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The Newest Additions Coming to Disney's Epcot We Can't Wait to Try

Epcot World Celebration

Walt Disney World welcomed Epcot as the second theme park at Walt Disney World, joining the Magic Kingdom as a member of the "Most Magical Place on Earth".  The date was October 1, 1982, exactly eleven years after the opening of the Magic Kingdom.  Epcot is now beginning a transformation that will enhance and bring to life a new and exciting Epcot that will thrill millions of visitors in the near future. 

Walt Disney once said Epcot "would always be in a state of becoming ", a place that changes with the times, and so his vision is expanding and becoming all new.  This new Epcot will be divided into four neighborhoods, each highlighting important aspects of the world and its people.  These four neighborhoods are:  "World Celebration", "World Discovery", "World Showcase", and "World Nature".  Each neighborhood will celebrate their themes with new attractions, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and unique opportunities to celebrate the wonders of our world.

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1. "World Celebration"

Epcot's entrance plaza will offer new experiences, welcoming guests with a new reimagined fountain, new pathways, and lush green spaces that adorn the entryway.  The design will honor the origin of Epcot.  A new pavilion, a three-level structure will feature a plaza level, a middle expo level, and a park that sits in the sky on the top level.  It will host live events, and will be the home base for Epcot's signature festivals.  In addition, this new pavilion will provide a spectacular elevated view of the entire park and a fantastic place to view Epcot's nighttime spectacular. 

The iconic "Spaceship Earth" will also be undergoing a transformation with new narration and an entirely new musical score that will focus on the moments and ideas that exemplify our world's history with a whole new storyline that is sure to please every traveler on this "magical" journey.

"Dreamer's Point"  -  As you exit "Spaceship Earth" you will be amazed at the breathtaking new view of Word Showcase from "Dreamer's Point", including a new heartwarming statue celebrating the legacy of the original dreamer, Walt Disney.  It will be a place 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.

2. "World Discovery"

In this neighborhood stories about science, technology, and intergalactic adventure will come to life.  An expansion of the "Mission-Space" pavilion plus a new restaurant, "Space 220" will be a wondrous experience.  Guests will board a special elevator for a journey to a space station that is home to an outstanding culinary experience.  In addition to the delectable meal, guests will have panoramic daytime and nighttime views of earth form 220 miles up.  Huge viewports offer a real-time perspective as you travel high above the planet.

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The "Play Pavilion"--Disney welcomes guests to discover an interactive city abounding with games, activities, and experiences that connect you with friends, family and delightful Disney characters-both real and virtual.  You might even find yourself competing in a water-balloon fight hosted by Huey, Dewey, Louie, and Webby.

 "Walt Disney Imagneering Presents the Epcot Experience"--Located in the Odyssey Events Pavilion, you will discover unique and interactive exhibits that demonstrate the innovation, energy, and excitement as the new additions that will be arriving at Epcot.

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"Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind"--This attraction will be the first "other-world" showcase pavilion at Epcot.  Based on the popular movie series, "Guardians of the Galaxy", this exciting ride will feature a new innovation from Walt Disney Imagineering--a storytelling coaster that rotates 360 degrees to focus your attention on the action, including the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster.  Way to go, Disney!



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