Epcot is under a multi-year transformation, to better improve experiences for guests. Read an incredible 16 exciting changes, attractions and restaurants coming to Epcot 2019-2021.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live! From June 14 – August 18, 2019
Guardians of the Galaxy- Awesome Mix Live! is returning to Epcot for Summer 2019. Live shows begin on June 14th through August 18th. Guests can experience music with Star-Lord and Gamora from Star-Lord’s mixed tapes.
2. Epcot Forever Fall 2019
Previously announced, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will come to a end. IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth will run through summer 2019. Then a new show will debut at the World Showcase Lagoon immediately after IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth ends. Epcot Forever will be a limited time experience for guests of Epcot. Epcot Forever starts as a spark of the imagination, turning into much more with a fireworks spectacular, lasers, lighting, music and special effect kites. The music featured will be classic Epcot tunes.
3. Disney Skyliner Transportation Fall 2019
The Disney Skyliner transportation system will offer incredible views of Disney World, including never before seen angles of Epcot’s World Showcase. The Disney Skyliner will connect Epcot and Hollywood Studios from Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Pop Century, Disney’s Art of Animation and upcoming Disney’s Riveria Resort. Guests will ride in a gondola featuring favorite Disney Characters from movies & attractions. Each cabin can hold up to 8 Adults. The gondola will be able to accommodate wheelchairs & strollers.
4. New Experience Center By Late 2019
A new Experience Center will open late 2019. Here, guests will be able to get sneak peaks of upcoming projects at Disney World. The Odyssey Events Pavilion will house the new Experience Center.
5. Awesome Planet Film In The Land Pavilion
The Land Pavilion at Epcot is getting a new addition, “Awesome Planet”. Awesome Planet will be an on-screen cinematic experience about the wonder and beauty of our earth. Coming to the former Circle of Life: An Environmental Fable location.
6. O, Canada Film (Expected 2019)
The film, O Canada in the Canada Pavilion is getting an update. There has not been much details yet.
7. China Pavilion Film (Expected 2019)
The China Pavilion is getting a new Circle-Vision film. There has not been much details yet.
8. A Celebration of Disney Music (2020)
Coming 2020 will be a permanent Epcot nighttime spectacular. The new show celebrates how Disney music inspires, featuring large floating pieces, choreographed moving fountains and custom-built LED panels. Along with music, lights, lasers and fireworks.
9. Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure (Expected 2020)
The new attraction called, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, coming to Epcot’s France pavilion. Guests will shrink down to the size of a rat for an adventure on this ride. It will be a trackless ride and based on the Ratatouille: The Adventure attraction currently found at Disneyland Paris.
10. New Crepes Restaurant In The France Pavilion
A new Creperie is coming to the France Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase. In an all-new location (near the upcoming Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure) guests are invited to experience the crepe. This location will offer table service and quick-service dining as well. Guests can grab sweet crepes and galettes to go. Food is led by Chef Jerome Bocuse. The new Creperie is still unnamed, look for this and an opening season to be announced soon.
11. Beauty and the Beast Sing Along in The France Pavilion
The France Pavilion is getting a new entertainment experience. A brand new Beauty and the Beast sing along is coming. We now know, this will be a rotating experience. This new experience is being created by Don Hahn, the producer of the 1991 animated and the 2017 live-action Beauty and the Beast. Impressions de France at the France pavilion will be staying.
12. New Table-Service Restaurant Coming To Japan Pavilion
Disney has confirmed a new table-service restaurant will be found at the Japan pavilion in Epcot in the future for guests. This will be a signature dining experience. Operation will be run by Mitsukoshi USA, who currently operates the kiosks, merchandise and current restaurants in the Japan Pavilion. The new eatery will draw inspiration from the natural beauty of Japan.
13. Guardians Of The Galaxy Attraction At Epcot (Expected By 2021)
The foundation has been poured for the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy attraction coming to Epcot. When completed, this attraction will be among the world’s longest enclosed roller coasters. This attraction will be housed in a brand new building, adjacent to the Universe of Energy building.
14. Epcot Getting A Space Restaurant
A new concept restaurant run by Patina Restaurant Group is scheduled for Epcot at Disney World. The new restaurant will offer guests views of space (from above earth), for an out of this world dinner. The new eatery will be located next to Mission: Space. This was announced at the 2017 D23 expo, with no real updates since.
15. New Look For Entrance
Another exciting update is a change to Epcot’s main entrance. New pathways and a reimagined water fountain will be added, as well as more trees & flowers. Furthermore, the Leave A Legacy photos will be moved outside Epcot’s gateway. Stay tuned for more entrance updates coming soon!
16. Play Pavilion By October/2021
A play pavilion is coming to the former Wonders of Life pavilion, it will house an innovative city and opportunities for fun play. Guests can expect to find interactive experiences, entertainment and Disney Characters! This will be an unprecedented pavilion. Disney World officially celebrates its 50th Anniversary on October 1, 2021.