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BRAND NEW EPCOT Attraction Leaves Much to Be Desired Despite One Popular Guest Offering

EPCOT World Celebration Gardens
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The construction walls around EPCOT are finally starting to come down. After the recent opening of Journey of Water, the extremely popular Walt Disney World Park has now opened its brand new World Celebration Gardens attraction!

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Despite anxiety over the construction and final unveiling of part of Disney World’s overhaul to EPCOT’s central location at the front of their park, fans, being excited that the end is in sight, don’t seem overall thrilled with this particular finished project.

World Celebration at EPCOT

World Celebration, the interactive land that is home to Spaceship Earth, CommuniCore Hall, Dreamers Point, and many other attractions, has been under construction for what seems like an eternity, but as the walls have started coming down, the reality of Walt Disney World and it’s newest offering is setting in for some based on first looks.

EPCOT’s World Celebration is a vibrant and dynamic area within the Walt Disney World Resort that offers a multitude of experiences for visitors of all ages. With its innovative design and immersive attractions, World Celebration is a must-see destination for anyone exploring Disney’s magic.

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Disney’s plan to overhaul the area, which serves as the focal point for many of EPCOT’s signature festivals, including The International Festival of the Holidays, as well as remodeled favorites such as the fiber optic pathways lights that fans adore.

EPCOT’s New Addition

One of the highlights of World Celebration is the World Celebration Gardens, a stunning collection of meticulously curated green spaces that pay homage to the diverse cultures and natural beauty of our world. These gardens are a visual feast of colors and textures, inviting guests to stroll through lush landscapes and discover hidden corners of tranquility.

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Each garden within World Celebration tells a unique story, fusing horticulture and artistry to create a sensory experience unlike any other. From the vibrant blooms of the International Flower and Garden Festival to the enchanting landscapes inspired by different countries in the World Showcase, these gardens are a testament to Disney’s dedication to creating immersive environments that transport guests to different corners of the world.

But the World Celebration Gardens are not just about aesthetics. They also serve as a gathering place for live performances, cultural presentations, and special events. Whether you’re enjoying a concert at the Garden Rocks stage or participating in interactive workshops during the International Festival of the Arts, there’s always something exciting happening amidst the natural beauty of the gardens.

First Look

Social media insiders and other park visitors got their first look at the new World Celebration Gardens at EPCOT today, and responses online have been mixed, to say the least.

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Although many are happy to see the final product taking shape, as navigating the park has been a nightmare for some time, others aren’t jumping for joy over the new additions to EPCOT’s World Celebration.

Ashely Carter, on X, shared some first look photography of the new area, which we must say, is gorgeous. However, although most commenters agree with us, it isn’t without their own opinion about the massive project.

Some have noted that they don’t think that the gardens were worth losing the very popular EPCOT fountains, while others equate the new area to the patio section of a nicer hotel.

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However, despite their qualms, there is one feature presented in these first photographs of World Celebration Gardens that I think we can all get behind, and X users are expressing their thankfulness as well.

Seating is always an issue at EPCOT. During massive festival and events, it isn’t uncommon to struggle finding a place to rest your feet while enjoying festival food and drink, in World Showcase or any other part of the park for that matter.

The addition of more seating seems to always be a welcome sight among Walt Disney World guests, and commenters were quick to point out their pleasure of having more places to take a load off, despite their misgivings with the aesthetic and theme of the gardens.

Other Additions to World Celebration at EPCOT

Another upcoming addition to World Celebration is Dreamers Point, an elevated area than the Gardens that will boast stunning views of World Showcase Lagoon. This tranquil spot will be home to a grand statue of Walt Disney himself, paying tribute to his visionary legacy and inspiring future generations of dreamers.

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World Celebration is a testament to the power of imagination and creativity. It invites guests to explore, dream, and celebrate the wonders of our world in a way that only Disney can deliver. So come, immerse yourself in the beauty and magic of World Celebration Gardens, and let your imagination take flight.

Our Take on World Celebration Gardens at EPCOT

EPCOT’s World Celebration Gardens is a beautiful and enchanting area within the Walt Disney World Resort. Nestled in the heart of EPCOT’s World Celebration neighborhood, these gardens offer a serene and peaceful escape for guests to immerse themselves in the wonders of nature.

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World Celebration Gardens are designed to celebrate the beauty of the world’s diverse flora and fauna. The gardens showcase a variety of plants, flowers, and trees from different regions around the globe, creating a truly global horticultural experience. From vibrant and colorful blooms to lush greenery, these gardens are a feast for the senses.

Guests visiting EPCOT World Celebration Gardens can take leisurely strolls along winding pathways, surrounded by sculpted topiaries and manicured landscapes. The gardens provide a tranquil space to relax, unwind, and appreciate the natural beauty that the world has to offer.

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One of the highlights of the World Celebration Gardens is the annual EPCOT International Flower and Garden Festival. Held each spring, this festival transforms the gardens into a captivating tapestry of blooming flowers, intricate gardens, and impressive topiary displays. Guests can attend educational workshops, interact with Disney horticulturists, and enjoy live entertainment during this vibrant celebration of nature.

In addition to the stunning gardens, the World Celebration neighborhood offers other attractions and experiences for visitors to enjoy. From the iconic Spaceship Earth, which serves as the centerpiece of EPCOT, to the inspiring Dreamers Point and the innovative Creations Shop, there is something for everyone in this enchanting area.

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Whether you are a nature lover, a horticulture enthusiast, or simply someone seeking a peaceful getaway amidst the hustle and bustle of the theme park, EPCOT World Celebration Gardens is the perfect destination to explore and immerse yourself in the splendor of the natural world. So, don’t miss the opportunity to experience this hidden gem within EPCOT and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Any opinions in this article are that of the author, and not representative of The Walt Disney Company.

About Michael Arnold

Michael is a father, husband, and an Army Veteran. Michael spends his weekends at Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando checking out new merchandise and food. Michael is a graduate of the University of Alabama and has an education background in Public Health. You can find Michael riding Pirates of the Caribbean over and over again or binge watching new Marvel and Star Wars content. Han shot first. Thor is the strongest Avenger. Roll Tide and Wash Your Hands!

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