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Reduction in Operating Hours For Multiple Epcot Attractions

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As Epcot continues to undergo a massive transformation, reductions in operating hours for some attractions are now joining the list of changes to Epcot’s schedule.

Beginning February 23, guests visiting Epcot will notice several operating hours to shows and attractions have been reduced. After these changes takes effect, three attractions will no longer operate during evening Extra Magic Hours.

These changes will even impact the new films that recently debuted at Epcot, including Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along and Awesome Planet.

Select Stores Closing for Refurbishment at Epcot

The following attractions will see adjustments in the operating times after February 23.

  • All Kidcot locations: Closing at 8:00 p.m. (currently closing at 9:00 p.m.)
  • American Adventure: Last show to take place at 8:15 p.m. (currently closing at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Awesome Planet: Last show to take place at 8:00 p.m. (currently closing at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along: Last show to take place at 6:00 p.m. (currently closing at 7:00 p.m.) 
  • Canada Far and Wide: Last show to take place at 8:00 p.m. (currently closing at 9:00 p.m.)
  • Impressions de France: Operating from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (currently open from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
  • Reflections of China: Last show to take place at 8:10 p.m. (currently closing at 9:00 p.m.)
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In addition, beginning February 23, the following attractions will no longer be included in evening Extra Magic Hours.

  • American Adventure
  • Awesome Planet
  • Canada Far and Wide
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Be sure to keep checking back here at Kenny the Pirate, for up to date information about the continued transformation of Epcot.

Dates Announced for New Shows and Films Coming to Epcot

Epcot is in the midst of a rather large transformation.

Currently, Test Track, one of Epcot’s most popular rides, is closed for refurbishment. Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure has come to end, and we just saw the closing of Electric Umbrella and Pin Traders.

Electric Umbrella closing

With the addition of reduced hours to many of Epcot’s attractions, many guests are wondering if Epcot is really worth a visit. As frustrating as these changes are now, Epcot is going to be remarkable when the transformation is complete. I believe it will be worth the wait!

What do you think of these changes to many attractions operating hours? Will this impact your upcoming Epcot plans? Let us know on Kenny the Pirate’s Facebook Page, or join our crew and continue the discussion.

Jamie Fonseca




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7 COMMENTS

  1. Traditionally, I have found that the security area going in to Epcot (main entrance) pretty slow first thing in the mornings.. Was wondering if anyone has experienced the updated IG security (with the new skyliners feeding into it now) first thing in the morning? Not sure which would be best for rope drop?

  2. Do you know what attractions, shows, etc. are expected to be ready by mid May? Will there still be huge construction sites at that time?

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