The next few years are going to mean big changes for Epcot. Epcot will be unveiling new rides, attractions, and dining experiences. With all the NEW Epcot attractions coming, you are going to want to start planning your next Disney vacation now!
The grand plan is that Epcot will be unified into four neighborhoods: World Showcase, World Celebration, World Nature, and World Discovery.
Each area will be filled with brand-new experiences that focus on different aspects of the world and its inhabitants.
NEW Epcot Attractions
One of the first things guests will begin to see with updates coming to Epcot is going to be the main entrance.
The plaza has gone through a major renovation that has new pathways, more green spaces, and a new fountain.
A new statue of Walt Disney will debut in a new location called Dreamers Point. It will feature Walt sitting on the stairs in a contemplative pose.
You will also find that Spaceship Earth transforms at night into a Beacon of Magic with new color gradients & new lighting fixtures evoking a twinkling starlight sky.
Connections Café & Eatery at EPCOT is a new restaurant in this part of the park. It has two different dining experiences – an eatery serving lunch and dinner along with a pastry shop & cafe.
We have been waiting to see how Disney would bring Moana into the Disney World parks for years! Finally, we know that there are plans in the works to bring a Moana-inspired attraction to Epcot!
Journey of Water will be an interactive area where “guests interact with magical, living water in a beautiful and inspiring setting.” This looks like the perfect place for a Moana meet & greet!
The World Discovery area features new ways to experience science, technology, and space travel.
One of the most popular new Epcot attractions is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.
The attraction features a storytelling roller coaster that rotates 360 degrees to focus guests on the action. Guests also get to experience the first reverse launch on a Disney coaster.
Adjacent to Mission: SPACE pavilion is the new restaurant Space 220.
In this one-of-a-kind dining experience, guests will dine in a space station that provides both day and nighttime views of Earth from 220 miles up.
To begin your journey to the restaurant, you will board a special space elevator that will ascend to the stars while being able to see an aerial view of Epcot as you travel high above the planet.
When you get to the actual restaurant, you will find a menu featuring modern American cuisine, more than 1,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines and a wide selection of craft beer.
Throughout EPCOT, you are going to find NEW statues featuring some of your favorite Disney characters as part of the ‘Disney Fab 50 Character Collection.’
The new “Harmonious” nighttime show celebrates how the music of Disney inspires people all over the world. You will hear Disney tunes reinterpreted by a diverse group of artists from around the globe.
“Harmonious” features massive floating set pieces, custom-built LED panels, choreographed moving fountains, lights, pyrotechnics, lasers and more
The new EPCOT expansion of the France Pavilion features an entirely new section.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, where guests will shrink to the size of Chef Remy and race through Gusteau’s restaurant on a wild adventure, is the newest ride to open in the park.
Crêperie is serving up traditional French Crepes! It has both counter service and table service options available.
NEW Epcot Logo Merchandise at Creations Shop
You can now grab Epcot merchandise featuring the NEW Epcot logo! A new store, Creations Shop, has opened at EPCOT and you will find everything from hats to hoodies!
These are some of the items you will find:
- Short and long-sleeve shirts
- Baseball cap
- Tote bag
- Water bottle
- Mickey Mouse ear hat
There are so many new things coming to Walt Disney World and we can’t wait to experience them all.