EPCOT is in the middle of a major multi-year transformation that is affecting most of the park. In particular, the Play Pavilion is the first of its kind and offers an immersive and interactive “city” where you can interact with your favorite characters. Check out the rumored opening timeline for this really cool experience.
What is the Play Pavilion?
Thomas Smith, Editoral Content Director for Disney Parks, shared what exactly the Play Pavilion was:
“This new space will be devoted to playful fun and feature an innovative city that’ll come to life under the dome of the un-named pavilion previously known as Wonders of Life. The pavilion’s city will be bursting with interactive experiences, your favorite Disney characters, hands-on activities and engaging entertainment when it opens.”
He noted it would open just in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World (October 1, 2021). However, with so many other Disney projects, progress was halted with the pandemic.
“This innovative, new pavilion is beyond anything we’ve ever created and is completely unique to Epcot,” said Zach Riddley, portfolio executive, Walt Disney Imagineering. “Built on the power of play, it introduces an immersive and interactive ‘city’ where you can explore, create, and interact with some of your favorite Disney characters. This is an experience worthy of our bold vision for Epcot – and another signature element of our transformation.”
The Play Pavilion is located near Mission: Space in Future World.
Rumored Date for Play Pavilion Opening
It appears as if the pandemic did not slow this project down! Disney shared that the Play Pavilion would be ready and open for the 50th anniversary of Disney World. The rumored opening timeline for the new immersive city is summer 2021.
The rumored opening timeline is summer 2021!
Other EPCOT Projects
I mentioned above EPCOT is in the middle of a multi-year transformation.
As soon as nighttime fireworks return, we will also hopefully see the debut of HarmonioUS. Disney recently tested these fireworks last month!
We are also excitedly awaiting the opening of the France expansion, including the new Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure.
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