Epcot’s new time: See inside the park’s traditional change

Epcot’s sights were intended to provide visitors with an interesting look at what the future may hold when it first opened in 1982. However, as time went on, the upcoming began to resemble the history more and more. For the past several decades, Disney has been reimagining Epoct and its statement to “entertain, tell and encourage”. Obviously, the complete- area renovation (especially one this big ) was not without its growing discomfort. Epcot was, for a time, riddled with building surfaces. Also regular visitors to the park were perplexed, and with its lack of new sights, it was the most obvious option to omit if your day at Disney World was limited. As of June 10, Epcot’s change is suddenly finish after five centuries of development. Every last roof has been removed, revealing new destinations, activities, entertainment and even new restaurants. The new improvements showcase what Epcot does best: sharing emerging technology and improvements, inspiring enthusiasm and fostering togetherness. And since yesterday’s outlook on the future is a little different from what it was envisioned four decades ago, Epcot appears radically different. Now that the garden is no longer a building site, how’s a look at what’s new at Epcot. Associated: Why Epcot is presently Disney World’s may- do parkNew attractions, established ethosEpcot is then defined by four neighborhoods: World Celebration, World Nature, World Discovery and World Showcase. Sights and experiences that are in line with a topic are available in each area. In World Nature, for instance, you can visit preexisting Epcot sights like The Seas with Nemo &amp, Friends and Living with the Land, along with the resort’s newest interest: Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana. If I let my children have their way, they would spend hours playing with the engaging water features on Journey of Water. What they do n’t realize is that Epcot has also created an educational component in the new” Moana” attraction: The Journey of Water introduces young visitors to the water cycle while they play. Since Epcot second opened, training has been one of the park’s key residents, and the area can then do that theory in new, innovative ways that were n’t probable 42 years ago. 1 of 3Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic RewindThe same is true of Epcot’s first ( and only ) roller coaster, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in World Discovery. While the coaster experience offers pure adrenaline-fueled thrills, its innovative ride system makes it Epcot-worthy. Not only is it one of the longest enclosed coasters in the world, but it is also Disney’s first” OmniCoaster”. You are completely immersed in the story as each ride vehicle rotates to attract riders ‘ attention. Related: 30 best Disney World ridesEntertainment that inspires” Luminous: The Symphony of Us”. TARAH CHIEFFI/THE POINTS GUYAt Epcot’s World Showcase, there are 11 pavilions that each represent a country from around the globe, including the U. S., Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Norway, Germany, Italy, Japan, Morocco and France. The pavilions give visitors a taste of the customs and traditions that make each culture unique while also putting emphasis on themes that are consistent across all cultures. Epcot’s newest nighttime spectacular,” Luminous: The Symphony of Us” ( which is held nightly at the World Showcase Lagoon ), has a similar mission and highlights the shared experiences that connect humanity across race. ” Celebracion Encanto” at Epcot. TARAH CHIEFFI/THE POINTS GUYEpcot’s newest entertainment offering is” Celebracion Encanto”. The high-energy, interactive show, which plays the soundtrack to Walt Disney Animation Studios ‘” Encanto,” celebrates family and is repeated throughout the day at the recently opened CommuniCore Plaza stage in World Celebration. 1 of 2Mickey and Friends meet and greet at EpcotNext to CommuniCore Plaza, you’ll find CommuniCore Hall — Epcot’s new meet- and- greet location for Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. During my most recent visit, I stopped in twice and had some of the best character interactions I’ve ever had at Disney. No matter how many people were waiting in line, each character took the time to make each visitor feel special. New gathering areas CommuniCore Hall and Plaza offer visitors to Epcot an indoor-outdoor space to gather, eat, rest, and recharge. You could step indoors for a welcome blast of air conditioning, shelter from Orlando’s frequent storms or enjoy Epcot’s beautiful views outside. Food booth at Epcot’s CommuniCore Hall. TARAH CHIEFFI/THE POINTS GUYAt CommuniCore Hall’s food booth, you can sample a rotating menu of festival favorites. During my visit, the restaurant provided cheese-stuffed arepas, coconut tres leches, and a wide range of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages. During Epcot’s annual food festivals, Disney says that this multiuse area will be used for things like” art exhibitions, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and more” .Spaceship Earth at Epcot. TARAH CHIEFFI/THE POINTS GUYIn Epcot’s World Celebration neighborhood, you can stroll through World Celebration Gardens. This Disney World outdoor space offers shade, seating, and stunning scenery. It’s the ideal setting for guests to unwind and unwind with friends and family. Colorful garden lights change at night while Spaceship Earth is at night. Walt the Dreamer statue. TARAH CHIEFFI/THE POINTS GUYNearby at Dreamers Point, a statue of Walt Disney inspires guests to never stop dreaming. Walt’s vision for Epcot was that of a futuristic” city of tomorrow”. He did n’t live long enough to see that dream come to fruition, but with the new Walt the Dreamer statue, he can look out over the park he so heavily inspired. Bottom line Walt Disney once said Epcot would “always be in a state of becoming,” and even though he is no longer there, his words are still true today. A park that aims to inspire the next generation of dreamers and doers while also embracing what the future might look like has a daily impact on the future. Related reading: