Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida has come to be known for its innovation and avant-garde attractions. Now, the park is expanding even further in honor of its 50th anniversary. It was announced this week that Epcot will be revamped with all-new experiences, including a much-anticipated Moana-themed attraction.
At the D23 convention’s media preview, Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products Bob Chapek announced Epcot’s reboot. Chapek said the park will see a “historic transformation, bringing the next generation of immersive storytelling to life through a plethora of new attractions and experiences.” Guests will experience four neighborhoods with “new destinations where the real is made fantastic in a celebration of curiosity, hands-on wonder and the magic of possibility.” The brand new park is expected to open in 2021, Epcot’s 50th anniversary year.
Perhaps the most exciting new attraction is the Journey of Water, inspired by Disney’s 2016 animated film, Moana. The hit which earned over $643 million worldwide Disney Parks describe the experience as a “lush exploration trail” and Jodi McLaughlin, Executive Producer of Walt Disney Imagineering, says guests will “meet and play with magical, living water.” Disney is expected to provide additional details on the Epcot reimagining on Sunday at a D23 panel.
Other new Epcot attractions are said to include a Guardians of the Galaxy roller coaster, which will be built on the plot that originally held the Universe of Energy attraction. More details on the new Epcot are said to be revealed at the D23 convention on Sunday, August 25.
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