Disney World Land Closed, Major Updates Revealed

EPCOT in Walt Disney World Resort
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Walt Disney World is no stranger to updating, building, and refurbishing attractions. Disney World is located in Florida and Guests from near and far travel to see the wonders of Disney. Disney magic brings Guests of all ages together.

Though there are four theme parks in Walt Disney World Resort— including Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios –EPCOT has a special place in the hearts of many Disney Park fans because its vision was taken from Walt Disney himself.

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Since its inauguration in 1982, EPCOT has captured the imagination of visitors by seamlessly blending cutting-edge technology, cultural exploration, and a sense of wonder. As you step into EPCOT’s embrace, you embark on a captivating journey that celebrates human achievement, fosters cross-cultural understanding, and invites you to envision a future brimming with endless possibilities.

Disney has been changing EPCOT in a major way. Though the theme Park used to be divided into two different worlds, Disney has now made it into four distinct neighborhoods. World Nature, home to The Land Pavilion and The Seas with Nemo & Friends, will soon house Journey of Water, Inspired by Moana.

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The World Showcase is home to a collection of 11 pavilions, each representing a different country, and offers a journey around the world without leaving Florida. From the majestic architecture of Mexico’s Aztec pyramid to the charming streets of France, World Showcase invites you to savor authentic cuisine, witness captivating performances, and gain insights into the diverse traditions and histories of nations.

World Discovery is home to the all-new Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, as well as Test Track and Mission: SPACE. Then, there’s World Celebration.

The land, which remains shut down for the time being, will house a statue of Walt Disney and many experiences for Disney World Guests to enjoy. However, construction walls have remained up around the area and we haven’t been given any official updates.

Disney World to Host SPECIAL 100th Anniverary Celebration at Epcot

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Recently, Twitter account @bioreconstruct posted a photo where we can see that major construction has taken place in the land and that there are new developments.

Aerial overview of World Celebration. Many walkways are complete. There’s pavement also at what will be a 5-ring EPCOT logo at center, next to walls forming the globe in the logo.

For now, we’ll have to wait to see when Disney officially announces its opening. World Celebration was originally set to open in late 2023, but no updates could mean that the project has been delayed a little longer.

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.