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Disney’s EPCOT Welcoming New Rides In World Showcase? Here’s What We Know

mickey mouse in front of Epcot's china pavilion
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As it follows Walt Disney’s legacy and wishes, Walt Disney World Resort is ever-evolving and changing. Walt Disney Imagineering is always pushing the limits, creating bigger, better, and more immersive attractions.

Recently, EPCOT has undergone a historical transformation, taking the theme park and totally revamping what used to be ‘Future World’ into new areas: World Celebration, World Discovery, and World Nature.

Spaceship Earth at EPCOT

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World Nature is still receiving a new attraction as Walt Disney Imagineering puts the finishing touches on Journey of Water Inspired By Moana, which will end the Disney Park’s historical transformation.

However, there’s reason to believe that the theme park will receive more changes soon. But this time, they’ll take place in the World Showcase pavilion.

journey of water inspired by moana te fiti

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The World Showcase pavilion is the largest area in the Disney Park. It features 11 countries: the Mexico pavilion, the Norway pavilion, the China pavilion, the Germany pavilion, the Italy pavilion, The American Adventure, the Japan pavilion, the Morocco pavilion, the France pavilion, the United Kingdom pavilion, and the Canada pavilion.

Recently, new permits have been uncovered for two of these World Showcase pavilions: Mexico and The American Adventure.

Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros

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The construction will be by Buena Vista Construction Company (Disney’s construction team) “to provide labor, material, and/or electrical for construction.”

The permits can be viewed here (The American Adventure) and here (Mexico).

Could changes be coming to Mexico’s Gran Fiesta Tour Starring the Three Caballeros attraction and The American Adventure’s signature attraction? Only time will tell.

The American Adventure animatronics

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At this time, we don’t know what’s being built or planned to be built in either of these pavilions, but we do know that big changes are coming! Stay tuned to Disney Dining; we’ll keep readers updated as the situation unfolds.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.