Disney Announces New ‘Interactive City’ Epcot Attraction

Feb 21, 2019

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Disney announced upcoming changes to Epcot on Thursday, including a newly designed main entrance and a new play pavilion.

The still unnamed pavilion will be an interactive city — a concept that Disney says will be completely new to Epcot. The play pavilion will be located under the former Wonders of Life dome, which was more recently the Festival Center, and renderings show a colorful space with typical buildings one would find in a city, like a hotel and cinema.

Artist rendering of the new Epcot pavilion. Image courtesy of Disney.

“The new pavilion in development will include first-of-their-kind experiences devoted to playful fun, inviting guests into an innovative, interactive city bursting with games and hands-on activities,” Disney said in a release. “Friends and family will interact with favorite Disney characters in an energetic metropolis unlike anything ever seen before at Epcot.”

The park’s main entrance plaza will also get a few upgrades, including “new pathways, sweeping green spaces and a newly reimagined fountain.”

Disney hasn’t set an opening date for the pavilion, but it said it will “debut to guests in time for the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary.” The resort will celebrate its 50th anniversary throughout 2021.

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Featured image of the new main entrance courtesy Disney.

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