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News Big changes coming to EPCOT's Future World?

MisterPenguin

Rumormonger
Premium Member
Trying to make sure I understand everything still left at Epcot. Can someone confirm all of this for me? I looked through the project tracker but there's a lot of info in there so just want to make sure I'm clear on all of this.

New entrance (what's left to be completed here?)
Future World changes (when will this all be done?)
Ratatouille (this year)
Space 220 (this year)
Harmonious (this year?)
PLAY Pavillion (this year?)
Wondrous China (this year?)
Cosmic Rewind (2022)
Impressions de France update (2022?)
SSE Refurb (delayed indefinitely?)
Mary Poppins attraction (cancelled?)

Things not happening (for now... maybe...)

The only thing that may be totally scrapped is the Festival building. Right now, Disney's saying that there will be a Festival *area*. We presume grass and booths. There's a rumor that once the parks are back at normal capacity and finances stabilize, they may still make a stab at the proposed 3-tier toadstool building.​
Mary Poppins [a story-time attraction] is indefinitely delayed.​
The Wishing Tree's status is unknown.​
The Spaceship Earth uptheming is indefinitely delayed.​

And... that's it.

Taking @marni1971's timeline and the rest of the projects...

Everything else that was mentioned pre-COVID is still coming:
  • Harmonius (could be this year, or next, EF may or may not precede it... all depends on COVID)
  • Cosmic Rewind (delayed to 2022)
  • PLAY! may be delayed to 2022
  • Ratatouille (likely this March, definitely by May)
  • Creperie (likely this Spring)
  • Hub:
    • Hub "storytelling" fountain (2023)
    • Journey of Water (2023)
    • Dreamer's Point (2023)
    • Festival "area" (2023)
    • New Mouse Gears -- this year
    • New Electric Umbrella -- this year
    • New Club Cool -- this year
    • New Starbucks- - this year
  • new movie in China: Wondrous China (TBD)
  • updated Impressions de France movie (TBD)
  • PLAY! may be delayed to 2023
  • Space 220 -- "soon"
  • Bonus Gelato Stand -- "soon"


Part of the EPCOT 'transformation' and done:
  • New Entrance
    • New Entrance Fountain
    • New space for Leave a Legacy
  • New movies
    • Canada
    • the Land
    • France's singalong
  • Regal Eagle BBQ
 

trainplane3

Well-Known Member
If it cost what I’ve seen for the ride budget it’d better be gold plated.
Uh oh
westcot-1.jpg
 

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
So wait, what was the pavilion in the lower right in that original concept art? Where they actually built the Living Seas.

Was that still supposed to be an ocean pavilion just with a very different design, or was it going to be something else entirely?
 

UNCgolf

Well-Known Member
Old Space Pavilion concept

What about the Horizons spot? Something similar just redesigned?

I feel like I've read about all of this before, but don't remember it now.

EDIT: Actually I don't think that would make sense, because I believe some of the original space pavilion plan was later incorporated into Horizons.
 

Horizons1

Well-Known Member
What about the Horizons spot? Something similar just redesigned?

I feel like I've read about all of this before, but don't remember it now.

EDIT: Actually I don't think that would make sense, because I believe some of the original space pavilion plan was later incorporated into Horizons.
Science and Innovation pavilion. Which, I wonder if one of the reasons it got cut was because having a pavilion about science and innovation would be redundant with Communicore being about the same.

I am pretty sure at some point either the seas or land sat on this spot as well before they finalized it for Horizons.
 

J4546

Well-Known Member
How cool would it be if they build a modified version of shanghais camp discovery mountain climbing course also with a river rapids ride running through and around it. Imagine it being put between the land and seas pavilion, as an extreme example of the land and sea combined for 2 awesome rides. Also putting a big mountain in that spot, opposite the gaurdians building, would help balance out the front end a bit?
 

SplashZander

Well-Known Member
How cool would it be if they build a modified version of shanghais camp discovery mountain climbing course also with a river rapids ride running through and around it. Imagine it being put between the land and seas pavilion, as an extreme example of the land and sea combined for 2 awesome rides. Also putting a big mountain in that spot, opposite the gaurdians building, would help balance out the front end a bit?
While we’re at it, let’s put Shanghai Pirates next to the oil rigs.
 

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