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Walt Disney World Filed Permit That Suggests Changes Coming to Epcot

We have heard reports that Disney has filed permits impacting the Epcot area at Walt Disney World.  The permits were filed to the South Florida Water Management District and would allow Disney to “build and operate a new storm water management system on the northeast side of the theme park”, referring to Epcot.  This includes the modification to a current canal that would in turn make “a more contiguous area for possible future changes to parking capacity and back of house areas”.  Two dry retention areas would be constructed as part of the planning for future construction to also occur in the area.  The permit is set to expire in June 2022, so we aren’t sure how soon this work would be expected to begin once approved.

We learned from announcements made at a D23 event in November 2016 that Epcot would start to receive a major transformation over the coming years.  The park is in need of updating and new attractions incorporated into the theme for the park.  The park is huge and the home to a few great festivals and events, but adding new attractions at the pavilions has much been much anticipated.  There are also several abandoned buildings that aren’t currently being utilized that could also be transformed into attractions, shops, etc. within Epcot.

What do you think about possible changes coming to Epcot?  What would you love to see built at the park in the coming years?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!