disney said that Epcot “would always be in a state of becoming.” I think he would be proud of the sweeping evolution of this park of tomorrow! At D23 in Anaheim announcements about extensive additions were made that will ensure the park keeps growing and changing, keeping pace with our ever evolving world. Epcot will be unified as never before with 3 distinct neighborhoods - World Showcase, World Celebration, World Nature and World Discovery. Here’s what’s in store for these exciting Worlds:
Mary Poppins Coming to United Kingdom Pavilion
The United Kingdom will host an all new attraction inspired by Mary Poppins. Visitors walk down Cherry Tree Lane past the eccentric Admiral Boom’s house then be invited into the Banks family home at number 17 - who knows what delights are in store for us after that point?
HarmonioUS Nighttime Spectacular
For those of us who mourn the loss of Illuminations: Reflections of Earth, a new show has been designed to delight us! “HarmonioUS” will light up the night sky as the largest nighttime show ever conceived by Disney Imagineers. The story behind this new show is the music of Disney which inspires people worldwide and will also employ massive floating sets, moving fountains, LED displays, lasers, pyrotechnics and much more. HarmonioUS will debut in 2020.
Chef Remy Coming To France Pavilion!
The France Pavilion will see some of the most sweeping changes of any other country in the World Showcase. Summer 2000 welcomes our favorite Chef Remy in a brand new attraction “Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Visitors will be shrunk to rodent sized creatures and enjoy a delicious adventure in Gustau’s restaurant.
Also coming to France is a new restaurant - “La Creperie de Paris with both table service and counter service options. The menu will feature creations by celebrity chef Jérôme Bocuse. But wait! There’s more!
A “Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along” will join the much loved “Impressions de France.” The new show will debut in January of 2020.
New Circle-Vision 360 Film Coming to Canada Pavilion
The Canada pavilion will also offer a new feature - “Canada Far and Wide in Circle-Vision 360” with inspiring views of this beautiful land.
Wondrous China Feature Coming to China Pavilion
Lastly, the China pavilion will have a new 360-degree digital format feature “Wondrous China” also to debut in January 2020.