Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we will get you up to date with all of the major announcements made for Epcot at this year’s D23 Expo. Lots of photos to get to today, so let’s get this party started . . .
Bob Chapek said that this is only the beginning for Epcot. We are almost as excited about what hasn’t been announced as we are by what has. According to the MiceChat Podcast guys and Kevin Yee, In addition to the attractions mentioned above, the following projects are also in the works for Epcot’s future:
An all-new Illuminations
Replacement for Imagination Pavilion as it is today
Coco ride for Mexico (likely a retheme to the existing boat ride)
A new pavilion for World Showcase, Brazil
Just under 2 billion dollars has apparently been allocated for the transformation of this park. That’s a massive number. Whether you are a fan of the Epcot evolution plan or not, these projects will surely put this park back on track to accelerated attendance.
Walt Disney World News
“Disney Movie Magic” has made its debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The latest nighttime spectacular is a celebration of Disney films, using special lighting and state of the art projection technology, it is a must see this Summer season.
Disney Springs Marketplace plays host to “ Beat the Heat DJ Dance Party”.
This Summer- inspired dance party takes place between “Earl of Sandwich” and “Once Upon a Toy” and features family friendly music. The party takes place daily from 1pm to 5pm. An evening dance party takes place from 6pm to 10pm.
If you visit Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom park, be on the look out for iCan the Showbot. This robot from another galaxy wants to learn all about us and our culture.
He can be spotted throughout the Rockettower Plaza area, having fun interactions and posing for photos through late August.
That does it for this week! How do you feel about all of the changes? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!
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