Work now underway on the new Experience Center in Epcot's Odyssey pavilion

Jun 04, 2019 in "EPCOT"

Posted: Tuesday June 4, 2019 10:06am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

With the conclusion of the 2019 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, work is now underway on the new Experience Center in the Odyssey Events Pavilion.

The Odyssey is now closed to guests and cast, including the restrooms between the Odyssey and Test Track.

The new Experience Center will showcase the many changes that are coming to Epcot over the next few years as the park is redeveloped into Disney's new vision of Epcot.

According to Disney, "You will discover engaging and interactive exhibits that showcase the relentless innovation, energy and excitement driving the future of the park all throughout this unprecedented period of transformation."

The Odyssey has most recently been used as event space during Epcot's Festivals, and has recently been renovated.

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Haymarket2008Aug 03, 2020

Yeah, I agree. Despite me being an Epcot Center fan/purist, the future looked bright. Not for everyone, but it seemed exciting. Hopefully things will continue to truck along. (Although within a year or so an entire new neighborhood will be totally complete: World Discovery. So a large chunk of the planned work will be online. Silver linings!)

Beacon JoeAug 03, 2020

I'm not gonna lie - I was pretty jazzed after visiting the preview center. Except for the whole raccoon/gotg thing. But everything else was cool.

MisterPenguinJul 24, 2020

Ah. Being discussed here:

FigmentFan82Jul 24, 2020

Hadn't seen their statement

MisterPenguinJul 24, 2020

...which is exactly what Disney said regarding revising the festival center. One doesn't have to have inside information to predict Disney will do what they publicly said they'll do. ;)

FigmentFan82Jul 24, 2020

Grains and grains of salt and all, but Mr. Hill alluded to the new festival center being very much needed as Disney had already begun to sell the space for corporate events. The implication seemed to be that although there may not be a festival center that looks like the concept art we've seen, there will in fact be some new festival center built.

SoFloMagicJul 16, 2020

took poppins and sse out

jensenrickJul 16, 2020

It looks the same to me, what changed?

brb1006Jul 15, 2020

The Epcot Experience got updated recently.

RSoxNo1Oct 06, 2019

The Experience Center is incredibly well executed. I'm concerned about much of the actual content, but The Experience Center is an excellent preview facility. IMO, better than any similar facility done at a D23 Expo or at DCA's Blue Sky Cellar.

HoldenCOct 05, 2019

I really enjoyed this last night. The floating lanterns in the SSE scene give me a queasy feeling, however. I enjoy these types of attractions personally. I wish they could take this tech and spruce up One Man's Dream over at DHS.

ThelazerOct 03, 2019

Um, maybe in sprite.. but not in it's full glory that's for sure.

Brer OswaldOct 02, 2019

That model is absolutely fantastic!

MainahmanOct 02, 2019

That actually looks vaugely like walts original plans actually... i cant find the image but its cool