7 Changes Coming to Epcot

Meeting professionals, take note. Even if you’ve held a meeting at Walt Disney World’s Epcot before, your guests will get an entirely new and different experience soon. At Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California in July, the Walt Disney Park and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek and Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald announced new attractions coming to the Orlando, Florida theme park to make it more timeless and more Disney.

Here is a roundup of seven of the exciting things to come.

A new restaurant operated by Patina Restaurant Group will give diners an out-of-this-world view from space! It’ll be located adjacent to Mission: SPACE. Further details are not yet available.

Mission: SPACE, located in Future World, is excited to take guests around planet Earth during an all-new Green Mission that began on August 13th. The Orange Mission, which blasts riders off to Mars, will also be getting updated.

An attraction based on the Disney•Pixar film “Ratatouille” is coming to the France Pavilion in World Showcase. It’ll be similar to Ratatouille: The Adventure, a 4-D experience which opened at Disneyland Paris in 2014. Riders will shrink down to Remy’s size and run through the kitchen. It’s slated to open in time for Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary in 2021.

Future World is getting an e-ticket “Guardians of the Galaxy” attraction that will replace Universe of Energy, which closed on August 13th. It’s scheduled to open ahead of Walt Disney World Resort’s 50th anniversary in 2021.

Walt Disney Imagineer Tom Fitzgerald announced Disney is filming a new movie that will screen at the China Pavilion to better capture the essence of the country. They’ll be using Circle-Vision camera technology to record images of the Asian nation.

The new Disney Skyliner will be a network of gondolas to transport guests from park to park. It’ll connect the International Gateway at Epcot to Disney’s Art of Animation, Pop Century, Caribbean Beach resorts, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and a new Disney Vacation Club property near Epcot called Disney Riviera Resort.

The annual Epcot International Wine & Food Festival is getting extended to run for 75 days from August 31-November 13, 2017. The cuisine from India will be returning for the first time since 2009 and Spain will make its first appearance since 2010. Group dining experiences include a grand tasting event called Party for the Senses.