Disney World’s most famous park, Epcot, is getting the biggest overhaul in Disney parks’ history. Now, the park will feature a digital city called the Play Pavillion, where families will be able to meet live and virtual Disney characters, and new ride attractions inspired by Mary Poppins, Ratatouille, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Moana.
Epcot Vice President Melissa Valiquette told Florida Today, “We are in the middle of what will be the largest transformation of any Disney park ever. It’s a multi-year transformation and the future is really bright here at Epcot.”
The new additions won’t open all at once, but the changes will begin to take effect in summer 2020, starting with Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. Visitors can look forward to a trackless ride in mouse-themed cars that will take them through Remy’s kitchen with a rat’s-eye view. Also scheduled for the French pavilion in 2020 will be screenings of the new “Beauty and the Beast Singalong” film, which will join “Impressions de France” in the French theater. A new restaurant, La Crêperie de Paris, will also open in 2020.
The new Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster will premier in 2021, just in time to celebrate Walt Disney World’s 50th anniversary.
The upgraded parts of the park will open throughout the next two years.
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