Exploratory geotechnical borings for new Epcot retention pond suggest new projects are in the works

Oct 13, 2017 in "Epcot"

Exploratory Geotechnical Borings for Epcot NW Pond

In a recent permit filing shown above, Disney is conducting "Exploratory Geotechnical Borings for Epcot NW Pond" in an area near to the recently opened solar power farm.

Although this permit is only for exploratory work, it does suggest that something is being planned in that general area that will require significant modifications to the water management process.

We know that Disney is embarking on a major redevelopment of Epcot, but much of this work will be taking place in existing areas of the park, that would seem unlikely to require changes to water management. 

Disney continues to be in the business of opening new resorts, and there has been speculation over the last few years that a new Epcot resort is indeed in the long term plans.

The recent announcement of the Star Wars resort suggests that hotels being close to the parks is in Disney's current design philosophy, and a hotel near the Epcot entrance would seem at least plausible. So could the next Disney 360 hotel be heading to Epcot?

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Article Posted: Oct 13, 2017 / 12:29pm EDT