By Nicole Nalty
We all have our favorites when visiting a Disney theme park: favorite attraction, show, restaurant… But is there anything better than discovering a new favorite? As Imagineers continue to dream up experiences around the world, it’s fun—as a seasoned Disney theme park goer—to be able to try something new. At D23 Expo 2017, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek shared some seriously exciting announcements surrounding what’s coming up for Epcot, and we can’t wait to experience it all! Take a look below and let us know what you’re most excited to see on Facebook or Twitter.
1. Bienvenue, Remy!
Encountering a Disney character in their native country’s pavilion in Epcot is always a treat, with the addition of Frozen Ever After and Anna and Elsa’s character greeting experience at the Royal Summerhus being the latest seamless blend between the real world and the Disney world at Epcot. In 2021, on the opposite side of World Showcase, guests will enter the world of Ratatouille in a brand-new space in the France pavilion. The new attraction, inspired by the 2007 film, will be patterned after the No. 1 family attraction at Disneyland Paris. Très bien!
2. Guardians of the Future World?
Groot and the gang will make their mark in Future World with a brand-new E-ticket attraction based on the hilarious, action-packed films. Peter Quill (aka Star-Lord) paid a visit to Epcot as a kid, so the park will make a perfect home for this unexpected group of friends when the attraction debuts in 2021.
3. (Sky) High-Class Dining
Mission: SPACE received an update earlier this year, with enhancements to both the Orange and Green Missions, but cadets eager for a bite to eat can satisfy their hunger at new heights with a table-service restaurant next to the popular attraction. While we don’t have intel on its opening date just yet, we can’t wait to experience the out-of-this-world restaurant.
4. China in Circle-Vision
The use of Circle-Vision in Disney theme parks dates back to Walt himself, which makes us even more excited to see an updated film coming to the China pavilion. The new film will be created using a next-generation digital camera system for a seamless (and surely stunning!) Circle-Vision show.
5. Next-Level Transportation
There’s so much to see and do at the Walt Disney World Resort, and soon there will be one more way to get around! Disney Skyliner will connect both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios to four different resorts: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and the proposed Disney Vacation Club property, Disney Riviera Resort.